Lobkowicz Baron | Brewery Lobkowicz

BA SCORE
83
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66 Ratings
Lobkowicz BaronLobkowicz Baron
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Lobkowicz
Czech Republic
pivovar-vysokychlumec.cz

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.07/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bmaggot
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonCorbett
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of headlessparrot
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cola colour; a meagre one-finger tan head that recedes to some rings but leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell is a bit musty and herbal. Vegetal, bitter greens--that Saaz hop snap. There's almost a skunky layer here too, but almost in that way of certain European beers where it feels deliberate? Slight vinegar tang?

On the taste, again there's that slight almost tart, vinegary tang. It's really the Saaz dominating here, though--herbal, spicy, vegetal, with only a slight hint of roasted malt backbone offering up just a touch of coffee and chocolate--more so as it warms in the glass. Moderate body, moderate carbonation.

It's nice, but something about it feels slightly "off." Doesn't wow, but it drinks rather easy and--don a blindfold--I'm not sure I even identify this as "dark."

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Photo of stevoj
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown with thin beige head. Roast grain taste, with elements of coffee and cola. Aroma hints at the coffee bitterness, taste at some cola sweetness. Smoother and slightly sweeter then some of the dark lagers.

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Photo of APP
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magery
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Cola coloured liquid with slight tan head.

S: Sweet malts with chocolate and caramel and clean yeast.

T: Spicy and herbal hops overtop of caramel, chocolate and bready malts. Lingering soft yeasty and somewhat smokey aftertaste.

M: Medium mouthfeel.

O: I realize the hops are traditionally Czech, but this beer would've been improved if East Kent Goldings, Styrian Goldings or Brewer's Gold hops were used for a fruity hop presence; or at minimum hallertau mittelfrueh for a softer hop presence.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very pleasant surprise find at my local bottleshop. Coca cola pour and appearance - there was no head retention, but decent enough carbonation. Not my ideal look and feel. The aroma was metallic, with a bit of sweetness and dark bread. I'm not sure if it was just the bottle I picked up, but the overall impression wasn't as favorable as previous reviews. From a flavour perspective, there is plenty happening here. I really like the toffee, milk chocolate and tea flavours that swirl in the glass. Overall, very interesting, and extremely well-priced. I look forward to a return tasting to see if this bottle was a bit "off" or lacking freshness.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Damn, it's difficult finding your Czech beer on Beer Advocate!

Served cool from 500ml brown bottle into straight pilsner mug.

A) Very dark reddish-chestnut brown. Whitish film only, no real head developed.

S) Faint whiff of sweet warming malts, if you really get your nose in there. Below par.

T) A lot better than the nose. Deeply roasted malt is right there. A mild bitterness comes from the roasted malt only, and none from hops, as per the style. Actually, pretty good.

A) A bit of a body to it, well within the style parameters.

O) Although not on a par with the best Munich dunkels, this stands up on its own merits as a tasty nutty burnt-malt lager. A good one to chug down and not expensive; recommended to any dark lager fan.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of dcmchew
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown, some reddish hues, one finger fluffy tan head that stays around for a while.
Smell of caramel, dark malts, faint cocoa, touch of dark fruit and some ripe banana, salted grains, faint cinnamon, low stewed hops.
Taste starts rather sweet, with watered down chocolate and caramel, hinting a bit of coffee, and decent dark fruit esters, the extra banana and even some apple and cherries. Still, the sweetness isn't syrupy and cloying, but rather flavourful, all on top of toasted grains. Some woody and nut flavours, finishing with low hop bitterness,that's leaving a perfectly dosed sweetness in the aftertaste.
Light, almost watery, smooth carbonation.
Has quite a few different flavours, all nicely integrated, and very (maybe a bit too) quaffable.

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Photo of parintele
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of pipinmalikonj
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Exeter
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of VonDooom
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of RooferOnFire
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

What's Inside: A pretty red to brown with dissipating carbonation, light lacing and a medium head that stays at 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

Smell: Slightly sweet, reminiscent of banana bread, chocolate, bison grass. Inviting, but not powerful.

Taste: Mocha, sourdough, bitter hops, a slight citrus entry.

Mouthfeel and More: A very good quality brew. Complex, with a lightness. A nice bit of carbonation without being a bath bomb. A slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall: This is a schwartz for sure, and it stays true to its class. Make no mistake- this isn't the beast you may expect from a North American brew, but it is solid, well-crafted tradition in a sessionable 4.7%abv. This is a working man's beer that you can drink warm or cold, and it's refreshing each time. An above average brew, a gem in its price point ($2.30/500ml), and one I frequently purchase. Worth a try- just don't expect a monster.

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Photo of uturn
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of WoodersonMB
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Lobkowicz Baron from Brewery Lobkowicz
3.67 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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