Brewed by Budějovický Budvar
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
České Budějovice, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 718   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Prémiový tmavý ležák doplňuje tradiční nabídku piva z pivovaru Budějovický Budvar, n. p. od roku 2004. Je vyroben stejným postupem jako originální světlý ležák, za použití nejvybranějšího žateckého chmele, moravského sladu, vody čerpané ze 300 m hlubokých artéských studní a tří druhů speciálních barevných ječných sladů: mnichovského, karamelového a praženého.

Charakterizuje jej výrazně tmavá barva, suchá, jemně hořká karamelová chuť bez dominance sladkosti. Vůně je delikátní po praženém sladu.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (6248) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Wirstrom’s, Stockholm tap: Pours black with a brownish head... looks more like a Schwarz. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and nuts. The beer has some lactose characteristics in my opinion, or maybe that is just the body when on tap. Nice mouthfeel as a result. Very slight roasted malt taste. This ain’t bad, and it does grow on you after a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EchoShine (33) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 10, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 From beginning seems like a one trick pony on the roasty malt with subtle caramel. This dominates and stands out to the end of the 500ml glass. The beer stands up thu-out. I don’t get the coffee and chocolate complexities of other Czech darks at all. This has something that staropramen dark is missing and vice versa.... maybe I’ll mix a half and half haha. Least the Staro gives off a deeper coffee aroma. 2 Finger head dies rater quickly on the few I had in hot weather. << update. I’m trying to understand the hop character. something tells me the roasty malts (that are sweet when I lick the inside of my cheaks and lips) are hiding the ingredients and process that are lost from the more original recipes. Well my rating stands at a 2.8 ... and could swing up to a 3 me thinks (maybe). Without this roast would be very flat. update: Get more of a bitter edge on this long finish note, almost stout and not multi-complicated a beer. Now have a better taste on this as the first time my throat was a bit off which the malt roast was a bit irratating. I now have a bit better bite on the top of the tongue so that also bumps up this beer for me a bit. 3 is kind :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2012
0.5L bottle. Poured black with perfect 2-finger head. Appetizing aroma, sweet. Taste is very pleasant and typical of the stye, a bit "oily" of a mouthfeel but not bad. I like malty brews, and this one suits me fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Tap in Prague. Deep brown, clear appearance wit ha creamy light brown head. Raisin, plum, roasty dark malty, lightly nutty aroma. Thin, anise, charred, roasty malty flavor with a light chocolate note. Bleh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle at bar. Black color, beige head. Smooth, malty taste with some roastiness, a bit of chocolate and malts. Very nice dark lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omikr0n (911) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle. Roasty aroma with some coffee, malt and hops. Taste very similar, with something added, perhaps licorice, perhaps some spices. One of the better dunkels I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesie1857 (2062) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
Thin white head on dark body. Light roast aromas of chocolate, caramel, toffee. Pleasant taste, refreshing and light with burnt malts and coffee giving it some character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Uyuarasy (2) - HUNGARY - JUN 21, 2012 does not count
First time drinking the real Budweiser, it’s really the best right now. Caramel, dark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2012
pours dark brown with a thin tan head.nice roasted chocolate aromas lead into some great roasted coffee, chocolate and toffee flavours. quite a pleasant dark beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (11933) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2012
Hazy brown color, thick beige head. Aroma of chocolate covered caramel. Taste is roasted coffee and chocolate.

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