Brewed by Pivovar Černá Hora (Pivovary Lobkowicz)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Černá Hora, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Origin of name: the meaning of the name comes from the English translation of Černá Hora .
Taste: This special half-and-half beer is prepared from Kvasar and Granát. This beer specialty is produced based on an original recipe from carefully selected home-grown ingredients and extracts of 33 different types of herbs. It contains centaury, gentian, licorice, cinnamon, coriander, chamomile, nutmeg among others.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (5354) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 29, 2009
Bottle from the Pivovarsky Klub in Prague, shared with heavy
Coppery/amber body, scant head. The nose is sticky but bearably so malt, chewing gum, bit herbal. Kinda like a martini or something. Dry, bitter taste, obviously herbal, with some bubblegummy maltiness showing through, like Orbit for Kids. I’m at a loss trying to define which they are... pine and caramel seem like passable descriptors for what I can taste as well. Interesting certainly and drinkable... the aftertaste not being all that long.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Alphadelic (2209) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Amber with a washing up liquid and licorice aroma mingled with minty chewing gum. For some reason this reminds me of grandmothers. Not mine, just all grandmothers. I don’t like this one bit. Not to say I don’t like grandmothers but you know. Just saw that it contains 30 herbs, this beer is a mess. Much like Campari though I guess. Still shite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (9247) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle. High fluffy lasting white head. Clear dark amber body. Barley malt soy sauce caramel pine aroma. Soy sauce pine caramel flavor. Pretty sweet. Low carbonation long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 3, 2009
Nice amber colored beer with a froathy white head. Interesting herbal-spicy aroma with malt and caramel. Medium body, sweet malt flavour with a strong herbal character. Cardamon is a good tip i think with a lot of other spicy tastes. And what a surprise: it has a herbal aftertaste... Interesting one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7444) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 16, 2009
Small white head. Amber body with vigourous carbonation. Sugary intensely spicy malty cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon aroma with gingery bready notes. Dry-sweet gingery plastic cinnamon and oranges taste with carraway notes. Smooth mouthfeel. Palate verges on cloying. Full body. Dry spicy carraway and cinnamon aftertaste with buttery notes. Very interesting, but maybe a bit too sweet. (0.33l bottle at Pivovarsky Klub, Prague.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (13285) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2009
Golden with a firm and lasting, egg-shell white head. Herbal aroma with thyme, mint and sage. Sweet and herbal, somewhat cloying flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2009
Pours orange with a diminished white head. Herbal aroma with a touch of spiciness. Sweet malt flavour with herbs, similar to Bechorovka. Not a bad brew but I couldn’t drink too much of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dänemark, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
Clear amber with medium off white head. Sweet and somewhat spiced aroma wtih roasted malt. Sweet flavour with yeasty and caramel notes, followed up by roasted malt. Fianished sweet.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr/KimJohansen. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma of ginger and cinnamon. Medium body, sweetish caramel and roasted malt. Again very spicy accents with also some cardamom detected. Some hoppiness in the finish. 141208

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle. [Tasting session @ Papsoe] Average creamy off-white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Clear pale amber color. Aroma of spice, fruit, grain, coriander, ginger like notes. Over the palate came strong spicy notes. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavour with a hint of bitter floral notes. Lingering spicy sweet finish.

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