Silva Strong Dark Beer | Silva Reghin S.A. (Brau-Union Romania)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Silva Reghin S.A. (Brau-Union Romania)
Romania
brauunion.ro

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
16.62%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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1.25/5  rDev -63.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of wiseguy142
2.73/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Romanian Schwarzbier? Interesting. Of the 3 Romanian beers I got from my sister, this is the only one on BA with a somewhat respectable score so I'm looking forward to checking this out.

My first impression is that this is not in fact a Schwarzbier, but just a Euro dark strong lager since the color is a dark brown with orange tints. Very light brown creamy frothy head with little visible carbonation in the beer itself.

Aroma is dominated by caramel and very soft water. Much like a Scotch Ale, but a little lighter.

Taste is really like a lightly carbonated English Mild... well an imperial English mild at 7% alcohol. Somewhat floral from the fermentation, with most of the flavor coming from a strong dose of crystal malts.

Mouthfeel is way undercarbonated. That combined with a strange thickness or alcohol-ness to it makes it quite hard to drink.

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Photo of poskok
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

AndoBrew brought back a shlew of Romanian beers from his recent European excursion. I'm told Romanian beer can be a real special treat. Here's hoping!

Apperance: Pours a clear, dark brown body with a lush, fizzy off-white head.

Smell: Bready dark malt aroma of caramel and molasses. Hint of almonds.

Taste: Mild caramel and molasses flavors with a moderate sweetness. Again, there's that hint of almond. There's only a very vague hint of hops. Ultimately, the beer finishes pretty sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: It's okay, but so far the clear-cut winner of Romanian Beer Nite!

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Photo of mishi_d
3.01/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mmmbirra
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

0.5 liter can
Deep red, tan head.
Some dark fruit in the nose, with a little chocolate. Also an off-putting harshness most likely from the alcohol.
The same harshness on the palate, with some nice dark fruits behind it and a pleasant dry, bitter chocolate taste on the finish.
Not too heavy, not too carbonated.
Overall, kinda harsh but the underlying flavors aren't so bad. Quite unremarkable though.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eir
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of jschitt
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of parpalapelix
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle, poured into a lager glass.

Color is clear amber-brown. Head is big and foamy and has a beige color. Forms some decent lacing.
Smell is dominated by roasted malt.
Taste is sweet, malty with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Body feels light and is well carbonated.

Overall this is a decent romanian beer. Definitely the best dark one. Well balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of stcules
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful brown color, with a compact beige head.
Malty and caramel smell, on the sweet side, but acceptable.
Pleasant in the mouth, again malt and caramel, but well balanced, after all.
Light to medium body, average aftertaste, with caramel and a hint of light burnt.
Some touches of balancing bitterness.

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Photo of qrazvan
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Out of the commercial beers found on the Romanian market, this is the best dark beer to be found.
A bit sweet overall, but enjoyable maybe more in the cold season.

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Photo of drpimento
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle brought back from Romania a couple of months ago and kept chilled. One of the best beers from the region! Poured with a nice head and some lace. Color is like aged cherry wood. Roasty, malty, a bit of anise. full body. intriguing. a nice hint of alcohol. Great finish. no off flavors. Better than than their other beers.

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Photo of Andula
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crosbyms
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of largadeer
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Silva Black was my beer of choice in Romania. Dirt cheap, generally pretty fresh from the can and quite flavorful. I wouldn't call this a traditional schwarzbier, perhaps dark lager would be more appropriate. It's on the malty side, semi-sweet but only faintly roasty, with a flavor profile that reminds me of an English brown ale, minus the complexity you'd get from ale yeast. The 7% alcohol is somewhat noticeable, though not in a harsh way. Pretty reasonable stuff on the whole, not something I'd go out of my way to get in the US, but definitely worth trying if you find yourself in Romania.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Silva Strong Dark Beer from Silva Reghin S.A. (Brau-Union Romania)
3.43 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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