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


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RATINGS: 848   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.

Juusto's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juusto (37) - - FEB 16, 2013
If you like coffee aroma, you cannot go wrong with this. Dark brown, some head. Alcohol is not noticeable due to low ABV and rich aroma. Decent palate. Malty with coffee and chocolate. I like this a lot! :)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kto (390) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2015
pours a hazy dark chestnut with a medium beige head and a nice lacing. aroma of licorice, coffee, rye bread, sour milk. flavour of smoke, nuts, bitter chocolate, rye bread. low alcohol is not really conspicuous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Turtles (956) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2015
500ml can from Systembolaget, Farsta. Clear dark brown, average size tanned head, good lacing. Mild aroma of grass, chocolate and lightly roasted notes. Smooth watering mouthfeel, medium carbonated. Thin taste roasted notes, hay and black wine gums. Not too much going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drmet (518) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2015
L: -pours a very dark brown with ruby tinges and a medium,foamy,beige head -medium carbonation visible S: -slight chocolate,licorice,spicy,black bread,herbal,caramel T: -cola,black bread,licorice,slight coffee,slight chocolate,nutty -finishes dry F: -medium carbonation -light,watery body O: Average.If youre looking for a widely available czech black lager, go with the "Budvar (Czechvar) Dark"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IOzh (34) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - NOV 18, 2015
500 ml bottle. Dark brown body with tan head. Aroma is roasty and malty with same taste. Light, watery body with soft carbonation and dry finish. Drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1328) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Poured from a can. Dark brown color, small tan head. Light smoke aroma, but very faint. Medium body with a light crisp smoke malt flavor that have a nice drink ability. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Aroma of malt with a hint of smoke, pours a dark brown color with a short lasting tan head. A watery feel with a smoked malt taste. Smoked malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (3831) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 5, 2015
Can. Actually surprisingly good. Thin bodied but otherwise a fine tmavy with balanced bitterness and a full malty roasty flavour. Drinkable. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThreeCats (707) - ISRAEL - NOV 3, 2015
Deep mahogany with ruby highlights. Aroma roasty, sweet, and a little fruity. Taste roasty, with a note of ash and a lighter body. Touch of metal in palate, but otherwise decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hvn (72) - Cracow, POLAND - NOV 3, 2015
Wygląd: Bardzo ciemna czerwień, niemalże czarne z rubinowymi refleksami. Piana szybko opada. Zapach: Paloność i chmiel. Smak: Kawa, chleb pumpernikiel. Ogólnie: Trochę puste i ciut wodniste ale mimo to solidne.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ruramikael (16) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
bread, grass, barnyard, earthy, woody, skunky, brown, black, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, abrupt finish, thin.

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