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Brewed by Žatecký Pivovar (Carlsberg)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Žatec, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Pro ženy i pro muže vaří Žatecký pivovar tmavý ležák - Žatec Xantho - vskutku výjimečné pivo. Výběrem surovin a speciálním varným procesem se podařilo zvýšit obsah vysoce žádané látky zvané xanthohumol na téměř dvojnásobek. Kdo ochutná noblesní chuť tohoto černého klenotu, objeví čarovné účinky, které jsou v něm ukryty. 14.5°


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4106) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Dark syrup and cereal aroma. Cool label and cap. Dark cola brown, clear beer. Under-bittered, starchy, moderately sweet, molasses notes. Medium-heavy body, cereal finish. OK. Bottle, Cosentinos Downtown Market, KC.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Very smooth, yet dark and flavorful. Dark lager describes it very well. It has the mild flavor of a lager with the boldness of a dark beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rando7 (732) - Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Pleasant surprise. Bottle pours caramel color with thick frothy off-white head with great lacing. Aroma sweet malts. Taste matches with sweet malts, caramel, toffee. Palate thick and carbonated, not syrupy. Finish slightly bitter hops but not overbearing and I’m not a big hops fan. Alcohol slightly evident. This is a very sweet beer and won’t appeal to everybody, but I enjoyed it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (4900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2010
A big soapy tan head. Dark brown with lots of red and clear. Malty aroma. Flavor is faint chocolate chip cookies and dough. Expectations for this one were quite low and it was a pleasant surprise.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
[3406-20101002] 500mL bottle. Cereal and cooked pineapple aroma with bread crusts. Clear, dark red amber body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Sweet roasted malt flavour has a lingering sweet plastic note. Medium body. Drinkable.
(c/o Radek, w/ him, jerc)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear brown with an average, frothy tan head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, biscuit, toast, nutty), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, biscuit, toast, nutty), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a solid black color with a foamy tan head. Aroma of sweet molasses, vanilla and some earth. The taste is of sweet dark malts, grains, roast, some grass and cocoa. Dry and dusty finish. Prickly carbonation. This beer is pretty good, but a tad light in body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6386) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 8, 2010
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma roast, plum , raisin and sweet sticky malt , hint of dark rye.6+
Appearance nice garnet look with medium white top. Some lace shown. 4-.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. bready ,malty feel with hint of dark roast. Clear feel of roasted barley. Light hint of chocolate. Dark malts well presented and processed. Slight hop feel on top. Quiet nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (10905) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Pours really dark brown with a foamy 3 finger beige head. Smells like sweet light roast malt. Med. minus body with light fizzy carbonation. Flavor is sweet mild roast malt. I’d believe dunkel. Sure there’s hop in here, but not sure what. Grassy?

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ughsmash (7121) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2010
500mL bottle. Poured clear iced tea brown with a short, tighter-bubbled beige head. The aroma picked up sweet caramel, molasses, and nutty notes with overtones of something meaty.. clean and calculated.. no complaints. The flavor found sticky honey and molasses the whole way through with sharp, almost metallic malty notes and nondescript bitterness taking over.. the malts made a final, diabetes-inducing push at the end, but the drink never regained pleasantness. Light-medium bodied, sweet, and sticky on the palate.. again, the sharpness was not enjoyable.


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