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


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RATINGS: 834   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Editor’s note: Ratings of the Swedish 3.5% ABV version should also be entered here.

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.
9.7° 90 EBC.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
opilec (10) - CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
Nice sweet nutty flavour in this black beer. Quite a light drink, as well, considering the type.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours dark with ruby edges and a small off-white head. Aroma of sweetness, roast, and caramel. The flavor is thin, roast, sweet caramel, and mild bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zibgrover (1) - USA - AUG 11, 2007 does not count
B.O.D 15/03/2007, A gift from my neighbor. Not bad, but not even close to my favorite. It seemed sweet to the taste, very little body, almost watery. Maybe a new category should be made for this one, like: Dark Light Beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4767) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Soy sauce and cherry aroma. Cola colored with absolutely no head. Taste is dry, lightly sour with some wood and nut notes, of very little strength. Pretty enjoyable moss finish with hints of cherry. Similar to an english brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Bottle. Born on date (yes, it actually is called the born on date!) of 25.04.2007. Pours cola black nearest to Dr. Pepper. Small tan head. Nose is burnt caramel and dark bready notes. Fairly sweet. Taste is a little more toasty. Again burnt caramel, dark bready flavors, some light coffee-ish flavors (as if sweetened, though) and faint molasses. Body is creamy and smooth. Rather light. Mild carbonation. Finishes with more caramel and dark bready malts. Some more coffee hints come through. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5205) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 5, 2007
This bottled brew from a bottle shop marked 20.06.2006 lot L260C0000 poured a large sized head of foamy fine to medium sized bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent typically carbonated dark red brown colored body. The aroma was malty brown malt and smoky. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of mild hops brown malt and smoky. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2386) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007
On draught in Prague. Black appearance with a thin white head. Liquorice flavour. Quite rich in texture. A decent dark beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2007
Abit bready, sweet, but lacking alot of flavor. Some Schwarzbier characteristics, but too sweet, not much going on, ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2007
Grainy wholesome sweet dark bread like aroma with notes of hay and a touch of smokiness. Clear and very dark brown with lighter highlights topped by a low, off white head that recedes to a lasting partial cover with some spotty lacing. Caramel sweetness is balanced well by dark malts and hop bitterness and a hint of smoke. Dark malt character lingers as it should. Nice complexity of flavour considering the low ABV. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Tulip glass. Allowed to warm from the fridge. Bottle (Best Before 19-02-2007, Brewery Creek, May-07).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2007
500ml bottle. Very dark red. Sweet, fruity aroma. Sweet to taste with a touch of smoke. Interesting but not outstanding.

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