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


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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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).

mvp's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mvp (231) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biir (742) - Berlin, - AUG 23, 2016
Can in Romania - Good Schwarzbier, a bit of a surprise for me. Notes of licorice, chocolate and nuts. Dry, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rhombic (105) - SPAIN - AUG 23, 2016
Pours dark with an average head. The aromas are complex, which surprises me for a fairly mainstream beer (according to those I was drinking it with). Malts, a bit of burnt sugar and coffee-like notes appear in them. The flavour profile is better than many other Schwartzbier, caramel comes in very well balanced, with a nice palate too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GhostS (25) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 12, 2016
medium and sweet aroma - well roasted malt, some dark chocolate, ripe fruits, black bread crust. light taste - roasted sweet malt, black bread, some bitter hops. light body, low acidity, medium carbonization. good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikeyo1 (652) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2016
Can @ home. Pours black with a medium beige head and good lacing.dry,sweet, roasted aroma with some caramel and red fruits. Notes of chocolate and coffee. Smooth palate, low to medium roasted taste. Dry finish. Similar taste. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (1406) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2016
Can at home, country tick #59. Black beer, medium head. Aroma malt, hint of chocolate. Taste is malt, some chocolate. hint of coffee. Somewhat sweet, but a bitterness in the end. surprisingly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
karpik (618) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Coffee, some roasted malts in aroma. Pours dark brown with beige head. Taste is medium dry with espresso and hint of chocolate. Low bitterness at the finish. Overall pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MRMedellin (273) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - APR 22, 2016
Dark beer with standar carbonation, brown head that dissipate quickly, at nose there are several yeasty notes that overcome on the expected malt ones, the flavor is quite good, lots of coffee and nuts flavours with a mild bitterness, but the overall balance is just ok. The aftertaste is quite metallic revealing the yeast again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - APR 16, 2016
Can; pours dark brown with a beige head; sweet aroma with caramel, roast malt, yeast, and a hint of ash; taste is sweet with some caramel, yeast, chocolate, and light roast malt; finish is slightly sweet with a hint of bitterness; not bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkanu (50) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 15, 2016
Along with Silva Bruna, one of the most solid commercial beers to be found in Romania. Pours a dense, dark colour with big, frothy light brown head that lingers for some time. Taste is full of coffee and a slight hint of caramel, walnuts and roasted malt. The alcohol could have been better masked and it will give you an awful hangover if you abuse it :)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
midovark (500) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - MAR 20, 2016
0.5 l can. Very slight malty coffee aroma from the black colored liquid topped with beige head. The taste is similar roasted malts and hints of coffee but very watery, the finishing is short as well. Softly carbonated, light bodied.

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