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Brewed by Královský pivovar Krušovice (Heineken)
Style: Schwarzbier
Krusovice, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 928   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Editor’s note: Ratings of the Swedish 3.5% ABV version should also be entered here.

Harmony between taste and beauty - Dark beer is the traditional product of the Royal Brewery of Krušovice and for more than 100 years the production of this beer has not stopped. The beer has a full, sweet caramel taste and a light hop flavour. The high quality of the raw ingredients assures the excellent taste of the beer. There are several types of malt, natural spring water from the Křivoklát Wood and hops from the Žatec area.
9.7° 90 EBC.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2008
A very dark caramel brown frosted with a respectable brown head. Light oaty texture with barley notes over a bit of an earthy base and a slight bit of dryness in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s01gs (17) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2008
Thick off-white head. Distinct smell of bunt sugar. Flavour is quite light but well balanced. Burnt sugar and some malt.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beltramelli (470) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 18, 2008
Creme denso e pouco persistente, mas deixa uma camada fina perene no copo. No aroma e no sabor, muito malte torrado e notas de caramelo. O final é longo e doce. Boa cerveja.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10484) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2009 Clear brown with a large deep beige head. Sweet aroma with hardroasted malt, smoke, coffee and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with hard roasted malt, coffee and liquerice notes. Ends light bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (3328) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 29, 2008
From the taller, nicely packaged bottle with a code of: 02 04 2008 L0204C0630. Pours dark brown and ruby red. Malts and caramel in the aroma. Medium mouth feel. A very strange but also appealing malted flavor. I can’t pin it down. This one also lists "artifical sweetener" in the ingredients, which was a bit unsettling. But it was smooth enough anyhow and abover average.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle, the 3.5% ABV version. Black with beige head. Sweet malt and low bitterness. Thin.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kfl (71) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle 50cl. Pours dark brown with medium light-brown, head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of dried fruit. Flavor is sweet but has a very strange note to it which I cannot define - maybe it’s the artificial sweetener (which I did not know about)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (10032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
Deep dark brown, clear, with a big brown fizzy head. Aroma and flavour of burnt malt, a little bready, a little soy sauce, and a light boxboard note detracting from the dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 Born on Date June 2007; Sampled August 2008
Pours into my 25cl tulip glass with a frothy, initially almost three-finger thick, tan colored head. The beer is dark, almost black color that has some caramel tinges to it. When held up to the light the body shows a brilliantly clear, deep red color. The aroma smells of toffee, ample toasted malt, light roast notes, a whole grain cracker note and a touch of sweet grain around the edges that almost has a cherry like fruitiness to it at times.

The carbonation adds a bit of fizziness to the texture and the body is light enough, but does have a medium heft to it. Caramelized notes provide just a touch of sweetness, but not nearly as much as I was expecting after reading that this had artificial sweetener added to it. Toasted whole grain flavors, a touch of cocoa powder, a hint of burnt smokiness, some blackened malt notes and a touch of roast coffee like flavors. The finish has some caramel, almost toffee notes that linger a bit on the tongue as well as a hint of hop bitterness that is quite smooth.

The overall impression of this beer is quite smooth and easy drinking; the dark grain used does not add any of the harsh, sharp or bitter notes that can often be found in darker beers. In this case a little more dark grain presence might provide a bit more complexity & balance, but this is certainly a classic example of a Schwarzbier.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerWeg (1628) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2008
Nice small bite of patent malt, eminently quaffable dafffy duck. .Lightly sweet. Neither exotic nor in any way subpar.


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