BrouCzech Dark - Nova Paka Brewery
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3.75/5 rDev +2.2%
I purchased this pleasant beer at Krugel's Wilkes-Barre, a world class beer source. It looks good enough and goes down easy enough and is decently made. I don't think it has the punch of some German and domestic darks but tbis is a small sample, to be sure. Other sites attribute this beer from Nova Paka to the Granat label; a dark sweeter lager at about 5%. Ok as a first time beer.
05-13-2012 23:53:02 | More by BeerIsland
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
Great to add this beer and be the first to review!
standard 500ml euro bottle.
App: Dark brown with ruby highlights. Frothy tan head that falls to a respectable cap. Decent lacing.
Smell: Great aromas of licorice and chocolate. There is a subdued herbal hop presence. Ends with a sweet alcoholic snap.
Taste: Extremely earthy. Strong flavors of chocolate, carob, and roasted barley. Not overly toasted or roasty. Firm bitterness from the roast and herbal hops.
A slightly nutty creaminess but also dryness. It has a slightly oily feel on the tongue but is dry in flavor.
Overall, the beer is a bit rough around the edges, perhaps from importation, but that is certainly part of its charm. Worth seeking out if in NYC.
02-03-2011 21:17:00 | More by emsroth
3.85/5 rDev +4.9%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Greenport mug.
A: Pours dark brown with three fingers of tan head.
S: You've got you classic Euro lager aroma: fresh hay, a bit of lemon and some crisp hops. No sign of roast.
T: Fortunately the 'dark' comes through here. Those typical lager flavours are combined with a wonderful slight, but undeniable espresso roast flavour.
D: Crisp and drinkable for any time of the year.
Overall: I had low hopes for this, but its a solid brew! It just kind of appeared in my fridge after a party, but if I find more, I'll be picking it up. Perfect for those times you want the refreshment of a lager, but with a tad more complexity.
11-10-2011 02:58:25 | More by JohnnyChicago
4.08/5 rDev +11.2%
It ours a dark brown with a foamy off-white/tannish head that dissipates quickly with little lacing.
It smells really good. It has some caramel and cocoa underneath a fine blast of earthy, herbal noble hops. It stings the nostrils almost, very therapeutic in the smell.
The taste is not quite as amazing but it is a solid Dunkel. IT is sweet, rich, and chocolatey with some caramel and a nice subtle noble hop bite.
It is easy to drink, would be good on a hot summers day and a sweet but refreshing beverage.
02-20-2011 23:13:33 | More by crossovert
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
Dark Dunkel. The head dissipates quick with no lacing. Looks like Cola. Smells good, like dried raisins. Tastes like plum, raisins with a hint of coffee with a non-hops bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall a good brew, but there are better for the same money.
08-18-2011 23:11:57 | More by OttoPeeWee
3.71/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured from the 500mL can into a mug.
A: The beer is a dark brown color with a bit of light coming through. Head is light tan and sticks around for a bit.
S: Some caramel and toasty notes in there. Malty but still smooth and somewhat sweet.
T: Smooth and malty with a mild character. Some bread and light roast and caramel. Light bitterness creeps in half way through but finishes again with mild roast and some sweetness.
Overall: Not bad. Very drinkable and having a light character and average ABV very sessionable as well. Nothing that would stand out particularly, but sometimes that's what you want. I could pick this one up again.
11-13-2013 10:49:55 | More by BucBasil
3.78/5 rDev +3%
A: Poured a nice dark reddish brown with a half inch head. There was some decent lacing. Looked like a cola, very Czech style dark lager.
S: Smelled a bit bready and yeasty. Some of the fainter notes were spices and malts.
T: I expected this beer to be a bit spicier because of the smell, but it ended up being more sweet than anything else. There was a fairly robust maltiness that came through on further sips.
M: Not too thin but probably a bit thinner than German style dark beers. It was a bit reminiscent of a cola, which was interesting.
Overall I think you could do a lot worse in the Dark Euro Lager category than Brouczech. I lived in the Czech Republic and this beer really brought back some great memories from my Study Abroad days... although I never saw it in Prague unfortunately. I've had this beer 3 or 4 times in the states and I'll turn to it when it's available.
10-16-2012 19:47:20 | More by abcdefghijkyle
3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
A - Deep cherry amber. Few fingers of off-white head in a pint glass. Nice retention and ok lace.
S - Sweet honey, caramel, gingerbread. Toast with butter, cinnamon and sugar.
T - Nice bready character up front. Caramel, dark honey, bee pollen. Some gingerbread. Soft, woody bitter on the backend.
M - Medium light body with a light carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a pleasant sweet finish.
O - Very nice. Great flavor, but might be a tad too sweet for some palates though.
03-29-2011 03:24:21 | More by vfgccp
BrouCzech Dark from Nova Paka Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.