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

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Pivo tmavé speciální

Note: Also known as "Princess of Svijany".


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2144) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2012
Son in law brought this home. Nice dark beer, good colored foam head. Strong taste, not too sweet, nice bitter. Wonder of it need more cooling? Beer to remember and drink again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
inbirraveritas (1230) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 7, 2012
Tükrösen sötétbarna szín közepes méretű bézs habbal. Élesztős illatában karamell. Aromája aszalt gyümölcsösen fanyar, barna cukorral, kétszersülttel és füves komlóval. Befejezése keserédes és száraz, finom pörkölt malátával és fűszerekkel. Jól kiegyensúlyozott cseh barna a kevésbé édes fajtából.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4647) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9308) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2012
500ml bottle - shared by Marduk - thanks. Was 3 months past BB.
Nice soft roast, some chocolatiness to it. Fruity apple/orange retronasals. Very simple soft roast in the taste too.Finish has very dark burnt malt bitterness, with slightly metallic hints. Full and smooth palate, just gently sweet to keep it smooth, but not sugary at all. Carbonation is pleasant. Super easily drinkable dunkel, just what I like in a dark beer - would session this. Not showing signs of age at all, if anything the dryness might be aided by the age, and a positive thing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2664) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2012
500ml bottle (BB 16.08.12). Dark brown color. Nice tan head, disappears fast. Mild roast, caramel in aroma. Somewhat metallic, roast, slightly nutty, fresh (mint?) flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6709) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2012
500 ml bottle. BB 26/02/13. (Globus) Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.
Clear dark amber colour with small to average sized fluffy light tan head. Caramel and toffee sweetness, malt and mild diacetyl in aroma. Flavour is sweetish with dry hoppy twist. There’s liquorice, toffee, dry hops, malt and dark fruits in flavour. Rather balanced and interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5413) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
From a 50 cl bottle. Clear chestnut, medium beige head. Toffeish and caramelly aroma with some chocolate, and herbal hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3956) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2013
Dark brown-ruby colour with big and steady ehad and medium to smooth body. Nose of sour malt. Taste of dark nuts, dark bread, vanilla, torf, rich malt and caramel. Little bit too metallic finish, but otherwise really nice and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (2397) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Flaske fra Holmens importavdelig, ombord pĺ pĺ Fridtjofen jan-14: flott storboblet skum som legger seg ned til en hřflig gardin. God aroma av malt og mřrkerřde bćr. Frisk men kort smak uten den store fylden.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2014
Draught at Pivovarsky Club, Prague, January 2014. As Svijanska Knezna Tmavy Special. Clear dark brown with thick beige head. A little coffee, a little chocolate and caramel in the nose, bitter, diluted black coffee in the mouth. Light body, light chocolate finish.


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