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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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wedgie9 (1840) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2013
Found some notes from 2010. Pours deep clear amber with a thick beige head that leaves heavy lacing. The nose is dark caramelized malt, cereal, and just a touch of nuttiness. The flavor is dark cereal malt, a nice dose of caramel, some sweetness, and the same nutty hint from the nose. The body is light with lively carbonation and a medium bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10119) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2013
Draught at Prague Beer Museum. Clear deep amber/mahogany beer with a rich lasting beige head. Roasted malt aroma, sourish notes, hazelnuts, caramel, some chocolate. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, toffee notes, raisins, some coffee notes. A bit thin bodied. Roasted and fruity finish with caramel and chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (5572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 14.02.2009
Aroma is slightly sweet and malty with some syrupy notes and hints of herbs. Flavour has bready malt, roasted notes and some chocolate. Slightly harsh finish with coffee and hints of metal. Better than I expected.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omikr0n (703) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is malt, roasty, unpleasant peat and caramel. Flavor is malt, caramel, coffee.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syzzer (588) - Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2013
This is a pretty good dark lager. Straight forward, similar to schwarzbiers. There is a simple malty roasted overtone. The head is weak, color a dark brown/clear. Mouthfeel is ok. Not bad, not great. 6.4 BD 9.7 Joek

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StuOhBrew (10) - Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2012
This is one of those beers that just hits me the right way. There is nothing truly extraordinary about it - it is quite smooth and drinkable, with notes of caramel and chocolate - but the simplicity strikes me as honest. Not all of Zatec’s Lagers are all that impressive, considering the age of the brewery, but this one has long been a favorite of mine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2226) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Moderate toasty and nutty for the malt, light herbs for the hops, faint earth for the yeast with cola and brown sugar in the background. Head is small, frothy, tan with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, a little slick with a lively carbonation. Not a very complex Dunkel, but it’s got some nice deep and drinkable qualities to it.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
promontor (64) - HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2012
0.5l bottle bought at Bohémia Sörszalon. First of all, I am not sure whether this is really the Zatec Xantho. It is the botle shown on the picture and its label says Dark Lager Beer. No word Xantho on it. (The brewery homepage anyway says Xantho is bottled in 0.33 bottles...) Anyway, here is my verdict: Neutral aroma, very little foam that vanishes completely very soon. Quite disappointing and quite unbelievable from a Czech lager. Taste is mostly sweet, bit roasted, bit liquorice. Very simple. Moderate carbonation. Looks and tastes like a dead home-brew. Did not like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (562) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 7, 2012
Dark brown color with small head that doesnt last. Aroma of caramel, milk, coffee. Taste of milk, some sweetness, thick body, a bit coffee. Nice brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1751) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours Brown with an off-white head. Burnt sugar, Liquorice and caramel with a bitter finish. This was really good.


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