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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wolffish (204) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Canette de 500 ml... Douce avec un bon petit côté torréfié. Un peu aqueuse mais somme toute bien faite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martinrumsam (535) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Dark brown with beige tan head some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt. Hints of coffee. Chocolate and caramel. Taste is sweet with roasted malt and some hop bitterness in the finish. Quite watery. An ok schwartzbeer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2337) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle at home, 500 ml, poured into a lager glass. ABV 3.8% Brown colour on the body, still a bit transparent, with two fungers of beige head on top, thick, with goo retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma of light roasted malts, milky chocolate, a bit of caramel, liquorice. Taste is a bit dull, but on the finish some roasted malts appear along with dark coffee, quite sweet though. Medium thin body, low carbonation, nice dryness on the palate. Overall more than okay, especially considering the alcohol level.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1410) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Tiny amount of light tan head.
Aroma: Some dark malt, roasted.
Taste: Dark malt, slightly roasted, sweetness. Slightly watery.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 500 ml, CHF 3.30
Info: 19/7-2014, 54/300M, BB: 7/11-2014

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wojciechianna (79) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Czarne z rubinowym refleksem, piana typowa, średnio trwała. Aromat nikły, lekko palony. W smaku palone, lekkie i bardzo pijalne. Smakuje niczym dry stout, z tym że bardzo delikatnie, spokojnie i gładko. Dobre piwo na co dzień.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4606) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
Tap on the Viking ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is roasted malt, light liqourice. The flavour is medium bitter with a roasted malt, burnt treacle, light metallic hop palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
klas (285) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Tap beer in Germany. Ordered a scwartzbier, but didn’t get a German one. Aroma and taste of coffee, toffee and roasted malts. Some sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
edsspoon (456) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle - Deep ruby red with a light brown head which quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, hint of vanilla and burning coals. Taste is disappointingly watery - a bit toasty, weak coffee, spice, hint of smoke, cocoa, medium sweetness. Medium body strong carbonation. Soapy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leini (841) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
500ml can. Clear brown body with a medium white head. Hints of roasted malt, chocolate and toffee. Light palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
foxo82 (704) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
On tap at Penny Blacks, Birmingham. Smooth, creamy, big-headed water. Not great. Ineedmorecharacters

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