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

bottling
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Svesse (8006) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2008
(Draught at Krusovicka Pivnice, Prague, 23 July 2008) Dark brown colour, almost black, with a creamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with coffee and chocolate. Malty, roasted taste with notes of cola, coffee and a fairly molasses like sweetness. Decent, but rather boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (9556) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2008
50cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin white head lighty nutty. Aroma is lightly roasted and the taste has the same sweet nutty and light caramel malt. A little too light in my opinion. Aftertaste comes a little hoppy with a note that reminds me of a pilsner. Dry finish. Not the best schwarzbier.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1399) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2008
(Sampled 7-5-08) Bottle poured into shaker- poured dark ruby red that was transparent, razor thin head hung around for a few minutes but had to go back home, thin aroma of a light roasted malt, weak coffee, and small hops. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt comes through cleanly, cream in the middle, very light hop finish. Not bad, not bad at all.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2008
Can (500ml). Poured a deep ruby black with a frothy/creamy, averaged sized, tanned head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of sweetish, lightly roasted malts with notes of aniseed, caramel, milk chocolate, prunes and a hint of coffee. Flavor was similar to aroma with virtually no bitterness, sweet lightly roasted malts, caramel, milk chocolate, dates and a hint of creamy coffee. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry/creamy mouthfeel and an ok finish. Not bad just not that memorable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
Draught @ Albatros Prague. Thick large off-white creamy head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Somewhat clear sparkling body with a mahogany color. Aroma of light roasted malt, hint of citrus, some butterscotch and nice underlying mild hoppy notes. Light bodied with an average carbonation and light thin texture. Light sweet malty flavor with a hint of bitterness. Light roasted malty finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 26, 2008
Bought at ICA grocery store in Visby, Gotland, Sweden. Pours a very dark ruby brown with 2 cm dark tan head. Smells very malty sweet, with wet grain, grass and a touch of burnt popcorn. Very smooth mouthfeel--ever-so-slightly thick and with low carbonation. The taste is an immediate dose of roasted malt, albeit very toned-down (I have a feeling this is because this is the 3.5% version for the Swedish market outside of Systembolaget stores), a touch of lemon. Overall, not as sweet as it smells. The aftertaste is very much unsweetened cocoa. Overall, not bad, but I think I’d prefer the full-on Systembolaget version.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pinball (11981) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2008
for a low alc. beer this is great - if i judge by taste i found this a bti smokey, licorice, darkish, but not really especially tasty. Probably the low alc. still the best low alc of this style i’ve had (i think).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2008
500 ml bottle, 3,5% abv. Mediumsized, lightly tanned head. Color is dark brown with some ruby highlights. Dry and dusty aroma of cocoa and dark chocolate. Taste is dry malty. Coffee-beans, caramel and chocolate notes. A discreet sweetness is lurking under. Chalky, powdery texture. Slim body. Well balanced and harmonious, but a bit thin.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 15, 2008
Sötétbarna szín,kemény hab és karamellás illat jellemzi.Íze először édeskés,később átmegy pörkölt gabonás kicsit kávésba.Utóíze kesernyés kissé száraz.Kellemes főzet!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (6739) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2008
(Can 2008-06-11) Dark brown. Clear. Slightly tan big head. Malts and yeast in nose. Slight carbonation in fullish palate. Flat. Roasted and even burned malts. Hints of caffee. Tiny bits of bitterness. Watery.


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