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


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RATINGS: 882   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (3597) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Can shared by Dan tonight, thanks! Dark brown with a smallish off white head. Caramel and light chocolate notes against some bready earthy hops. Not horrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sdmmb (1614) - USA - JUN 12, 2016
Drunk from 50cl can brought by friend from Czech Republic. Czech classical dark lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jury (65) - RUSSIA - JUN 4, 2016
Приятно& легкое пиво, аромат присутс& во вкусе жженка, нормаль& послевк& тоже типо кваса)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
77ships (7210) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2016
(Kiev 2016) Sampled draft @ one of Pivnaya №1 establishments. Dark brown blackish, little mocha bubbles. Nose is iron, herbal, rotting licorice & moldy. Taste is dull iron, herbal, rotting leaves, spoiled rotting herbal, and metallic. Overly industrial, not good, I suspect the keg also not being in the best shape.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Grumbo (1164) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle, UK import, unrecalled source, historic rating. Poured dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of roast malt, with hint of chocolate. Moderate to heavy sweetness, light bitterness. Light body, rather watery texture, soft carbonation. Has a dry finish. It’s ok but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
phfyysik (502) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2016
Pours nut brown with medium beige head. Aroma is caramel, some berries, sugar, honey, some floral notes. Taste is crispy bread, sour dough, metal, watery. Easy drink!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MetalMurphy (351) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
tap @ czech. dark brown colour, light body, low carbonated, rich foam, caramel taste, but I bit strange for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
icarus1 (4) - Potchefstroom, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 11, 2016 does not count
Light caramel and chocolate aroma with molasses colour and thin head. Medium sweetness with bitter follow through. Thick texture and a long lasting finish.One of my favourite beers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hauxe (309) - Butzbach, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2016
Pours black from the can with a foamy head. Aroma is strongly of roasted malts. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, nutty. Light bodied. Smooth. Relatively low carbonation. Don’t drink too slowly or it may flatten on you. Otherwise a quite pleasant diversion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cristobal37 (698) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 27, 2016
Faint toast aroma. Light caramel and toast taste. Really bubbily and nice but watery. Nice sipping beer but definitely better Czech beers out there.

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