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

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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°


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown with a tint of red. Slight chocolatey aroma with a touch of menthol. Really caramelly in flavour with lots of residual sugars. Low bitterness and medium bodied with chewy mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11440) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Zatec brewery.
Pours deep mahogany with a nice, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, lightly roasted with some sweet sugary caramel. Okayish mouthfeel, just a little thin for the ABV. Soft flavour, lightly roasted but with good caramel notes. Pretty long and lingering aftertaste with a spicy hoppiness to it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 33 cL bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a lacing tan head. Solid dried fruit ans dark breadish aroma. Medium sweet fruity and solid dark bread flavour. Light spice note . Ends dry and breadish. 6-3-7-3-13=3.2

From tap at Pivovarsky Klub as Zatec Xantho Mimoradny Special 15. Pours dark and hazy brown with a light tan head. Aroma is mild roasted malt. Flavour is mild sweetend with a light breadish note and mild roasted malt flavour. Ends mild roasted and mild spiced towards butterish.6-3-6-3-13=3.1

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11722) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
Dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Rich aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted and roasted malts. Sweet toffee malt flavour balanced by fine roasted notes. Indeed a very good dark Czech.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2008
Bottled, thanks to Dunkpigen, thewolf, and ChristianSheffel for bringing it to Plzen to RBESG. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and brown sugar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2008
tap at Pivovarsky Dum ... Deeep brwon little red ... Chocolate malts ... rich sweet and fruity roast malts ... little chocolate some cherry.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle, however iv no idea where in Plzen this was had. Alround rating: Caramel added pale lager.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8537) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 First rating
(Draught at Pivovarsky Klub, Prague, on June 24, 2008)
Labeled "Xantho Mimaradny Special 15 degrees"
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Roasted malt and sweet scnet. Coffee and roasted malt taste, also caramel. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness.
7/3/7/3/13=3.3

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(33 cl bottle in Plzen)
On June 27, 2008
Labeled 3.7% ABV though! - BB 21.08.08
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet a bit caramel and roasted scent. Sweet, butterscotch, roasted, metallic, dry taste. Medium mouthfeel an dbitterness. Metallic aftertaste.
5/4/4/3/9=2.5

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5916) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2008
Bottled, sampled at a RBESG08 bus trip. Dark copper with medium beige head. Fudgy, nutty, and caramelly with earthy hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Good balance with dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22403) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 Draught@Pivovarsky Klub. Deep ruby red colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, some rubbery notes as well as mild sugar. Flavour is quite much the same along with some yeast and mild notes of licorice lurking in the background. 5 4 6 3 11

Bottled, from Alko. Very deep ambery brown colour with mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is mild caramel, some not-too-sweet syrup, mild sugar as well as some bready malts. Flavour is licorice, ryebread, some sweetish cookies as well as quite strong Saazy grassyness. 7 4 7 4 15


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