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


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RATINGS: 824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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.

AtronSeige's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (966) - Johannesburg, - DEC 12, 2013
Aroma: Cacao, roasty malt, sweetness, Appearance: Garnet body, light brown head, good lacing. Flavour: Sweet grain, medium bitterness, dry finish, Palate: Light body, light carbonation Bottle, poured. Thanks Leon! 4C. Schwarzbier (Black Beer)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (411) - PORTUGAL - JUL 18, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 8B), Can 40 cl - Batch L5156203C0658 AROMA: neutral cereal aroma with slight rosted notes (coffe) and some caramel. no hop aroma. APPEARANCE: very dark ambar color with ruby highlights and clear. average light brown head with average retention. TASTE: light malt flavour with prevalent roasted notes with a coffe-like flavour. low bitterness with a semi-dry finish. PALATE: light body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a somewhat nice schwarbier but with very low bitterness and body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rollerton (173) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2015
Can from SB. A pretty ok beer, tastes good bit nothing out of the ordinary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBlueSky93 (500) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours medium to dark brown, 1 and a half finger, creamy, tan coloured head. Aroma of smokiness, cream, milkiness, chocolate too. On the taste we have an initial carbonation, then milky, creamy tastes, coffee, then milk chocolate, a touch of smokiness, a little thin, overall very, very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grisza77 (102) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Ciemne, nieprzejrzyste piwo o obfitej beżowej pianie, która zdobi szkło i pozostaje do końca w formie cienkiej warstewki. Aromat trochę mało intensywny kawy zbożowej. W smaku lekko wędzone i kwaskowe. Goryczka niska, ale pozostaje przyjemny kwaskowy posmak. Ogólnie dość dobre i pijalne ciemne piwo, mile mnie zaskoczyło.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
funcut (413) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JUL 6, 2015
pio je vise puta ...zadnju mi donio prijatelj miro iz ceske ...vrlo losa crna piva ..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3598) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2015
50cl can from Prague airport. Pours clear mahogany coloured with a moderate, beige head. Malty aroma with caramel, notes of roasted malt and hints of herbs and dark fruits. Moderate to medium sweet with mild, but nice malty flavours and a light bitterness. Easy to drink and quite tasty - light, but nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (1365) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with reddish tint, small foamy beige head, slight caramel aroma, medium carbonation, slight caramel taste, abrupt finish. Nice and light, easy drinking material.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzerfaust (613) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JUN 28, 2015
This one is a nice Schwarzbier, almost Porter-like. Dark brown color with a creamy beige head. Aroma is malty with bready notes, grains, soy sauce and some toast. Taste is sweet-ish but well-balanced with the toasted backbone. Almost no carbonation, it feels even a little bit Porter-like with its subtle chocolatey aftertaste. Medium to big bodied. An interesting Schwarzbier from Czech Republic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1785) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2015
Cervesa amb bona presčncia, en gust es noten els tocs torrats pero un pel aigualida. Cerveza con buena presencia, en sabor se notan los toques tostados pero un pelo aguada.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackisle (1191) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2015
Can 40cl. Courtesy of colleague visiting Prague, thanks Huub! Poured into a stem glass. Clear deep red brown color, large creamy beige head, mostly lasting, good lacing; sweet malt aroma, roasted, caramel, brown sugar, some cocoa,wet hay; taste medium sweet, light bitter, roasted, sugary; light body, watery texture, thin mouthfeel, soft average carbonation, aftertaste mild and light bittersweet, light chocolate notes, abrupt finish.

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