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BrouCzech Dark - Nova Paka Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nova Paka Brewery visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emsroth on 02-03-2011)
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Reviews by emsroth:
Photo of emsroth
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.

emsroth, Feb 03, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerIsland
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.

BeerIsland, May 13, 2012
Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Noelito76, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of JohnnyChicago
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.

JohnnyChicago, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

patre_tim, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of ZCW
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ZCW, May 25, 2014
Photo of allenson21
4/5  rDev +9%

allenson21, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of crossovert
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%

500ml bottle.

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.

crossovert, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of OttoPeeWee
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.

OttoPeeWee, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of Nihilistkid
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Nihilistkid, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of BucBasil
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.

BucBasil, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

MystikCelt, May 19, 2013
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
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.

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

claytong, May 10, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
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.

vfgccp, Mar 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Warfarin, Nov 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

brutalist, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

AmitC, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

magnusdave, Jan 06, 2014
BrouCzech Dark from Nova Paka Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.