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Ursus Black - Ursus S.A. (SAB) / Compania de Bere Romania

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82
good

23 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 9.94%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ursus S.A. (SAB) / Compania de Bere Romania visit their website
Romania

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thierrynantes on 03-28-2008)
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Bix

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.1%

12-22-2012 15:40:17 | More by Bix
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skywizzard

Georgia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-15-2014 02:23:11 | More by skywizzard
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StJamesGate

New York

3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Stouty black with lumpy tan creamy head.
Tinny, acidic black malt nose with maybe a bit of ash.
Bit of coffee with sugar, some licorice sweets, metallic bite, and bit of marmite and some roast.
Tobacco leaf end and root beer barrel finish.
Med, round, lots of chewy residual sugars.

Maybe a bit too big and sweet but the roast takes a stab at balance. Again, hides the ABV like these other Romanians. Very much black, not brown.

Most like a Czech black lager.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 05:34:40 | More by StJamesGate
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jschitt

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-09-2014 19:16:47 | More by jschitt
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Romania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

04-04-2014 20:30:38 | More by GeeZaa
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drewface

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-13-2014 03:18:50 | More by drewface
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-10-2013 13:31:36 | More by dcmchew
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-08-2013 18:31:47 | More by safaricook
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leitmotif

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-03-2013 22:35:17 | More by leitmotif
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dsimanski

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

10-17-2013 01:34:49 | More by dsimanski
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Darkhnum

Israel

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-09-2013 16:03:56 | More by Darkhnum
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-11-2013 21:14:45 | More by Ciocanelu
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stcules

Italy

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Almost black, ruby edges. Beige, creamy foam. Very beautiful.
Not too intense smell, but whit toasted malt and caramel well noticeable.
Same notes at the taste, stronger and more intense. Malt, caramel, toaste, liquorice, and a bit of bitterness.
The liquorice is longstanding in the mouth and aftertaste, not tiring, but rather giving the beer a good drinkability.
Overall, much more elegant and refined that expected.
Good surprise.

Serving type: can

02-09-2013 13:13:05 | More by stcules
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StarRaptor

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-06-2013 13:33:29 | More by StarRaptor
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arkanu

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-05-2012 19:01:25 | More by arkanu
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Marius

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-23-2012 18:50:48 | More by Marius
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nandika

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-08-2012 14:08:34 | More by nandika
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phaedrusovchaos

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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ThaCreep

Belgium

3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very dark color with hints of chocolate. Nose cellar, maturation of coffee with juice lightly safety. In the first mouth, we fix some coffee but the body in general, is far from being bitter and there is easily drinkable, with just a little bitterness in the finish notable. Lacks a bit of flavor but nice to drink.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-06-2011 09:33:35 | More by ThaCreep
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peterhunor

Romania

2.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is one of the few professionally brewed beers in Romania.

The pour is actually impressive, nice dark aspect, pretty good smell.
The first taste is refreshing, interesting, somewhere between a dark beer, and a stong lager. You get small hints of sweetness in it also.
The aftertaste however is surprisingly bitter, and totally out of touch with the rest of the aromas.
That aftertaste really reduces the drinkability, leaves you a little confused.
It surely has a stronger and more refined taste than the Silva Black, but that aftertaste really does harm to the overall review.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 20:07:53 | More by peterhunor
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in Sigishoara probably poured from a bottle.

Black opaque color with a cream colored somewhat solid head. Head manages to stay.

Smell of nut possibly chestnut but not much else, faint nose a bit weak.

Tastes like an average typical brown ale of sorts, not hoppy some malt perhaps on the palate, a bit too wet for my tastes in mouthfeel though. It is a pleasant taste, there is no excessive alcohol or anything unpleasant but some. It is very macro like tasting.

Easy drinking if that is your thing.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 13:06:45 | More by smakawhat
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Preisman

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in 2010

Appearance - deep black color with a light brown head.
Smell - Sweet licorice and slightly chocolaty
Taste - light chocolate with licorice flavor,
Drinkability - Greatly enjoyed this schwarzbier that goes down surprisingly easy.

Can't wait to have this beer again!

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2010 09:00:07 | More by Preisman
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thierrynantes

France

3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2005.

Appearance : deep black color, with tan foam head.
Smell : Licorice and chocolate aromas, rosted malt.
Taste and mouthfeel : licorice and chocolate too, a little bitterness in the finish
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Schwarzbier.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2008 19:32:28 | More by thierrynantes
Ursus Black from Ursus S.A. (SAB) / Compania de Bere Romania
82 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.