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


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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
First beer we have cooked here after many years of break. Its origins reach back to Munich from the first half of the 19th century. Our St. Norbert tastes dryer and bitterer than the Munich lager. Whole malt well hopped beer, showing the Munich, caramelized and roasted malt in its taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (3342) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Sv. Norbert Special Dark (Specialni Tmave pivo) .25 L served in mini-stein at brewery in 2011. Unfiltered variation on a Munich dark, with a little bit drier “flavor and is more bitter”. “All malt, well hopped beer." Looks great [4.5]: Near opaque and black with mahogany highlights; hazy; topped by a creamy tan head that has good retention. Aroma; a bit hard to distinguish since the brewer was checking a boil kettle only about 12 M away, releasing a fine aroma of boiled malt. Anyway, the beer itself smelt of dark malt and spicy hops. Flavor of caramel and dark malts in about equal proportion with spicy hops. Hints of coffee and dark chocolate in the finish. Medium body; near crisp with medium carbonation. O – an interesting variation on a Munich dark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (2507) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 5, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Subtle aroma of caramel and roast. Balanced taste, light to medium body, rather dry, with a caramelly flavour and an aftertaste of coffee and hops. Although I’m not blown away, you can tell the quality of the brewery if you come over and out of the four they have on tap the worst one is this good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
back (1666) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
Dark beer Sort skum creme tćt lang Brćndt třmmer kaffe malt humle Sřd modrat bitter modrat Blřd Cremet 6-4-6-4-12 aug12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2171) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2012
Keg at the monastery brewpub. Pours a dark Brown with a Red hue and a thick Cream coloured head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavour also tastes roasty but with coffee and caramel. A touch of liquorice leading to a light bitter finish. Full bodied and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (3813) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 4, 2012
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 On tap at brewpub. Heavy beige head, dark brown color. Aroma coffee, roasted malt. Taste initially medium sweet caramel, then medium roasted coffee bitter. Finish is quite long balanced caramel-roasted-coffee. Quite drinkable, A bit low temperature. Otherwise ood beer 6 4 8 4 15.

Aroma coffee, light roasted, light caramel. Big stable brown head, very dark brown colour. Taste light to medium coffee and roasted, also caramel maltiness, some hops. This beer has excellent balance. Hops, chocolate,roasted, coffee, everything is there. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omikr0n (817) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 3, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black color with decent tan head. Aroma is roast and hops. Taste is roast, malt, hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
satanda (438) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 29, 2012
Průměrné tmavé pivo. Nazaujalo. Točené ve strahovském klášterním pivovaru.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
(on tap) Dark brown, almost black, hazy. Big brown head, dissipating quickly. Roasted malty aroma. Light to medium bitter, not sweet - I like that. Light to medium body. Hops take some time to spread their aroma. Good, well-crafted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2012
The head is robust, the colour black. The taste is malty roasty a bit coffee, hoppy, a bit bitter. In the aftertaste it becomes bitter. Nice different kinds of malt interresting! 13/11/10/11/-/11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6595) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle from brewery. Very dark reddish brown color with huge beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, some berries in background. Nice long bitter finish. So far the best Dunkel I ever had.

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