Praga Dark Lager | První Budějovický Pivovar Samson

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81
good
115 Ratings
THE BROS
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Praga Dark LagerPraga Dark Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
Czech Republic
samson.cz

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TMoney2591 on 06-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
17.56%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Myotus
1/5  rDev -71.7%

Photo of josanguapo
1.38/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From Carrefour. In Ikea's english pint glass. Watching Breakinh Bad 5x05.Stinky, a bit watery and with a taste that makes it hard to finish. Dont repeat.

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Photo of Misterefe
2/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of Petertauro
2/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.06/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

500ml bottle. Pokal glass. Brown color, very dark amber tints to the light. Beige tan froth, close crown & correct retention. Roasted, sweettish aromas & slightly hoppy notes. Some metallic odors. Sweet malty syrup flavors & cloying sensation. Light body. Moderate to high carbonation. Watery texture. Sweetish finish & slight earthy bitterness. Flat & boring.

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Photo of johnnnniee
2.31/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Bottle from Colonial Spirits.
Dark brown in color without much of a head. Molasses and caramel aroma and flavor mostly. Hints of raisin and prune but this feels mostly artificial.

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Photo of DoktorEd
2.35/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jheezee
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Silchenkov
2.55/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of zeff80
2.63/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head of foam. It smelled of sweet caramel and slightly vegetal. This was not good. Overly sweet. Tasted like a homebrew made from extract.

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Photo of janubio
2.64/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500 ml. bottle, pours a dark brown colour, with a small off white head that dissipates soon, leaving a small lace. Smell is very weak, some coffee and caramel. Medium to light body and too much carbonation. Taste of caramel, chocolate, some coffee and coke.

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Photo of stevoj
2.72/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Good looking on the pour, dark brown to black with small creamy beige head. Aroma gives no clues, taste is overly sweet, cola flavored, some roast grain bitterness and very sweet finish. Much sweeter than I like, but may be a good dessert beer.

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Photo of SpartyJoe
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Catlin
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of KC9LDB
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a half finger of head on a brown body.
The aroma is an interesting mixture of grain and caramel.
The taste is caramel sweetness, one sided.
The texture is chewy.
It's solidly average.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Local Option cervoise.

After enjoying the pils, figured I'd jump right into this guy, the cousin. It pours a clear dark sienna topped by over a finger of dusty wan khaki foam. The nose comprises husky barley and a touch of lightly watered-down maple syrup. It's insanely simplistic, yet still pleasant. Right on. The taste holds notes of darkly toasted malts, bruleed cocoa, and what seems like some blackstrap molasses. Things are darker, sweeter than I imagined, to say the least. Thing is, everything is too light to make it stick, so to speak, like a thick stout or porter would. I'm not sure what to think of this, frankly: Things are overly sweet, a bit too roasty-ish, a complete pendulum swing from the usual watered-down roast that normally finds its way into these Euro darks. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a relatively dry finish. Overall, I just couldn't deal with the near-cloying sweetness of this beer. It was all too much.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown color with light brown head. Aroma has toasted malt and dark sugar. Taste is roasty but quite balanced. Body is on the light side. Easy drinking but kind a bit too simple.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of krome
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of CSFerrier
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of corybills
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Praga Dark Lager from První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
3.53 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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