Krušovice Cerne - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
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3.33/5 rDev -6.5%
Poured into a glass mug from an attractive large (17oz) import bottle. A dark blackish brown in color with a khaki colored head. Bready and roasted malt aroma. Flavor has the black malt up front, giving way to bitterness. Coffee and roasted flavors are there but very tame. Slight metallic twinge. Medium bodied lager. Drinks easy but there are better tasting examples to be found. At the price point its at, Krusovice is a decent low end schwarzbier option.
09-25-2010 19:12:01 | More by Stinkypuss
3.6/5 rDev +1.1%
A: Pours a dark ruby red color with a thin creamy tan head.
S: Fruity aroma bursting with fresh cherries, and plums.
T: Flavor is dried fruit, cherries, raisins and plums with some good bread notes. Beer ends with a good nutty chocoalate finish with just a slight smoky touch. Easy to drink with low carbonation, a smooth palate that flows from starts to finish.
M: Low carbonation and silky mouthful.
D: A decent example from the chech. Republic.
07-15-2008 23:18:31 | More by beerthulhu
3.95/5 rDev +11%
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 flavor.
(lightly modified with bottle consumed in August 2014)
07-07-2011 22:25:21 | More by chinchill
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
3.93/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
10-20-2008 17:53:42 | More by bark
3.95/5 rDev +11%
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.
10-09-2010 00:51:29 | More by flagmantho
3.58/5 rDev +0.6%
Brought a can of Krusovice Cerne home from a recent trip to Europe. The beer poured very dark / opaque with slight off white head that only laced at the beginning. The smell included roast, hints of sweet malt/caramel, and some dark fruit. The taste did not dissapoint, there was toasted breads some burnt quality to the brew, but it was somewhat weak on the finish. Mouthfeel was ok, good carbonation, but very light body. Overall it would make a good session beer.
10-29-2011 13:35:33 | More by WoodBrew
3.73/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
12-04-2010 16:32:41 | More by tone77
3.7/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
03-12-2010 18:49:50 | More by Evil_Pidde
3.65/5 rDev +2.5%
Black in most dull light however holds a glow within of dark ruby-like molasses when up to a fair amount of light. Densely firmed capping of dirty light tanned creamy foam. Dissapates slowly to keep a thin skim always present and the lacing is strewn about the glass in a bunch of leathery strings.
Aroma is light and dry misted with cocoa dustings, dried black malt husks, and ever so faintly grassy herbs.
Taste is mild with a clean front of blackened sweetness. Vanilla paste slips in over the middle with a gradual leveling off into the finish where it drys faintly with a favorable touch of grassy herbs a bit of watery milked chocolate fluff.
Feel is fairly light-bodied, clean, quick, and smooth. Lightly and whispy drying across its nature with mild but flavorful little tones of cocoa and grassy herbalness.
An OK Black Bier, tendered a bit more lightness on the body and palate than I'd prefer, but seems well-crafted enough and is drinkable all the same.
12-17-2006 21:18:10 | More by tavernjef
4.22/5 rDev +18.5%
Aroma is strong, malty, and mouth-watering. It pours a dark reddish-brown, almost the color of cola, with a thick, tan head that does not stay for long. Flavor is malty with a hint of burnt coffee and a little hop bitterness. This beer is velvety smooth and pleasant to drink, best by itself.
09-24-2007 21:40:43 | More by Cyberkedi
3.58/5 rDev +0.6%
Now here's a low alcohol beer I can drink....nice chocolate milk like aroma....flavor is mild sweet cocoa mixed with a little dark cocoa...pours dark brown/black with a nice reddish tan lace surrounding the glass as you drink..
Body is thinnish and a little watery...medium carbonation.
All in all this would fit a spot as a tasty session beer for dark beer lovers...nice beer...
12-24-2006 22:00:15 | More by ZAP
3.9/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
09-04-2010 10:56:29 | More by drpimento
3.98/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
03-15-2008 19:08:07 | More by KarlHungus
3.93/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
12-11-2003 05:14:52 | More by UncleJimbo
3.6/5 rDev +1.1%
Pours a dark brown with red highlights. A nice two fingered head forms quickly and had great retention. Large amount of spotty lacing is left on the glass. Has a distinct Noble hop aroma. Just a hint of roasted malt. The flavor starts of interesting with chocolate notes from the malt combining with the spicey and earthy hop flavors. Unfortunately the flavor is short lived and ends very watery. Bitterness is low to moderate. The body is a bit thin but does have a nice carbonation. An easy drinking beer with a very low ABV and gentle flavors. The flavor just falls away too quickly.
08-23-2009 17:12:39 | More by morimech
3.68/5 rDev +3.4%
On draft at Rudi's, Hania, Crete.
Pours ruby brown with a lumpy tan panna head. Kola and earthy rubber nose. Licorice, plum and soil malts, slight sweet coffee hit in the middle and tingly spicy Zatec hops to end. Fruity note to finish and tight linger. Light to medium, fizzy, slightly sticky.
Had deeper dark lagers, but light and drinkable.
05-12-2011 17:10:25 | More by StJamesGate
Krušovice Cerne from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
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