Jarosover Schwarzbier
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Brewed by Pivovar Velké Březno - Breznak (Heineken)
Style: Schwarzbier
Velké Březno, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%

Note: After the Jarosov brewery closed in late 1997, production moved to Kutna Hora, and after they shut down, possibly to Breznak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödĺkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2013
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 Pretty sweet Schwarzbier with hefty maltbas and slightly weaker bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (9164) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2013
draught at Dresden Frühjahrsmarkt 2013. Clear deep brown colour, beige head. Aroma of roasetd malts and caramel. Chocolatey, hints of caramel, roasetd malts, dark dried fruit. Smooth and very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Draught into a lovely tall vase shaped glass in the ‘DAB Bar’ on the same street as a Berlin Brewpub that is always closed when I try to get in. The beer looked a picture, dark brown, very dark in fact: a tan coloured creamy foam head sat on top throughout the tasting. Malty, chocolaty and roasted caramel molasses made up the smells. Those aroma giving malts also dominated the taste, with hints of coffee and toffee flavours now coming through along with the chocolate and caramel notes mentioned in the smells. Medium body for a schwarzbier, some I’ve found to be rather thin: this was one of the better ones for body depth and strength. It looked, good, it had a good smell and it tasted good too: one of the best schwarzbiers I’ve come across (this being my 15th review in that style).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3558) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2012
Draught in a cafe in Berlin. Jet black with a large cream head. Aroma of toasted malt. Flavour is roast, mild sweet with a creamy light coffee palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
Black with a big off-white head. Aroma of caramel with mild roasted notes. Dry malty flavour with toffee, caramel and toast character. A bit thin and metallic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Draught. High creamy and long lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Mild coffee aroma. Heavily carbonated coffee caramel flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Short sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (10179) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2010
Draught (anywhere in the Saxonian Switzerland): Literally black, smaller, lacy off-white head; relatively dry caramelly and coffeeish nose; light to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, distinctively light bodied; coffeeish and roast-malty dry finish. Drinkable, no too great......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15296) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2010
Draught as Jarosova/Jarosover Dunkel. Mild malty aroma, slightly buttery, but pleasant. Clear dark brown colour. Nice stable creamy tan head. The flavour is slightly sweet, nicely malty. Mild carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 28, 2010
08/03 Draught at Zum Dampfschiffe, Köpenick. It poured dark brownish body with small head. Strong coffee malt aroma. Fine malty schwarzbier flavor, coffee, chocolate, some caramel and even yogurt. Bitterish mostly, but sweetness and sourness make it up, too. Medium bodied with nice long fine coffee finish. Has one of the best coffee malts I’ve ever encountered in a schwarzbier, but anyway its very tasty and full especially for the style. Yup, Doggythedog made a great find on those two!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4969) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 13, 2010
Draught at Zum Dampfshiff in Köpenick
Poured a quite dark red-brown, thick fluffy tan head. Sweetish, slightly coffeeish nose. Yoghurty, distinctly milk caramel-like. Light hop bitterness near the end. This is actually a quite good Czech dunkel, which, combined with the fact that noone’s rated it in 2 and a half years, makes this an even better catch!

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