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


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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
as (165) - Belgrade / Hamburg, - AUG 8, 2008
0,5 l bottle. Reddish black colored. Very big, nice and foamy head. Very easy going, smooth Dunkel, with the usual set of aromas included : nuts, roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel. Bitter aftertaste. Like the others have said, a bit boring but then again quite good dark beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnfryd (11963) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2008
Bottle. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel. Flavour is sweet, roasted, coffe, caramel. A little bit boring beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 2, 2008
No 465
Rated: 16.07.2008
Bottle green, 500 ml
Appearance: Pours reddish, dark, deep and perfectly clear body texture, carbonation of the body is rather mild, head is off white, cappuccino like in colour, there is decent lacing, head is frothy in texture, initially medium, slowly decreasing to small but still lasting as a small beige - brown cloud on the body surface.
Aroma: Very mild and gentle aroma of dark slightly toasted malt notes of chockolate, caramel, coffee, nice dark character, cappuccino, a note of Plzen malty touch at the background manifesting itself in grainy accents.
Flavour: Very pleasant roasted barley grains, strong bitterness binding your tongue of hoppy origin is that what creates an adventurous experience of dark chockolate and cacao. Very clean, focused and well rounded ingredients. When it comes to maltyness: Plzen malt, Munich malt, caramel malt, burned, roasted malt is balanced with herbal hoppy nose of Saaz hops. Some minerality. Finish duration is long. Very nice coffee and dark chockolate finish with gentle warmth on palate. Alcohol is perfectly hidden.
Palate: Body is light to medium, texture is wattery to dry, finish feel is chalky, medium astringent with nice herbal Saaz hoppy and a bit smoked nose and long bitterness on palate, no alcohol in taste but slight warmth is felt on palate, great brewmaster job.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (14775) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2008
Bottle. A clear, dark brown beer with a beige head. Slightly oxidizied aroma with a little touch of smoke. Sure on the malty side, could use a little more balance, but quite good. The flavor is on the other hand a bit boring, roasted and malty, lacking on the hops and bitterness. Coffee-like finish. Medium body with a decent carbonation level. Except for the "dark" part, the beer is quite boring. Easy to drink though. (080620)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4642) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle 0,5l. Dark ruby red colored - almost black. A large creamy tanned head. Pleasant aroma of nuts and malt. Modest flavor of biscuit and malt - like bread. An evolving nutty and fruity dry aftertaste with hints of coffee and chocolate. Refreshing and quite good. KI=6.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
punainen6 (93) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle. Big brown head with roasted malts and chocolate. Easy to drink and not too sweet to have a few in one sitting. Carbonation is light and taste is yet one-dimensional but good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22632) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange brown coloured with a huge beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, malts and hay with notes of dried fruits and butter. Sweet and light roasted flavour of caramel and hay with notes of dried fruits and cardboard. Roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2008
On Draft in Prague - Tyn Court. Pours a clear dark brown, large head quickly going down. Nutty caramel taste but smooth, roasted malts. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Ok, didn’t seem to have enough body to me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
carlweathers (9) - kildare, IRELAND - JUL 5, 2008 does not count
On tap in prague, not my favourite of the czech darks but taste of smooth nutty chocolate, with dry aftertaste. Had in bottle today and decided it tastes better on a cold day

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6350) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2008
On tap in Prague. Nutty, malty, lots of grain. Sweet, a bit too dessert-like, but not at all bad. More for winter drinking, perhpas.

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