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Demon - Brewery Lobkowicz

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BA SCORE
83
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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Lobkowicz visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RocketWidget on 11-26-2003)
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Reviews by Cwrw:
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Cwrw

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%

From Lobkowicz in the Czech Republic comes this diabolically red-labelled 500ml bottle. I love the "D" shaped like a dragon. Nice overall presentation that is eye-catching. The cap pops and into my glass pours the loveliest hue of amber, flirting with reds and cherry and even light orange. One of those beautiful colours that is neither brown nor red. The head is really bright white for the colour of the beer, and it is composed of extremely tight bubbles, which left solid seamless walls of lacing. The lacing is extraordinarily fine, in fact. The beer retained an impermeable layer of creamy foam all the way through. Absolutely flawless-looking Vienna Lager. Ahh, now to the aroma. I have had this beer 4 or 5 times now, and every occasion the smell really blows me away. To me it balances expertly a Dortmunder's candy-sweet aroma and a Pilsner's hoppy grassiness. But besides this there are others note of sugary-sweet candy apple, rum, and raisins. Succulent mouth-watering sweetness actually, but never cloying. Ten times more appetising than a majority of amber ales out there. Toffee, caramel, vanilla, maple syrup, mollasses, waffles, tree sap, buttered toast, and some smells I cannot even describe. Absolutely heavenly malts, and all with a decent hit of grassy continental hops. To me it really combines the best of Pilsner and sweet amber-ale aromas. A heavenly marriage. I could sniff this all night. The taste is, as expected, malty to the extreme, at times like a mouthful of barley, dusty and grainy. Lots of dark fruits and syrupy sweetness here: brown sugar, rum, raisins, butterscotch, and toffee. The finish leaves only a trace amount of any hopping, and the aftertaste is not shy on sweetness. Certain elements of the taste remind me of some Scottish Wee Heavys I have had, almost as if the beer has been aged in oak. This is all about the malts, fresh and full. At times roasted nut flavours. Lovely. Truly lovely. The beer's carbonation is incredibly smooth, very low. Full-bodied. Despite the brazen sugary feel of the malts, this is an incredibly quaffable lager. Despite the other reviews rating this as only "worth a try," this is a masterfully executed lager. One of my favourite lagers ever. More, please.

05-27-2006 10:13:02 | More by Cwrw
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-15-2013 18:53:12 | More by Ciocanelu
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vanrassel

Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%

This beer poured from a 500 mL bottle into a pilsner glass a clear amber colour with a frothy, one-finger head that quickly dwindled to a ring.

The aroma was an assertive mix of grassy hops and caramel from the malt. Some spicy hops snuck in, and overall I was impressed by how distinctive the beer's aroma was.

The hops and malt battled nicely for my palate and there was some added complexity in the flavour — bread and biscuits in the malt. It finished dry with some slight bitterness. It would go well with Mexican food — better than Negra Modelo....

10-24-2006 03:49:19 | More by vanrassel
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Pours a fairly deep bronze colour, with a more than adequate foamy tan head. The head slowly falls to a thin cap, but doesn't entirely go away.

Smells of caramel and grains, relatively malty aroma for a lager. Noble hops are notable in the aroma as well. A pretty appetizing smell.

Biscuits and caramel carry a fairly strong malt profile across the front of the tongue. Something fruity hits in the middle, bringing berries to mind. The finish seems very much like the only other beer I've had from this brewery, the Lobkowicz Baron, though it has been quite some time since I've had that beer. All in all it is quite pleasant.

The mouthfeel is full, almost chewy, and the carbonation is lively. Altogether it works well for this beer.

I've had this at a beerfest before and it really didn't work for me then. I'm glad I gave it another shot.

03-29-2007 01:54:48 | More by elricorico
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cooter

New York

3.43/5  rDev -6%

(note: reviewed from notes)

"The brewmaster's beer" seems a bit off for this brew, at least to my American microbrew expectations of complex, varied flavors. When giving ratings for Demon's appearance, smell etc, I had to steel myself to keep the "styles are highly subjective and open to interpretation by the brewer" rule in mind. I dislike some of them, but can recognize the style's high points.

It pours and smells like a standard dry Czech pilsner. Looks amber-tan, with a bare head like cirrus clouds. At first, it shows a smoothness reminiscent of Guinness in its mouthfeel and traces of bitter, and a berry-like tone in the aftertaste. Interesting without much complexity, and definitely too sharp for me--after every swallow I had to shake my head because it is so carbonated and the taste of the alcohol is so strong. I felt attacked by the beer instead of experiencing it. Would be tasty if it wasn't so harsh.

12-02-2003 15:28:07 | More by cooter
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

From a 500 ml brown Euro bottle, nice simple yet effective design on the label (a classy kind of macabre), best before date stated as 06.10.06.

Pours out a well-carbonated burnished copper hue, large spongy cinammon toned head with decent retention. Sticky lattice-work of lacing. Mild aroma of toasted biscuit malt, some dry wafer as well--it's all about the malts here folks, as mellow as they are. The flavour has its own charm, and I mean that in a good way. It's subtle and refined. Starts with a quick dose of metallic grain, then blends seemlessly into a more biscuity caramel malt profile, finishing with a crisp grassy hop, with a lingering aftertaste of copper and herbs. The mouthfeel is surprisingly dry, almost metallically smooth, quite refreshing. I'm impressed by this stuff, it's not bombastic, but holds its own and retains its character in a refined manner, what I see as a mark of craftsmanship--to not go too far overboard just for the sake of doing so. This is some great stuff, and found first at a CO-OP liquor store to boot. Shall be picking up more of this stuff, along with some more Baron, both are good finds from this Czech brewery.

04-05-2006 21:42:03 | More by IronDjinn
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parintele

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-14-2014 07:39:15 | More by parintele
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-15-2012 21:27:46 | More by warpedrevolution
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Tall, brown 500 ml bottle, with best before date on label: The Brewmaster's Beer. Had tasted this at a couple of tastings, and was impressed with the small sample.
Pours a brownish copper color, large foamy light tan head with good retention. Spider web of lacing looked very nice. Mild aroma of toasted malt. The flavor is well balanced with caramel malt and floral hops. The mouthfeel is dry and clean. Very smooth, refreshing and easy to drink.

03-19-2007 13:58:11 | More by BigBry
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -15.1%

got this bottle in a trade with stephenlouis. thanks stephen!

pours a nice copper colour with a quarter inch of fairly fine head. the head drops slowly and leaves a thick ring of lace.

aroma is ok. dms and a bit of diacetyl initially. once it has had a minute to breathe there's a nice maltyness there. bread and biscuit malts. hint of smokeyness.

taste is ok. again there's that initial bit of dms, but then a nice mild bitterness and a pleasant malt body. slightly fruity.

mouthfeel is ok. decent body and the carbonation level feels right.

drinkability is ok too. a decent beer, but nothing to spectacular.

11-23-2006 01:55:18 | More by grub
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JanM

Sweden

4.35/5  rDev +19.2%

Démon is a Czech statement! Pours with 1-2 fingers of foam, and with a nice reddish color. I had some difficulties to pin down the smell. Finally I decided for acidulous apple or pear. The initial taste is also one of acidulous apple, especially in the palate with a hoppy aftertaste in the back of the mouth. Démon is a bulging and robust brew making it's little brother Knize from the same brewery pretty bleak

09-10-2005 07:44:44 | More by JanM
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namdiez


5/5  rDev +37%

07-27-2012 03:57:38 | More by namdiez
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cambabeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-06-2013 15:42:58 | More by cambabeer
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-05-2014 16:13:05 | More by endless1408
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djura

Serbia

2.68/5  rDev -26.6%

Got it from Czech R. 0,5L bottle.

A - Clear dark orange color,with darker two finger foam. Lasting couple of minutes.
S - Weak aroma of malt,nothing special.
T/M - I know that most of "Demon" named beers are Strong lagers. This is also similar in taste. Warm and bitter,low carbonation,very sweet and sticky aftertaste. Mostly caramel malt in taste.

O - Personally i do not like this type of beers. So,i will pass this one next time.

12-05-2013 15:20:08 | More by djura
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Beerman1977

Austria

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-21-2014 21:50:16 | More by Beerman1977
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GhostPants

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-02-2013 19:36:44 | More by GhostPants
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +9%

Looks like a strong rye & water. Kinda a bright copper tan colour. Fizzy head died a quick death and became a off-white ring.

Nice aroma. Rich malts, lighty toaste with some hop spiciness.

Bit of a metallic blast and the beginning, but evens out nicely between some spicy hop and the aforemention toasted malts. Finish is dry.

Nice medium body with near spot on carbonation.

Much better than the mexican attempt at this style.

03-23-2010 03:04:44 | More by Shadman
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malmquna

France

3.23/5  rDev -11.5%

Poured from a 50 cl bottle into cold pint glasses. Typical amber color, very clear. Good white head that settles into a fine lace over the liquid, producing some Belgian lace as the beer goes down.

Smells of grains, just a general amber maltiness about it. Mild carbonation covers the initial burst of amber roasted malt. Sweet malt morphs into a standard hop bitterness in the finish.

This is not an overly complex beer, but true to the style and very crisp. It is refreshing in the way an amber beer can be - nothing for an afternoon at the beach, but I could certainly have a couple at a gathering.

08-07-2010 18:10:54 | More by malmquna
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

11-21-2013 11:28:14 | More by pipinmalikonj
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%

Cool label, all kinda buffyish and evil. The beer pours a real nice copper shade with an ok head. The nose is mostly malt with some hops floating around the back. The beer to me really tastes full bodied and crisp. Considering the lack of German Vienna's in BC , this may just have to be my early Fall beer. Well balanced and true to the style, I welcome this beer to the shelves.

08-11-2005 00:40:25 | More by canucklehead
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

I consider this to be sort of the little brother to "Baron." I opened the bottle, and grabbed my glass. At this point, the beer decided to froth out (as opposed to the instant I opened it). Not impressed by this frothy, khaki mess. However this pours out to a nice rusty colour with a frothy head that disappates quickly but leaves some good lacing.

The smell is blah: mostly a metallic hint, and I think I can maybe sometimes detect some hops or something resembling malts.

The taste is hoppy with a dry malt body to it. Still, a bit of the rusty nails in there. Sweet, but dry at the same time. Like Baron, a definite caramel flavour in there.

Mouthfeel is good, and this is quite a nice beer to relax with.

02-01-2006 05:20:39 | More by BDTyre
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RocketWidget

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%

Comes in a .5 liter Euro style bottle, with a picture of a distant castle with a decorated, demonic letter D as the focus point. Slogan (and the only part of the bottle in English) is "The Brewmasters Beer". There is a clearly marked freshness date on the front.

Pours a clear, orange gold color. Head and carbonation is mild at best. Smells of alcohol and hops. Taste is quite good, more than I was expecting from it. Hoppy and spicy, and a very pleasant mix of maltyness to boot. Goes down quick, I could easily forget I'm drinking it after a while. A good refreshing summer beer.

11-26-2003 21:02:23 | More by RocketWidget
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-29-2013 21:25:37 | More by BillRoth
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dcmchew

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-18-2014 11:29:24 | More by dcmchew
Demon from Brewery Lobkowicz
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