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

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RATINGS: 647   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (20757) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 Deep Brown, Nice and balanced malty and fruity. With a heavy fruit front and a long finnish thats a little bitter (better in cask ,scored cask) gbbf bottle tasting session... deeep ruby red ... rich smokey fruity lager ... rich flavour ... lager tones but some caramel and roast malts . 3.8 Bottle at home ... With Marko at the Mass(Mini) online tasting ... deep dark brown ....thin tan head ... sweet toffee roast ... little hay ... soft nutty malt ... dark caramel suger nose ... little too fizzy ... soft roast malts ... light caramel toffee ... little nutty malts ... light dates ... soft dark suger 3.4

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2006
Draught in Prague
Dark color; thick head. Light aroma and taste, just some roasted malt; weak, almost watery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (17309) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
(Draught at Cafe Evropa, Prague) Amber, offwhite/brownish head. A bit roasted malty aroma. Malty and hoppy flavor. roasted notes, some vanilla and chocolate. Somewhat bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (17041) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2012
Clear very dark brown with a big off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 250312

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 Cask at GBBF Very dark brown. Not a lot of aroma, but good malts though in the mouth flavour with some burntness and coffee. Not a bad dunkel with a lasting coffee finish. 3.1 Re-rate bottle at home during the Budvar tasting. Good malt and good choc.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16472) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle on the train from Inverness to Hereford, thanks to Simon C for the pour, 21/10/13. Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that dissipates to pondlife. Nose is dark malt, toffee, woody, nutty, earthy tones. Taste comprises bready malts, dark toffee, brown bread, brown sugars. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry malty finish. Decent dunkel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (16440) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 21, 2011
Sehr würziger Geruch mit deutlichem Karamalmalz Ton. Leichtsüßer Antrunk, der direkt von einem leicht bitteren Aroma verdrängt wird. Auch beim malzigen Teil des Bieres ist eine übergeordnete Bitterkeit vorhanden. Schom im Mittelteil kommt eine Hopfigkeit dazu, die aber nicht besonders stark erscheint, genau wie das ganze Bier. Das soll nicht heißen, es wäre ein wirklich mildes Bier, aber wirklich kräftig ist es nicht. Süffiges Bier mit ansprechender röstmalzigen Note. Test vom 30.1.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,13,13,12,13 - 12,70

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16423) - 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)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (15918) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2005
Draught
Dark nut brown, small brown head. Aroma has fruits: flowery hops, trefoil, menthol and hints of roast. Refrshing with flowery hops. Oily hoppy and chocolaty aftertaste. Much better than "normal" Budvar.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (15472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, leicht würzig. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig, leicht würzig, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.


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