Brewed by Budějovický Budvar
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
České Budějovice, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Prémiový tmavý ležák doplňuje tradiční nabídku piva z pivovaru Budějovický Budvar, n. p. od roku 2004. Je vyroben stejným postupem jako originální světlý ležák, za použití nejvybranějšího žateckého chmele, moravského sladu, vody čerpané ze 300 m hlubokých artéských studní a tří druhů speciálních barevných ječných sladů: mnichovského, karamelového a praženého.

Charakterizuje jej výrazně tmavá barva, suchá, jemně hořká karamelová chuť bez dominance sladkosti. Vůně je delikátní po praženém sladu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nephirem (139) - CROATIA - APR 7, 2016
Dark ruby, almost black pour with medim beige head. Smell is mostly roasted malts and smoke. Medium body with subtle carbonation. Texture is between watery and oily. Bittersweet taste. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and some nuts. Smoked aftertaste. Overall, it’s a nice beer. Nothing special, but tasty and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Demens (160) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 1, 2016
0,5l can. Dark brown colour with medium lasting brown head. Aroma: caramel, light coffee. Taste: sweet malty start with sour pale lager caracters. Hiding light bitterness. Quite watery. Light body with lively carbonation. Watery average finish. Maybe the bottled version is better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (419) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle bought in BC Liquor store. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, hops, roasted malt, notes of chocolate. Body is very light (like it should be). In the taste: roasted malt, caramel, dark bread, notes of dark fruits and roasted coffee. Burnt malt bitterness aftertaste. Very good, classic Czech lezak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sawyerpc15 (43) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Found in a different label with the Czechvar Dark predominant. A dark lager that was smooth. Nothing outstanding but I found it enjoyable. Looked like a stout but the head didn’t stay around long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8057) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle from Co-op, Hebden Bridge. Very dark reddish-brown with a bubbly head. Includes some tasty enough smooth dark malts. Not overly flavoursome, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1858) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
500 ml bottle. Clear dark cola colour, mostly lasting fine tan foam. Aroma is roasty, caramel, nutty. Taste is light roast, caramel, nutty, slight tart tang, faint Noble influence. Average carbonation, medium bodied, lightly hopped. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svarun (99) - - FEB 19, 2016
Dark brown, big tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Roasted flavour, medium to high long lasting bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Slovan (4) - CANADA - FEB 19, 2016 does not count
Very watery dark tmave lager form the Czech Republic. A generic example of the style. Lacks the maltiness and the slightly sweet dark chocolate, toffee notes, typical of this style. The a burnt flavour comes through more strongly than it should

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ArtyPraha (21) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 12, 2016
Good example of the commercial dark beer but in Czech Republic we have much better tmave pivo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (1077) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Pours dark brown with a red hint. Nose is malty. Taste is strong malt and molasses sweetness. Decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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