Brewed by Královský pivovar Krušovice (Heineken)
Style: Schwarzbier
Krusovice, Czech Republic


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Harmony between taste and beauty - Dark beer is the traditional product of the Royal Brewery of Krušovice and for more than 100 years the production of this beer has not stopped. The beer has a full, sweet caramel taste and a light hop flavour. The high quality of the raw ingredients assures the excellent taste of the beer. There are several types of malt, natural spring water from the Křivoklát Wood and hops from the Žatec area.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Choos (644) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
Aroma: toasty light stout notes App: cola brown with a red heart, small off white head and sudsy lacing Flavour: grainy, some light malt Palate: thin and finishes quick ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (4084) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Villa Källhagen, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, sweet malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (964) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 500ml bottled served in a Lager glass. A: Nice bottle art. Black bottle with a black tinfoil around the neck. Pours a very dark amber to brown color forming a big bubbled tan head. Low retention and only few thin lacings left in the glass S: Quite roasty and biscuity. Strong notes of roasted malts. Notes of toffee and flowery hops T: Follows the nose. Strong notes of roasted malts. Quite dry, crispy and biscuity. Notes of chocolate biscuit. Light bitterness and a bit earthy too M: Very light and watery body. Medium carbonation. Roasted and earthy aftertaste O: Smooth and easydrinking. Nice Schwarzbier [ BA Review @ 5/10/2014 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mmahut (1121) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 14, 2014
Dark body with medium tan head. Aroma is slightly roasty with bread character. Taste has light roasty sweetness with medium to light noble bitterness. Watery texture, body is medium with medium carbonation. Palate is far from intense.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
graf0 (119) - POLAND - OCT 12, 2014
W aromacie czarnego  wyczułem w pierwszym momencie czekoladę.  Niestety po chwili nie dało się w nim wyczuć żadnego aromatu.  Barwa brązowa z czerwonymi refleksami. Piana ładna o barwie złamanej bieli, ale niezbyt trwała.  W smaku mamy niską słodycz, lekką kwaśność i czekoladę od palonych słodów. Goryczka jest niska ku umiarkowanej. Dobrze pod względem smaku zrównoważone.  Wysycenie tego piwa jest wysokie oraz jest ono wodniste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1769) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 Keg Budapest. Black good beige head. Aroma is roasted malts toffee. Taste is same some fruit pudding ok bitter medium body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rotaman14 (168) - Potsdam, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2014
Beautiful dark brown colour, beige head. Roasted coffee on the nose, chocolate too, some nuts? Medium bitter taste. The only disappointing thing about this beer is its very watery body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
remALUS (14) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. 0,5L Price: ~0,86€. Neilgai išliekanti puta. Graži spalva. Tinkamas kasdieniniam vartojimui

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RenataLF (24) - - SEP 13, 2014
Sabor intenso e peculiar, além de persistente. Espuma de pouca densidade, aparencia bem agradavel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rotin (77) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle 0,5l. Low aroma. Very good drinkable, very light body, watery. Some caramel malt, some bitterness. Only for thirst quenching.

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