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Brewed by Pivovar Nová Paka
Style: Polotmavý
Nova Paka, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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In the US, called BrouCzech Dark.

Pyrope or Bohemian garnet stones were randomly collected in our territory by ancient Celts. It is a stone of all-binding fire, passion as well as purity of heart. However, it is generally known as a stone of love. Thanks to its typical colour, its name has been used metaphorically in connection with the colour of dark and semi-dark beers. Granat from Nova Paka is a dark sweeter lager with quality rich foam that is suitable for mixing pale types; alcohol 5%.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2007
From the region of incredible lagers, found at Eagle Provisions. Good mocha head on dark body, and lots of lace. Soft mouthfeel with light drinking malt, touch of chocolate. Smooth drinking. Floral and spice aroma.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2006
One dollar half-liter bottle from the supermarket. Clear root beer color with a quickly diminishing foamy beige head. Aroma of sweet grains, molasses, brown sugar, and a trace of banana and maple. Flavor of sweet cereal and grainy malts with a dark corn syrup and a non-descript chemical finish. Too sweet and syrupy overall.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2006
This is the best offering from this brewer yet. The aroma is sweet and malty, but not too strong. The pour was black with a tan head that leaves the party early. The taste was a mix of smokey chocolate and malt. Main problem of this beer was a lack of anything extreme. Nothing jumped out. This was a solid beer, however, and I enjoyed it.

2.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (4204) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 I think this is my first ‘Czech’ beer. Yes, it did say BrouCzech dark on it. 12 oz bottle. No apparent aroma that sticks out. Pours nice and dark in my steeler stein. Hops initial and on the finish but not too offensive. Is this possibly a Czech macro company? Your typical dunkle, but with a little hops in there. Im surprized that there are not a lot of ratings on this.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Had it on tap at the Bohemian Beer Garden. Mainly sweet and very thin. not much to it. A little sweet maltyness, with no complexity. It’s thin and simple.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 19, 2006
(12 oz bottle: Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA) I don’t know how this could be, but when I popped the cap, there wasn’t even the slightest hint of pressure release, no sound, nothing. Yet the beer has poured with a quarter-inch, light-tan cap. And carbonation levels in the mouthfeel are a bit low, but certainly acceptable. Weird. Anyway, the flavor is pleasant, if a little pedestrian: sugary sweet, with toasty malts balanced by perfumy, lightly-bitter hops. Really sugary aftertaste. Medium bodied, but much of that is probably from the sweetness. Light brown in color, perhaps even a dark, ruddy amber, with moderate haziness. The head fully dissipates fairly quickly, not even getting the chance to leave any lacing. Not a bad beer overall, but too sugary and floral for me to want to buy this again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4642) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Good light chocolaty feeling. A normalsih red-brown appearance, this isn’t that bad. It’s pretty sweet, probably it’s main downside. Overall, like must dunkels, this is pretty solid stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Brou Czech Dark. Clear brown pour. Malty, nutty taste with a bit of smoke. Bitter/sour finish. Unimpressed.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Brou Czech Dark: Not bad for a dunkel. The color is a reddish brown. The steady carbonation works hard to sustain a one-fingered light brown head. Both the aroma and flavor are a mild caramel with a bit of nuttiness. There’s also a suggestion of smoke and a light bitter hopping in the finish. Okay.

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1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
pilsnerrogge (2535) - Finspĺng, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2005
Dark amber. Frothy head. Plastic aroma. Thin, somewhat malty flavour with disturbing plastic notes.


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