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Herold Černý Ležák (Bohemian Black Lager) 13°

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Brewed by Pivovar Herold
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Breznice, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Herold Bohemian black lager is traditionally brewed using four different malts, the finest saaz hops, and pure spring water.It has been lagered for 70 days in the cellars of our 500 year old castle brewery.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1584) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Pours a black colour. Taste is liqorice like with some cereal and malt. A very nice beer

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (12731) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle split at Scopesters on melt day, thanks to Daniel, 01/07/15. Mahogany brown topped with a decent beige swirl. Nose is biscuit, wood, toffee, light charr. Taste comprises sweet and sour notes, dark fruit peel, malt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2137) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle from Lidl on Acre Lane. Pours beautifully into the glass with a lovely large foam off white head. Opaque very dark brown to black.Nose isn’t that great. Metallic, little roasted coffee, roasted malt, light grass, brown bread, slight lactic. Not easy to pick out the aroma. Taste is lactic milky, slight roasted malt, milk chocolate, light dried grass. On the finish there’s some subtle roasted dry malt and some lactic sweetness. Good for a supermarket beer, but not pushing far beyond that.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1282) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 20, 2015
BOTTLE 50CL. Black with faint red highlights, frothy dark beige head. Aroma of malt with light roast notes. The taste is slightly sweet and roasted with a distinct spicy bitter finish. Generally, this dark lager is on the dry side. Not mind blowing, but pretty solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9030) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at the tropical Croydonia tasting. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is toasty, bready, bitter-sweet, berry, candy, light jam and rocky road. The taste is toasty, bitter, malt-driven, earthy roast, roasted malt, caramel/toffee and some dried fruits with a short, dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Simple, yet well-rounded and rather drinkable. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle share in Croydon. BB July 2016, 5.2%. Picked up at Lidl, and shared as a crappy extra. Cola brown, slight haze, small foamy tan head. Aroma is earthy, papery. Body is medium to light, a little foamy, soft carbonation. Taste is light, thin bready toffee-ish malts, light ash and roast, soft bitterness. OK, just a little plain.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (4753) - rřdovre, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle.almost black colour with medium beige head.Aroma is roasted and with taste of roasted malt and coffee,nice and well balanced with,nice well balanced mouth feels and smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3018) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle from lidl, walsall. Very dark brown beer with reddish tints and a tight medium tan head. Aroma of light toffee, brown bread and some cocoa. Taste is dark malts, some bread, toffee, dark fruits, chocolate and ash. Creamy on the palate. I enjoyed this one, very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Daniel. Pours clear brown with a creamy tan head. The aroma holds burnt toast, some cocoa, earth. Light to medium sweet flavor with toasted cereal, slight toffee, cocoa, dried berries. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with some toasted sugars, bread, faint cocoa, cereal. Simple but tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle @ Croydonia. Deep brown with a small head. Pretty malty. Coffee and cocoa. Earth. Brown bread.taste is similar. Malty sweetness. A bit of leafy bitterness. Simple stuff. Not bad, bro.


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