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Brewed by Ursus Breweries (SABMiller)
Style: Schwarzbier
Cluj Napoca, Romania

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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URSUS Black nu este o bere brună obișnuită. Povestea ei începe nu cu unul, așa cum au berile obișnuite, ci cu trei tipuri de malț toate 100% pure. Iar în povestea ei, fiecare malț are rolul lui: unul dă gustul, altul dă culoarea, pe când al treilea conferă aroma. Gustul blând, nu foarte amărui (23 unități de amăreala), și cele 6 procente de alcool îi dau personalitatea unică. Așa că URSUS Black cu trei tipuri de malț, e altfel decât orice altă bere brună.

URSUS BLACK a fost medaliată de trei ori la competiția European Beer Star (Germania).


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wanja (673) - GERMANY - FEB 2, 2013
On tap at Villacrosse, Bucharest. Dark black color, head is average. Nice malty dark beer flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 30, 2012
0,5 l can as a gift.
Deep brown near black one with a froathy medium tan-light beige head. Aroma of sourish yeasts, some burnt wood and roasted grains, liquerice, caramel. Medium bodied one with some roasted grains, moderated ash and burnt wood, sourish yeast. Not bad - not good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
Dark brown with a thin head. Malt-forward aroma is clean molasses and caramel. Rich caramel, more like a Baltic porter than anything else, but not quite that either. Finishes sweet with earthy liquorice notes. The only serious go-to beer in Romania.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
inbirraveritas (1258) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2012
Canned. Clear deep dark brown/ruby in colour with a creamy beige head. Cara-malty nose and aroma escorted by bread and mild chocolate underpainted by roasted malt. Some fruity accents appearing, too. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Sweetbitter and gently warming finish with coffee and breadcrumb. Nice, enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tim Webb (233) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
50cl bottle in Sighisoara, northern Romania. I can see that the exotica politica could give this beer a leg up and it is by no means poor, but its dark allure seems to me to come more from molasses than skillfully blended darker malts. Plain and nice but not the top quartile in my view. And schwarzbier is a bit of a cop-out as the connections in this part of the world are with Scandinavia, so bokking it up a bit might bring more authenticity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Can. Dark brown/black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas. The body and carbonation are good. Nice roasted malt and bitter chocolate notes with just a hint of cola. To be honest, I did not have expectations and am pleasantly surprised...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (2362) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
Pitch dark, black with solid brownish foam head. Lacing to glass and sticking to lip. Aroma is chocolate with caramel and toffee. Taste is nive bitter with good chocolate/coffee taste present. Nice bitterwseet aftertaste. (Bucharest 201208)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle is better than draft with this one, generally...Is black, and nearly opaque with a stable tan head Very pleasant malty aroma if brown bread and mild chocolate Pure bready malts are creamy and smooth on the palate with lingering spice. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mvp (157) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2012
This beer was brought to me from a co-worker returning from a trip to Romania. First and foremost thank you Delia for taking the effort of buying this beer and traveling with it half way across the world so I can try it. The Aroma was evident went I was decanting it from the can. I picked up bread, charcoal and spicy aromas with slight hints of fruit. The beer had a off white to a light brown frothy head that diminished leaving a small amount of tracing. The color was clear black that wasn’t transparent. Initial sip started out kind of sweet. Then a little sour. Finished with a heavy bread flavor with somewhat of a harsh and aftertaste. The palate was light with an oily texture and soft carbonation. I originally gave it an 11 out of 20 overall score. I’m going to change it to 12 because it came out of a can instead of on tap or out of a bottle and it traveled on a long journey.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dr.dod (326) - Szeged, HUNGARY - AUG 6, 2012
500ml bottle. Very nice, dark brown beer with an impressive foam. Quite malty, medium bodied but not too heavy and not too alcoholic. It is a good balanced beer.


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