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Krušovice Cerne - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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Reviews: 192
Hads: 328
Avg: 3.54
pDev: 19.21%
Wants: 8
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
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Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: stoutman on 06-08-2003

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Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of shbobdb
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of bruachan
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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

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Photo of Oleg85
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: The color is really black, so black i couldn't see anything through it. Head is 2-3 fingers tall, looks thick, but diappears quick without lacing.
S: Caramel, raisins, metal (!?).
T: Rhy bread crust. A bit sour and bitter finish.
F: Light to medium-bodied, low carbonation.
O: Nice. I like there's no sweetness, but the taste is weak.

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Photo of Tbone
3.84/5  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.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
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

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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Photo of cypressbob
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
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

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Photo of TheSarge
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Czech this out... Okay, I'm serious now.

From a half liter bottle, this beer pours easy with a vigorous rush. The head is ample, and is a dark and milky tan. It sticks around for a good while too. The body is very dark and has a visible dark ruby tint to it.

This has a leathery chocolate kind of smell. There is a hint of a burnt aroma. I detect a copperish aroma as well.

The taste is almost malty at first, but balances well with the hops side. Mostly this is sweet and feels kind of wet.

Bottom line is that this is a decent brew. A little bit more complex than a pilsner.

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Photo of atis
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of foogerd
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of birchstick
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Body is a rich brown color with amber highlights, topped by a sizable off-white head that is rather short-lived. Nice aroma of sweet caramel malt, along with a bit of roastiness, light fruit, and caramel. Palate is mildly sweet up front, with a good bit of light and caramel malts. Finish is a tad roasty and quite smooth.
Body is a touch creamy and velvety smooth. With such a low ABV, this is a very drinkable beer. I haven't had too many examples of the schwazrbier style, but I've liked most of them. This is no exception.

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Photo of tone77
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, some notes of coffee. Taste is good, plenty of malts, a bit sweet, some mild coffee flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this is a good quality brew.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought myself a 50 cl black can. There's a picture of the Bohemian castle in gold along with an emperor crown and some gold medals. Looks really nice.

A: The color is very dark, almost black with hints of red. The head is massive, creamy and light brown. The lacings left after the slow dissipation is quite impressive.

S: Light roasted malt, with a hint of smoke. Floral hops and dark dried fruits. An obvious flowery smell. Chocolate.

T: Roasted malt, but a bit thin in taste. Dark dried fruits along with coffee and bitter chocolate. There's very little hops in this one.

M: A bit thinner than I expected, still medium but a bit thinner than I want a Schwarzbier to be. The carbonation is moderate. Aftertaste is a bit short, and holds some sweetness and some dry bitterness.

D: A Schwarzbier is always a Schwarzbier. This is of course a nice beer, but not the best Schwarzbier I've had.

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Photo of Amalak
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of Quej
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A dark brown with some dark red highlights.
S - Incredibly sweet smelling, hints of anice, black current, cherries, cranberry, coffee and chocolate.
T - Rather bland in comparison with the smell. Lingers a burning taste of coffee in the aftertaste. Notes of fruit and coffee are present but subtle.
M - A bit watery, and quite light. Perhaps even undercarbonated.
D - Not so bad, the mouthfeel makes it much more drinkable.

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Photo of CampusCrew
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: deep dark brown, lackig had retention

smell: dark, carmael, chocolate

taste: carmelized malt, dark rich flavors, great ,malt backbone

mouthfeel: medium bodied but heavy for style, good carbonation

drinkability: well balanced, equally drinkable lager.

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Photo of stumac
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Born On Date: June 14, 2006....aged two years before I drank it and wrote this review...

pours a negro color with a decent brown tinted head. decent lacing. nose is liquorice, coffee, dark and roasted malts. taste is same as nose but add a metallic bite (which is not too uncommon with schwarzbiers) and add a sweet something. guessing its the artificial sweetener they added. i love Sweet 'N' Low! medium bodied, medium carbo, dry finish. decent black lager

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Photo of jwinship83
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml can brought back from prague by my parents. no english anywhere on this one.

A- the beer pours from the can a black colored body. ruby highlights can be seen around the edges when held up to the light. a beige colored head forms on top and lasts a long time, leaving behind solid rings of lacing.

S- dark roasted and bread-like malts. a faint hint of coffee.

T- dark roasted malts. somewhat sweet as well. a bitter coffee finish.

M- medium to full bodied with a low level of carbonation. very smooth.

D- easy to finish. very sessionable and 3.8% ABV with a better than expected amount of flavor. check this one out if youre a fan of the style.

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Photo of chilidog
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First off....Nice bottle. Perfect foil wrap top with good detail on the label.
It poured a nice dark ruby. Good carbonation with-in, no fizz but a well formed, soft tan head that maintained to lace good.

The aroma was roasted malts, dark bread.

The taste was full of flavor. Dark roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee bean and expresso with a hint of smoke. The hops play a mild roll but are noted as a balancer.

The mouthfeel was the on the watery side though the mouth was left with an expresso-like aftertaste.

Drinkability is there, good flavor without an overpowering taste brake. Overall a well done, world class Schsarzbier. Hard to believe, only 3.8%abv.

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Krušovice Cerne from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
81 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.