Žatec Dark Lager - Žatecký Pivovar
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4.5/5 rDev +18.4%
Pours to a buff head that lasts and laces. Transparent ruby black color. Slight roast and decocted malt aroma with a honey-like floral hop note. Flavor is reminiscent of molasses, coffee and toffee, with a balancing clean bitterness and hop spice. Mouthfeel is light medium. Overall an outstandingly satisfying and complex dark lager.
08-23-2014 00:50:30 | More by EagleTalon
4.36/5 rDev +14.7%
This is truly a finely crafted lager. Poured into a 33 cl Žatec glass, pours a dark mahogany with an appetizing head. Wonderful complex caramel, chocolate, slightly sweet/roasted nose. Taste confirms the nose, and boy is there a lot to taste in this wonderfully crafted Czech beer!
01-23-2014 21:37:44 | More by psoriasaurus
3/5 rDev -21.1%
Deep mahogany active light brown head.
Light rolling body that actually build up a bit on the back end. Nice roasted character and toasted malts. Caramel and toffee on the side of the tongue, burnt malt bitterness with a touch of alcohol heat. A little thin up front but has no astringencies.
04-23-2013 20:39:20 | More by jtierney89
3.6/5 rDev -5.3%
sizzling head on this, off white tiny bubbles slowly fade into the all familiar (and all powerful) O-Ring, deep chestnut brown hue here, consistent color throughout, some carbonation bubblin' and stumblin' up the glass, pretty good looking if not special
faint prunes, bready malt with a tinge of dry summer house smell, some slightly herbal and honey notes as well, all in balance, all pretty tame but nice
exceptionally clean drinking, what does that mean ? fair enough... it just has a nice overall presentation, from start to finish, the mouthfeel is great, perfectly smooth and medium bodied, the carbonation stops just short of spiky, there is a nice coating on the tongue leaving you both refreshed and wanting more... the subtle hop flavor really peaks the interest of the back of the palette, it reminds me in some weird way of ESBs but with a differing hop signature
obviously well crafted but not something that butters my biscuit, there is nothing bad about this beer I would just prefer others before reaching for this
03-17-2013 04:59:18 | More by Ego
3.76/5 rDev -1.1%
Dark color. Made a three finger head with low retention.
Nice aroma of toasted malts and dark chocolate.
Flavor of toasted malts with coffee and caramel notes. Earthy/hay hops also emerges through its malt, and gets more and more present as it warms up.
Dry aftertaste, a bit oily and buttery.
Medium body and low carbonation.
Good beer, faithful to style and very pleasant to drink. A beer not for drinking a single bottle, once it has a good mix between drinkability and flavor.
02-11-2013 00:08:32 | More by FLima
Žatec Dark Lager from Žatecký Pivovar
85 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.