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Krušovice Cerne - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.37%
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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oakaged88

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-26-2013 01:45:37 | More by oakaged88
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Arriskuwonder

Spain

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-10-2014 15:42:19 | More by Arriskuwonder
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Streetcore

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-16-2013 16:01:13 | More by Streetcore
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ronin926

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-04-2013 16:20:12 | More by ronin926
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has dark brown color with a creamy cap of foam which left significant lacing. The nose showcased chocolate and biscuit malt and a dash of earthy hops. Light and fluid on the palate. The dark malt reveals some chocolate as it dances toward bitterness in the finish. It leaves the palate a little dry.

This beer isn't bursting with flavor but it has nice balance and is drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2010 00:20:58 | More by BeardedBoffin
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birchstick

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a deep, dark brown, almost black. There is a beautiful head on it as well.

S - very sweet, caramely malt. There is also a touch of brown sugar.

T - taste follows the nose, but it is more roasty in taste than the nose makes you believe. There are some faint caramel and brown sugar flavors that are pushed aside by the toasted malt.

M - very full and smooth...great mouthfeel to it

D - This is a good beer - I really like this style, although I have had only one other Schwarzbier. This is a good alternative to a stout or porter - it will definitely be added to my winter line-up. Flavorful, but not something that is too bold in its flavor. Very easy drinking and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 01:50:42 | More by birchstick
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-27-2013 02:27:13 | More by NightINgale
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-31-2013 03:50:57 | More by CoryR
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tazzman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-01-2013 15:37:09 | More by tazzman
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todd101

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-20-2013 23:48:00 | More by todd101
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-28-2013 13:00:58 | More by herrburgess
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-26-2014 23:32:00 | More by DaveMiller
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Amalak

New York

3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

App: Beautiful looking beer with a thick, bubbly head and an essentially black, opaque, color.

Smell: There is something there, but nothing that really jumps out that I can really say it does anything.

Taste: Very burnt, caramel taste. Very crisp and flavorful but stay away if you don't care for a burnt tasting beer.

Mouthfeel: Strong on the palate. Have to be in the mood for it.

Drinkability: Very flavorful and cuts down the throat. I like it.

Very good burnt-style beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2007 01:39:42 | More by Amalak
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle, poured into a Maredsous tulip

Brought back from Prague as a gift

Pours with a rich dark maroon and burgandy body, almost black with little light behind it. Amazingly thick and frothy tan head forms an inch and a half thick. Great retention settles down about a centimetre thick. Tonnes of snake like lacing

Smell, spicy rich dark malt, little bit of cocoa powder and chocolate. Some slightly bready and biscuity aromas, a few slight esters

Taste, initially a crisp roasted malt character and dark chocolate, biscuity crispness followed by a slight coffee bitterness on the finish. Some slight hint of dark burnt sugars, maple syrup and a tinge of liquorice

For a beer this size the flavours are pretty complex and deep. Very very drinkable, I could see myself in a beer hall with a litre stein of this and being content

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2007 16:55:51 | More by cypressbob
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atis

Finland

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from Riga

Pours dark amber/quite similar to cola colour with large tan and considerably fizzy head that soon fades to foamy 1/2 finger layer, downsliding lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, bits of mild roasted.

Taste is similar and mild, but more roasted, medium dry finish and low bitterness that lasts into the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium with less than average carbonation and weak and smooth alcohol warming.

Overall, I liked the beer. Although it is rather mild, its taste has nice roasty character and it is very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 19:21:36 | More by atis
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shbobdb

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very drinkable beer.

Whoa. 3.80%? Are you serious? This guy was packing flavour like it was 6.5% alcohol! I mean, it wasn't overflowing with a rush of taste that I couldn't contain, but there was a solid balance between chocolate and roasted malts as well as a nice strong pils-malt back. It tasted pretty good.

The fact that it is so low in alcohol definately means that I will seek this beer out again. All the good taste of drinking without the stumbling. I could easily down six of these in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2007 03:02:02 | More by shbobdb
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ruby brown color and clear. Impressive tan head with slow recession. Leaves spotty lace.

Deep roasted coffee with a touch of cream .

Espresso flavor--very much like a thin bodied stout. Very dry. Lots of biscuit flavor. The liquid is watery, which doesn't match the robust flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 22:23:28 | More by smcolw
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bruachan

District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had this in prague's old town square. great place for a brew (albeit slightly touristy)

tan rocky head over a deep mahogany beer (almost opaque) with rootbeer highlights. nice frosty lacing, especially near the top. a nice roasty nose came through the head, with no sign of hop. the mocha came through on the tongue as well, though with no grain bitterness

at first (when it was still very cool) i would have accused this beer of being thin and watery, but as it warmed it grew as well. very smooth

i'm not a huge lager fan, but this fit the bill

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2005 17:55:29 | More by bruachan
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Tbone

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very dark, but not black, with a short-lived tan head.

The nose is subtle, but has some sweet licorice and smoke notes.

Little taste initially, but a nice sweet roastiness and almost rauchish smoke emerges.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery, even for the style.

Not a bad session beer and a decent amount of flavor for a an 3.8% abv.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2007 00:32:28 | More by Tbone
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottled served in a Lager glass.

A: Nice bottle art. Black bottle with a black tinfoil around the neck. Pours a very dark amber to brown color forming a big bubbled tan head. Low retention and only few thin lacings left in the glass

S: Quite roasty and biscuity. Strong notes of roasted malts. Notes of toffee and flowery hops

T: Follows the nose. Strong notes of roasted malts. Quite dry, crispy and biscuity. Notes of chocolate biscuit. Light bitterness and a bit earthy too

M: Very light and watery body. Medium carbonation. Roasted and earthy aftertaste

O: Smooth and easydrinking. Nice Schwarzbier

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 13:20:50 | More by eduardolinhalis
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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours cola colored - medium brown and translucent, with light tan head. Nose is roasty but rather tame, even with a good solid pour and large head. Light coffee taste, very drinkable, and a rather inoffensive beer. Could be a nice gateway beer for people apprehensive about dark beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2009 04:30:57 | More by yemenmocha
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

This beer pours a clear, very dark reddish brown colour, with one finger of foamy pale beige head, which settles quickly, leaving some low inkblot lace around the glass. It smells of light roasted malt, a bit of dry cocoa and coffee grounds, and earthy hops. The taste is toasted caramel malt, some sugary root vegetable, semi-sweet chocolate, and leafy hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, and nice and smooth. It finishes still fairly sweet, the graininess and mild hops somehow seeming more drying than they actually are - it's a good thing.

A nice underlying Czech lager, roasted up into a decent cerny pivo, or schwarzbier. Whatever Euro specificity one subscribes to, this is nearly as easy drinking as it gets.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 03:31:32 | More by biboergosum
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark but clear ruby brown with a small tan head that falls quickly. Nose is not very strong, but carries malt scents and a slight robust quality to it. Flavor is interesting. Slightly smoked on the end. Things start off with a nice malty flavor and move on a bit of a tour to that slight smoky and roasted avenue. Feel is fairly bodied as far as the liquid feel goes. No real big attack of bubble on the tongue. Drinkable, yes. A pretty damn good beer actually. Worth trying, and could easily be a session brew considering the quality AND the price.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 01:19:15 | More by RblWthACoz
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a fluffy, floamy, frothy, thick, light tan head that lasted a long time and some lace. Color is a clear dark cherry. Aroma is dark malt, toffee, dark pipe tobacco, a little fresh sawdust, fresh turned earth and in a word: nice. Flavor is similar but not quite so extravagent- dark malt, a bit roasty, not overly sweet, super easy drinking. Body is good, soft, but not overly so and well carbonated for what it is. Finish is like flavor, tapers slowly to mid length and prompts me to want a little cigar. I like this beer. Session.

Serving type: can

09-04-2010 10:56:29 | More by drpimento
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a dark brown with red hue having a nice pillowy head with light lace. Smell having a malty earthiness to it. Taste has just a touch of roasted malt flavor with a note of chocolate with a nice hop balance. Mouthfeel is medium with good body and carbonation. A bit more mellow than most schwarzbiers I've tried making a nice drinker for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2010 02:23:10 | More by Bookseeb
Krušovice Cerne from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
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