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


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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

angelkostvo's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (1093) - - OCT 1, 2012
Color is black with a bit brown to it with a nice cinnamon like head that stays. Aroma is interesting it/s chocolate, coffee, toffee, lactose.. Taste is as great as the aroma it has everything that you expect from the aroma and a really smooth palate, something like sweet espresso maybe. This is probably the best black lager I had from a Czech brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YantarCoast (824) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 23, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium-sized beige head that lasts. Aroma is milk chocolate, roastiness, coffee. Taste is light sweet, strong coffee, brown sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3366) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle from Lidl. Crisp black colour with a thick tan head. Aroma is light roasted malt, taste has more fruit and roasted malt. nice rich body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (706) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 12, 2016
0.5 l bottle at Pivovarsky klub, Prague. Dark brown to black with reddish tint, small tan head. Caramel and dark malts, quite dry in the beginning, roasted malts heavily present. Soft carbonation, medium body. Lingering aftertaste, milky structure. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
digitalviking (83) - - MAY 4, 2016
Picked up the bottle at Lidl, label says ’Czech Black Lager’. Good deal for a pretty solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8040) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2016
Bottle from Lidl, Sowerby Bridge. Deep clear red with a very thin head. Quite mild in its character, with a small richness in its sweetness, some smooth tasting dark malts and a hint of liquorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
500ml Bottle from Lidl, Langley Moor, Durham. A beer that looks like a coke, very dark brown with almost no head and a fair amount of carbonation. The aroma is quite appealing and has some dark malt, pepper and noble hop elements to it. This is a beer that does well in balancing its dark character with the fact it’s obviously a lager. There’s plenty of cocoa and light smoke, as well as crisp, light, clean noble hop flavours. Not the kind of beer I really go for but pretty decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
comperchris (74) - - MAR 20, 2016
Wow, really surprised how good this was for a Ł1.20 bottle from Lidl. Pours jet black with a tan head. Smells of molasses and liquorice, very pleasant. Taste is sweet caramel and malt, nice and rich treacle. Amazing for the price.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
artemb (523) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 11, 2016
Look: dark red, almost black, not fully opaque, clear, with dark head. Aroma: roasted, sweet robusta. Taste: almost dry with light sweetnness and light hoppy bitternes. Flavour: roasted and burned, sweet coffee, some spicy and grassy hops. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeebon (391) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2016
A surprising and very pleasing bargain from Lidl, something from whch I really wasn’t expecting very much at all. From bottle it pours a dark dark brown/red with tan head which lingers. Aroma reminds me of Guinness original but with a bit more going on, toasted malt certainly present along with some dark fruit, dark chocolate and coffee along with a slight over all presence of decent lager. Taste is smooth mild sweet, slightly sticky but nicely roasted bitter on the finish. Overall a really decent buy, I must head back and get some more in!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WingmanWillis (122) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black with a thin head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and a little coffee. Taste is coffee, bread, a little coffee on the finish. Nice smooth feel to it. Decent

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