Brewery Lobkowicz

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Brewery Lobkowicz
Czech Republic
Lager - Vienna
Ranked #88
Ranked #26,638
3.58 | pDev: 16.76%
Jan 14, 2021
Nov 26, 2003
Notes: None
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4.53/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by jonmikel from Spain

Bought at a Supermarket in Olomouc (Moravia, Czech Republic).
-Pours a reddish colour with huge foam. Superb colour
-Cellar smell very good
-Toffee or watery coffee
-Full bodied but light

Superb beer

Jan 14, 2021
3.96 by 54V4G3 from Belgium on Oct 28, 2019
3.68 by bmaggot from Lithuania on Mar 02, 2017
Photo of kw_pip
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by kw_pip from Vermont

Draught. Good sweet malty lager.

Oct 28, 2016
3.48 by JamFuel from Sweden on Oct 18, 2016
4.26 by raylpendleton from New York on Jun 28, 2016
4 by chrisroarshack from Alaska on Apr 25, 2016
3.21 by BAsbill from California on Mar 19, 2016
3.5 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation on Dec 26, 2015
1.82 by EDABarret from Czech Republic on Nov 08, 2015
3.08 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Nov 05, 2015
3.64 by Dzu from Russian Federation on Oct 13, 2015
Photo of Kitsune
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Kitsune from Russian Federation

a lot of buckwheat!

Aug 08, 2015
3.44 by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania on Apr 09, 2015
Photo of Malt_Man
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Malt_Man from England

Served cold from 500ml bottle into pilsner mug.

L) Clear bitter-copper colour, lots of bubbles coming up. Thin white film. Colour is attractive for a lager; the lack of a decent head nicht so much.

S) Not a lot. Maybe a hint of sweet raisiny malt.

T) Warm slightly toasted malt, hints of burnt toffee.

F) Full bodied and quite fizzy.

O) A great Vienna style lager.

Feb 21, 2015
3.5 by KristijanG from Slovenia on Jan 27, 2015
3.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 21, 2014
2.2 by Johnct from New York on Nov 18, 2014
3.75 by Mike099 from New York on Nov 09, 2014
4 by Adr05 from Poland on Oct 14, 2014
2 by Guden from Maryland on Oct 05, 2014
3.25 by dcmchew from Romania on Aug 18, 2014
3.75 by parintele from Romania on Jun 14, 2014
3.5 by endless1408 from England on Jun 05, 2014
4 by Beerman1977 from Austria on Feb 21, 2014
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2.64/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by djura from Serbia

Got it from Czech R. 0,5L bottle.

A - Clear dark orange color,with darker two finger foam. Lasting couple of minutes.
S - Weak aroma of malt,nothing special.
T/M - I know that most of "Demon" named beers are Strong lagers. This is also similar in taste. Warm and bitter,low carbonation,very sweet and sticky aftertaste. Mostly caramel malt in taste.

O - Personally i do not like this type of beers. So,i will pass this one next time.

Dec 05, 2013
3.75 by BillRoth from Maryland on Nov 29, 2013
2.75 by pipinmalikonj from Croatia (Hrvatska) on Nov 21, 2013
3.5 by cambabeer from New York on Jun 06, 2013
3.5 by Ciocanelu from Romania on May 15, 2013
3.5 by GhostPants from Wisconsin on Jan 02, 2013
3.75 by warpedrevolution from Illinois on Aug 15, 2012
Photo of malmquna
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by malmquna from France

Poured from a 50 cl bottle into cold pint glasses. Typical amber color, very clear. Good white head that settles into a fine lace over the liquid, producing some Belgian lace as the beer goes down.

Smells of grains, just a general amber maltiness about it. Mild carbonation covers the initial burst of amber roasted malt. Sweet malt morphs into a standard hop bitterness in the finish.

This is not an overly complex beer, but true to the style and very crisp. It is refreshing in the way an amber beer can be - nothing for an afternoon at the beach, but I could certainly have a couple at a gathering.

Aug 07, 2010
Photo of Shadman
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Shadman from Canada (AB)

Looks like a strong rye & water. Kinda a bright copper tan colour. Fizzy head died a quick death and became a off-white ring.

Nice aroma. Rich malts, lighty toaste with some hop spiciness.

Bit of a metallic blast and the beginning, but evens out nicely between some spicy hop and the aforemention toasted malts. Finish is dry.

Nice medium body with near spot on carbonation.

Much better than the mexican attempt at this style.

Mar 23, 2010
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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by elricorico from Canada (AB)

Pours a fairly deep bronze colour, with a more than adequate foamy tan head. The head slowly falls to a thin cap, but doesn't entirely go away.

Smells of caramel and grains, relatively malty aroma for a lager. Noble hops are notable in the aroma as well. A pretty appetizing smell.

Biscuits and caramel carry a fairly strong malt profile across the front of the tongue. Something fruity hits in the middle, bringing berries to mind. The finish seems very much like the only other beer I've had from this brewery, the Lobkowicz Baron, though it has been quite some time since I've had that beer. All in all it is quite pleasant.

The mouthfeel is full, almost chewy, and the carbonation is lively. Altogether it works well for this beer.

I've had this at a beerfest before and it really didn't work for me then. I'm glad I gave it another shot.

Mar 29, 2007
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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BigBry from Canada (AB)

Tall, brown 500 ml bottle, with best before date on label: The Brewmaster's Beer. Had tasted this at a couple of tastings, and was impressed with the small sample.
Pours a brownish copper color, large foamy light tan head with good retention. Spider web of lacing looked very nice. Mild aroma of toasted malt. The flavor is well balanced with caramel malt and floral hops. The mouthfeel is dry and clean. Very smooth, refreshing and easy to drink.

Mar 19, 2007
Photo of grub
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by grub from Canada (ON)

got this bottle in a trade with stephenlouis. thanks stephen!

pours a nice copper colour with a quarter inch of fairly fine head. the head drops slowly and leaves a thick ring of lace.

aroma is ok. dms and a bit of diacetyl initially. once it has had a minute to breathe there's a nice maltyness there. bread and biscuit malts. hint of smokeyness.

taste is ok. again there's that initial bit of dms, but then a nice mild bitterness and a pleasant malt body. slightly fruity.

mouthfeel is ok. decent body and the carbonation level feels right.

drinkability is ok too. a decent beer, but nothing to spectacular.

Nov 23, 2006
Photo of vanrassel
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by vanrassel from Canada (AB)

This beer poured from a 500 mL bottle into a pilsner glass a clear amber colour with a frothy, one-finger head that quickly dwindled to a ring.

The aroma was an assertive mix of grassy hops and caramel from the malt. Some spicy hops snuck in, and overall I was impressed by how distinctive the beer's aroma was.

The hops and malt battled nicely for my palate and there was some added complexity in the flavour — bread and biscuits in the malt. It finished dry with some slight bitterness. It would go well with Mexican food — better than Negra Modelo....

Oct 24, 2006
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4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Cwrw from Canada (AB)

From Lobkowicz in the Czech Republic comes this diabolically red-labelled 500ml bottle. I love the "D" shaped like a dragon. Nice overall presentation that is eye-catching. The cap pops and into my glass pours the loveliest hue of amber, flirting with reds and cherry and even light orange. One of those beautiful colours that is neither brown nor red. The head is really bright white for the colour of the beer, and it is composed of extremely tight bubbles, which left solid seamless walls of lacing. The lacing is extraordinarily fine, in fact. The beer retained an impermeable layer of creamy foam all the way through. Absolutely flawless-looking Vienna Lager. Ahh, now to the aroma. I have had this beer 4 or 5 times now, and every occasion the smell really blows me away. To me it balances expertly a Dortmunder's candy-sweet aroma and a Pilsner's hoppy grassiness. But besides this there are others note of sugary-sweet candy apple, rum, and raisins. Succulent mouth-watering sweetness actually, but never cloying. Ten times more appetising than a majority of amber ales out there. Toffee, caramel, vanilla, maple syrup, mollasses, waffles, tree sap, buttered toast, and some smells I cannot even describe. Absolutely heavenly malts, and all with a decent hit of grassy continental hops. To me it really combines the best of Pilsner and sweet amber-ale aromas. A heavenly marriage. I could sniff this all night. The taste is, as expected, malty to the extreme, at times like a mouthful of barley, dusty and grainy. Lots of dark fruits and syrupy sweetness here: brown sugar, rum, raisins, butterscotch, and toffee. The finish leaves only a trace amount of any hopping, and the aftertaste is not shy on sweetness. Certain elements of the taste remind me of some Scottish Wee Heavys I have had, almost as if the beer has been aged in oak. This is all about the malts, fresh and full. At times roasted nut flavours. Lovely. Truly lovely. The beer's carbonation is incredibly smooth, very low. Full-bodied. Despite the brazen sugary feel of the malts, this is an incredibly quaffable lager. Despite the other reviews rating this as only "worth a try," this is a masterfully executed lager. One of my favourite lagers ever. More, please.

May 27, 2006
Demon from Brewery Lobkowicz
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 46 ratings