Brewed by Pivovar Velké Březno - Breznak (Heineken)
Style: Schwarzbier
Velké Březno, Czech Republic


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%

Note: After the Jarosov brewery closed in late 1997, production moved to Kutna Hora, and after they shut down, possibly to Breznak.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Draught into a lovely tall vase shaped glass in the ‘DAB Bar’ on the same street as a Berlin Brewpub that is always closed when I try to get in. The beer looked a picture, dark brown, very dark in fact: a tan coloured creamy foam head sat on top throughout the tasting. Malty, chocolaty and roasted caramel molasses made up the smells. Those aroma giving malts also dominated the taste, with hints of coffee and toffee flavours now coming through along with the chocolate and caramel notes mentioned in the smells. Medium body for a schwarzbier, some I’ve found to be rather thin: this was one of the better ones for body depth and strength. It looked, good, it had a good smell and it tasted good too: one of the best schwarzbiers I’ve come across (this being my 15th review in that style).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15483) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2010
Draught as Jarosova/Jarosover Dunkel. Mild malty aroma, slightly buttery, but pleasant. Clear dark brown colour. Nice stable creamy tan head. The flavour is slightly sweet, nicely malty. Mild carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3870) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2006
[On draught in Friedrichshein, Berlin] Dark brown colour, rich creamy head. Big caramelly aroma, with notes of fruits and coffee as well as toffee. Mouthfeel is very smooth, with that perfect balance of caramel and coffe, the latter is very pronounced in the finish, as well as a touch of toastiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3879) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2012
Draught in a cafe in Berlin. Jet black with a large cream head. Aroma of toasted malt. Flavour is roast, mild sweet with a creamy light coffee palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2007
tap in dresden... expected more from this based on appearance but i guess that was a bad estimate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (5553) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 13, 2010
Draught at Zum Dampfshiff in Köpenick
Poured a quite dark red-brown, thick fluffy tan head. Sweetish, slightly coffeeish nose. Yoghurty, distinctly milk caramel-like. Light hop bitterness near the end. This is actually a quite good Czech dunkel, which, combined with the fact that noone’s rated it in 2 and a half years, makes this an even better catch!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2808) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 28, 2010
08/03 Draught at Zum Dampfschiffe, Köpenick. It poured dark brownish body with small head. Strong coffee malt aroma. Fine malty schwarzbier flavor, coffee, chocolate, some caramel and even yogurt. Bitterish mostly, but sweetness and sourness make it up, too. Medium bodied with nice long fine coffee finish. Has one of the best coffee malts I’ve ever encountered in a schwarzbier, but anyway its very tasty and full especially for the style. Yup, Doggythedog made a great find on those two!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (9392) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2013
draught at Dresden Frühjahrsmarkt 2013. Clear deep brown colour, beige head. Aroma of roasetd malts and caramel. Chocolatey, hints of caramel, roasetd malts, dark dried fruit. Smooth and very pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ganache (5773) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Draught at the Leipziger Bierbörse. Dark ruby, lacing, creamy, rich, frothy eggshell head. Aroma has some sour notes, vague bg fruit. Taste has chocolate and strong red berry, hops, with a dry toffeeish finish, creamy, medium-light body. Very smooth. Overall, not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (7010) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2006
[Draught in Friedrichshain, Berlin] Dark brown. Creamy head. Notes of fruits and toffee. Sweet, smooth and soft.

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