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U Fleku Dark Lager - U Fleků Pivovar a Restaurace

U Fleku Dark LagerU Fleku Dark Lager

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%

Brewed by:
U Fleků Pivovar a Restaurace visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 10-13-2002)
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-15-2011 02:01:48 | More by jerryjeff
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4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I know the place is touristy and overpriced, but I had to bring Alewife here once, S she had neveer been. Hell, I had only been once, way back in 1991. We each had a 0.4l mug, at 59CZK per, about $3.30 at the moment.

My short, dimpled mug was filled with a deep, dark, almost opaque mahogany brew. The heasd was a lovely rocky, foamy mocha-hued mass of foam, which lasted well and left great lace. Nose had nice choco notes, with some roasty action. Feel was smoth and medium; nuf ced.

A touch of light sweetness alit on the palate, with subtle cocoa powder and dark choco action following. Had a smidge of roastyness and a little bitterness following. The choco notes lingered well, like a mocha milkshake. Quite nice! Zum wohl!

4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2013 21:55:24 | More by Bierman9
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-02-2013 18:49:34 | More by Jojo850
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

06-18-2013 16:08:30 | More by Mbrown44
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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07-08-2012 03:03:56 | More by ChulaVistaBarista
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-07-2012 15:08:58 | More by brystmar
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-18-2012 18:32:02 | More by tziggy
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-16-2012 16:41:21 | More by BlueFeetAndBeer
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-09-2011 00:04:06 | More by dwaz
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.53/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler, at the time of this review, this is the #1 Euro Dark lager, which is a bullshit style btw, on the best of beeradvocate lists. Imagine my surprise when Thorpe429 told me he had a growler of this previously believed to be DONG from the Czech republic, one of my top wants for a while, served in a Bruery tulip.

Beer is brown, dark, hazy with a thin head of small and medium bubbles, minimal lacing (if any at all) and low carbonation.

Aroma is nutty, sweet, the nuts dominate and win though.

Beer is tart and dark, mildly dry finish, you know what I think it is? Brett o. I thought about this review and description for a couple of hours and this is what I landed on. I think this beer is made or finished with Brett o. It is only mildly tart but not funky, not heavy but light on that palate. I did not enjoy this beer as much as I hoped. I think Death and Taxes is a superior beer by far and I'm basically done with this. Thanks for another #1 (if it survives the spot after this review) but I don't think I'd have it again.

Serving type: growler

07-15-2011 03:18:28 | More by drabmuh
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3.63/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge, huge thanks to HJJH for getting this 1L growler out my way. Big surprise that they filled growlers of. Thought this was a DONG I'd have to wait awhile to try. Currently the #1 Euro Dark Lager. Served in a Hill Farmstead long-stem tulip.

Pours a dark brown with a light tan head and a bit of lacing. Thin collar. The nose brings a slight amount of roast as well as some mild hops and a slight acidic cherry character. The flavor is mostly malty with a bit of roast and some noticeable Continental hops. A bit of cherry there as well. Light body and slight acidity. Not bad at all, but not quite as good as the Moonlight dark lagers that I've come across. Interesting flavor and profile, though it doesn't quite measure up.

Serving type: growler

07-15-2011 02:17:21 | More by Thorpe429
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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is easily one of my favorite beers in the world. Up there with, maybe even ahead of, Augustiner. Regardless, it is an incredible session beer.

Now, of course, a LOT of the enjoyment of this beer is the experience of where you're drinking it. With the accordion player or oompah loompah duo playing tunes, the servers constantly bringing you new glasses because they know you want one before you do, the other servers cajoling you into shots of cinnamon schnapps, and the beer cheese appetizer, you can't help but love this beer. Great color, great head, great smell, great feel, incredible taste.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2011 03:57:39 | More by HJJH
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Black body with a beige kahki head

S - Chocolate malty head

T & M & D - This beer was very smooth and had notes of chocolate, smooth spices. There was a malty toffee sweetness to it as well. This beer had to be drinkable becuase they kept coming and I kept drinking them.

What a great beer and what a great place to enjoy it. I did not find it a tourist trap at all.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2011 18:21:19 | More by CuttDeez
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New York

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at U Fleků, Prague, Czech Republic

A: The beer is very dark amber (near black) in color and poured with a two finger high beige head. The head has good retention properties and took a look time to die down and also left lacy rings of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of chocolate malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of dark malts and chocolate. There is a little bit of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer goes down very smoothly and is very sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2010 11:49:52 | More by metter98
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4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Contrary to popular belief U Fleku is not available only at the brewery in Prague. The second and only other location is at the Pilsner Urquell Brauerei Ausschank ("brewery outlet") in the Altstadt in Dusseldorf Germany. After 3 attempts to get into the pub we were finally succesful in getting there when it was open.

Tasted at the Pilsner Urquell pub in Dusseldorf Germany December 2008.

A: Pours a dark brown almost opaque but clear. Very little variation in color toward the rim. Medium head caramel in color.

S: Very inviting toffee, spice, fruit, malt, chocolate, and a hint of liquorice

T: Chocolate, nutty, spicy goodness with a mild but fresh hop finish. Reminiscent of British real ale that is mild in carbonation with a fresh hop character.

M: Light in body to remind you of the lager style that it is but almost velvety and lingering to tease for another sip.

D: One of my favorites. The most well rounded as far as wanting more with every sip yet packed with flavor you cant imagine belonging in the beer you hold.

Only available on tap at the 2 places mentioned. A must have beer for the novice or the professional.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2010 03:44:57 | More by Tanclan
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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After having this beer numerous times before while studying literally around the corner, it became time for a review.

Its a dark mahogany brown lager with a very rich blackish hue. Head is voluminous and voluptuous. Light aromas of roast malt, some candy sugar. Dry in taste, smooth, easy and pairs excellently with roast pork and dumplings. Well done all around.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2009 14:49:21 | More by allboutbierge
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New York

4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A = Dark, almost pitch black other than the cherry oak edges in the light. A nice 2-3 finger light brown (nutmeg/cinnamon) colored head that sticks around in the early going.

S = Smells like a stout from the start - roasted nuts, caramel, coffee, chocolate and the slightest hint of hops

T = Tastes like a stout - coffee and chocolate along with some smooth caramelized nuts throughout. Grain/earthiness is subdued but there to show you some of the beer's lager side and the hops kick in in the back third for a nice balance

M = Phenomenally smooth with medium carbonation, fills the whole mouth, the tiny bubbles give the beer some volume and makes it almost feel grainy. Would have to say one of the best feeling beers tasted to date.

D = Incredibly drinkable. It's a stout soul in a dark lager's glass! Delicious flavors balanced by the subtle hops and the perfect mouthfeel make this beer drinkable all night and then some.

Did not even know Prague had the very dark lagers until I stumbled onto this beer. Even thought it was a stout at first, that's how similar it smelled, tasted, and felt. Would have to say this beer even beats out many stouts at what they do best.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2009 12:47:22 | More by rukus29
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Here's the major (and perhaps only) reason to visit U Flecku.

Rocky beige head that leaves ring lace after each sip. Near black color where some light would come through the edge of the glass.

Strong yeast aroma with a darker (crystal or chocolate?) malt smell.

A complex blend of darker malt flavors. I can detect black patent grains. There is a good shot of hops at the swallow. The body is moderate with an above average level of carbonation. Frankly, this is a delicious treat.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2008 03:07:27 | More by smcolw
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U Fleku Dark Lager from U Fleků Pivovar a Restaurace
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