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Krušovice Cerne - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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81
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292 Ratings
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: stoutman on 06-08-2003)
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

vvivan, Mar 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

Spurlos, Jan 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

myxy, Jul 21, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +29.2%

Had this one in Czech. Very fresh and awesome! The beer has a full, sweet caramel taste and a light hop flavour. Light roasted and chocolatey aroma. Extremely dark brown/black colour, light brown head, good lace. Very full for a beer with just 3.8% alc. Long sweet and roasted coffee finish. Very good.

stoutman, Jun 08, 2003
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

matjack85, Jan 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

pchalk, Apr 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

hanwong, Jul 12, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +23.6%

Nice black body, although a little translucent, head is big and creamy, off white, and leaves a lot of lace.

Smell: Black pepper, roasted malts, light cocoa, grass. Smells quite nice.

Taste: Malty and slighty metallic, chocolate and malt. Very smooth and easy to drink, this is a good schwarzbier in body and flavor.

Drinkability: Much better than the imperial, a sessionable beer (low ABV and good flavor). If not for the price, it would be a regular.

TastyTaste, Sep 20, 2006
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4.36/5  rDev +22.5%

Krusovice Cerna has a very thick, foamy, beige head, a good amount of lacing left behind, and a clear, yet dark, ruby-brown appearance. The aroma is of dark-roasted malt, brown bread crust, sweetness, and even coffee. Taste is of the same, with just a touch of hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Krusovice Cerna finishes crisp, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a delicious and tasty beer.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Mar 14, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +22.2%

I have revisited this and found it to be a very good, light but subtly complex and characterful beer, a great session beer at 4.4% abv but with good character.

Very dark brown, essentially black but not quite, it has a medium-large tan head slowly shrinking to a wispy ring and leaving only weak hints of lace.

The aroma is roasty with hints of licorice, molasses cake, caramelised bread, chocolate, and prune. Its not strong but it's still full and very nice.

The taste is similar, dryish toasty overall with an engaging zesty-tingly licorice, mild very dark gingerbread, hints of prune, fermented fruit, chocolate. It has a finish of licorice, molasses gingerbread and hints of singed dry leaves and coffee bean. The molassesy gingerbread dominates the aftertaste and lingers. It has light bitterness in the finish. It's tasty and easily drinkable, clean and solid, light but characterful and engaging. The feel is lively.

Offa, Dec 17, 2008
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4.3/5  rDev +20.8%

Wow. I had no idea when I ordered this beer today that it was so low in alcohol. I knew that black lagers weren't necessarily stronger than lighter lagers, but 3.8%? I really enjoyed this and now that I know I can have this for Breakfest (lol) I'm hooked. Great black color, very good malty test, very, very drinkable. A very difficult beer to sip slowly. I never had a german Schwarz as good as this. HIghly recommend.

david18, Sep 26, 2009
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4.28/5  rDev +20.2%

I had this beer in Prague last week and enjoyed it immensely. While I admit to having had my fill of Pilsener Urquell leading up to it, and therefore being ripe for a dark beer (more my preference), I still felt the flavor and consistency were each notably positive. It had the endearing characteristic of leaving my appetite whetted for more, and I obliged happily, letting the full flavor and pleasant mouthfeel take over. I recommend this beer.

Sprows, Apr 12, 2004
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

donactive, Aug 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Draught in Prague, called Krusovice Vycepni Tmavé on the menu, but must be the same beer. Black (= very dark brown) colour, large head. Lovely malty aroma with strong elements of leather and cigarbox. Pleasant flavour of roasted malts, some caramel but not too sweet, very well balanced with the hops. For the style freaks: This is a Schwarzbier IMO, not a dunkel - but who cares, as long as the beer tastes good? I’d think the ABV was stronger than it actually is - another evidence that flavour and strength are not necessarily the same thing. Great with food or on its own. A truly enjoyable beer. Rerate bottle: I just realised I had written separate notes of the BOTTLED beer named Krusovice Cerne - I could SWEAR it was a different beer from the draught Vycepni Tmave. Notes bottle: Deep reddish brown colour. Large tan head, moderate carbonation. Moderate malty aroma. Typical dunkel flavour with low bitterness. Relatively light bodied, refreshing. Overall 13/20.

Sigmund, Mar 29, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

MacStinson, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

brongladest, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

$1,99 for a pint. 15AUG2006 printed on the back.
WOW! This is a fantastic schwartzbier! Everything about was dead-on for the style, plus a bit more! The pour was very dark red, and the way the light hit it, was actually black up toward the top with reddish highlights around the edges at the bottom. The head was almost pure white, and stayed around for probably a minute and thirty or so. It laced the glass nicely, and a 2mm blanket of frost stayed put throughout. Smell was freshly sawn hickory and smoke. The taste was smoke and sweet malt. Lots of smoke! This should be called a schwartzrauchbier! Wonderful stuff. Mouthfeel was very smooth and there is no hop bitterness or CO2 to speak of. With these characteristics and at 3,8%abv, I could drink this all afternoon!! A sensational example of the style!!

SilentSabre, Mar 12, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

DrBass, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

mikiboj, Mar 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

brutalist, Dec 24, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +18.5%

My everyday dark lager.

On tap - smooth, creamy, with spicy aroma and majestic crown. If you empty your pint glass in less than 15 minutes, you enjoy every drop. If the pint lasts for more, you'll feel candy sugar and may find it unpleasant.

Bottled version is more balanced and somehow drier. Perfect companion to smoked meat, cheese or even fruits.

Must admit that the quality hasn't diminished in last 5-6 yrs. Quite the opposite, the beer has become tastier. Recommended!

ernie, Jun 06, 2006
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4.22/5  rDev +18.5%

Aroma is strong, malty, and mouth-watering. It pours a dark reddish-brown, almost the color of cola, with a thick, tan head that does not stay for long. Flavor is malty with a hint of burnt coffee and a little hop bitterness. This beer is velvety smooth and pleasant to drink, best by itself.

Cyberkedi, Sep 24, 2007
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4.2/5  rDev +18%

Presentation: 0.5 liter brown glass Euro-generic bottle, red/gold on black label, gold foiled neck

Appearance: dark brown color, large beige head, very good lacing

Smell: strong malt, coffee, some hops

Taste: medium body, crisp mouth feel, strong malty taste, medium hops, nicely balanced

Notes: good and tasty brew, VERY drinkable

BeerBeing, Oct 04, 2005
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4.18/5  rDev +17.4%

A - Small cream colored head after an aggressive pour. Little lacing, moderate to high carbonation.

S - Roasted malt, hops, and chocolate.

T - Excellent taste. Chocolate, caramel, and coffee notes, yet not overly sweet or bitter. The presence of alcohol is nearly undetectable in this brew which isn't all too surprising given its low ABV.

M - Surprisingly thin. This beer is both dry and refreshing leaving little to no aftertaste.

D - Highly drinkable; an excellent session beer.

One could argue that this beer is a little too thin and watery, but I feel what it lacks in ABV it more than makes up for in a good tasting and refreshing brew. After all, not all beers have to have a 5%+ ABV to be considered a real beer.

SimplySinister, Sep 11, 2008
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4.15/5  rDev +16.6%

This Czech Schwarzbier pours a dark brown with the garnet and ruby highlights characteristic of the style. The tan head is a bit smaller than I would have expected. Nose is moderately malty, slightly sweet, slightly roasty and hop aromas are more or less absent. Flavor follows nose with the slightly roasted malts leading the way, followed by some sweet notes, a mildly apparent hopness, no esters or diacetyl detected. Finishes clean with a slightly bitter and quite pleasant aftertaste. Mouthfeel is good, medium to light with a light carbonation. Overall this is a fine black beer from my Czech brethren that I will be having again. It would be a good first Schwarzbier to serve up to one of your cronies.

SickBrew, Dec 18, 2008
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Krušovice Cerne from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
81 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.