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

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Pivo tmavé speciální

Note: Also known as "Princess of Svijany".


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Best before Dec 14, 2010. Aroma of sweet fig along with some slightly roasted coffee and forest/wood/wet earth. Peppery, herbal hop in the aroma too, pretty substantial even. Something of a frothiness to the head; lingering lace. Much, much redder/rubier than the German dunkels I have been having. Looks nice. Flavor has some roastiness, more than in the Germans lately, and waaaay more than in the Polish dunkels! Nice little bit of hop spice in the flavor, of the grass and pepper variety. Overall good, but not mindblowing like some of the recent dunkels I’ve had.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Despotis (222) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 30, 2010
Dark ruby with large creamy head.Taste roasty malts ,coffee,caramell.medium sweet,light bitter.Good drinkability.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2413) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle. Dark red with a whitish brown head. Sweet aroma of caramel and chocolate. Heavy Roasted flavour with a very long lingering dry palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fugitive (1304) - Athens, GREECE - SEP 5, 2010
Bottle 500ml. Color dark red with medium head. Aroma caramel, chocolate roasted. Taste dark caramel, roasted, brown sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2010
bottle 50 cl. Large beige creamy head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Mahogany color. Aroma of dusty grain, mild roasted malt, hint of floral hoppy notes. Mild liquorish, caramel amd roasted malt over the palate with some bitterness from the hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light dry texture. Moderated bitter and sweet flaver well balanced. Light lingering roasted malty sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6172) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2010 Draught at Svijansky Rytir in Prague. Sweet, creamy, chocolate and caramel aroma. Looks like a root beer float. Creamy flavor, chocolate and caramel, slightly burnt and earthy, with some minerals. Slightly watery at the end. Ok, rather average dunkel--missing something. Soft, silky body, very delicate. A nice drinker.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3696) - Holbćk, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle at home. Dark ruby with a beige head. Aroma is moderate malty (caramel, roasted, notes of chocolate and raisins). Flavormoderate sweet, light bitter. Medium body. Fine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7306) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Bottle. Sweet toffee malt and dry cherry aroma. Dark chestnut color with giant, long lasting tan head. Sweet cherry and toffee malt flavor with a lightly bitter/astringent finish. Brown sugar aftertaste. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
petexner (887) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2010
bottle. dark body with nice head. not so sweet but rather spicy with long palate.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogivlado (5584) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 25, 2009
Bottled 500ml. -Courtesy of and shared with Doggythedog (thanks!)
Reddish/brown coloured, medium to big pale beige head, mild roasty nose. Roasted malt, brown sugar and some faint fruityness. Touch of caramel in the finish. Watery palate. According to label this one is "Beer of Czech Republic 2009". My vote is against.


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