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Brewed by Pivovar Svijany (LIF)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Svijany, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Pivo tmavé speciální

Note: Also known as "Princess of Svijany".


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 18, 2009
Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and chocolate notes. Similar flavour with underlying roasted notes. Medium bodied with a sweet bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11235) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Pivni Gallerie, Prague.
Pours deep nutty brown with a fine, lightly creamy off-white. Aroma has light toffee, good caramel, some roasted malts and light grassy hops. Impressive mouthfeel, very creamy for the relatively low alcohol. Flavour is lightly metallic at first, but gains in wonderful maltiness, good sweet and dark chocolate. Finish is medium roasted with a good hoppy presence. This is a wonderful dunkel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4070) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2008
(bottle) dark ruby colour, firm tanned head. aroma of roasted malts and herbal hops, with light notes of chocolate. flavour is mostly dark chocolate and roasted malts, light hints of coffee and hops. medium carbonation and body with a light roasted-bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2008
smoke, black, medium sweetness, lightly bitter,medium body, long finish, good dark

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2008
50cl bottle. Pours brown with a small white head. Caramel, toffee & bread. Slightly roasty. Medium bodied. Quaffable!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2008
Bottled. Rubyish amber colour with mediumsized beige head. Aroma is mildly roasted malts, some slight chocolate as well as raisins. Flavour is quite much the same with underlying tones of mild fruityness and grassy hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
-------- /> How: Tap at Klub Skorpion, Pilsen, Czech Republic
The look: Very dark amber body with a medium tan head
To me a typical Czech Tmavé (Czech Black Lager) is: Dark malts and barely any roastiness sensation. Some dark fruits flavours (raisins with a little figs, dates and prunes) wrapped in smooth dark caramel (borderline toffee) and a subtle chocolate note. A bit bready. Moderately sweet without much hops presence and only a mild bitterness (voluntary unbalanced it seems). Very smooth body, like a watery cream.
This one: As above but a bit less fruity, a bit more roasted with light cacao notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6021) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2008
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Klub Scorpion (Plzen, Rép. Tchèque). Arôme: Odeur de caramel brûlé avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement caramélisé. (Rating #1557)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kappldav123 (5158) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2007
The bottle looks good, but the coloures should be combinded better. There’s not much foam in the glass. The beer starts very vapid, becomes a little bit drier in the middle, but the finish in nearly washy. An average beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Furseth (1979) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2007
Bottle: Cler deep red colour, with a nice head. Aroma of caramel,dark chocolate,coffee,citric and a bit metalic in the end. Flavor is almost the same thin to medium body, thin to medium sweet finish.


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