Krušovice Cerne | Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
Czech Republic
krusovice.cz

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stoutman on 06-08-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
357
Reviews:
201
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
14.73%
 
 
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8
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Photo of crnipeter
2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours very dark brown with rubby highlights (seems opaque but is actually clear), capped by rather thin yet well-formed light-tan creamy head that holds well. Aroma is moderately malty with caramel and dark chocolate qualities and herbal-spicy hops in the background. Flavor is rather neutral malt with moderate herbal-spicy hops leading into the dry finish with lingering roastiness complemented by hop-bitterness. Medium-light bodied and watery on the palate.

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Photo of droomyster
2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this not long ago at a Czech restaurant in Concord, CA. Came in a big bottle with its own its own unique Krusovice goblet, which added its appeal. I was disappointed in this beer on several levels: its blackness wasn't that black, its body was water thin, and its aroma and taste were less burned than my overcooked schnitzel! I hate to pan this beer but it couldn't stand up to my food and didn't taste good on its own and fell short of my expectations from drinking Köstritzer, Samuel Adam's Black and (especially)Death and Taxes.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brown body with no real head formation beyond some sporadic bubbles.

Smell: Dark, grainy malts with a slight note of fruit and some minor sweetish hints.

Taste: Dark malts provide modest tastes of chocolate and dark caramel with an overall light sweetness. A touch fruity. Hint of earthy molasses. Faint floral and spicy hops with a muted bitterness. Finishes dry with a light roastiness.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: An almost acceptable schwarzbier, though I am a bit wary regarding this "artificial sweetener" listed under ingredients.

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Photo of drmeto
2.91/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

L:
-pours a very dark brown with ruby tinges and a medium,foamy,beige head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-slight chocolate,licorice,spicy,black bread,herbal,caramel
T:
-cola,black bread,licorice,slight coffee,slight chocolate,nutty
-finishes dry
F:
-medium carbonation
-light,watery body
O:
Average.If youre looking for a widely available czech black lager, go with the "Budvar (Czechvar) Dark"

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Photo of Berecki
2.91/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From chilled 0.5 L can into warmed pokal, this beer shows dark ruby-brown to black body with semi-persistent pearly head. Following the dark colour and solid head, one would expect typically aromatic malty-caramel smell, but the smell turns out to be faint and surprisingly weak.
On a first sip tastes really good, malty and roasted, with some smoke, but after that leaves somehow dull aftertaste in mouth.
Maybe I expected too much of Krušovice's beer, but this one is a bit of disappointment to me: too average, with nothing special to be remembered of.

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Photo of JamFuel
2.92/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of qrazvan
2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Blakaeris
2.95/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with the color of dark cola. The head is fluffy and tan, but dissipates rather quickly.

Smell is dominated by smokey dark grain. Mild bitterness.

Taste is similiar to the nose with smokeyness making an impact. There is also a milk sweetness, and a touch of brown sugar. Malt does offer a sense of balance. Finish has an unusual sourness that seems to be an off flavor that really ruins things.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. There is a bit of diacetyl butteryness.

Overall not a bad beer, but not very exciting either. I won't be seeking this one out.

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Photo of travis224
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours out dark brown with a nice tanned two finger head that fades pretty quickly, with medium carbonation and leaves little lacing. At first a caught a whiff of barnyard but it mellowed out to a coffee and chocolate smell. It had a light, watery mouth feel with a burnt coffee, chocolate taste and a hint of metallic. Overall, I probably wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of halo3one
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of HoppySeb
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of GregaR
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Evgen
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma roasted malt, faint nuttiness, caramel, & breadiness. Taste slight sweet roasted malt, nuttiness, & licorice. Ok Schwarzbier!

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of rxmk
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of petluo
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of gonzo46and2
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cola-like dark with tan bubbly head that sticks to the glass with little gobs of lace.

Smells of musk and hops. Not as malty as I'd expect. Hops up front with a bit of brown sugar.

Taste is mild and nice. Bits of caramel and hops.

Mouthfeel is quite thin and a bit bitter.

Drinkability is fine but I wouldn't go searching for this one unless you hadn't tried many schwarzbiers.

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Photo of Minkybut
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this hard to look up beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was almost black and had a nice tan head that went away pretty fast. I could not really smell this beer. It was kinda bland to me. Actually he taste was the same...kinda bland. It was not a bad beer but it was nothing that really jumped me either. It was kinda like a watered down porter best I can describ it. I think I will not buy again.

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Photo of Catalin90
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dasenebler
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

.5L, best before 11/12/11.

Pours a clear, reddish brown hue. Small, compact head, average retention and very little lacing.

The aroma has some nice coffee notes to it, along with general maltiness.

The flavor is a bit boring, with just a touch of near-roasted malt, coupled with some crusty bread. Thin overall. The mouthfeel seems watered down, the carbonation fizzy rather than creamy.

Mediocre for a Schwarzbier, but drinkable.

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Photo of JEdmund
3.04/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance
Pours out a dark cola brown with a small head that has no lasting power nor leaves any lacing

Smell
Some chocolate, cookie malts, slight smokiness

Taste & Mouthfeel
Sweet and bacony, though overall a weak flavor; thin body with good carbonation; some artificial sweetness; no real aftertaste

Overall
I was pretty underwhelmed by this, although I recall enjoying the tap version much more.

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Photo of erikm25
3.04/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark brown with marble and amber ruby tint. Not much of a head on this one but it was a creamy caramel color with only slight lacing.

S: There was not any huge amount of aroma that stuck out and grabbed me by the nose hairs. Very subtle roasted chocolate or light cocoa powder seemed to be the most prevalent smell. Very small amount of pepper and dark malt was thrown in but overall very mild.

T: Light and subtle chocolate taste with little to no bitterness. Despite the sweet toasted malt that hits the tongue very quickly it is a overall a crisp and clean tasting beer with hints of caramel. All in all, the taste seemed to thin though.

M: Light-medium body and the same goes for the carbonation. Overall while balanced, just too light.

D: Very easy to drink but nothing that makes your head turn. It is simple and it was on sale about a block away so overall it was a good deal.

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Photo of kaseydad
3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Never even heard of this beer until my wife brought it home.

Pilsner glass pour with a cola brown color and a small off-white head. Roasted malts, light pear and a slight coffee aroma. Dark malty taste with some campfire smoke in there as well and some light bitterness in the aftertaste. Watery, thin mouthfeel. Drinkability is somewhat higher though the taste, for me, would get tiresome quickly.

Overall it was nice to try this gold medal Prague beer though I am sure this brew is much better directly at the source.

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Photo of Mthom
3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Boy, is this one a disappointment. I'd had plenty of Schwarzbier when over in Berlin (Markischer Landman comes to mind) and I could have sworn they had more kick than this. This beer pours beautifully (nice head) and looks impressive (deep rich ruby), but bottom line... it's just plain watery. What little notes there are, are lost in the thinness. And 3.8% ABV just don't cut it. Isn't this what they call, in the States, "Sunday beer"? Not for me!

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Krušovice Cerne from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
3.53 out of 5 based on 357 ratings.
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