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Krušovice Cerne - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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BA SCORE
81
good

289 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 289
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:
No notes at this time.

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

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -11.5%

Poured from 1-pint .9 oz. bottle into nonic pint glass. Born date of 4-5-06 on bottle label.

Appearance: dark brown "cola" like look with red hues along outer edges. Lots of visible carbonation builds volumous head which quickly recedes to almost none, just like a cola. Sticky lacing clings to sides of glass.

Smell: sweet aroma of dark chocolate, burnt toffee, malts and coffee.

Taste: bittersweet chocolate with dry aftertaste. Slightly bready.

Mouthfeel: needs more depth, bit watery and thin. Overcarbonated for my satisfaction.

Drinkability: fairly easy to drink beer. Nothing complex about this seemingly simple beer.

12-11-2006 15:33:35 | More by Procrastinator
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -10.7%

One of the Wednesday Night Trivia crew was recently over in the Czech Republic for work and brought back some CANs for me. Once again, it pays to advertise and my thanks to Rod Shenk for the gift(s).

From the CAN: This is very loose translation due to the wording on the CAN being muddy at best - "Krušovice jsoudiky polozeidealni his address for quality beer. Best of Saaz hops pramentou Křivoklátsko vodumaji namely in the vicinity. ie beer at home here already since 1581." If I get hold of a bottle, I have a feeling the label may be easier to read.

The Crack revealed a CAN filled to the brim with beer and the Glug produced some VERY fast-dissipating deep-tan head that ended up as mere wisps. Color was a deep, dark cola-brown that allowed ZERO light penetration. Even the white bits was black! Nose smelled of coffee, tar, dark chocolate and even a slight metallic tang. Mouthfeel was medium and it had a molasses-like sharpness on the tongue that may have accounted for the metallic smell. It actually tasted much better than it smelled, with a licorice/anise flavor coupled with molasses in the mouth. I liked that it was not sweet at all and coupled with its low ABV, this could be a good session beer. I may not personally want more than a couple/few, but it does remain a CANdidate.

07-10-2012 16:10:32 | More by woodychandler
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DogFood11

California

3.18/5  rDev -10.7%

Milky smell arises as soon as I popped the cap. Along with a roasted malt type charred smell. Dark brown body with a tan two tone head.

Chocolate pudding comes to mind initially. That didn't last long though as a charred slightly smoked dominance takes over. Personally I wouldn't session this but the low abv makes it reasonable and its interesting enough.

Notes: A light bodied dark brew. Undetectable hops but enough bitterness from the char to keep it somewhat in check. Not one I'll seek out.

01-06-2008 20:51:42 | More by DogFood11
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kjc51478

Germany

3.18/5  rDev -10.7%

Appearance: Pours a dark opaque brown color with light head.

Smell: Aroma is weak but of cereals and grassy hops.

Flavor: Taste is roasted malts, grains, nuts, and coffee.

Mouthfeel: Palate is light-bodied, light carbonation, moderate sweet aftertaste. This is a decent beer.

02-10-2011 16:37:53 | More by kjc51478
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JohnW

United Kingdom (England)

3.2/5  rDev -10.1%

I purchased this before reading the reviews here, as I like their Imperial Pilsner, which I think it a great Czech Pils. Then reading the reviews wondered if it was a mistake buying it! It poured appealingly dark into tall glass, with a good dense off white head which looked great. Aroma was very thin, more sweet malts and hint of roasted grains and licorice. Taste was initially fairly good, sweetish, more of malts and hint of roasted grains, but then as it went down it left nothing in the mouth, no aftertaste at all. The texture is smooth, but taste very thin and disappointing. The head lasted well down the glass, but the more one tasted, the sweeter it seemed to be, and then left a slightly artificial aftertaste in the mouth.

I would not say I disliked this, more that it was disappointing after their excellent Imperial Pils, and it does not have much character as some of the good Black Pilsners, and although would have one if offered, doubt I would buy it again.

The label on the rear made (bought in UK) made no mention of containing artificial sweeteners as others have mentioned in review here.

I would rate it easy to drink, as low alcohol content and not demanding in anyway, only the thin sweetness may be the downside.


JohnW
B'ham UK

07-27-2007 06:46:31 | More by JohnW
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calise1122

New York

3.2/5  rDev -10.1%

No music, just have the Bruins game going in the background. Been meaning to grab this for years now - and just never have. $1.99 for a 25 oz of beer?, sign me up.

As you would expect with a Schwarzbier, its dark but not thick on the pour. A nice brown head settles down quickly leaving some tan bubbles floating around the top. It's actually more cola reddish brown than black, but has a nice inviting color.

I smell coffee and black licorice flavored malts with a very faint and muted smoky hint to it. It could use more malt though - it comes up a bit short

The malt smells more prominent than they taste, and when upon my first sip - albeit to cold - the flavors are a bit muted. I get a bit of a bitter chocolate/coffee taste around the edges. I don't know why, but this reminds me of a walnut in many ways. At first I was going to say it tasted like a walnut shell - but as it warms up it actually reminds me of the nut itself. Maybe a little cocoa and caramel - but more than anything else it is very very light. Somewhere in there you get the very subtle floral hops character - but in a beer that doesn't have much character to start... it is not easy for my palate to place

It is certainly drinkable - but I would like to have a bit more character. It could use some more body, a richer malty flavor, and just better execution. I thought it would improve as it warmed, but it didn't.

Overall - a nice larger, especially for the value... but not something I will be coming back to often.

10-22-2009 23:49:50 | More by calise1122
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yelterdow

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -10.1%

Born on 11.04.2007 (April 11, that is), this was a surprising find at the local ShopRite next door to my work. A schwarzbier with an extremely low ABV and an easy price tag of $1.99. This is a 16.9 oz. bottle served at fridge temperature in a tasting tulip.

Appearance- On a traditional pour, this beer is deep chestnut with ruby hues, supporting a creamy ivory head. Excellent retention, leaving behind strips and small patches of lacing.

Smell- Aromas of roasted coffebeans intermingle with milk chocolate, subtly presented with notes of European hops that come off very clean and zippy.

Taste- The beginning is nondescript, almost like drinking straight seltzer water... the aforementioned coffee and chocolate malt flavors happen literally *after* swallowing, when the nose has been able to register what the tongue has processed. Unimaginally boring in the taste department.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Prickly and active in a good way, creating a sea of foamy carbonation in the mouth that would do wonders with an appropriate food pairing... I'm thinking bratwurst or mushroom asiago chicken sausage. Drinkability here is amazing; it's a great inexpensive all-day quaffer as an alternative to this Fall's seasonals, which offer more caramel malt or perhaps pumpkin and spice notes. Where this beer lacks seriously in taste, it slam dunks sessionability.

09-26-2007 03:05:38 | More by yelterdow
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xav33

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -10.1%

Krusovice Cerne
1/2 liter bottle
Moderate pour in a weizen glass.
Brewed 11/06, absorbed 06/07

Poured a clear ruddy brown with a large frothy mostly lasting beige head with good lacing.

Smelt of moderate toasted light bread and caramel, with a light metallic/mineral smell.

Flavor was upfront light moderately bitter and toasted rye bread followed by a moderate bittersweet caramel and sugary green hops on a moderate finish.

Palate was upfront light bodied, slightly oily, lively carbonated and lightly astringent and metallic.

Overall, this is somewhat disappointing for a Schwarzbier, but enjoyable nonetheless. I really was expecting a little bit more though. Tastes like metal too.

06-21-2007 06:53:44 | More by xav33
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -9.3%

A serviceable shwartzbier, about middling mouthfeel, with coconut shreds and licorice taste. Even with the small alcohol, its a soda pop, but it worked on this hot fall day. I don't think I could have it everyday. Black colour and some licorice and molasses on the nose. Fizzy carbonation. Little weak for a Czech beer.

10-07-2007 03:25:14 | More by Sammy
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theformula

Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -9.3%

Beer #43 in my 366 Days of Beer Quest, tasted on 2/12. Found this at Chips Wine & Beer in Richmond, VA.

A: Pours a dark garnet body into a tulip glass. A khaki head of 2" forms, retention is decent. Not much lacing.

S: Nothing extraordinary, but the aroma is nice & appetizing. Dark crystal malts give off notes of brown sugar, raisin, cereal grains & a definite tart black cherry character.

M: Light, firm body, med. carbonation. Very light but smooth.

T: This is okay, just decent for a dunkel. I was expecting much more malt depth & more roast-focused flavor. Bready, fruity malts are somewhat tasty but too thin, seems diluted a bit. Brown sugar, raisin & plum notes are there but muted. Very soft chocolate notes. Hops are nearly non-existent as expected, w/ just a whiff of leafy bitterness.

D: Just a decent dunkel lager. While very easy to session, it's thin w/ not a lot going for it. Nice w/ some smoky sausage but this is one I won't come back to. Nice fruit malt flavors have potential, but aren't realized.

03-02-2008 22:23:03 | More by theformula
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tmzl

Slovenia

3.23/5  rDev -9.3%

Look: Pours with a fizzy, thick off-white (brown hue) average size head, relatively fast retention, mostly diminishing. Leaves good amount of lacing. Medium carbonation. Clear, light body, looks like coca-cola.

Smell: Light roast, light sweetness, some chocolate, cappuccino, some subtle earthy notes, a bit stuffy.

Taste: Very easy and light sweet caramel, roasty, nutty middle goes into light roastiness with mild hop bitterness in the after taste. A bit missing, but not that bad.

Mouthfeel: Light, silky, dry, but crisp and pleasant medium carbonation - lifts up the whole beer. Bit watery still.

Overall: Light. But offers enough to stay interesting and very drinkable. Good easy roasted beer.

01-21-2014 08:34:13 | More by tmzl
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orangemoustache

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -9.3%

Pours a deep and dark reddish amber with a tall three fingers of tan head that retains well while leaving behind small chunks of lacing.The nose is caramel malts and some faint burnt bitterness.This is delightfully nutty and subtly sweet with notes of brown sugars and a burntness that tastes surprisingly clean(no grittiness)or texture to speak of.Light bodied,with a lot less flavor on the tail than I expected,some nice flavor upfront but the end kind of falls off to a watery average finish.Not somthing to seek out,tho I could drink this again and enjoy.

06-10-2008 04:29:20 | More by orangemoustache
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KRella

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

09-06-2013 04:20:22 | More by KRella
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aztraz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-16-2012 20:12:41 | More by aztraz
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PaF

Israel

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

03-30-2013 22:00:41 | More by PaF
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-23-2014 19:02:14 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-31-2012 23:39:54 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

11-16-2013 20:21:00 | More by Oakenator
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womencantsail

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

A: The beer pours a dark brown color with some reddish notes and a finger of tan head.

S: There's a definite vegetal note with some corn and sulfur. A mild roast that does let you know it's a schwarzbier. Lightly acidic with some hints of dark chocolate and coffee.

T: Roast and coffee are the first things I pick up on the palate. A definite acidity to it as well as a mild sweetness. Some light cocoa notes. No real off-flavors, but not really any standout, good ones, either.

M: Light to medium bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: Better than the Imperial, but not a great schwarzbier either.

08-28-2011 23:33:48 | More by womencantsail
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KillaB

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

01-29-2013 07:06:38 | More by KillaB
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-08-2014 07:38:17 | More by Mebuzzard
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TwiggyCZ

Czech Republic

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-03-2014 19:42:52 | More by TwiggyCZ
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Durge

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-18-2014 21:01:51 | More by Durge
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

500ml bottle poured into pint glass 22/1/12

A clear reddish cola with a two finger light brown head that quickly falls too a thick film leaving no lace

S mild chocolate, prune, cold coffee and molasses pretty faint all-around

T as it smells but the flavors are a little stronger then the nose

M thin and a little flat without much aftertaste

O not offensive and not impressive, I could take it or leave it and I wouldn't look for it

I suppose for a light beer it has some flavor but not much going on here at the end of the day

01-23-2012 05:38:59 | More by wordemupg
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cochranez

Estonia

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-10-2014 20:28:08 | More by cochranez
Krušovice Cerne from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
81 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.