Krušovice Cerne - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
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3.98/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
07-31-2011 02:44:17 | More by Portertime
3.45/5 rDev -3.1%
1pt .9fl oz dated 12/09/07 (guessing was when it expired?)to imperial pint glass, pours a deep dark brownish black, tan head fades
smells of yeasty roasty dry malts
taste is of dry roasty malt, slight hops have most likely faded out a bit, strange astringent sweetness (label lists artificial sweetner is used?), really easy to session, decent amount of flavor - i had no idea it was only 3.8%!
mouthfeel is dry, roasty, slightly sweet, yeasty, light
overall not bad but nothing that really stood out, perhaps it was an outdated bottle
10-09-2008 00:50:15 | More by drxandy
3.2/5 rDev -10.1%
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
3.5/5 rDev -1.7%
16.9 oz brown bottle poured into a pilsner glass - dated born 6/1/2010
Krusovice Cerne poured a clear dark brown body with a limited off-white head. Aroma is light, of roasted dark malts [chocolate, coffee] and a [very] little nutty. The taste is similar to the nose, with the hops and alcohol almost undetectable. Mouth feel is light bodied with medium carbonation.
The ABV and lighter flavor of Krusovice Cerne make it a good candidate for a dark session brew. Goes well paired with brownies.
10-18-2011 14:09:57 | More by bushbeer75
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
3.45/5 rDev -3.1%
Had on tap at Quarter Bar, Brooklyn.
Poured into a shaker pint, the beer has a nice stiff creamy looking head above a dark chocolate colored body with deep red highlights. Smells very malty with nice roasted and smoked aromas as well. There's an earthy bite to this beer, with bitterness and slight sour sensations all over with those same burnt and smoked flavors coming through in the taste as well. The body is pretty thick with lower carbonation. A nice beer for dark lovers looking for a session beer.
09-09-2010 19:24:42 | More by wcintula
2.88/5 rDev -19.1%
Pours very dark brown with rubby highlights (seems opaque but is actually clear), capped by rather thin yet well-formed light-tan creamy head that holds well. Aroma is moderately malty with caramel and dark chocolate qualities and herbal-spicy hops in the background. Flavor is rather neutral malt with moderate herbal-spicy hops leading into the dry finish with lingering roastiness complemented by hop-bitterness. Medium-light bodied and watery on the palate.
06-07-2011 13:05:10 | More by crnipeter
3.48/5 rDev -2.2%
Looks good. Standard dark beer, rather clear, lace that sticks around for a while. Smells good. Heavy on the malt, more than a little chocolate on the aroma. Little of the toasted scent you'd usually find on a dark beer like this.
Tastes...dissapointingly light. I'd expect something that looks and smells like this to have a bit of heft to it. A much more watery beer than I really wanted here.
12-09-2008 00:53:23 | More by SetarconeX
District of Columbia
3.6/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured from a .5L bottle purchased in Budapest... so absolutely nothing is decipherable other than a freshness date that I am pleased to see is rather far in the future.
I like schwarzbiers, from my experience with them, and am looking forward to this. This "royal" beer pours a deepy amber brown, more opaque by the width of the section of the glass you are looking through. The head took some coaxing, ultimately getting up to a few pinkies width of rocky, cloudy tan bubbles, displaying little retention other than a pockmarked film. Some bits of lacing.
Sweet chocolate wafer on the nose, I was surprised by the bitterness to the taste, though a certain hop crispness is noticeable at the tailend of the aroma.
Well carbonated, the taste is of processed grains with a combination of milk chocolate and a tad of coffee. Light dusting of dark chocolate left on the palate, reflecting the building of a hop taste throughout the drinking experience. Very crisp with carbonation, the grain hop bitterness becomes more noticeable as the the carbonation subsides.
Very well balanced, and pretty tasty, though I feel like it could be more substantive in flavor.
09-02-2008 21:55:29 | More by TheMistler
4.13/5 rDev +16%
A - Black with hints of brown on the edge. Generous off white to beige head.
S - Chocolate, coffee beans, malt, chaff.
T - Roast coffee, roast malt, molasses, bitter chocolate, charred wood and bitter licorice.
M - Medium bodied. Smooth and syrupy.
D - Could drink this all night. Satisfying and very relaxing to drink.
01-30-2010 20:14:45 | More by BILF
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!
06-06-2006 16:40:33 | More by ernie
3.68/5 rDev +3.4%
A: Pours a dark black hue with deep mahogany highlights, topped by a thick and voluminous head.
S: Interesting array of a heavier malt notes but with a starkly clean profile, all very subtle.
T: Up front there is a formidable malt presence, notes of roasted malt and chocolate, espresso. Still, the flavor is quite subdued, and fades into a light finish with a faint malty aftertaste that lingers. Barely noticeable hop bitterness, very much a lager in character.
M: The level of carbonation feels appropriate, giving the beer a bit more body than your average lager, but doesn't overdo it, which is nice.
D: Overall, a quite drinkable offering that can satisfy a malt craving but keep things on the lighter side of a lager. Definitely worth a try, as it tastes better than other black lagers, but may not be something that will blow you away.
09-21-2007 22:51:26 | More by CharlieMopps
3/5 rDev -15.7%
Pours a cola-like dark with tan bubbly head that sticks to the glass with little gobs of lace.
Smells of musk and hops. Not as malty as I'd expect. Hops up front with a bit of brown sugar.
Taste is mild and nice. Bits of caramel and hops.
Mouthfeel is quite thin and a bit bitter.
Drinkability is fine but I wouldn't go searching for this one unless you hadn't tried many schwarzbiers.
07-31-2008 03:20:54 | More by gonzo46and2
3.95/5 rDev +11%
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.
08-24-2011 04:03:55 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
3.93/5 rDev +10.4%
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
08-18-2006 13:46:21 | More by Daredevil
3.48/5 rDev -2.2%
Served cold in a 21 oz pilsner glass from a 1/2 liter brown bottle.
Pours with little body dark brown and crystal clear with a fluffy off-white head.
Aroma is very toasty and slightly sweet.
Tastes toasty, grainy, a bit malty. But no sweetness, with a funny flavor that I can't place, almost like a soft drink fruitiness.
Body is thin, mouthfeel is dominated by seltzer-like fizz.
Not a hint of roastiness or caramel. Definitely a dunkel and not a schwarzbier, as Czech dark beers usually are. Good lawnmower beer if you're looking for something fizzy but not yellow.
05-08-2008 05:05:57 | More by BattleRoadBrewer
3.05/5 rDev -14.3%
Deep brown, Coke looking brew with a good 2" rocky ran head.
Musty aroma filled with malt. Perhaps a touch of brown sugar, but pretty boring.
Almost a bock like flavour. Some brown sugar and malt.
Mouthfeel is excessively carbonated and a bit thin.
Just doesnt do it for me. Too much carbonation to make it an easy drinker. Not bad... just OK.
05-28-2006 00:40:55 | More by nickss
3.45/5 rDev -3.1%
500ml bottle into glass pint.
$3.99 / ea.
A: Bright deep brown body topped with better than two fingers of loose tan head that gradually give way to moderate foamy lace and a thick creamy cover.
S: Slightly sweet deep roasted malt carries the day with a strong nutty profile and coffee notes. Really pleasant.
T: Extremely delicate flavor that is malt driven. Slightly tart and coupled with a coffee bitterness and doses of roasted nuts. No hop flavors, but the flavor remains balanced. Very little aftertaste.
M: Light body with moderate carbonation. Crisp and clean.
D: Definitely a session beer. At 3.8 abv you could drink this one all day and not feel a thing. The flavor profile is very light, and inoffensive, and the mouth and aroma are satisfactory. Excellent choice for a long day (or night) of drinking.
O: Respectable showing, but nothing special. I would have no problems having this one again some time.
10-24-2010 19:50:38 | More by dpnelson1978
3.75/5 rDev +5.3%
A- Ink black body, I mean literally black this defines black this glass looks black now, I guess you get the point by now. Nice one inch decent retention lacing weaves around the glass.
S- Roasted nuts, caramel, warm fig aroma.
T- Toasted breads some burnt quality to the brew, somewhat empty finish.
M- Mouthfeel is stylistically appropriate.
D- Very sessionable
01-27-2011 03:31:52 | More by foogerd
Krušovice Cerne from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
81 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.