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Brewed by Pivovar Černá Hora (Pivovary Lobkowicz)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Černá Hora, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Origin of name: the meaning of the name comes from the English translation of Černá Hora .
Taste: This special half-and-half beer is prepared from Kvasar and Granát. This beer specialty is produced based on an original recipe from carefully selected home-grown ingredients and extracts of 33 different types of herbs. It contains centaury, gentian, licorice, cinnamon, coriander, chamomile, nutmeg among others.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - APR 2, 2008
very intresting take on a spiced beer. would have been much more enjoyble if the sweetness was toned down a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7099) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2008
Yeah yeah it’s a bit spicy. Tastes like Becherovka and cheap diet coke. Clear headless ruby. Most obviously cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, rosemary....a bit mouthwashy, but nothing excessively mulled or candle-flavoured. Some biscuity malt survives the spicerack treatment. A nip of Jagermeister. Enjoyed it- reminded me a bit of Anchor Our Special Ale. Underrated.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle bought in Riga. Amber colour. String herby, ginger, medicine and juniper aroma. Very strong herby juniper and indeed liquorice, ginger, spiced flavour.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (9007) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2008
330ml bottle (Poseidon, Helsinki) Reddy orange, tiny head. Smells a bit like candle wax, with a sweet accompaniament of ginger. Taste is relatively disappointing, somewhat thin and plasticky. Quite spicy though, but it doesn’t have the beery body to carry all the spice and the sweetness - and yes, it is too sweet. Can’t identify the predominant spice (it looks like no-one can!), but it’s a bit christmassy, and I think cardamom and Anna thinks nutmeg.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
pivnizub (8737) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2007
Bottle (333ml): Clear, copper coloured, smaller off-white foamy layer, dominating aromas of german Lebkuchen (a kind of ginger-bread, spiced with cinnamon, cardamom and all-spice) or of a horrible Glühwein, some hardly detectable malt in the background; moderate sweet flavour with a very light bitterness, medium bodied, a bit sticky; sweet-spicy finish with a moderate bitterness in the aftertaste. This brew s*cks, an awfully spiced beer, suitable for the lousy german Christmas fairs.........

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7759) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2007
bottle. Amber colour, large head, perfumy aroma. Sweetish and malty body, lots of flavours to be detected here: vanilla, honey, cardamom, ginger... Quite interesting beer, not too sweet, wel rounded by a hoppy bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20218) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2007
Bottled@Hostina, Helsinki. Amber colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is a lot of juniper with some mild hints of wood. Flavour is juniper, wood and quite much grass. Really pleasant. Long junipery aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thewolf (11114) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2008 Bottle. [thank you motelpogo]. Slightly pale orange brown with a thin film head. Aroma is very special. Lots of herbs. Basil, cardemum... more. It smells like walking into a perfume/soap shop. Flavour is slightly bitter, dry and herbal. Not a particularly pleasant experience. Interesting, but not very good. 7/2/6/2/5 = 2.2
Rerate from bottle in Brno:
Pours the same pale orange, but maintains a fine, frothy offwhite head. Aroma still resembles a soap shop, there are clear peppermint notes that I didn’t pick up before. Flavour is okay, some clear medicine notes - though the peppery edge is well executed. Better than my first rating. 7/3/6/3/12 = 3.1

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2007
Prague-07. Nothing special here. Had amber colour with aroma of cut grass, nutmeg and flowers. Taste was too sweet with spicy notes.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (9964) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
Bottled, pasteurised, 300ml from Pivovarsky Klub. Mid amber with white head. Highly perfumed, soapy beer, like a lemon washing up liqued. Some apricot on the finish. Not very pleasant.


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