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


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RATINGS: 907   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium red brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, dry. Flavor is light moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (270508)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare. Mild roasted and breadish aroma. Flavour is medium dry roasted malt. Mild breadish note yet somewhat watery flavour and feel. Ends with a light roasted note and mild acidic touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2004
A deep red-brown beer with a huge chocolate brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel, hops, and a little roasted bread. The mouthfeel is thin but smooth. The flavor is OK: Somewhat sweet with notes of roasted bread, hops, and metal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2005
Draught. Clear brown coloured with an offf white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, corn and hops. Flavour of corn and malts with a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown and reddish to the colour, beige foamy head. Fruity aroma, with a bit of roast. Roasted malty taste with a bit burnt taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Reddish dark (colouring added), off-white head. Slightly sweetish (artificial sweetener added), slightly bitter. Malty and flavourfull but naturally not with much body. These guys really should stay away from the additives.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23716) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2002
Dark brown. Rather light bodied. Soft, velvety mouthfeel. A bit sweetish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2010
29th April 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Bottle in Bratislava. Crisp and dry. Slightly treacly bitterness. Malty sweet undertone. Slight smoke note - more apparent in the finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2007
Dark red / black in colour with a nice balanced chocolated smokeyness with a little bitter in linger

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at Cafe Boheme. Dark brown color, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is bitter abs peppery caramel.

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