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Breznak Schwarzbier - Pivovar Breznak

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BA SCORE
81
good

21 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovar Breznak
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dmbfrat420beers on 04-10-2007)
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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pour is dark, reddish deep brown. The head medium large, a bit creamy beige. Slow dissipation leaves nice lacings.

S: Dry rich roasted malt. Dark dried frutis. Lots of coffee. Some coffee and bitter hops.

T: Heavy roasted dry malt. Dark bitter chocolate. Strong coffee. Cherries.

M: Long aftertaste, bitter and dusty dry. Body is full and carbonation is light.

D: A nice Schwarzbier, that's not German. Dry!

Evil_Pidde, Oct 26, 2010
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.33/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jacob for bringing this back from Germany! Pours a very dark mahogany color with a fine-bubbled beige head. Good lacing and average retention.

Has a nice nutty and chocolaty aroma, leaning a bit in the nutty direction. Kinda like chocolate covered walnuts. Smell is fairly mild, but it is really fresh.

Upon first taste it's a sweet blast of roasty malts and walnuts, followed by a toasty and mildly hoppy bitter palate scrubbing. This one has loads of flavor for a schwarzbier and a rather full, creamy body for a lager. Just a slight kiss of strawberry fruitiness adds to the complexity.

twiggamortis420, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of thierrynantes
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2005.
Appearance : Deep dark red brown color, with tan head foam.
Smell : cweet caramel and toffee aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : Sweet and dry taste with roasted notes. Final with caramel aftertaste and burnt chocolate notes.
Drinkability : a very good beer in Schwarzbier style

thierrynantes, Mar 23, 2008
Photo of Absumaster
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A dark brown, almost black beer with a thin and creamy head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Smell is light burned with notes of chocolate and figs. There is an earthy smell that combines great with the roastiness of the dark malts.

Taste is light roasted and has chocolate and light coffee notes and to a lesser extent molasses and figs. The beer is clearly bottom fermented and this gives a clean profile with just a hint of fruitiness. The earthiness probably comes from the hops and malts. Drinkability is great and despite the 3,8% full of taste.

Absumaster, Jan 04, 2008
Photo of Brabander
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer when i was in Germany some six months ago. Poured in my Struise glass the beer looks very nice. A very dark fluid with a lightbrown head which is very bubbly. I can see almost no carbonation.

Good smell of burned malts and coffee. Not heavy just OK.

Taste is a bit too light, i think there is too little alcohol in this beer which makes it very soft.

Brabander, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of dasenebler
2.88/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

.5L, best before 10/14/11.

Has a lovely pour. Very dark, nearly opaque brown with a fantastic light tan head. Very creamy and thick, with great lacing.

The aroma is muffled, though there's some nutty, toasted malts.

The flavor falls a bit flat, but there's nothing overtly wrong. The sugar or sweetener used in the brewing process does not add too much sweetness, on the contrary, this beer is fairly dry. There's some toasted, near roasty malts and a woody character. The finish reveals some oxidation. The mouthfeel is smooth and not too carbonated.

Decent amount of flavor for the lightness (3.8% ABV) of this beer, but there's much better Schwarzbier to be had.

dasenebler, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of botham
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

half liter bottle poured into a chalice. pours a deep chocolate brown with amber highlights. a single finger of light brown head top it off.

aroma is of roasted malts, with coffee and chocolate notes, as well as a cream base. well proportioned.

taste is of roasted coffee mainly, with chocolate present as well, with a touch of vanilla and a creamy finish. excellent.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy and smooth texture. a bit of CO2 is present as well. a smooth finish of residual roasted malts and coffee makes this a supurb brew.

drinkability is good. this is a rich brew. though it only has a medium body, its rich flavors offset its lighter body.

botham, Mar 27, 2008
Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev +13%

stevoj, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of JEdmund
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance
Dark brown, much like a porter; 1/4" head

Smell
Light, toasty aroma

Taste & Mouthfeel
Yum! Nice flavor of toasted malts, finishes with caramelized sugar; a little thin on the front end, but has an overall medium body

Overall
I liked this beer a lot and would buy it regularly if possible. With such a low ABV, drinkability is high.

JEdmund, Aug 13, 2008
Photo of beerpirates
2.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

0.5 L bottel poured into my de molen tastingglass

A : pours a dark brown / reddish color with a nice small head

S : lots of burned malts and coffee , smells sweet

T : lots of roasted malts and a bit of coffee , not very complex

D : good carbonation , no alcohol to speak of

O : not my favoriye beer , taste is to watery , more like a brown tabelbeer ,

beerpirates, May 22, 2011
Photo of clarknova
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

clarknova, May 29, 2013
Photo of RuudJH
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Breznak, Czeck brewed beer. 0.5 l bottle.
I wasn't too impressed with their standard pilsner, but this blackbeer was a positive experience.

Very dark brown beer, good head.
First smell is malt, hops, yeast. Also roasty character, when tasting, as well as some dark fruit + caramel.

Light body, with a lot of carbonation in the mouth. It's a decently flavourfull beer overall. As a 3.8% abv it's a good choice with a lunch or dinner.

Not a bad beer this.

RuudJH, Jun 11, 2010
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Very dark; almost black; big, cream colored head

Aroma: Roasted malt; biscuity

Taste: Bitter start; juicy mid and slightly bitter finish; a little watery; refreshing, but not overly complex; not bad, though

Remarks: Good session beer

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of rredshift
2/5  rDev -43.5%

rredshift, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Blumstein
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Blumstein, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of jandadeboer
3/5  rDev -15.3%

jandadeboer, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of JCBears
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

appearance: Rich amber dark with a pleasant soda like head. Good deal of holy bubbles but a nice view from here.

smell: roasty toasty and sweet. A nice familiar smell of overly tasted grains with a slight pinch at the edges of the bitterness

taste: good blend of roasted sweetness with and encompassing bitter all around. A dynamic flavor that I enjoy. Brings me to cool central European highlands

mouthfeel: Really alive in there. Doesn't just go in and try to get down your throat ASAP stays there in full for a bit and its kind of nice.

overall: I LIKE IT. Just like but its something about this brew that says, "Nice I'd have you again given the chance" I would order this brew in a bar for sure

JCBears, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of kjc51478
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown/almost black color with very weak head. Aroma is weak mostly of sweet and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts with coffee and some bread. Very watery mouthfeel with weak carbonation. Overall a below average sampling of the Schwarzbier style.

kjc51478, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of tootsMcGee
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

tootsMcGee, May 13, 2013
Photo of dmbfrat420beers
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good until 12/12/07 3.8% ABV
Picked up at the Kaufland Getränksmarkt in Halle (Saale), Germany

Dark brown color that pours a light tan head of medium bubbles, dissipates (practically fizzes) fairly fast to a ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma is not very pleasant, like a stale light lager. However, whatever the offensive odor, I could not detect anything particularly off in the flavor. Little roasted malt taste as far as Schwarzbier goes, almost a brown ale in my opinion. Light to medium body with too much soda-y carbonation. Not a lot of hop character, but enough to balance out a mild, but not too sweet, malty backbone containing notes of something like a crusty german bread. Pretty light all around, so easy to drink, but I’d recommend moving on to something more interesting.

dmbfrat420beers, Apr 10, 2007
Photo of Thorax
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle purchased from my Local Netto store in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. A very surprising full flavored Schwarzbier from the Czech Republic. At less than 4% ABV, very sessionable with a great flavor. Very different flavor from the normal Schwarzbiers available here in Germany that I have had.

Thorax, Apr 15, 2011
Breznak Schwarzbier from Pivovar Breznak
81 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.