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Krušovice Cerne - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stoutman on 06-08-2003)
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DbbC

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-20-2014 03:26:07 | More by DbbC
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npendres

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-20-2012 03:54:48 | More by npendres
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Guinness4me

Florida

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If you like your beer a bit on the dark side, this is the perfect beer for a light fish or salad course.

It poured a chocolate brown with a thick, impressive tan head which left a ring-like lace on my glass.

The smell was sweet with a miniscule amount of hops.

The taste was light at the front of my tongue but got more pronounced once swallowed. Vanilla, coffee and chocolate quickly come and go.

I want more.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2006 05:11:27 | More by Guinness4me
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jasewaaang

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

09-16-2012 07:44:31 | More by jasewaaang
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-08-2012 01:20:54 | More by PEIhop
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shigg85

Japan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-01-2012 00:08:41 | More by shigg85
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botham

New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

half liter on tap poured into a mug at romer plaza in frankfurt am main, germany. pours black with garnet highlights and a single finger of light brown head that remains for a few minutes.

aroma is of roasted malts, with notes of caramel and chocolate and a distant note of coffee as well.

taste is mild and roasted, with the same malt notes as the aroma and a bit more character and richness than the aroma would suggest.

mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a silky texture and a smooth finish of lingering roasted malts.

drinkability is great. a tight profile and solid complexity make this one an excellent schwarzbier. prost!

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2008 15:58:25 | More by botham
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-14-2013 14:10:26 | More by mrfrancis
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-04-2011 14:56:24 | More by deapokid
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stevoj

Germany

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-21-2011 19:51:30 | More by stevoj
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-01-2013 01:10:06 | More by brandonld23
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Tschnab

New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-07-2013 08:41:03 | More by Tschnab
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jdelbalzo99

New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-07-2014 16:57:03 | More by jdelbalzo99
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a beige, three-finger head that fades quickly and leaves some lace. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Deep mahogany color. Nose is roasted chocolate/coffee. Flavor is roasted coffee, clean finish, good session beer. $2.70 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2007 23:44:52 | More by jdhilt
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Portertime

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This seems to be a rare beer (at least in Florida) but I was able to procure this Cerne as well as the light version of Kruovice.

Apperance - pours a little thin looking for a Schwarzbier but has nice color and a fizzy head.

Smell - has that Schwarzbier smell of roasted chocolate malts and a mild hoppy charredness

Taste - smooth and drinkable with the roasted malts dominating and some mild malts backing everything up.

Not a bad Schwarzbier. A touch thin for my taste but good flavors for what it had.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 02:44:17 | More by Portertime
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brown, nearly black color. The head is two inches in height, and recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is of roasted and chocolate malts, with a faint spiciness. The taste is like the aroma, and very flavorful. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a velvety texture, and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a nice schwarbier. I will certainly drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2008 19:08:07 | More by KarlHungus
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap in Prague. Served in tall Krusovice glass.

A - very dark mahogany rather than black (cerny); clear with a tan head that has good retention.

Aroma: rich and malty: superb.

T - slightly sweet with a fine very dark malt flavor that has no burnt notes.

M - medium-light body, medium carbonation and a slighty dry finish.

O - very drinkable beer with excellent aroma.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2011 22:25:21 | More by chinchill
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Wegbier

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

should have originally reviewed this one when i was living in Germany, but here we are back in foco

a- deep dark amber, as nice as the color is i thought i wouldnt see through it, the two finger head only stuck around for so long before reducing to a very light head with some lacing.

s- mmm... bready and toasty bread

t- taste follows smell with some well toasted malt through and through a light creamyness to even out all the dark toast

somewhat biting and lightly carbonated. medium to thin body

d- drinkable all the way.

good, but not as exciting as i remember

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 06:07:04 | More by Wegbier
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JayQue

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

My first schwarzbier. My sister brought this one back from the Czech Republic. Poured a deep, dark brown color with a good size tan head. Head faced slowly to a covering of the glass. Good lacing. Aroma fairly faint, mostly malt. Taste is good, very smooth, mild burnt malt taste. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but that is probably appropriate for this style. Drinkability is good. I had a 500 ml bottle with some pizza, but I could easily see this as a good session beer. Tastes good, goes down smooth and the ABV is fairly low. Would love to try this one on tap. Nothing I would seek out, however I would enjoy it if available at a bar.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2006 00:07:23 | More by JayQue
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BerkeleyBeerMan

California

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown to black color thin body. Completely opaque. The head is thin with some mild bubbles. It dissipates rapidly. The head forms a ring around the side of the glass.

Smell: Roasted malt odor. Hints of charcoal. Wet smelling. I think it smells like Guinness. Slight sweetness. Hints of chocolate.

Taste: Roasted flavor. The malts are good. a nice balance between sweet charcoal malts and a bitter hop backing. Not bad at all for the price of 1.99 for a pint and a half. Leaves a slightly sour taste upon finish. Hints of coffee and wood flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light. Thin. Good balance. Light carbonation.

Overall: Good for a change of pace. I normally don't drink black lagers. The price was excellent and it was well constructed. I will recommend this to my friends.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 04:03:55 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
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flagmantho

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL bottle into a Pilsner glass. Bottle has a "born by date", whatever that means, of 4/15/2010.

Appearance: deep brown hue with a clear body and two thick fingers of pillowy tan head. Nice lace on the glass, too.

Smell: rich malt aroma with a hint of chocolatey toast and a touch of sour grain. Sweet, earthy hops are lightly evident as well. I rather like it.

Taste: sweet, light malt again with a hint of roastiness. Less sourness or graininess in the flavor than the aroma. Bitterness is balanced and noble in character, just like the aroma. This is quite a tasty brew indeed.

Mouthfeel: light-bodied with a fizzy carbonation. Not really creamy, but at least it is interesting.

Drinkability: quenching and tasty. I haven't had a ton of schwarzbiers, but I am finding this one rather nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 00:51:29 | More by flagmantho
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Krusovice Cerne is a light-bodied and dry schwarzbier with a noticeable bit of burnt caramel-like roastiness. It's clean, straight-forward, and refreshing. Beyond the burnt-sugar edge there's a background flavor of leafy, floral, and spicy hops, but it's definitely held within shadow. I find it quite drinkable considering its light body and delicate crispness, and clean, sharply-cut flavor profile; but in the end I'm not really sure that there's enough character to keep me coming back beyond a serving or two.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2006 13:28:14 | More by NeroFiddled
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bark

Sweden

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

4.4% ABV, brewed for the Swedish market.

The colour is deep dark brown-black; the three finger head is airy, dark beige and firm. Some lacing.

The smell is sweet with notes of beef stock, treacle, some bitter notes and hints of toffee and prunes.

The taste is malty and a bit roasted with notes of roast beef, nuts, a quickly passing clean bitterness, prunes, caramel and dried meat. The aftertaste got some sweet malty notes with roasted flavours, earthy hints and a gentle bitterness.

The carbonation is mild (small bubbles), the liquid smooth.

A fine schwarzbier, maybe a little too conservative.

Serving type: can

10-20-2008 17:53:42 | More by bark
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Solber Fäss'je in Frankfurt.

This dunkel poured a dark, opaque brown color with light brown, creamy foam that clung to the glass. The smell was malty with hints of cocoa. The taste was malty with a touch of sweetness and hints of cocoa. Not much hop presence. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with medium body and low carbonation feel. The malty flavor lingered nicely. This was a nicely drinkable bier.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2003 05:14:52 | More by UncleJimbo
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Daredevil

Switzerland

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

this is an interesting brew indeed ... the main feature is the exceptional mouthfeel ... blindfolded I would have expected this to be a very good sparkling wine (if not a standard champagne ...) ... smell and taste however lack a bit of outlines and aromas ... on overall I would say this is a very noble brew, which needs a bit of connoisseur spirit ....

note: I trust there might be a double entry on this beer, as far as I know Krusovice only brews one dark beer

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2006 13:46:21 | More by Daredevil
Krušovice Cerne from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
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