Brewed by Olympic Brewery
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Ritsona, Euboea / Schimatari, Boeotia, Greece


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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est. 1864 - Limited edition

fugitive's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fugitive (1330) - Athens, - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle. Color dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma sweet, malt, bread. Taste sweet, caramel, roasted, malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (1136) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
330ml bottle served cold at Ice Bar restaurant, Lindos Rhodes. Black brown colour, beige foam head and aroma of roast malt, caramel, hint of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Taste is roasted malty, sweetish, with treacle, chocolate, dark fruits and some bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, light bodied, medium carbonation, nutty roast bitter finish. Quite OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (333) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Welcome relief from almost two weeks of lagers. Decent coffee aroma, thick mouthfeel and a great black colour. Very tasty .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
aenima (253) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2014
Aroma of roast and coffee. The taste also contains roast and coffee with some hints of chocolate. Dry finish with slight bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2817) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
330ml bottle from Oddbins, Mitchell Street, Glasgow - very dark reddish brown, near black, no head, roasted malty, coffee aroma, coffee, chocolate flavour, dry malty, very bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (635) - SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a dark ale with roasted fruit aroma taste is dark coffee with underlying sweetness and carmel notes quite pleasant

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Aroma: toasted malts, bread and grain. Appearance: dark brown / black, medium frothy beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: toasted malts immediately dominating, sweets continue, light bitters appear towards the dry-ish finish. Overall: decent Dunkel, but below average for this style. Bottle from OddBins, Pimlico.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Burgers (313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of light roasted malt, some coffee, slightly ash. Taste slightly too sweet. Little carbonation. Reasonable persistence. Fairly thin and slightly astringent mouthfeel. Seems to be bottled with a short shelf-life. Not a total disaster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2014
It’s nice to have access to a dark beer in Greece, and there are some good qualities. It particularly comes out in the aroma, which has a chocolate note and some rich malts. These tended to fade away in the flavor for me. The body was medium and the color was rich. Decent though not great. Bottle in Corfu.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer0clock (121) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
This is pretty much the only dark beer you get in lefkada, bottle or otherwise so its score is slighly inflated from the fact I spent an entire week drinking lager which I really don’t like. This is a pretty standard brown beer but in comparison to everything else its excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (738) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 14, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL. Look: almost opaque black with red highlights, medium coffee head. Aroma: black malts, quite toasty, black chocolate, oily (diacetyl?), somewhat flat. Taste: quite intense, quite roasty - a little acrid even, coffee, chocolate, decent bitterness in the finish, a bit of ashes. A bit too sweet and "simplistic" or unrefined - whatever it means... Still, better than expected from a Greek macro.

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