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


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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%.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (2465) - NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Very dark brown. Diminishing beige head. Soft aroma of unripe apples. Fine taste and aftertaste of chocolate, dates and dark caramel. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (3443) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Shared bottle during RBHD Mosterřl gathering. Clear deep mahogany body with a tanned head leaving good lacing. Faint green apples and earthy leathery notes on a dark caramel aroma. Leathery, chocolaty, Medium to full body. Dry mouth and teeth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6120) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Shared 500 ml bottle, from Donslund Vine, as Novopacké pivo Granát, at local tasting. ABV is 5.0%. Dark reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts and brown bread. Nice flavour, not too sweet, malty and mildly roasty notes, dark brown bread, chocolate and a hint of mild coffee. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1267) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Brown color with nice beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel and grass. Taste is caramel , malty with notes of fruits and moderate bitterness. Decent czech beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rex_Remes (93) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JUL 27, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2014 Not much on the nose ... malty, maybe a bit herbal. Nice looking beer. Medium dark, light-brown head that quickly dissipates but lingers on the glass. Not overly carbonated. Almost like the beer is a cross between a dark lager and a bit of a stout. Dark, rich roasted flavors, chocolate/coffee with some creaminess, maybe a little bit sweet at first but dry on the finish. Hints of wood, charcoal, moderate bitterness ... tastes linger on the palate. Overall, a rich, chewy, enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gurthnar (4101) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 21, 2014
Tap at Novopacka pivaren. Aroma mild once again, DMS vegetal astringency, light coffee. Dark brown colour, clear. Beige head, moderate duration. Taste is roasty up front, acompanied by the tragic DMS. Overall more drinkable than Krystof, but still poor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tampierre (1139) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 4, 2014
Bottled , Cesky Brod , CZ , Malt,roasted,caramel and light fruity aroma , Ruby brown color with smaller lacing head , Sweeter taste with longer finish , Medium body , Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
curepute (141) - New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Dark amber, thin dark brown lacing. Aroma is sweet soggy toast. Taste has a little sweetness, some toasted malts, a little bitterness. Finishes bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7510) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
(Draught at Pivovarsky Klub, Prague, 19 July 2013) Dark reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of caramel, toasty malt and chocolate. Malty, roasted taste with dark bread, caramel, raisins and a gentle bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Well balanced and tasty. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle at jtclockwork’s tasting. Pours a cola brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malty, with some savoriness and a little spice. Taste is medium sweet, mild bitter. Finish is slightly bitter. Not bad.

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