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


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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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2006
500ml can 3.8%. nice mellow toast on first sip. NO aftertaste with a slight exception of a toased malt. Much more body that a usual fake example of a Schwatrzbier. Very nice drinkable brew even from a can after sitting in a suitcase for 20 hours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vells (925) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 27, 2015
Some nice moderate roast, light choco, bit toasted bread, some caramel. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness, slighlty carbonated. Decent brew, tho bit plain

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
msbernac (996) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Draught Aroma-caramel, Appearance-black, hazy, tan foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-light body, thin feel, average carbonation, abrupt finish Overall-good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mj0llner (2) - - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
Takuuvarma tumma, joka maistuu makoisalta ja toimii ruuan kanssa sekä ihan vain sellaisenaan

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (528) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 12, 2015
the aroma is caramel with hints of toast, dried fruits and, a little bit, coffee... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of toast, robust and some spices... sweet and bitter aftertaste...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (844) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 12, 2015
Clear ruby brown, brown head. Roasted malts, hint of caramel yeast, cellar. Roasty with ashy, roasted malts. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
einherjar (120) - CROATIA - MAY 12, 2015
0,5l can. Dark brown with beige head. Aroma of caramel. Taste sweet caramel, finish light to moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melnis (275) - LATVIA - MAY 10, 2015
Well i do hate 3.8 abv due to reason the taste is quite good for my expectations from this kind of beer. Intensity of roasted malt can be felt, but it is very watery. Alpearance is perfect :)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SamTheBarrel (584) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2015
500ml 3.8% ABV can poured into a lager glass. Appearance is clear dark brown with a large frothy light-brown head that reduced quickly. Aroma of caramel and roasted malts. Flavours of roasted malts, caramel and bread. Taste is light sweet and medium-light bitter. Palate is light bodied, slick texture and average carbonation. Krušovice Černe has a plain unexciting taste, and lacks strength and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (1547) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 4, 2015
Couleur brune sombre, trčs légčre mousse. Nez de malt toasté et doux. Gout de malt toasté, pain, légčrement grillé. Assez sčche et rapide. Corps moyen. Mais vraiment pas mal pour le peux d’alcool.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wozap (281) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - APR 21, 2015
Brązowe z niską utrzymującą się piana. Aromat co słody, karmel, skórka chleba. Odczucie w ustach jak najbardziej odpowiednie dla blg, jest słodycz, grak goryczki.

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