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

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Pivo tmavé speciální

Note: Also known as "Princess of Svijany".


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2133) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 26, 2012
28/03 0.5 l bottle brought from Czech Rep. 5.2%. It poured reddish brown body with medium sized head. Sweet malty aroma, some sweet sugar, caramel and hay in the background. Sweetish flavor as well, caramel with some herbal and coffee bitterness. Fuller in body with pleasant and long cloying finish. Nice, tasty and full bodied dunkel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle sample courtesy of The Losh. Very dark oily pour lets in some light creating an ambery hue. Has a moderate beige cap. The nose is very roasty, and hints at coffee and vanilla, with some grassy hops. Sweet, but fairly balanced by floral bittering hops. Medium light body,Long bitter finish with musty like black coffee in the end. A good effort from this brewer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Furseth (1955) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2009
50 cl bottle at my garage-tasting 8th. May. Bought in Prague by Atle. Clear brown reddish color, fine beige head. Aroma is sweet fruity, butterscotch. Flavor is sweet, caramel, fruit and has some hops. Maybe too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle. Brown with an off white head. Flavour is toffee and burnt sugar. A bit of booze. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2004
Deep amber color with a decent white head. The taste is slightly sweet and malty with a bitter/sour finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gurthnar (1720) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 7, 2013
Tap at Hostinec Richtar Jakub. Aroma almost nonexistent, watery. Taste mostly coffee, light sugary caramel. Clear cola colour, off-white head, full duration. Finish is light coffee bitter. It is in the neutral grey industrial zone.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (1685) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 27, 2014
Dark reddish color with small to average sized tan head. Aroma is sweet and roasty, hints of caramel and malt. Flavor is sweet and roasted malt, hints of toffee. Medium body and carbonation with sweet bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (1606) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2012
Mörkt öl, nästan svart, med ett fylligt capuccinoskum som så sakteliga lägger sig. Tunn arom, honung och mörk sirap. Bättre smak, där honung och röda bär går igenom i en trevlig sötma.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ElDesmadre (1553) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with a frothy, moderately durable head, Moderately roasted aroma with some coffee, caramel, dark chocolate and some vinous elements. Taste is only slightly sweet in the finish, coexisting with a light bitterness. Moderately roasted taste with moderate caramel-coffee-chocolate elements. Everything about this beer is moderate and forgettable.


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