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Brewed by Florida Bebidas
Style: Schwarzbier
La Ribera de Belén, Heredia, Costa Rica

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This is a classic beer made with special malts and raw materials that produce its amber color, as well as its body and rather dry, light character that distinguishes it from other dark beers. In contrast to the general perception that traditional dark beers are bitter and “heavy,” Bavaria Dark has very different characteristics, due to its hops content. Bavaria Dark was launched in 2001.

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0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
rcasta (852) - - FEB 28, 2014
This is a classic beer made with special malts and raw materials that produce its amber color, as well as its body and rather dry, light character that distinguishes it from other dark beers. In contrast to the general perception that traditional dark beers are bitter and “heavy,” Bavaria Dark has very different characteristics, due to its hops content. Bavaria Dark was launched in 2001.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (3101) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle poured. Much thanks to my Dad for constantly thinking of me while on travel. Pours exactly like a cola. Red tinted brown color with a soda fizz head. Twist off cap too. Had to taste this to be sure it wasn’t soda. Malty aroma with metallic notes. Flavor is light and smooth up front, but a metallic hit towards the end. Bold malts. Actually drinks pretty decent. Better than what I have learned to expect from island dark beers.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike67 (1126) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2015
12 oz bottle in San Jose, CR. Pours dark brown with tall, creamy, off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt and dark fruit. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is of toasted malt, some earthy hops, chocolate and dark fruit. Finish is long and semi-dry. Better than most crap in Costa Rica.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 10, 2015
bottle, at colibri argentinian steakhouse in carrillo. light brown with a thin semblance of an off-white head; aroma of sweet tinned fruits; faint roasty bitterness and not much else going on

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2015
12oz bottle. Clear dark brown, with a big foamy beige head. Malty, toasty aroma. Hint of rye and toast, with a mildly bitter finish. Not that great.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (10419) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 29, 2015
can - decent in the right setting, but nothing special. light malt flavors and a little dry finish in what otherwise would be a standard macro type beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Manslow (1171) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 27, 2015
Butelka wypita w Kostaryce. Kolor ciemnobrązowy,piana średnia. Lekko palone słody, smak słodowy, lekki karmel, wytrawne.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TimE (5230) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 21, 2015
Lots of chocolate malt and relatively smooth body for a mainstream beer. Bananas and unknown chemicals dominate the mouth. Better than expected.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
swesson (384) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Ok, so I'm on vacation in Costa Rica and drinking this beer. That means it gets a bit of a head start right there. Poured from a bottle and it is a ruby brown in color and makes a thin off white head. Smells a bit metallic and of cereal. Tastes of malt and little else. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (7430) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (cereal/grain, dog food, husks, caramel). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Typical super-rough, grainy dark beer, similar to what you get in Mexico. Slightly better than most swill pale lager, but not by much.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcnielsen (3235) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
UPDATED: APR 28, 2015 Bottle enjoyed by the pool in Costa Rica. Pours a dark brown color with white head. Somewhat minimal noise with grainy, slight roasty, malty aromas and flavors. A little more body and flavor than the Bavaria Gold but still pretty macro tasting.


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