Brewed by Pivovar Ferdinand
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Benešov, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Characterised by a light, pleasantly caramel taste and fragrance, fine sweetish, finely bitter, pleasant full-body beer.

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faroeviking (11331) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 16, 2007
Bottle. "Ferdinand Dark Lager" (4,5%). Pours a clear bit dark brown colour with a medium short lasting light brown head leaving a bit of lacing. Quite sweet roasteb caramel and brown sugar aroma with some roasted malt. The flavour is also quite sweet with toasted malt, caramel, some brown sugar, bit grains and nuts. Sweet dry finish.

allmyvinyl (11177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2014
500ml bottle from premium Czech beers online. Pours clear brown, thin off-white head. Aromas are metallic and toffee, light herbal hops. Taste is more of the same. Clean finish.

gnoff (11138) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 First rating
500 ml bottle from a beer shop in Prague, Czech republic.
Clear rebrown color, big lasting creamy tan head. Fresh sweet malty scent, also some fruitiness. Butter taste, lots of red wine as well. Medium bitterness. Larger than medium mouthfeel.

Second rating.
(Draught at Ferdinanda, Praha)
Sold as "Ferdinand tmave 11°".
Clear dark deep red color, tan head. Sweet chocolate roasted malt scent. Light sweet malty chocolate taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

pivnizub (10905) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2006
Bottled (@ PivniGaleriePraha): Ruby-amber coloured, medium-sized fluffy tanned head, lacing and slowly collapsing; sweet dark-malty, caramelly nose with a distinctive touch of toasted malt; sweet (malty) flavour, surprisingly full bodied, velvet MF; longer sweet-caramelly finish with a delicate bitterness in the very end. A bit on the sweet side, but all in all a very pleasant and decent Dunkles !

KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
Clear dark reddish brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt,c aramel and chocolate notes. Ends sweet.

Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
Dark brown with a red hue and a nice head. Both aroma and flavour has notes of roasted malt and the flavour also has notes of sweet caramel and a touch of licorice, and it has a light, but nice bitterness.

MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
On tap in Praha:

The Lure:
Creamy foam on mahogany-brown. Roasted berries and earthy wilderness project oncoming tartness. Dry red wine grapes are perceived.

The Festivities:
A cushion-y malt core is topped by sweet cherries, grapes and various berries. Earthy humidity meets light sourness, which gets uncomfortable after a while.

Sitting on forest soil is refreshing.

gyllenbock (10025) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2016
At Internationales Berliner Bierfestival 2016. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee and some caramel. Similar taste. Also some hints of spices. The finish was sweet.

gunnar (9921) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2010
0,5 l bottle. Poursd deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is weak roasted malts, light chocolate. Full bodied, very good for this low abv beer. Taste is full of light roasted malts, maybe a touch on the sweet side, but not too much. Here is caramel mixed with chocolate, even some noticeable liquorice, nice Czech dunkel.

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