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Lobkowicz Baron - Brewery Lobkowicz

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45 Reviews
very good

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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 Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear deep brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of light banana ester with some roasted malt and black chocolate - very tasty. Taste is very refreshing with sweet black chocolate cake notes are well married with banana ester and light roasted oat finish. Body is about average with good carbonation and low alcohol which makes this a perfect session beer. Very good overall with great drinkability factor.

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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 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 Jason
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. green bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Deep brown with hues of russet and red. Lace retains well leaving a patchy clusters of head in its trail.

Smell: Obvious hints of chocolate and caramel (almost toffee like) reminds us of fresh sweet dark bread.

Taste: Velvety smoothness makes for a plush medium body. Malts are clearly dominant with a full palate of sweetness, grain, chocolate, coffee and bread ... a cookie like malt profile. Hop bitterness is there just to keep thing on an even keel, lending a light spicy flavour which lingers into the after taste with some bready grain flavours.

Notes: A delicious dark lager, a great pick if you are into flavourful malty lagers. A great pairing would be with some rare roast beef on a dark rye with spicy mustard and pickled onions.

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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 dcmchew
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown, some reddish hues, one finger fluffy tan head that stays around for a while.
Smell of caramel, dark malts, faint cocoa, touch of dark fruit and some ripe banana, salted grains, faint cinnamon, low stewed hops.
Taste starts rather sweet, with watered down chocolate and caramel, hinting a bit of coffee, and decent dark fruit esters, the extra banana and even some apple and cherries. Still, the sweetness isn't syrupy and cloying, but rather flavourful, all on top of toasted grains. Some woody and nut flavours, finishing with low hop bitterness,that's leaving a perfectly dosed sweetness in the aftertaste.
Light, almost watery, smooth carbonation.
Has quite a few different flavours, all nicely integrated, and very (maybe a bit too) quaffable.

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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 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 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 RBorsato
4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown to dark-brown with a nice beige headand decent carbonation. Nice balanced aroma of caramel, chocolate and light smokiness. Caramel dominates the flavor with a bit of smokiness in the background. Light-medium (leans light) bodied with a light roasty dry finish.

Per label: "Anno 1466" & "Premium Czech Dark Lager"

Per Beer Club notes and http://czechbeer.com/: Saaz hops. 4.7% ABV.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New to BC, this beer is a nice dunkel that goes well with grilled meats and bbq. The colour is ruby brown with minimal head. The first taste is very malty with a slighty dry finish. This is a nice beer with decent balance. Very drinkalble, the lack of overt sweetness and full body put this on my list for when I want a dark lager.

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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 IronDjinn
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml brown euro-style bottle. This is really a gorgeous looking dunkel, a rich, dense walnut hue that shifts to a cherry oak when held to the light. Not much in the way of head retention, a quick splash of off-white head that doesn't last very long. The aroma is mild but pronounced, toasted malt and caramel, slightly herbal hops. More flavour than the nose would hint at. Rich sweet toasted malts, some caramel, a biscuity character in the middle, with a mild hop finish that blends into a light chocolate aftertaste. Though not thick, the mouthfeel is full, with a smooth and velvety texture that rides the palate like a magic carpet. Slight kick of carbonation on the finish. I find myself full and quite satisfied after one bottle of this, not craving another one, but with fond memories of it. This will remind you of what kind of rich rounded malt profile can be accomplished in the right hands. Quite amazing for a lager.

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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 TastyTaste
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a deep purple-brown, with a tan head that hangs around. Smells of chocolate and coffee with some carmel notes. Tastes very much like coffee, almost halfway to a stout. A little sticky in the mouth, but that doesn't subtract form this beer. A very tasty beer, something like I have never had before.

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Photo of pootz
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep chestnut color with a wonderful fluffy cap. Moderate head retention, laces the glass. Aromas of chocolate and sweet bread. Medium bodied...silky mouth feel...mellow, toasty-malty and slightly sweet with some slight fruit tones and a semi-dry charred finish... a very decent Czech dunkel.

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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 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 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 BeerResearcher
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown undated bottle. The beer manager assured me that he had just received the shipment this week.
It pours a dark ruby-hued brown with a fast fading off-white head.
The aroma is mostly of sweet malt (almost maple syrup), with just a hint of citrus smell. The medium bodied malt has a slick, nearly oily feel to it. Roasted to the edge of smoky, this brew has a bit of a crème brulee taste to it. The hops don't compete with the sweet malt, but rather compliment it by providing a light lime-like bitterness. A very faint metallic tang can be noticed in the background. This brew is a welcome mild respite from all the hearty winter and extreme beers I've been slugging down for the past few months. Nice and easy to drink...won't have to hide my car keys.

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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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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 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 elricorico
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark reddish brown with a thin cap of tan head. The head doesn't last too long, but leaves a ring around the edge and a pool in the middle.

Smell is full of roasted malt. A bitter coffee type aroma. Also another malt scent that I can't identify in there, bit of a toffee flavour, but not exactly that.

The taste is full of malty goodness. Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, a grainy bread flavour. Finish is mild, leaving a faint chocolate and coffee flavour that is pretty pleasant. Major flavour for a lager.

Mouthfeel is much thicker than I expected. Carbonation is subtle, not overdone, but not forgotten.

A very drinkable beer and a pleasant surprise. My brother in law bought me one of these a couple months back and I knew I'd have to get another to review.

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Photo of Shadman
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle pour a deep mahogany brown that reveals some reddish hue when held up to a light source. Nice rich tan head and lacing. Smells of deep chocolate malt and some herbal spice. Very nice balance to the taste here..sweet chocolate malt, coffee, and a touch of spicy, not-too-bitter, hop at the end. Medium carbonation which suits the flavour balance. Any less and the sweetness would take over. A great beer and at the same cost per mil as Molson or Labatt's premium lagers.

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