Brewed by Žatecký Pivovar (Carlsberg)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Žatec, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Pro ženy i pro muže vaří Žatecký pivovar tmavý ležák - Žatec Xantho - vskutku výjimečné pivo. Výběrem surovin a speciálním varným procesem se podařilo zvýšit obsah vysoce žádané látky zvané xanthohumol na téměř dvojnásobek. Kdo ochutná noblesní chuť tohoto černého klenotu, objeví čarovné účinky, které jsou v něm ukryty. 14.5°

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StuOhBrew (10) - Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2012
This is one of those beers that just hits me the right way. There is nothing truly extraordinary about it - it is quite smooth and drinkable, with notes of caramel and chocolate - but the simplicity strikes me as honest. Not all of Zatec’s Lagers are all that impressive, considering the age of the brewery, but this one has long been a favorite of mine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kto (1078) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2017
0.5l bottle from budweis, as zatec dark lager, bb 26.02.17. pours a hazy deep mahogany with a small beige head. aroma of caramel malts, dates, metal. flavour of roast, toffee, rye bread, dates, quite fruity and interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FireGlider (530) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 30, 2017
Clean brown color with small brownish head. Light malty aroma with sweet taste. Quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nephirem (392) - CROATIA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle, 0.33l. Sampled as Žatec Dark. Deep ruby pour with minimal white head, vanishing instantly. No lacing whatsoever. Smell of iron and toffee with herbal touch to it. Caramel takes over as it clears up. Thin to medium body. Carbonation is average but prickly on the tongue. A bit watery texture. Bittersweet. Aroma is grainy and malty, a bit of caramel, slightly herbal. Faint corn. Somewhat peppery, slight metal in the aftertaste. Not complex, quite simple but executed fairly well. Finish is a bit dry and slightly bitter. Overall, ok. Drinkable, yes, but quite an unimaginative effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hrc_Cro (493) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 22, 2017
0.33l bottle as Žatec Dark. Clear dark ruby color with browny head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is sweet and bitter. Basic stuff, don’t know why score is so high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjoeng (1046) - SINGAPORE - DEC 31, 2016
5.7%ABV. Lager. Poured out brown. 20şSRM. Nose is caramel with pleasant stewed fruit aroma. Mouthfeel is full bodied. Palate has black bread, rye bread spice and dark toast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5190) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle Tried as Zatec Dark Lager. Black and quite lively upon opening. Smooth malty flavour with liquorice in background. Well balanced and definitely worth trying

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (3284) - NORWAY - NOV 5, 2016
From tap at U Kunštátů with Gunnars ryk og reis 05.11.16. Dark copper. Resistent beige head. Sweet aroma and taste, with dark berries, dates, dark caramel and dark malt. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11766) - Tromsř, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2016
330ml bottle kindly shared by Per Pippin. A bubbly fawn-coloured head over a clear dark ruby coloured body. Scattered lacing. Roasted bread on the nose, semi-sweet. Taste of brown malts, moderately roasted. Backdrop of herbal hops, mid-sweet. Medium bodied. Quite alright (Shared with friends at Prestvika, Sommarřya 02.09.2016).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (9727) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2016
500 ml bottle from notes. Pours a clear dark amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, grainy, caramel, some Noble hops, musty, age is a concern, not to be repeated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SeniorZozo (1462) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2016
Draught Aroma-caramel, Appearance-ruby, clear, tan foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly sour, lightly bitter, Palate-light body, thin feel, average carbonation, abrupt finish Overall- good

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