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

bottled
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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Pivo tmavé speciální

Note: Also known as "Princess of Svijany".


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5157) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2009
On tap in Melnik, Czech Rep. Pours brown with a moderate creamy tan head.Strong roasted malt aroma. Nice velvet mouthfeel, taste of dark malts, liquorice and pepper. Taste starts sweet turns spicy, and ends with a long nice peppery aftertaste. For me this is like a Primator Stout "light".

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5080) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2010
50cl bottle. A nice dark colour. A good head. A very nice dunkel beer :-)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (4956) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 4, 2005
500 ml bottle, bought at Pivni Galerie, Prague. Typical dunkel reddish brown colour, large lasting off-white/beige head. Moderate malty aroma, notes of caramel and leather, maybe some dark fruits too. Low carbonation, a bit thin mouthfeel, malty sweet with notes of molasses, minimal bitterness. Nice enough to drink, but I’d really like some more hops to balance the sweetness. Must be another beer for the target group "convalescents and nursing mothers".

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (4749) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle. Sweet dark malty aroma with caramel, mild roast and hints of astringent veggie. Dark red-brown with a light brown, frothy and clingy head. Body is thin and a tad sticky. Roast with caramel and a little grit, medium astringent bitterness throughout leading to a dry and toffeeish aftertaste. Some nice hoppy funk in the middle- and endgame. Good balance between sweetness an dbitterness. Flavor is complex and comes in waves. Took me a while to get into this (its charms are subtle), but I do like it quite a bit.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kappldav123 (4733) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2004
Extremely clear. Dark copper colour. Warm spicy hop and malt aroma. Dark malt and fruit flavour. Very easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4572) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
50cl Bottle from Tesco Plzen. Deep dark brown to black colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, burnt caramel, nuts, dusty cocoa. Flavour is light sweet, cocoa, roasted malts, light coffee, nuts, bitter burnt caramel finish. Light-bodied. Good dunkel imo.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Boy, it was hard to figure out which svijany beer I had rated in Brno. The bottle I had said svijany karamel tmave - had to czech the website..haha...to figure it out. this beer is good from start to finish. Good color, nice little caramel flavor, small chocolate as well. Could drink these all day.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (4295) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle from Chocolate bar in Zilina. Brown color with medium beige head. Roasted malt, toffee in aroma. Roasted malt, hints of coffe in taste. Dry bitter finish. Good.

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.


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