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

This dark Czech lager pours from its distinctively labelled 500ml bottle. I got a quick, pop-fizz head that disappeared very quickly, leaving next to no head at all. The colour is appealing: dark, rich brown, bordering on ruby. Perhaps some iced-tea colouration. If only the head was better! The aroma for the most part is extremely grainy malt, with some fruity sweetness, maybe some light cocoa; not overly complex, though appetising. Immediately after pouring I get a musky, baking bread smell, with some brown sugar. Light Saaz hop in the nose when the beer warms. Fortunately this tastes better than it smells: some nice burnt malt up front, light caramel and metal in the middle, with a balanced finish, just dry and oily enough for the malt. Some definite sweet chocolate, raisins. The mouthfeel is bordering on full-bodied, with a crisp carbonation that refreshes. No strong tastes and a quenching character give this beer a better-than-average drinkability for a dunkel. This is not something I would actively search for again, although I would buy it if I seen it around.

(Note: I had this beer again about 5 months later, and it was definitely a better experience. The head was exceptional, the aroma more full, and all in all it tasted fresher. Make sure you review a nice fresh bottle, because it makes all the difference with this beer.)

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Photo of Garin
4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It pours a deep, clear brown with garnet highlights. A sticky off-white head forms and then recedes quite quickly.

Rich and toasty on the nose, this beer has loads of malt. Caramelly sweet with a hint of grainy roastiness.

Wow. Malt. This is malty. Chocolatey and rich, with a hint of booziness and caramel. The finish is all malt. How many times can I say that? Malty. Malty. This beer is extremely malty. There is a touch of tartness in it that cuts it clean and keeps it balanced and very drinkable. The sweetness is slight. There is just the vaguest hint of hops bitterness in the end.

The mouthfeel is rich and smooth. I could drink this all night long. I guess it's a good thing I only have the one bottle here.

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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 Backer2004
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Almost perfect balance of hops and malts, coffee, caramel, and chocolate. Not too bitter, nice lacing and solid head. Great qualities typically found in a premium brown ale. Received this in a beer of the month package and so far it's been the best I've tried. No problem recommending this to a friend who'd enjoy this style.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Lobkowicz Baron from Brewery Lobkowicz
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