Brewed by Budweiser Budvar Ceske Budejovice
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
České Budějovice, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heavy (2133) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 16, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2008 0.5 l bottle. Dark brown colored body with, for dunkel quite big pale brown head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, caramel and coffee which are also present in the flavor. Somehow leaves watery impression, although not too much. Some bitterness present in the finish, which is Not too much carbonation. Not bad beer, but empty. //edit: Had it again, agree with everything said, just impaired the ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spporras (259) - FINLAND - SEP 4, 2007
(Bottle BB 07/06/08) Roasted malty and caramel aroma. Dark red brown colour and large, light brownish head with fair/good lacing. Roasted malty, caramel and coffee flavour with a hint of licorice. Lively carbonated, chalky and medium-bodied palate. Tasty, well-balanced brew! 09/08/07

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2007
Brown, beige collapsing head. Malty aroma. Sweet. Faintly metallic. Hard carbonation. Mild flavour. Roasted malts with notes of malty sweetness. Vague hoppy bitter finish. Watery palate. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 First rating
(Draught at U Medvidku, Praha)
Clear dark brown to black color, thick tan head. Sweet malty scent. Sweet malty and also roasted taste. A bit dry aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness.

(Draught at U Nová Ku, Plzen)
On June 27, 2008
Clear deep dark red color, fluffy tan head. Sweet, butterscotch, light roasted taste. Dry, roasted aftertaste. Butterscotch and sweet malty scent. A bit thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.

Combined rating: 6/4/6/3/13=3.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CitySlicker (6) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 4, 2007 does not count
Dark lagers are really cool. Herold is my favorite this Budvar agress with withmy liver too:) .Awesome roast malt taste :

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2007
Draft - Clear dark brown body, beige head; Medium sized nose, fresh malty, quite a bit of potato chips aroma; Fresh a bit thin body, bitter and strangely sweet; Medium long finish with fresh apple like hop aroma, milk chocolate malt aromas

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19322) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2007
Bottled (as Budweiser Budvar Premium Dark Lager). Clear dark brown, small head. Lightly smokey nose. Light bodied with clean mouthfeel. Fairly dry, somewhat woody and roasty, notes of tobacco. Low-medium bitterness. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (2928) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle 0,5ltr bought in Karlovy Vary, Czech Rep: Fine dark amber looking Czech Dunkel with its roasted malts an caramel taste. Pretty good version from the ale from Tyne & Wear.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (1763) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown colour with medium creamy white mostly diminishing head. Roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate. Sweet roasty flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9281) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2007
500ml bottle. Dark reddy brown, rich froth for a head. Roasty and hoppy aroma. Wickedly bitter hoppy taste fights with punchy dark burnt malt taste for your attention. Don’t get me wrong, this is a well balanced fight. Anyway neither wins until the end of the aftertaste, as the bitterness survives longer. What’s this? The burnt malt wants a rematch?...

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