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

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   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%.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (13616) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
As Brou Czech Dark; bottle from Trader Joe’s. Something of a brown sugar aroma. Dark mahogany color with a little tan head. A bit thin in body, and the carbonation is mild and fizzy. The flavor seems to be light chocolate and medium roasted malt. The slightly sweet finish has a decent amount of bitter, and coffee seems to be present now. Drinks well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2950) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 9, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Very deep ruby in color. Lightly sweet sugary/chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate flavors. Some roasted maltiness as well. Pretty easy little sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (9079) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2007
bottle. Dark reddish-brown colour, large and very persistent head, quite creamy. Full-bodied and malty, slighlty sweet with lovely bitter hops as a contrast. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Bitter-sweet character - brilliant!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewboss (137) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 Bottle... wonderful dark color with a light brown head. Superb aroma! Tons of character in the mouthfeel with a bitter finish. One of my favorite beers. Hugely underrated, in my opinion.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2876) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2013 Bottle. Really cheap (2$ bottle in manhattan) and pleasantly surprising. Dark brown wmedium head, some sugary notes, nutty aroma, & some bitterness to finish. Good value!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
500 ml bottle. Dark brown with light reddish highlights. Fast fading tan head. Aromas of toffee, toasted malts and toasted nuts. Clean with a slightly herbal character with notes of kettle caramelization or decoction. A bit of peppery ethanol that seems a bit out of place, but it isn’t too offensive. Light nutty flavour, some brown sugar/caramel and a soft herbal hop finish. It’s not the greatest dunkel, but it’s not a bad one either. It’s alittle bit minty toward the finish as well. Finishes quite dry and the body is a bit leaner than I prefer, but despite that it’s reasonably pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 14, 2007
Bottle 500ml
Pours dark brown, clear with creamy fine head.
Aroma: soft set of light creamy chocolate with roasted top layer, sweet hint of cola.
Medium bodied. Light, smooth and soft. Gently made lager with hints of roasted malt. Quiet sweet malt base still balanced enough to enjoy when feel like having sweet malty dark lager.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10678) - 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 (3157) - 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.


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