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ŽŽatec Dark Lager - ŽŽatecký Pivovar

ŽŽatec Dark LagerŽŽatec Dark Lager

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BA SCORE
85
very good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 86
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.55%


Brewed by:
ŽŽatecký Pivovar visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: danielharper on 04-29-2010)
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Reviews by Beer-A-Lot:
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice rich, dark color with lots of head. You'd think you were drinking a stout.
S - I was thirsty so forgot to smell. Seriously, not a lot of complex aromas from what I can remember. Some chocolate but subtle
T - Nice taste right up front. Hint of coffee and maybe tar (though I've never had tar).
M - Rich, creamy, feel that lingers nicely.
O - I much prefer this over the Zatec pilsner. A nice sessionable lager.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 14:50:32 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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RoyFokker

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-14-2014 04:35:17 | More by RoyFokker
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-04-2014 15:04:44 | More by jaydoc
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4.36/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 21:37:44 | More by psoriasaurus
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-18-2014 01:04:35 | More by mattmarka1
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-08-2013 03:41:07 | More by BillRoth
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-09-2013 18:43:13 | More by dmorgan310
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-01-2013 01:10:24 | More by brandonld23
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-06-2013 01:23:17 | More by OKCNittany
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

09-10-2013 23:59:56 | More by ygtbsm94
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Darkhnum

Israel

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-09-2013 15:04:07 | More by Darkhnum
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-25-2013 20:10:39 | More by mrfrancis
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 20:39:20 | More by jtierney89
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Ego

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
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

nose...
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

taste etc...
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

verdict?
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

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 04:59:18 | More by Ego
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Montana

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02-24-2013 00:38:00 | More by delalove
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canawler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

02-19-2013 02:32:09 | More by canawler
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FLima

Brazil

3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 00:08:32 | More by FLima
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.8%

02-07-2013 05:53:32 | More by beernads
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grahambo

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-20-2012 21:00:57 | More by grahambo
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Offa

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an excellent dark lager.

Very dark red-brown, almost black, it has a small tan head soon thinning to foamy ring & wisps.

Aroma is chocolaty caramelised prunes and bread crust.

Taste is dryish toasty bread crust, lightly sweet caramelised prunes & raisins, woody-peppery light bitterness, dry toastiness dominating finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 00:15:44 | More by Offa
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

11-24-2012 05:02:19 | More by THEGENERALISMO
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-23-2012 14:56:58 | More by PaBeerLover
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sneaks2210

New York

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-21-2012 19:11:00 | More by sneaks2210
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OregonGrown7

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ŽŽatec Dark Lager from ŽŽatecký Pivovar
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