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


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RATINGS: 716   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vickey9 (999) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 Deep brown topped by a light creamy head. The nose is rich and toasty with a caramel, vanilla and chocolate notes including roasted malt aroma. It gives a bitter taste with spicy and herbal flavour. Body is medium, carbon high. Coffee and chocolate with dark fruits palate. Bitter aftertaste. [email protected]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PaulW (105) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Roasty yet lagery. Warming up there is a great dark crystal malt aroma and taste. Bar a little metallic twang to begin with, this turns into a fine pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (5125) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle from Meny, Ringnes park. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Pretty sweet taste with a dry and slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle at home. Dark brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is roasty, some faint red fruits, bread, Czech hops and rye. Flavor is slightly bitter, somewhat sweet and nice full bodied roasted malts. Decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1133) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2011
Nice black beer which is not overdone. Light bodied and a good summer quaffer. Low head and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 21, 2011
50cl brown bottle labeled in German from Vienna grocery store. Pours a clear dark mahogany with fading white head. Big "chocolate" aroma. Medium body, noticeable carbonation. Slightly dry dark malts flavor balance. No molasass or too much caramel dominant flavor common to most Czech dark beers. Light hop bitterness up front combines with carbonation to mitigate overly sweet flavor balance. Otherwise clean lager. OKAY.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2011
Bottled from waitrose. Really really dark with a delicate tan head. Sweet caramel, molasses and malt aroma. Flavours malty chocolatey, ever so slightly astringent. Lasting smokiness on the aftertaste. Not generally a lager fan though I like the genuine Budvars and this in particular. Really good and one of the few ’dunkels’ on sale around these here parts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1526) - SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle (500ml):
Some dark malts and hint of coffee to kick things off with followed by some grain around the middle of the drink. It smells quite rich with a little bit of sweetness plus there is a sort of nutty aroma at the end.
Dark mahogany brown with a large, tanned brown head. It’s foamy with good retention.
Some nice dark malts to begin with that aren’t too strong and seem to be well balanced with the vanilla and chocolate flavours that follow it. There is a subtle sweetness to the beer and it is rounded off with a hint of coffee and more mild malts.
Smooth and medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation, the beer has a nice feel to it & is easy to drink. It is pretty well balanced too.
Well balanced, iIt had a nice look and feel to it & again is a beer I would go back to if I could find it more easily.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (2188) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Pours dark/brown with a small head. Aroma brown sugary, nuts and roasted malts. A somewhat typical sweet Czech beer, but Not Bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (11726) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle @ Bjarne. Pours dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of light roasted malt, light dark chocolate and licorice. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, licorice. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 131111

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