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Lobkowicz Baron - Brewery Lobkowicz

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55 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Lobkowicz visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2002)
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Photo of HappyHourHero
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

HappyHourHero, Jun 09, 2007
Photo of Shadman
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Shadman, Feb 27, 2007
Photo of Mandrake
3.68/5  rDev 0%
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.

Mandrake, Feb 14, 2007
Photo of trevorwideman
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

trevorwideman, Jun 28, 2006
Photo of canadianbarman
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
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.


canadianbarman, Jun 24, 2006
Photo of fisherman34
3/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

fisherman34, Mar 13, 2006
Photo of BDTyre
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

BDTyre, Jan 24, 2006
Photo of pootz
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

pootz, Nov 06, 2005
Photo of elricorico
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

elricorico, Aug 04, 2005
Photo of Noxious26
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured in a pint glass.

Clear, walnut brown in colour. Shows red highlights when held to the light, more of a cheery wood. 1/4 inch beige head produced on the pour, but quickly disappears leaving an off-white thin ring around the edge.

Sweet roasted malt aroma. Reminds me of a stout with it's toffee and cherry syrup undertones.

Now that I've tasted it, I'm really reminded of a stout, but lighter in texture. Mouthfeel is medium with light-moderate carbonation. Really very smooth going down.

Roasted malts give this beer it's most obvious flavour, with hints of coffee and caramel in the background. Aftertaste is medium bitter with a mild burnt flavour. This beer is nice and light, yet malty and flavourful.

This is the first Dunkel I've ever had, but it seems to do a good job of A) fitting the profile and B) pleasing my taste buds. Picked this up on a whim at my local liquor store and although I don't remember how much it cost, if it's reasonably priced I'll be keeping this on hand regularly.

Noxious26, Jul 15, 2005
Photo of IronDjinn
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

IronDjinn, Feb 21, 2005
Photo of RBorsato
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

RBorsato, Jan 18, 2005
Photo of Cwrw
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.)

Cwrw, Dec 21, 2004
Photo of Garin
4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

Garin, Dec 21, 2004
Photo of aracauna
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

aracauna, Nov 29, 2004
Photo of Backer2004
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Backer2004, Nov 26, 2004
Photo of dgallina
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

dgallina, Oct 28, 2004
Photo of oberon
3.78/5  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.

oberon, Sep 02, 2004
Photo of canucklehead
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

canucklehead, Aug 06, 2004
Photo of Zorro
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Zorro, Mar 27, 2004
Photo of filabrazilia
3.68/5  rDev 0%
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.

filabrazilia, Feb 25, 2004
Photo of edchicma
3.68/5  rDev 0%
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.

edchicma, Feb 20, 2004
Photo of BeerResearcher
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

BeerResearcher, Jan 29, 2004
Photo of TastyTaste
3.93/5  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.

TastyTaste, Dec 03, 2003
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
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!

feloniousmonk, Nov 12, 2003
Lobkowicz Baron from Brewery Lobkowicz
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