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Praga Dark Lager - První Budějovický Pivovar Samson

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 21.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
První Budějovický Pivovar Samson visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 06-15-2012

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Reviews by PieOhMy:
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3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into tulip.

A Dark ruby, nearly black. One finger of tan head that fades quickly.

S Very sweet. Chocolate. Malts. Roasted almonds. Delicious.

T Up front, very much like the the smell. Burst of coffee. Raisin. Honey. Quite rich. There is a lingering sour candy tartness.

M Medium, but leaning real close to syrupy. Carbonation prevents too clean of a finish.

O Nice complexity and layers of flavors but, honestly a bit overpowering. The coffee is a little too dominating. If this were subdued a bit, the subtleties of the other flavors would work better in the overall scheme. However still good. Plays like a brown or a porter. The sour aftertaste was unsatisfying.

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4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Bavarian Lodge, Lisle, IL:

I have had this beer here several times, over the past few years, at this establishment. It appears to be one of the restaurants staple beers. The beer is a very nice, dark cola color that produced a very nice, thick, off-white head that is well retained. The beer has a lighter, sweet malt aroma, as does the taste, but the taste is certainly more full. The beer has a lighter feel to it. It is smooth and creamy and good to the last drop. This beer is really well done. I am a huge fan.

Photo of emerge077
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the brewers of beloved Samson Cerny comes this new arrival to the market. Sampled a couple bottles to get a more solid feel for it. Best by date: "23.02.13" so it's fresh.

Poured into a tulip glass it has a reddish copper color that glints ruby in the light. Initial two finger head of creamy light tan foam that settles to a healthy skim on the surface. After the first couple sips the skim parts, and a healthy collar of lace is left behind.

Light molasses and sweetened coffee in the aroma, some toasted marshmallow and sweet grains and coarse yeast. Flavors are similarly lightly sweet, toasted grains, molasses and honeyed toast. Feels a bit thin but not out of place for the style. Easy to have several, certainly no chore to drink. Simple but tasty enough, worth trying.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.37/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A great tasting 4.5 percent brew.

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Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear dark mahogany red in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin tan head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sweet nutty and toasted malts are present in the nose along with some hints of molasses.
T: The overall taste is somewhat sweet and has flavors of nutty and toasted malts with some hints of burnt sugar and molasses.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't have a very complex taste, but it is rather easy to drink.

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3/5  rDev -15%

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2.06/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

500ml bottle. Pokal glass. Brown color, very dark amber tints to the light. Beige tan froth, close crown & correct retention. Roasted, sweettish aromas & slightly hoppy notes. Some metallic odors. Sweet malty syrup flavors & cloying sensation. Light body. Moderate to high carbonation. Watery texture. Sweetish finish & slight earthy bitterness. Flat & boring.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.56/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Local Option cervoise.

After enjoying the pils, figured I'd jump right into this guy, the cousin. It pours a clear dark sienna topped by over a finger of dusty wan khaki foam. The nose comprises husky barley and a touch of lightly watered-down maple syrup. It's insanely simplistic, yet still pleasant. Right on. The taste holds notes of darkly toasted malts, bruleed cocoa, and what seems like some blackstrap molasses. Things are darker, sweeter than I imagined, to say the least. Thing is, everything is too light to make it stick, so to speak, like a thick stout or porter would. I'm not sure what to think of this, frankly: Things are overly sweet, a bit too roasty-ish, a complete pendulum swing from the usual watered-down roast that normally finds its way into these Euro darks. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a relatively dry finish. Overall, I just couldn't deal with the near-cloying sweetness of this beer. It was all too much.

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Praga Dark Lager from První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
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