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Brewed by Pivovary Topvar - Pivovar Šariš (SABMiller)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Velký Šariš, Slovak Republic

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Topvar 11 % tmavý výčapný ležiak je charakteristický svojim typickým buketom, ktorý je zmesou vôní špeciálnych sladov a kvalitného chmeľu. Lahodnosť piva spočíva v harmonickej kombinácii svetlého, bavorského, karamelového a farebného sladu. Má výraznú tmavú farbu, sladkastú karamelovú príchuť a primeranú, miernu horkosť.(from the website of the brewery...)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5128) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle from Tesco, Bratislava. ABV 5,2 %. Pours nearly pitch black with a small tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark caramel and some liquorice. Taste is fresh and crisp, light roasted malts, coffee and toffee. Ends dry with a dark chocolate character, very good dunkel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (3883) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 11, 2010
11% that’s weaker than the 10° used to be? Go Slovak Republic :D. 0.5l bottle, Topvar Premium Tmavé, brought by ogivlado from Bratislava and shared with me (thanks!)
Poured a very dark red-brown, almost black with a medium sized tan head that went away at a medium pace. Quite impressive. The nose showed promise too, dusty macchiato, pleasant chocolate, sweet and nice. And, to our delight, the taste fulfilled the promise. Nice bittersweet roasty coffee maltiness, notes of chicory, long roasty bitter aftertaste. A superb, well, I’d put it under schwarzbier but it doesn’t matter, a superb dark lager, especially for the strength.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BaroneBirra (244) - Gorizia, ITALY - JUN 15, 2010
0.5cl bottle from Bratislava. big soft head, brownish and medium lasting. liquid is dark brown with amber reflections. aroma is light yeasts, burnt cereals and licorice. initially taste is sweet, brown sugar, metallic and toasted malts. aftertaste is bitter (burnt). full body, quite smooth. is strange to taste sweet and bitter in the sxame beer, but overall this Topvar is a good beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5584) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 8, 2010
Bottled 500ml. -as Topvar Premium Tmave. Dark brown coloured, medium sized pale beige head, pleasant coffee/chicory nose. Roasted malt, coffee and chicory with notes of (milk) chocolate. Nice roasty and bitter finish. This one was very pleasant surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
engelschalk (155) - Trnava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2011
Dark colour with creamy head, in taste I caramel and sweetness I find only low bitterness, not really sweet, with coffee & roasted malts aroma, finish is little bit dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
armando629 (2405) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 9, 2009
Light dessert dunkel one. Althought the beer has a lower gravity, it is a nice one. It has a dark brown body with a huge and stable foamy beige head. In the nose i can feel some roasted grains, cocoa, some coffee, a light sourish yeast perfume. Medium bodied beer with a nice roasted character, cocoa-dark chocolate taste, some caramel, toffee. Fine roasted aftertaste.The beer was a positive disappointment. Not the biggest boom of the slovakian beer tradition, but a nice and easy drinkable dunkel stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
estpiwo (1268) - ESTONIA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle. Brown color with nice creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts. Light beer, some coffee or roasted caramel flavor, Finish is dry. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 30, 2009
Transparent ruby brown color. Average frothy tanned head. Chocolate, molasses, coke, brown sugar in the aroma. Mild sweet molasses, bread, liquorice flavors with light sour yeasty notes. Slight grassy hops in the aftertaste. Balanced, easy, pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
inbirraveritas (1216) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 12, 2010
0.5 l bottle as a gift. Presents a (nearly black) dark brown colour and a medium beige head on top. Roasty, caramell-liked nose, crispy start, the taste is sweetsour and a bit cardboard’s reperesenting, too. Flavour’s of coffee and toffee, the aroma is yeasty, grassy, roasty and caramell malty. The finish is coffeebitter and dry. An average dunkel with a medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mithe (832) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2012
(draught 0,5l @ Covera (Terchová)) Light roasted malt aroma. Dark brown color. Huge light brown head. Light sweet, light roasted, light chocolate taste. Dry finish.


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