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ŽŽatec Dark Lager - ŽŽatecký Pivovar

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ŽŽatec Dark LagerŽŽatec Dark Lager

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BA SCORE
85
very good

91 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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PaBeerLover

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

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-20-2012 17:43:54 | More by OregonGrown7
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-07-2012 02:28:34 | More by tripledbrew
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SammyD

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -20.8%

10-31-2012 00:16:22 | More by SammyD
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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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RogerDoger

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.8%

10-11-2012 00:40:06 | More by RogerDoger
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle.

Pours opaque, murky, and dark brown. A fluffy, thick head of tan settles slowly in the glass revealing plenty of ropey lacework and a solid skim coat on the surface.

Roasted malt with light notes of chocolate, caramel, and nougat on the nose.

Medium bodied with a slightly creamy, lush mouthfeel.

Cocoa, roast, and mild coffee notes lead off the palate. Low bitterness and very clean with a low-ester profile following through.

Finishes with roast and light chocolate . Easy drinking and unoffensive.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 23:50:49 | More by brewandbbq
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a dark black with a large off white head. Smells of dark roasted malt and some flowery hops. Tastes of malt with some chocolatey overtones and some hops, a nice surprise for a dark lager. Beer is carbonated perfectly and has good balance for its light body. Overall a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 00:16:42 | More by cyclonece09
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.9%

09-12-2012 01:27:30 | More by wattoclone
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Antnyd82

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-19-2012 06:28:01 | More by Antnyd82
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-06-2012 00:50:24 | More by schopenhauerale
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-03-2012 18:54:33 | More by PatGreer
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle, no date. Served over several pours into a 200mL Bitburger Pils pokal glass.

Appearance: Clear deep brown with some coppery and red notes when held up to the light. Thin off-white head as a ring at the edge of the glass, with the barest thin skin of foam across the stop. Islands and some strands of persistent lacing noted.

Smell: Bread, hints of bittersweet chocolate, malty, maybe some plums. Reminds me of a doppelbock really.

Taste: Burnt sugar, tiny bits of bittersweet chocolate, strong roasted malt. Bitterness is mild at first, becoming a bit stronger as the beer warms up. Hops barely noticeable at first, with roasted malt serving as most of the bitterness. Some noble hop flavors come out though at the end as it warms up.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, but still a bit spicy on the tongue. Stickiness on the teeth is notable.

Overall / Drinkability: Quite a nice beer, but I find one is enough. There are aspects of this beer which are very much doppelbock in style (aroma especially, sometimes the taste) which perhaps makes this an even more appealing beer in he end. Tasty, aromatic, and yet one 500 mL is enough. I guess this beer is nicely sating as well. So while I tried it I'm not seeing a desire to go out and get more.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 22:49:12 | More by damndirtyape
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bark

Sweden

3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The colour is almost black (80 EBC), the liquid is clear. Low off-white head. No lacing.

The smell got distinct notes of chocolate bars. Some cocoa and some hay-hops.

Hints of wax in the taste. Milk chocolate. Toasted bread. Smooth light bitter flavours in the aftertaste as well as some cocoa and noble hops.

The carbonation is medium strong, medium sized bubbles. The liquid is semi-smooth.

An OK schwartzbier, but the wax-like flavours spoils it a bit.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 18:23:19 | More by bark
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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-03-2012 09:13:58 | More by bigred89
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MaximalC

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a curious, translucent muddy caramel color (similar to Maudite) with a frothy tan head that dissipates in fairly short order. The aroma is mild and clean, with a malt sweetness akin to maple syrup. The syrupy sweetness manifests much more in the taste, which is almost bock-like. Not a whole lot of complexity here in spite of the saaz hops touted by the label. To me, the body is too light to support the malty backbone, which perplexes the palate and makes the beer taste watered down in spite of the pronounced sweetness. There is some consolation in the fact that the finish is cleaner than one would expect, but on the whole I feel this brew misses the mark, being short on identity and lacking in complexity.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 01:45:08 | More by MaximalC
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a balloon glass. The beer is a dark, dark brown that's hard to see through, but ruby hues come through the light. A cream colored head dissipates to a wisp of bubbles. No lacing whatsoever. The beer smells sweet and malty, with some candy/licorice type of notes. The beer tastes as malty as it smells. There is a bitter hop presence in there toward the end. Faint toffee and licorice notes are in the middle. Somewhat of a complex beer. The mouthfeel is way too carbonated with a dry finish.

Overall, I started to like this beer a little more as I drank it. I feel that it's way too carbonated though, but it has a good taste profile.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 14:37:53 | More by JuicesFlowing
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rarbring

Sweden

3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear deep reddish brown beer, an off-white head with little lacing and small curtains.

Honey and bread, cereal, butter and after a while burned candid sugar.

Some burned bread and sugar, oranges and orange peel.

Little carbonation, soft with a small body, slightly dry.

Well composed, balanced and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 17:45:50 | More by rarbring
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cola brown color capped by a rocky tan head that leaves a few strands behind

Smell: Brown sugar, toasted grains and hints of malty chocolate

Taste: Brown sugar, chocolate malt and toasted grains, up front, with a growing sweet mocha character that dominates mid-palate and through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Not a bad beer at all, though I wish there a bit more hops involved to balance out the sweeter flavors

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 23:08:33 | More by brentk56
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mikerems

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-17-2012 01:44:47 | More by mikerems
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soju6

Missouri

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

A: Pours a deep brown color with a thick head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt and some dark fruit.

T: Taste of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt with a bit of dark fruit sweetness. There is a nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, smooth and quite creamy.

O: Good drinker that goes down easy. Good example of the style. Well worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 11:16:46 | More by soju6
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flagmantho

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich, dark brown, nearing black in hue. Head is a thick finger of frothy dark-tan foam. Quite nice!

Smell: sweet malt with a light fruitiness and a hint of grain which balances things out quite well. I like it a lot.

Taste: light malt flavor with similar character to the aroma, but a lot milder in intensity. I like it, but it is not as flavorful as the aroma led me to believe.

Mouthfeel: light body but with a really nice carbonation that lends a surprising creaminess. Good!

Overall: I wish this beer weren't so mild, but that being said it is still quite tasty and very quaffable indeed. I'd have this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 15:46:29 | More by flagmantho
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javiernano

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-06-2012 08:10:23 | More by javiernano
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served at Pilsener Haus Biergarten in Hoboken, NJ.

A: Pours brownish amber and clear with a half finger tall off white head. Head reduces pretty quickly but a thin layer of bubbles remains over the entire top of the beer. Moderate lacing is present.

S: Aromas are of sweet dark malts.

T: Flavors are just like the smell, primarily sweet and dark malts. Seems a little out of balance and could do with the addition of a small amount of hops.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly smooth.

O: A little too out of balance for me to really enjoy - I want a slight amount of bitterness and/or hops to make the flavor profile whole for me. Not overly easy to drink... Not sure that I would really want to go out of my way to sample this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 13:53:03 | More by dbrauneis
ŽŽatec Dark Lager from ŽŽatecký Pivovar
85 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.