Brewed by Privatbrauerei Zwettl Karl Schwarz
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Zwettl, Austria


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cunningham (5724) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2013
Deep brown colour with a tan head. A very sweet nose with some roasted notes. Medium body, a bit sweet and light biter. Sweet! caramel malty and light roasted malt flavour.
[Bottle from local grocery store in Vienna]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cuso (6092) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle from Spar in Hainburg. Brown color with medium off white head. Roasted malt, caramel, earthy notes in aroma. Extremely sweet taste, with caramel, roasted malt. Bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
SheffieldSteel (115) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - NOV 23, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a small long lasting white head. Colour is cola brown/black. Nutty aroma. Taste is thin and oily. Very strong carbonation. Very sweet, with a strong hint of maltloaf. Finish is short. An unusual beer. Wouldn't call this a dunkel really. The sweetness is too overpowering to make it enjoyable and I struggled to finish the beer to be honest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rune (9396) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2012
500ml bottle, outdoor at a café called Rad’l Treff in Dürnstein. Dense, off-white head leaving spotty lacing behind. Deep, dark brown body. Aroma of sweet dark malts. Dark, bread-like malts in flavour, very sweet. Dry and sweet ending. Way too sweet, 29.07.2012.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
skortila (4850) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2011
Bottled. The aroma is sweetish and has caramelic sugar mainly. Clear, dark brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is awfully sweet and has caramel, sugar. Quite sirupy malt juice. Just as a note, not specially to only this Austrian brewery; I really wonder why they proudly present the date of birth of the brewery on their labels. After all these hundreds of years, still very average beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (12954) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 1, 2011
Süßlicher Antrunk, kurzzeitig wirkt das Bier als wären Süßstoffe beigesetzt. Dann wird das leicht malzige und in teilen brotige Bier etwas dünner, kurzzeitig schmeckt man die penetrante Note des Alkoholentzugs, die dann aber hinter der milden Brotnote, die an ein Malzbier erinnert, verschwindet. Ungewöhnliches aber überraschend frisches und leichtes Dunkles.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rozsoma (564) - Győr, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2010
Browny head which pass off immeadiately. Dark red watery body, not a dunkle-style. As i pour it down, tiny bubbles sit in the glass inside. Light sweet maltyness, but it is strained to be drinkable. Pale caramel notes. It’s an artifical sweeteners.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mross (169) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt and chocolate. Wow this is one sweet tasting beer. There is distinct flavours of roasted malt and caramel. Absolutely no bitterness and at 3,4% ABV...obviously no alcohol present. Not balanced whatsoever and unfortunately, a little bit too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2009
red, brown, brown foam, clear, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, long finish, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, good light dunkel

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - FEB 21, 2009
19/02 0.5 l bottle Doggythedog brought from Graz, thanks for sharing! It poured a reddish brown body with small head that went down fast. Aroma was quite unimpressive, some sweet malts and strangely spiced. Flavor is quite expecting for a doppelmalz, burnt sugar, caramel and some woody spice making it not so sweet as the examples of the style could be. Relatively full bodied, specially when you take into account it’s just 3,4% ABV. Finish was short and sugary, unfortunately with a touch of metal. Fine one.

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