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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, - JAN 26, 2009
0,5l can. Dark red, almost black color.Thick almost white head. Aroma has sweet rye malts, little bit metal. Flavor is lightly roasted, chocolate, end is slightly bitter, watery and also some metal. Easy to drink, palate somewhat oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puredelusion (12) - Lviv, UKRAINE - NOV 18, 2014
Aroma is light, fresh, mixed fruits with coffee notes. The body is black, frothy. Light sweet, strong coffee taste. Creamy texture and astringent finish. Low carbonation. Nice dunkel in overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kauge (223) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2014
Can from my local shop in Tallinn (€ 0,99). Pours dark brown with a chestnut hue, and a thick light tan head with quite good retention. Nose not intense, sweet caramelly roasted malts dominate with maybe some faint dry ashiness. Taste pretty much the same. Body light to medium, carbonation below average, palate slick, mouthfeel and finish dry and grainy, somewhat sweet. Very traditional, kind of boring and uninspiring, but then again, I did not expect anything groundbreaking or mindblowing - and as such it definitely not bad!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
puren (49) - POLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Piana drobna, redukuje się do cienkiej warstwy Aromat metaliczny, lekko palony Smak słodki, delikatnie palony, posmak orzechów nerkowca Odczucie jest ciało, nikła goryczka, wykleja usta Lacing bardzo ładny

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kacyper (320) - Lublin, POLAND - OCT 21, 2014
500 ml, bottle. Kolor prawie czarny, są lekkie przebłyski. Piana ładna choć szybko opada to ładnie oblepia szkło. Aromaty palone, lekka kawa. W smaku lekko kwaśne od ciemnych słodów, czuć ładnie paloność. Overall: Jeden z lepszych schwarzbierów.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Choos (632) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
Aroma: toasty light stout notes App: cola brown with a red heart, small off white head and sudsy lacing Flavour: grainy, some light malt Palate: thin and finishes quick ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Villa Källhagen, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, sweet malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottled served in a Lager glass. A: Nice bottle art. Black bottle with a black tinfoil around the neck. Pours a very dark amber to brown color forming a big bubbled tan head. Low retention and only few thin lacings left in the glass S: Quite roasty and biscuity. Strong notes of roasted malts. Notes of toffee and flowery hops T: Follows the nose. Strong notes of roasted malts. Quite dry, crispy and biscuity. Notes of chocolate biscuit. Light bitterness and a bit earthy too M: Very light and watery body. Medium carbonation. Roasted and earthy aftertaste O: Smooth and easydrinking. Nice Schwarzbier [ BA Review @ 5/10/2014 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mmahut (1037) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 14, 2014
Dark body with medium tan head. Aroma is slightly roasty with bread character. Taste has light roasty sweetness with medium to light noble bitterness. Watery texture, body is medium with medium carbonation. Palate is far from intense.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
graf0 (106) - POLAND - OCT 12, 2014
W aromacie czarnego  wyczułem w pierwszym momencie czekoladę.  Niestety po chwili nie dało się w nim wyczuć żadnego aromatu.  Barwa brązowa z czerwonymi refleksami. Piana ładna o barwie złamanej bieli, ale niezbyt trwała.  W smaku mamy niską słodycz, lekką kwaśność i czekoladę od palonych słodów. Goryczka jest niska ku umiarkowanej. Dobrze pod względem smaku zrównoważone.  Wysycenie tego piwa jest wysokie oraz jest ono wodniste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1611) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 Keg Budapest. Black good beige head. Aroma is roasted malts toffee. Taste is same some fruit pudding ok bitter medium body. Good stuff.

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