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


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RATINGS: 931   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThirstyBird (2877) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, - APR 4, 2012
Pours dark cola color with small tan head. Sweet malt, molasses, roasted malt, dark bread on the nose. The taste is not as intense as the nose, all the flavors are muted and it is a little watery. Dry finish. Body is light with active carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7695) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2017
Bottle as part of a birthday giftset of czech beers. Thnx! Pours very dark brown, small, bit creamy head. Smell is very maltforward some chocolate and roasty notes, some noble hops, gentle but very nice and rather intense. Taste is rather bitter, grainy, roasty, bit chocolate / coffee notes from the roast. Still nicely hopped, some noble hops, and a very nice yeasty flavor to it. Very different than other swarzbier’s i’ve had, mainly since this is czech style, probably. i do like it ! Very intense taste for the ABV as well. Decent MF and carbo. What’s not to like ?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saintbase (667) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (6346) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
Dark brown with lasting head. Aroma and flavour have some dark malts and a touch of bittersweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Serapac (459) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 22, 2017
On tap, Red Baron, Tegel Airport Berlin. Dark brow, large beige head. Aroma malt, coffee, some chocolate. Bitter-sweet taste, finish mainly bitter. Rather lacking in body, but not surprising, given the low ABV. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rougeau13 (2902) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2017
Bottle. Dark clear brown with a heavy lacing off-white head. Toasted caramel aroma and taste. Light-medium bodied. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
MMJL (419) - Gliwice, POLAND - APR 4, 2017
W zapachu z butelki palone, słodowe z wyraźną nutą żateckiego chmielu. Nalewa się ciemnobrązowe, klarowne z bardzo wysoką jasnobrązową średniopęcherzykową szybko opadającą pianą. Aromat ze szkła niezbyt intensywny - głównie słód i chmiel. W smaku mało intensywne, delikatnie czekoladowe, zauważalnie chmielowe ale z nikłą goryczką. Przyjemny długi posmak ale generalnie odczucie pustki. Wodniste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
szymonskc (849) - Skórcz, POLAND - MAR 29, 2017
Zapach mało intensywny, słód, opiekany chleb, karmel. Kolor ciemnobrązowy, klarowne. Piana beżowa, obfita, średniopęcherzykowa, trwała, zdobi szkło. W smaku lekka słodycz, niska pełnia, słód, chleb, zioła, karmel, żelazo. Goryczka niska, wysycenie średnie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
neyche (2) - - MAR 29, 2017 does not count
I tasted it for the first time in Prague 2007 and then it was an amasing beer - full, dark, chocolaty but with nice bitterly salty after-taste. Since then though it seems that either my taste had evolved or the producer had started using different recipe and now it seems more ordinary and hollow than before. First sip is still cool every now and then, though

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_leit (3525) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle 50 cl. Almost black color, good creamy foam. Aroma: caramel, roasted malts, light smoked and burnt bread crust. Taste: sweet, burnt and caramel malt, slightly velvety.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Icedwarf (1551) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2017
Zwart bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht zoet met iets van chocolade, karamel en heel lichte rook. Is enigszins waterig.

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