Brewed by Pivovar Ferdinand
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Benešov, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Characterised by a light, pleasantly caramel taste and fragrance, fine sweetish, finely bitter, pleasant full-body beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 8, 2009
29/10 0.5 l bottle courtesy of Doggythedog, thanks for sharing! It poured darker reddish brown body with medium sized beige head. Quite ordinary caramel and coffee aroma. Flavor was balanced between sweetish caramel and coffee roasted malts. Pretty simple and none of those two is too prominent. Thinner to medium body, still it had quite short, slightly caramel finish. Some herbal hops might be emerging here, as well. Didn’t particularly like it as of ts simplicity and lack of stronger character, but it’s a decent brew for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4352) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 29, 2009
Bottle probably from the Albert hypermarket in Chodov, Prague, shared with heavy
Poured a dark red body going black with a beige head that went away at a medium pace. Dry malty nose reminiscent of milk caramel, slightly roasty and sweet. Light roasty taste with notes of caramel, dry, not all that sweet for a Czech dunkel... maybe more coffeeish than chocolatey, but both deScriptors are a bit stretched. Even some extremely weak notes of herbal hop floated in for a second once. It’s an ok dark beer that’s more a schwarzbier than a dunkel in my book but still not enough to care about it. All in all, a solid enough choice in a Czech supermarket.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14618) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2009
Bottled "Dark Lager" (BB 10/2010)
Dark brown color, small beige head. Chocolate, cardboard, dominantly roasted rye-bread/malts in the nose. Medium-bodied - quite good body actually for 11 plato Czech lager. Caramelly, chocolaty, mild roasted malty flavor. Light hoppyness behind the sweet aftertaste, some licorice too. Balanced, ok Czech dunkel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4762) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2009
(bottle) pours a dark ruby-brown colour with a frothy tan head. faint aroma of toasted malts with a hint of smoke and dark chocolate. flavour is the same, though more powerful, the roasted malts being especially dominant. medium body and carbonation with a nice roasted-bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlvaroRevenga (23) - USA - JUL 29, 2009
Medium white lasting head. Bright yellow body. Milky malty grassy hop aroma. Dry-sweetish milky chalky taste with grainy grassy notes. Watery mouthfeel. Clean palate. Dryish milky caramelly aftertaste. Not at all bad, but boring and watery. (0.5l bottle, U Ferdinanda, Prague.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jungheimer (16) - BRAZIL - JUN 11, 2009
Cerveja conhecida no interior da Rep. Tcheca, está de igual para igual que a Budweiser Tceca, , talvez até mais autentica, pois se nota poucva carbonataçăo , que, é uma tendencia de cervejeiros até os anos de 1950, quando esse conceito foi sendo alterado e a carbonataçăo sendo elevada aos poucos.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NŘ, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2009
Darkbrown with a creame head. Aroma is malty, slightly roasted. Taste is sweet malt and light hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6824) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 8, 2009
Medium fine beige-brownish lasting head. Lovely reddish-brown body. Light fruity aroma; can’t really make anything much out. Dry (with sweetish notes) roasty dried fruit and raisins taste with caramelly notes. Excellent harmony and balance. Lovely vividness and distinctness of taste. Dry spicy roasty earthy licorice aftertaste lingers. Light acidity can be picked up. Really exceptionally good for the style. (0.3l draft, U Ferdinanda, Prague.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5179) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2009
Dark brown coloured body with a tan head and a bunch of bubbles. Bright aroma of roasted malt, pit fruits and a bit of earthiness. Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavour complete with coffee and nuts, tucked in with sugars and some mild hops. Aftertastes nice and complex - definitely a good beer. Overall, worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this pint on draught at Ferdinanda in Praha, Ceska Republica in March 2008.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 29, 2009
Sötét barna szín,közepes sárgás fehér hab.Az illata és az íze is karamellás,pörkölt malátás,süteményes.Utóíze keserédes,kellemes.Estére való ital.

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