Brewed by Novoměstský Pivovar
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Prague, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2005
On tap at the restaurant. Meaty brown color with a thin, light tan head. Mild yeast and malt flavors, but they don’t stick around long. The pils isn’t worth your time either, and the food costs twice what you’d pay in any other pub in the city. A complete tourist trap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 First experience on tap at the brewpub, in 2005:

The Lure:
Portentous caramel and its companion butterscotch cover the quaint roastiness. Another great lingering head (as is Czech tap tradition it seems) beckons a dive for a hearty sip.

The Festivities:
Just like their Svetlé, this beer’s flavors offer exactly what the aroma had sent. A few fruity esters become more obvious (cherries for example), and the caramel and butterscotch sweetness create a stout-y feel for a dunkel. Body is quite watery though, which doesn’t help the sweetness much. Gets heavier and more tiring through the pint. 3.3/5

The lightest item at a candy shop is still some sort of candy.

Second tap experience, in 2008:
A buttery touch didn’t agree with the dry roastiness and the fruity presence got dusty with because of the fatiguing yeast. Not nearly as good as 3 years ago. 2.5/5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (9863) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2006
Tap (@the brewery): Hazy, dark amber to brownish coloured, lacing off-white foam; yeast, roast malt and sweet caramel in the nose; slightly sweetish and faint bitter flavour, quite light bodied; a bit dryer, short malty finish with an illusion of bitterness. Well drinkable, but not overwhelming...............

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
Draught @ the Brewpub. Light choc flacours, malt and slight grassy hop finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7123) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Draught, Novomestsky/Praha. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium to dark brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread, cocoa, cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of soap. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. More soap in this one, though not as much as the svetly. Watery and bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattphilips (801) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 28, 2011
Novoměstský Pivovar, Prága. A barna sem rossz, de azért elmarad a világostól. Nagyon sötétbarna, enyhén vöröses színe van, habja piszkosfehér. Illata nem túl erős, de azért kellemes, enyhén pörkölt malátás és karamellás. Ízében már valamivel több van, de ezek a meghatározóak, inkább malátásan édeskés, mintsem cukrosan, és a komló miatt sem lesz olyan édes. Kicsit vizesebb a kelleténél, de megfelelően száraz és szénsavas. Kicsit több dolgot kéne belepakolni, és akkor rendben lenne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (16592) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2006
On tap at the brew pub. Ruby/chestnut with lasting thick beige head. Like a lot of these beers, lots of toffee, bit watery in mouth, a bit of hop one the end. But the toffee isn’t integrated and flies around giong nowhere. Not enough malt burnt/roasted flavours nor body. Not as good as the blond

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (8435) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2009
Draught. High creamy off-white head. Clear dark red brown body. Caramel nut coffee roasted malt aroma. Bittersweet caramel nut coffee flavor without much hops bitterness. Low carbonation, long sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreamer (165) - PORTUGAL - NOV 22, 2014
Hazy dark brown with reddish ink. Nice initial head. Aroma is toasted malt and yeast. Taste is chocolate, coffee, toasted malt, bread and some hops. Body is thin/watery. Aftertaste is long, sweet and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (9221) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2015
Draught @ Novomestsky Pivovar, Prague. Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, toast, light coffee. Flavor is light sweet, malt, bread, caramel, coffee. Thin to medium body, average carbonation. 250815

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