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Black Lager (Černé Pivo) | Notch Brewing

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Black Lager (Černé Pivo)Black Lager (Černé Pivo)
BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
78 Ratings
Black Lager (Černé Pivo)Black Lager (Černé Pivo)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Notch Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
notchbrewing.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mduncan on 12-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,159
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
78
pDev:
11.7%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 18
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.37/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 1" beige head with decent life and replenishing with more pours. The body is dark raw umber brown, almost coffee. Not a lot of smell but what I get is roasted malt, yeast, and a hint at sourness. The taste has very mild roasted malt, slight hint of sour. In the aftertaste black coffee comes out. It's OK.

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Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of BostonBrewins
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of smcolw
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lumpy light beige head with plenty of webby lace on the glass as it recedes. The liquid is ruby brown where bright light shows through.

Typical darker malt aromas of semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla and mocha.

The taste matches the smell. Nothing special but no problems either. The liquid is thin as expected. And the carbonation is high as expected. There are notes of toast and nuts. Some light hop.

Overall, no hits, no runs but no errors either.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a cream-colored head. No real lace, limited retention.

Roasted malt, a little cocoa powder, a slight acidic/tart note.

Some French roast coffee, a little cream, a little cocoa, some acid, light metallic note, light bitter bite. Smooth and unassuming.

Lighter bodied, good carbonation.

This drinks like a schwarzbier, and I think this is what we have here. Very easy to drink, way easy on the wallet.

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3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It pours a dark brown with about one finger worth of head that thins out quick.

Aroma: Figs, molasses, faint plum, raisins, dates. A little bit of brown bread in the tail end.

Taste: Very crisp to start. Quite sweet, molasses, brown bread, figs, ripe banana, raisins.

Notes: Top to bottom this one is solid very drinkable. Cheers.

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3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pour presents a cola-colored beer. Nearly zero light penetration. Nice head. Uniform, even, and hisses quite loudly right after the pour. Head retains and laces in wavy strings.

S-Cocoa, roast, and the noticeable aroma of lager yeast. Nice dark malt aroma. Definitely high on the roasted element. A very slight hop aroma. Also a bit grainy.

T-Very light, soft flavor. Oh, so smooth and roasted. Finishes exceptionally crisp. Grains and mild, mild hop bitterness are detected. Nice mellow chocolate undertones. A bit milky.

M-Great feel. Body is very light. Smooth and creamy. Carbonation is also extremely soft. Just an overall soft beer. Its most impressive element.

O/D-At $4.19 a 22 oz. this is a pretty decent beer. Very sessionable at 4% ABV. Great mouthfeel. Flavor and feel mix together to create an enjoyable experience per sip. Perhaps I should give their other beers a shot.

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3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. brown bottle. Bottled on date stamped on label.
Served in a nonic tumbler.
It pours a stout-like color with a 2" mocha head and a little patchy lacing.
Smells of roasted malt on a bed of dried hay are balanced by a mild Saaz resinous hop fragrance. A very light whiff of sulfur is noticed in the background.
A very light taste of sweet chocolate malt carries flavors of saltless crackers, light lime-like hops, and just a hint of a metallic tang.
This is an extremely liquid brew (after the initial spritzy effervescence fades) that goes down slick and quick.
Impressive flavors for such a small beer!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Black Lager (Černé Pivo) from Notch Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 78 ratings
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