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

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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°


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (213) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2014
A very enjoyably Czech Tmavy! Flavorful aroma, nice opaque ruby appearance, tastes of roasty malt with cocoa highlights. Manages to have both an earthy taste and a clean caramel finish. Has a great full body and is creamier than other dark lagers. Strongly recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (2130) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
Dark ruby red, brown actually. Light brown foam head. Aroma is bit malty, bit caramel. Taste starts of little licorice, turning little caramel, not too strong. Lasting fresh taste in mouth. (Velp 201311)

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (602) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 27, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish-brown with off white head. Taste sweet, Carmel, chocolate. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (358) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
in bottle ... this was quite a nice easy drinking dunkel. Notes of cocoa with a creaminess to it ... better than expected and actually smoother than some of the German dunkels. I would buy this again

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (420) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Ar: Molasses and deep toasted malt - a bit of mossy hops. Ap: Chestnut brown and clear - medium light tan head with good retention and a thick ring of foam remains. T: Dark caramel and treacle - sweet and bready, lots of brown sugar - rich toasted malt, quite clean malt profile - low bitterness, with a spicy accent - coffee and nougat on the finish. P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is medium-dry. O: Nice dunkel - great depth of malt flavor, lots of dark malt complexity and richness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tampierre (776) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 12, 2013
Bottled , Pilsen , CZ , Malt,roasted,caramel and some bready aroma , Dark brown color with bigger lasting head , Sweet taste with light bitter long finish , Full body , Soft carbon , Very pleasant dunkel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2013
(Bottle) Dark reddish brown colour with dense, beige head. Malty nose with notes of caramel, dark bread, roasty malt, chocolate and hints of raisins. Malty, roasty taste with caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, dark bread, raisins and a gentle spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Quite nice.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Derbeth (307) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Aroma: heavy, raisin, no coffee aromas - rather poor. Very low bitterness, tastes slightly sweet. Full body, heavy (too heavy for me), creamy, low carbonation. For me does not taste like a Czech dark lager, more like a Baltic porter - too heavy and not refreshing at all. Big disappointment.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
May 2011. Bottle. Pours darm amber with a large white head. Aromas of caramel, honey and malt. Flavors of roasted malts and caramel. Not bad at all.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Dark color. Made a three finger head with low retention. Nice aroma of toasted malts and dark chocolate. Flavor of toasted malts with coffee and caramel notes. Earthy/hay hops also emerges through its malt, and gets more and more present as it warms up. Dry aftertaste, a bit oily and buttery. Medium body and low carbonation. Good beer, faithful to style and very pleasant to drink. A beer not for drinking a single bottle, once it has a good mix between drinkability and flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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