Kamenitza Dark Beer | Kamenitza AD

Kamenitza Dark BeerKamenitza Dark Beer
8 Ratings
Kamenitza Dark BeerKamenitza Dark Beer

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Kamenitza AD

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rhoadsrage on 08-20-2006

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by marcobrau:
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3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle for a buck along with another dark lager. I suppose the pouring rain suggested this type of beer for the evening; something sort of sweet and medium-bodied, but not too sweet, with a smooth mouthfeel and perhaps a hint of tawny character, maybe some toffee balanced by the right amount of hops.

That is not quite what I have here; instead I have a light bodied, almost watery tasting beer with a touch of roasted graininess followed by a slightly minerally, dry and bitter finish. Looks reddish-brown with a beige head that holds together pretty well and smells pretty neutral with a bit of wet grains. Not that bad I suppose, but too watery and lacking complexity.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.88/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

(Served in an American pint glass)
The bottle says "Produced in Bulgaria under the supervision of Belgian brewmasters".

A- This beer has a crystal clear warm brown body with a thin creamy light tan foam that last for a good spell. There is a good carbonation of bubbles that rise to the surface.

S- The light toasted malt flavor is very thin with a faint green hops finish and a nougat note in the malt.

T- The pale malt flavor is very light with a faint toasted malt that is pretty dark. It taste like they dipped a few black patient malt grains in for color. There is a bitter green hop flavor in the finish that is stronger than the malt flavors. The nougat flavor comes through in the taste aswell as the beer warms a bit.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a crisp finish and there is a bit of a watery texture in the middle.

D- This is a light dry lager with a hint of dark malt but it doesn't really have that much complexity or flavor.

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Photo of eggland
2.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tops Liquor, Phoenix Arizona

a - dark dark amber, very little head

s - simple smooth clean and a little sweet

t - not so dynamic, on the basic side

m - not so awesome

d - not so good, taste like cheap beer. and it was on the cheaper side.

not bad, but not again...

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Photo of matjack85
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mihael199
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LiliGrigorova
4.11/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ok to drink during the winter.

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Photo of Redrover
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz heavy brown bottle with clear freshness dating. Poured in my SA pint glass, the beer is a amber with a dense , long lasting, chiffon like brown head.

The beer has an aroma of light grains and toasted crackers.

The taste is of mildly roasted grains backed by honey. The beer is slightly sweet and has a bit of earthiness. After about a three sips a bit of plum emerges. Dry slightly chalky finish.

The mouth is very smooth and a touch oily. Very easy beer to drink, would be easy to session or to pair with non-spicy food.

Surprisingly decent and my favorite Bulgarian beer to date. I see they have been making it since 1881, well I think they have doing something right as the beer is surprisingly decent. Well woth the $1.29 I paid at Famous Liquors in Lombard, IL.

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Photo of wl0307
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brought from Sofia to the UK by my Bulgarian colleague Lily. Coming in a 500ml brown glass bottle, BB 04/03/09, served chilled in a pint-size weizen glass.

A: pours a bright, dark-copper hue, coming with abundant streams of tiny fizziness and a thick and tight layer of reddish-yellow frothy head with great retention. Looking very decent indeed.
S: a lightly dusty hint laces the main fruity theme, featuring date's sour hints, caramelised or burned fruit-slices (pears?), prunes, and lightly sticky caramalts. Quite pleasant in terms of the fruity theme, making it smell more like a Czech Tmave beer.
T: the slightly bitter-sweet as well as fruity foretaste features very light amber malts, red-date skins, while the bitter edge of tea-ish hops and a lightly sour yeastiness linger along with a touch of discreetly aromatic walnutty malts at the back of the palate, but not really pronounced.
M&D: slightly thin bodied while being extremely easy-drinking and never too fizzy on the carbonation, this copper lager does tick some boxes for an amber lager like a Czech Tmave beer that is usually a mixture of Cerne (Dark) and Svetle (Pale), maybe mainly due to its predominant fruity theme. However, the flavour profile doesn't hold quite well in the finish, leaving mainly hop bitterness to soothe the palate. All in all, not bad at all.

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Kamenitza Dark Beer from Kamenitza AD
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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