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Breznak Schwarzbier | Pivovar Breznak

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Breznak SchwarzbierBreznak Schwarzbier

Brewed by:
Pivovar Breznak
Czech Republic

Style: German Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by jesseejames:
Photo of jesseejames
2.79/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer pours a thin black with a large bubble head that dissipates quickly. This beer smells of dark almost burnt malts and tastes too bitter for all but those who like bitters. The bitter burnt malt overwhelms the hops. It is light in the mouth but has a terrific bitter after taste that I found unappealing. Not on my list to drink again

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RuudJH
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Breznak, Czeck brewed beer. 0.5 l bottle.
I wasn't too impressed with their standard pilsner, but this blackbeer was a positive experience.

Very dark brown beer, good head.
First smell is malt, hops, yeast. Also roasty character, when tasting, as well as some dark fruit + caramel.

Light body, with a lot of carbonation in the mouth. It's a decently flavourfull beer overall. As a 3.8% abv it's a good choice with a lunch or dinner.

Not a bad beer this.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.3/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jacob for bringing this back from Germany! Pours a very dark mahogany color with a fine-bubbled beige head. Good lacing and average retention.

Has a nice nutty and chocolaty aroma, leaning a bit in the nutty direction. Kinda like chocolate covered walnuts. Smell is fairly mild, but it is really fresh.

Upon first taste it's a sweet blast of roasty malts and walnuts, followed by a toasty and mildly hoppy bitter palate scrubbing. This one has loads of flavor for a schwarzbier and a rather full, creamy body for a lager. Just a slight kiss of strawberry fruitiness adds to the complexity.

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Photo of drmeto
3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

-pours a very dark brown with ruby tinges and a medium,foamy,beige head
-medium carbonation visible
-follows the nose + slight coffee and fudge notes
-medium carbonation
-light body
Very much relies on it's Saaz Hop profile.I found it a bit light and not roasty enough, especially the Aroma

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Photo of Blumstein
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of beerpirates
2.86/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

0.5 L bottel poured into my de molen tastingglass

A : pours a dark brown / reddish color with a nice small head

S : lots of burned malts and coffee , smells sweet

T : lots of roasted malts and a bit of coffee , not very complex

D : good carbonation , no alcohol to speak of

O : not my favoriye beer , taste is to watery , more like a brown tabelbeer ,

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Photo of Absumaster
3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A dark brown, almost black beer with a thin and creamy head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Smell is light burned with notes of chocolate and figs. There is an earthy smell that combines great with the roastiness of the dark malts.

Taste is light roasted and has chocolate and light coffee notes and to a lesser extent molasses and figs. The beer is clearly bottom fermented and this gives a clean profile with just a hint of fruitiness. The earthiness probably comes from the hops and malts. Drinkability is great and despite the 3,8% full of taste.

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Photo of dmbfrat420beers
3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good until 12/12/07 3.8% ABV
Picked up at the Kaufland Getränksmarkt in Halle (Saale), Germany

Dark brown color that pours a light tan head of medium bubbles, dissipates (practically fizzes) fairly fast to a ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma is not very pleasant, like a stale light lager. However, whatever the offensive odor, I could not detect anything particularly off in the flavor. Little roasted malt taste as far as Schwarzbier goes, almost a brown ale in my opinion. Light to medium body with too much soda-y carbonation. Not a lot of hop character, but enough to balance out a mild, but not too sweet, malty backbone containing notes of something like a crusty german bread. Pretty light all around, so easy to drink, but I’d recommend moving on to something more interesting.

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Photo of jandadeboer
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Very dark; almost black; big, cream colored head

Aroma: Roasted malt; biscuity

Taste: Bitter start; juicy mid and slightly bitter finish; a little watery; refreshing, but not overly complex; not bad, though

Remarks: Good session beer

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of rredshift
2/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of JCBears
4.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

appearance: Rich amber dark with a pleasant soda like head. Good deal of holy bubbles but a nice view from here.

smell: roasty toasty and sweet. A nice familiar smell of overly tasted grains with a slight pinch at the edges of the bitterness

taste: good blend of roasted sweetness with and encompassing bitter all around. A dynamic flavor that I enjoy. Brings me to cool central European highlands

mouthfeel: Really alive in there. Doesn't just go in and try to get down your throat ASAP stays there in full for a bit and its kind of nice.

overall: I LIKE IT. Just like but its something about this brew that says, "Nice I'd have you again given the chance" I would order this brew in a bar for sure

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of JEdmund
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, much like a porter; 1/4" head

Light, toasty aroma

Taste & Mouthfeel
Yum! Nice flavor of toasted malts, finishes with caramelized sugar; a little thin on the front end, but has an overall medium body

I liked this beer a lot and would buy it regularly if possible. With such a low ABV, drinkability is high.

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Photo of clarknova
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Brabander
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer when i was in Germany some six months ago. Poured in my Struise glass the beer looks very nice. A very dark fluid with a lightbrown head which is very bubbly. I can see almost no carbonation.

Good smell of burned malts and coffee. Not heavy just OK.

Taste is a bit too light, i think there is too little alcohol in this beer which makes it very soft.

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Photo of Thorax
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle purchased from my Local Netto store in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. A very surprising full flavored Schwarzbier from the Czech Republic. At less than 4% ABV, very sessionable with a great flavor. Very different flavor from the normal Schwarzbiers available here in Germany that I have had.

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Photo of thierrynantes
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2005.
Appearance : Deep dark red brown color, with tan head foam.
Smell : cweet caramel and toffee aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : Sweet and dry taste with roasted notes. Final with caramel aftertaste and burnt chocolate notes.
Drinkability : a very good beer in Schwarzbier style

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Photo of tootsMcGee
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of botham
3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

half liter bottle poured into a chalice. pours a deep chocolate brown with amber highlights. a single finger of light brown head top it off.

aroma is of roasted malts, with coffee and chocolate notes, as well as a cream base. well proportioned.

taste is of roasted coffee mainly, with chocolate present as well, with a touch of vanilla and a creamy finish. excellent.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy and smooth texture. a bit of CO2 is present as well. a smooth finish of residual roasted malts and coffee makes this a supurb brew.

drinkability is good. this is a rich brew. though it only has a medium body, its rich flavors offset its lighter body.

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Photo of kjc51478
3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown/almost black color with very weak head. Aroma is weak mostly of sweet and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts with coffee and some bread. Very watery mouthfeel with weak carbonation. Overall a below average sampling of the Schwarzbier style.

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Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark roasted grains come through in the flavor, aroma is dark bittersweet chocolate. Some coffee like bitterness on the palate, but overall mouthfeel is excellent. Think this is more of schwarzbier than a dunkel, but it’s good no matter what you call it.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pour is dark, reddish deep brown. The head medium large, a bit creamy beige. Slow dissipation leaves nice lacings.

S: Dry rich roasted malt. Dark dried frutis. Lots of coffee. Some coffee and bitter hops.

T: Heavy roasted dry malt. Dark bitter chocolate. Strong coffee. Cherries.

M: Long aftertaste, bitter and dusty dry. Body is full and carbonation is light.

D: A nice Schwarzbier, that's not German. Dry!

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Photo of TheCause
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Breznak Schwarzbier from Pivovar Breznak
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 27 ratings