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Bakalář Polotmavé Výčepní 11° (Bakalar Light Dark Beer) - Pivovar Rakovnik

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Bakalář Polotmavé Výčepní 11° (Bakalar Light Dark Beer)Bakalář Polotmavé Výčepní 11° (Bakalar Light Dark Beer)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

14 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovar Rakovnik visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atis on 07-18-2009)
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bheilman:
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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not sure I am reviewing the correct beer. The bottle I have says Dark Beer and also Amber. I went to the brewery website (http://www.rakovnikbeer.cz/en/beer.php) and they didn't have my label either, so I'm wondering if it is a newer label or for American markets or something. Anyway it's a good beer. Great smell that is similar to a Pilsner Urquel. Taste follows along that theme with a nice crisp hop flavor and does have a bit of the caramel flavor to go along with the pilsner flavor. Overall it's a good beer and very drinkable. I'd love to drink a few of these on a trip through Eastern Europe.

bheilman, Dec 13, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of Lion088
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%

Lion088, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of tempest
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a .5L green bottle for $2 and man is it skunked. Usually I can give a beer five or ten minutes to breathe and it'll return to normal, but this one is taking forever. Once it does, there's a dry pepper and caramel finish after a smooth berry, caramel and white bread flavor. Toasty and caramel aroma. Very drinkable, when it's not skunked..

tempest, Feb 07, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

RoyFokker, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of atis
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from Latvia

Pours amber with large light tan and dense head that very slowly fades. Aroma is mildly burnt and sweetish caramel, dark fruit.

Taste is clean bittery caramel, a bit grainy, very well balanced sweetness. Mouthfeel is light-medium with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a good one. It was not cloying, not overly sweet and refreshing.

atis, Jul 18, 2009
Photo of mactrail
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decent roasty dark lager.

Chestnut brown in color with nice fine-textured head that lasts well. Malty, somewhat aromatic, some toasted nut flavors. Surprising hoppiness creeps in with some bitterness and a sharp flavor in the back of the throat, which is not altogether pleasant. But a slightly interesting beer for a quaff.

This was a half-litre bottle at Petrushka, an Eastern European restaurant in San Diego that has a surprising range of oddball beers.

mactrail, Mar 23, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 30, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, mahogany colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Roasty malty and bready aroma with notes of caramel and a touch of molasses. Sweet flavour with a tinge of bitterness, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Solid roasty malty and slightly molassy taste, drying out towards the roasty bitter finish with mildly hoppy notes. Like a diluted dark Bock. Good.

stoutman, Dec 18, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

GeckoPunk, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

wrightst, May 02, 2014
Photo of mlazzaro
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Tons of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Pours like an oktoberfest; caramel amber color with light foamy off-white head. Head holds just OK. Smells a bit like yeast, not pungent. tastes good. Lots of caramel and grainy pilsner flavors. Clean yeast at the end. Crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Bitterness is both soft and balanced. Pleasant but not overbearing sweetness. I like that its brewed with well water. -yeast not in ingredients.
would buy again. $2/.5L

mlazzaro, Feb 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

DogPhishAle, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

BILF, Sep 12, 2014
Bakalář Polotmavé Výčepní 11° (Bakalar Light Dark Beer) from Pivovar Rakovnik
85 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.