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Praga Dark Lager - První Budějovický Pivovar Samson

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
První Budějovický Pivovar Samson visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 06-15-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

pjbfromkc, Sunday at 03:41 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

VitorLourenco, Friday at 12:15 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

I was introduced to this beer at a social gathering so I wasn't really able to give it my full tasting experience attention but I liked it so much I decided to post. For me the rich, dark ebony appearance was very appealing enhanced by the bottle packaging. I didn't have access to proper tasting glassware but on direct pour some head appeared but quickly dissipated which was somewhat disappointing from an aesthetic standpoint but as I found out this in no way degraded the positive experience for me. Also, the lower carbonation made it much lighter on the midsection. Aroma was slightly raisiny, slightly chocolaty to me and again very inviting. Initial wash over the tongue was smooth and creamy, with a pleasantly sweet aftertaste which I loved and just balanced with the right amount of bitterness. Overall this beer for me is probably best in fall/winter months with bigger-flavored meals and would probably make for some fantastic recipes as well as complement some deserts but I thoroughly enjoyed it on a warmer evening.

JSigsbach, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Jordy777, Aug 25, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +12.9%

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep, dark brown hue with dark red highlights when held up to the light, plus a strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy tan foam. I think it's quite attractive indeed.

Smell: sweet malt with a light element of caramel, toffee and dark fruits. It's a little too sweet for me, but otherwise quite good.

Taste: rich fruitiness with raisin, cherry and tobacco; finish is caramel and toffee. This style can be so good when executed well, as it is here; I'm a fan.

Mouthfeel: light body but with a huge carbonation and surprisingly satisfying creaminess. Bam!

Overall: I tend to like dark European lagers, and this is among the better of them. I'd definitely have this again.

flagmantho, Jul 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

krome, May 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

jgunther71, May 10, 2014
2.05/5  rDev -41.4%

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.

GONZALOYANNA, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

superdoopersauce, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

KC9LDB, Mar 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

CSFerrier, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Azpittil57, Nov 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

jaydoc, Nov 28, 2013
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Kerne, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

MacStinson, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

brandonld23, Nov 03, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -64.3%

mwar, Oct 27, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

metter98, Oct 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +42.9%

Beerlover, Oct 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Catlin, Oct 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

smartassboiler, Aug 02, 2013
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2.68/5  rDev -23.4%

500 ml. bottle, pours a dark brown colour, with a small off white head that dissipates soon, leaving a small lace. Smell is very weak, some coffee and caramel. Medium to light body and too much carbonation. Taste of caramel, chocolate, some coffee and coke.

janubio, Jul 29, 2013
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Praga Dark Lager from První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
80 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.