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

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RATINGS: 923   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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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2.4
Plovmand (8468) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear golden with medium head. Malty aroma. Flavour is malty too with some notes of caramel and hops.

2.3
liinis (1773) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2008
off white tiny head clear dark brown red watery. hint of liquorice. slight bitter. metal. overrated

2.7
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2008
Bottle: Ruby black, tan head and light lacing. Nose of subtle roast, light sulfur and copper. The flavor is chewy, fairly dry and not much as far as a little fruity esters. Bland lagery and not enough roast. Fairly clean though.

3.1
BeerFanDan17 (1121) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 5, 2008
Good schwarzbier. I first sampled this on draft at a beerfest in St. Pete, FL. Found a local beerstore that carries it in the 20oz bottle. Pours dark but opaque with a really rich head. Flavors are dark caramel, malt, and butterscotch.

2.4
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - APR 5, 2008
Bottle 0.5 l. alc. 3.8 % Dark brown with nice light brown head. Clear barley malt taste. Light bitternes. Hobs weak.

3
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Bottle. Colour of dark chocolate with a light caramel malt aroma. Cream coloured head that persists quite well and leaving a little lace. Definitely a session beer, with a light palate and a restrained, smooth, cocoa-esque flavour. Not bad, but I personally much prefer the strong, heavier Budvar Dark.

2.7
KingofCastle (208) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2008
can: Not a big fan of this style at all. Tastes like dark lager or porter, with roasted coffee notes. I’m sure this is a stellar example of style but I’d rather have a stout or full bodied english ale. Next!

3.4
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Bottle. This is definitely my new beer of choice for dark session nights. It is a chocolatey brown in color with a soft creamy tan head. It has a pleasantly sweet, mildly toasted aroma. The flavor is smooth, roast coffee mixed with a touch of caramel. This is one of those beers you can drink all night long, especially at such a low ABV.

3.3
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAR 3, 2008
Rated first time 11.01.2007
Bottle 500ml
Beautiful look.(however head is not very much lasting, off-brown), aroma of caramel, slightly burned malts and cocoa, flavour of chocolate, coffee, roast, exelent for a Bohemian black lager. Medium-smoked, strong taste, strong full rounded. The best Shwarzbeer I’ve ever had and I like it very much. Each time worth buying another one. Characteristic and not forgetable taste makes it interesting choice. Grate with sweets and desserts.

3.1
jcwattsrugger (12444) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
16.9 oz bottle-pours a big foamy light tan head and black color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-roasty/earthy chocolate, some English yeast, hint of dark fruit. Taste is medium/dark malt-roasty/earthy, chocolate, light hops bite, some English yeast, hint of dark fruit. OK/mild carbonation. Finish a bit thin like a Euro dark lager.


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