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Lobkowicz Baron - Brewery Lobkowicz

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Lobkowicz BaronLobkowicz Baron

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45 Reviews
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Reviews: 45
Hads: 59
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Lobkowicz visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2002

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Reviews: 45 | Hads: 59
Photo of jackndan
2.44/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The Baron: bottle states “Premium Czech Dark Lager.” Presented in a half liter (about 17 ounces) brown bottle. No freshness date, no abv., on bottle. Tan head, quickly collapses to skim on top. Deep dark ruby color when it’s held up to light. Mild burnt toast, unpleasant, aroma. The taste is rich with powerful malt, almost cocoa taste. Long aftertaste. Overall, I’m not sure it was a bargain even at 99 cents a bottle.

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Photo of kjyost
2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

500 mL bottle BB 23/11/2011 poured into a Duvel chalice.

Thick and clear dark brown with very little head that disappears. Corny sweetness on the nose with an unnaturally sweet body. Not much else going on here. No solid malt flavours. Meh.

Not looking to drink this one again.

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Photo of beerguy101
2.88/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown color. Small white head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Slightly roasted malts, light tasting lager. Some hoppyness. Very mild taste, slightly malty. Mouthfeel is neutral, slightly malty. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is a little malty, slightly neutral.

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Photo of fisherman34
3.02/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Brownish red in colour with medium carbonation. Almost no head retention at all, even though it was served in a hefeweizen glass. Aromas of caramel, light milk chocolate, and dark roasted grains. A bit more chocolate flavor too, but the roasted grain / toast elements really start to take over. The body is a bit too light for the flavors that are going on... it makes the roasted quality a little too astringent to be enjoyable. Average.

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Photo of trevorwideman
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Lovely rich dark cherry-cola colouring, pours with a generous head that's almost nitro-like in appearance. Nice lacing, and pretty carbonation, that I can see that is. Smell is really very good as well, not too complex, sweet, but in a nutty/buttery/caramel sort of way, not cloying in the least.

Taste is very chocolatey, roasted cocoa beans, maybe a hint of a coffee bitterness, but not much, this is a very sweet beer. The malt presence is almost overwhelming, slight noble hop presence, but the bitterness factor is almost a non-issue. Perhaps a bit sweet for my palate. Mouthfeel is thin but not terribly watery. Slides down exceedingly well, not a bad execution of the style, but not a first choice for me as it's not really my bag.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle of this beer at the local discount supermarket Norma.

Poured a thick foamy light brown colored head that held strong. Dark brown beer absorbs all the light around it. Not much aroma except for hints of metal, raisins, and dark roasted malt. Cocoa, raisins, caramel, cola, and rum all pop up in the flavor department. The body is a bit thin allowing the flavors sweetness to stand out a little more then normal. No aroma, but the flavor is pretty good. A decent beer, and worth the 50 cents I paid for it.

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Photo of ADR
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A choice of three "noble" Lobkowicz brews showed up this weekend, I picked the Baron first...surprising that these aren't marked up in price. regardless of the quality.

Dark, clear chocolate brown with a tan 1/4 inch latte-like head that lasts about 45 seconds and laces in wide incomplete drips. Malty aroma, heavy on a carob and butterscotch impression with a slight hop prickle. Flavor follows aroma closely, a sweet carob sense, malted milk, nutmeg early with a rapid falloff to cane sugar. Finishes softly and on a "rain water" side with only a balancing sense of Saaz hops, if its detectable at all. Some similarities with a San Miguel Dark, but a little too sweet overall, especially as the sips continue on. Decent, but I wouldn't want more than one.

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Photo of dgallina
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent deep brown with red highlights. Large tan head which quickly dissipates into a lacy sheen. Weak chocolate and roasted coffee malts in the nose. Strong roasted malt flavors with long-lasting and slightly dry hop aftertaste. Decent body, if a bit light for my personal preference. A relatively flavorful and refreshing interpretation of the style.

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Photo of aracauna
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This one pours a clear, dark, mahogany with a good head. There’s a bit of sulfur in the nose underneath the dark malts and a bit of nuttiness. In the flavor, it’s cocoa powder, raisins and brown sugar. The flavor is kind of dusty or powdery, but I’m not sure quite how to describe it. It’s ok but nothing special.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Damn, it's difficult finding your Czech beer on Beer Advocate!

Served cool from 500ml brown bottle into straight pilsner mug.

A) Very dark reddish-chestnut brown. Whitish film only, no real head developed.

S) Faint whiff of sweet warming malts, if you really get your nose in there. Below par.

T) A lot better than the nose. Deeply roasted malt is right there. A mild bitterness comes from the roasted malt only, and none from hops, as per the style. Actually, pretty good.

A) A bit of a body to it, well within the style parameters.

O) Although not on a par with the best Munich dunkels, this stands up on its own merits as a tasty nutty burnt-malt lager. A good one to chug down and not expensive; recommended to any dark lager fan.

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Photo of GrimmReaper
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle,nice reddish copper color with a huge tan rocky head that holds well and nice lacing.
Nose is grains and sweet fruits coming at you with some malts.
Taste is sweet and bitter with the malts and caramel flavor and a tinge of prunes,going down very easily,but with a thin watery feel to it.Very enjoyable brew,well worth a try.

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Photo of Gusler
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours a translucent deep mahogany color, the head behemothic in size, the structure creamy, the color a winsome light tan, with the lace a thick and sticky sheet to conceal the glass. Nose is mostly sweet malt, hints of caramel, fresh and clean a nice treat to the senses. Start is sweet and loaded with malt, top is thin in its feel to the palate, finish has a crisp acidity, the hops pleasant and spicy in their bite, somewhat sour, dry aftertaste that is quite long lasting. A decent beer hits the “B” spot as I just got home from a day on the streets of Phoenix, a feat of survival in itself, and the temperature a balmy 107 degrees Fahrenheit, ah summertime in the desert.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 2/1/12

A clear brownish maroon with a large light tan head that hangs around for a few minuets leaving a few patches of lace

S some brown sugar and molasses with a little banana bread

T a little tea bag to go with what I smell, maybe some wet leaves, decent stuff but not mind blowing

M medium bodied with a good amount of bubbles and just a little sticky on the lips, slightly earthy aftertaste lingers faintly

O not a bad beer but not something I 'd go looking for, worth a try

decent value at 2.50$ for 500ml, I'm a little surprised I've never reviewed this before as I recall trying it a few times before. worth the money so give it a go if presented

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Photo of Bunman3
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very pleasant surprise find at my local bottleshop. Coca cola pour and appearance - there was no head retention, but decent enough carbonation. Not my ideal look and feel. The aroma was metallic, with a bit of sweetness and dark bread. I'm not sure if it was just the bottle I picked up, but the overall impression wasn't as favorable as previous reviews. From a flavour perspective, there is plenty happening here. I really like the toffee, milk chocolate and tea flavours that swirl in the glass. Overall, very interesting, and extremely well-priced. I look forward to a return tasting to see if this bottle was a bit "off" or lacking freshness.

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Photo of BDTyre
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first munich dunkel, and I'm enjoying it. This pours a nice deep, almost brown, red colour with a two finger head. Very little lacing or head retention.

Smell is dominated by malts, but they are lighter on the nose than a stout or a porter. Much sweeter smell, almost like demerara sugar. Very faint hop traces. There is also a smell reminiscent of yeast and bread; it smells sort of like a Russian grain bread.

Tastes like dark malts, with a well balanced dose of Czech hops. There is a hint of brown sugar, as there is just a trace of sweetness. However, this is a fairly dry (not quite bitter) brew.

This is a nice beer, and one I can see myself buying again.

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Photo of canadianbarman
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

--came in a 500 ml brown bottle, freshness date clearlt stamped on bottom
--poured a reddish almost cherry wood in color. Almost no head and almost no lacing.
--had a slightly sweet, herbal smell to it witha hint of nuts.

Overall this was a pretty good beer. I haven't tried much in this style but this is one of the best so far.


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Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle...and weirdly, nowhere on it does it mention Lobkowicz.

This beer pours a clear ruby red-tinged dark amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy ecru head, which leaves some decent layered and streaky webbed lace around the glass in its slow and meandering wake.

It smells of bready, fruity caramel malt, a bit of molasses, and some mild savoury cake spice. The taste is soft caramel malt, kind of dark and sugary, a sort of fruity breadiness, over-steeped tea, and a rather subtle earthy, wet leafy hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite moderate, and generally just manifests as a trilling frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and rather smooth, with a touch of fruity creaminess. It finishes pretty much well off-dry - fruity malt, molasses, and only an echo of earthy hops.

A pleasant enough, old-world dark lager - a seemingly heavy, but not actually so, drinker. And pretty easy on the wallet, so bottoms up, and na zdravi!

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Photo of Mandrake
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep reddish-brown with tons of bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass and a large-bubbled, foamy medium head that builds to about three fingers before gradually subsiding. Almost cola-ish. Smell is dominated by caramel malts, quite one-dimensional. Light nuttiness and some coffee. Taste is very malt-forward as well. Coffee and caramel in roughly equal proportions now, more bitterness than expected from the aroma. Light and spicy hops, and a touch of grain. Slightly metallic aftertaste, barely noticeable. Mouthfeel is smooth and reasonably full-bodied, though it could go further in this aspect, and drinkability is good. Not a bad dark lager, has some good character and is a pleasant enough drink, but doesn't strike me as anything special.

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Photo of edchicma
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice black appearance with decent head and lacing. Smell was heavy on the malt with a molasses nose, Taste was a bit sweet with the molasses note, but a slight hop note on the finish was good. Mouthfeel was extremely smooth. Drinkability was good on a smoothness note, but the flavor was something I will have to get used to.

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Photo of filabrazilia
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark brown with an amber hue. A thin tan head adorns the beer. This is a great looking beer.

Rich roasted malt aroma dominates the nose. A great aroma that makes me wonder whether this is a lager or not.

Carmel and roasted malts are prominent in the mouth. Chocolate and maple are also present in the taste. Pretty good beer.

Medium bodied for such a robust flavored beer. A bitter bite at the end complements the sweetness.

This is a pretty good beer. I'd try it again.

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Photo of Zorro
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear dark brown brew.

Smell is sweet and very malty smells like a bock. There is a perfume smell that shows up after it warms a bit.

Taste is sweet and smoky li8ke a porter, with a bit of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is OK.

An OK beer that seems confused about what it really is.

EDIT* OK I drank this beer a bit more and it really is a "PORTER BOCK" but is a bit better than I first judged.

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Photo of oberon
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep ruby with a brownish tint with not much head to speak nice color but no head,I like the aroma I got some french roast coffee grounds and some cookie dough with a touch of sweetened chocolate ,pretty appetizing.Alot of flavors going on in this relatively simple beer some dark choclate notes with dry earthy finish almost like a nut brown ale,it was close to becoming overly sweet until the dry nutty finish saved the moment.Pretty watery though for a beer with its richer flavors,not a bad beer maybe a little tweaking would make this better.

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Photo of sammytag
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - beautiful. nice n' dark with shafts of deep amber.

s - sweet malts. enticing.

t - pretty sweet on the attack, hopping up in the flavour with the sweetness returning on the aftertaste.

m - this is exactly what it needs to be. rich, medium-full bodied, dark, with a very small, smooth carbonation.

d - Baron kicks ass. one of the better $3/beer here in Alberta. Runs on the sweeter side of things, so it might turn you off if you're not into sweet, bready malts. Works great in marinades. I threw some fresh veggies together w/ tofu and drizzled them with red wine and Baron & cooked it over an open flame. Superb flavour.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear brown color, with a decent tannish layer of film for a head.
Aroma: caramelly sweet, light, and very mellow.
Taste: rather thick on the tongue at first, then nothing but lightness. Light bodied on the palate, too, but not lacking in flavor in the least. Nutty, caramelly sweetness continues and abounds. Tasty, a trifle fruity, and yummy, to a point. If you want a mild, but flavorful dark lager, by all means go for the Baron!

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Cola coloured liquid with slight tan head.

S: Sweet malts with chocolate and caramel and clean yeast.

T: Spicy and herbal hops overtop of caramel, chocolate and bready malts. Lingering soft yeasty and somewhat smokey aftertaste.

M: Medium mouthfeel.

O: I realize the hops are traditionally Czech, but this beer would've been improved if East Kent Goldings, Styrian Goldings or Brewer's Gold hops were used for a fruity hop presence; or at minimum hallertau mittelfrueh for a softer hop presence.

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Lobkowicz Baron from Brewery Lobkowicz
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.