Žatec Dark Lager
Žatecký Pivovar

Žatec Dark LagerŽatec Dark Lager
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From:
Žatecký Pivovar
 
Czech Republic
Style:
Lager - European Dark
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 10.85%
Ratings:
108
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 25, 2018
Added:
Apr 29, 2010
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  11
SCORE
85
Very Good
Žatec Dark LagerŽatec Dark Lager
Notes: None
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3.52 by qrazvan from Romania on Mar 25, 2018
 
4.44 by deg from New Hampshire on Jul 12, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ordybill from Georgia

Poured from a 16 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a dark brown with medium sized tan colored head. The aroma is full of toasted malt. The taste is very malty and has a sweet finish.

Jul 12, 2016
 
3.09 by torwart94 from Ohio on May 27, 2016
 
4.78 by PRoy89 from New Hampshire on Apr 27, 2016
 
3.93 by Zylod from West Virginia on Jan 02, 2016
 
3.56 by dcotom from Iowa on Dec 16, 2015
 
3.25 by fredmugs from Indiana on Oct 18, 2015
 
3.4 by rkcrozier from New Jersey on May 26, 2015
 
3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Dec 07, 2014
 
3.75 by FaradayUncaged from Michigan on Nov 06, 2014
 
3 by largadeer from California on Oct 09, 2014
 
4 by joltinmatt from Ohio on Oct 07, 2014
 
3.8 by Basoos1 from Oklahoma on Sep 13, 2014
 
3.5 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%
by Skywave from Oklahoma

Pours to a buff head that lasts and laces. Transparent ruby black color. Slight roast and decocted malt aroma with a honey-like floral hop note. Flavor is reminiscent of molasses, coffee and toffee, with a balancing clean bitterness and hop spice. Mouthfeel is light medium. Overall an outstandingly satisfying and complex dark lager.

Aug 23, 2014
 
 
4 by generallee from Virginia on Jul 16, 2014
 
3.5 by HoppySeb from Washington on Jun 07, 2014
 
4 by Latarnik from New Jersey on May 30, 2014
 
4.25 by afsdan from Colorado on May 21, 2014
 
3.5 by SocalKicks from California on May 09, 2014
 
4 by RoyFokker from California on Apr 14, 2014
 
3.75 by jaydoc from Kansas on Feb 04, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by psoriasaurus from Thailand

This is truly a finely crafted lager. Poured into a 33 cl Žatec glass, pours a dark mahogany with an appetizing head. Wonderful complex caramel, chocolate, slightly sweet/roasted nose. Taste confirms the nose, and boy is there a lot to taste in this wonderfully crafted Czech beer!

Jan 23, 2014
 
4 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Jan 18, 2014
 
4 by BillRoth from Maryland on Dec 08, 2013
 
4 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Nov 09, 2013
 
3.75 by brandonld23 from Massachusetts on Nov 01, 2013
 
3.75 by OKCNittany from Oklahoma on Oct 06, 2013
 
3.25 by ygtbsm94 from Utah on Sep 11, 2013
 
3.75 by Darkhnum from Israel on Aug 09, 2013
 
4.25 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Jun 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by jtierney89 from New Jersey

Deep mahogany active light brown head.

Light rolling body that actually build up a bit on the back end. Nice roasted character and toasted malts. Caramel and toffee on the side of the tongue, burnt malt bitterness with a touch of alcohol heat. A little thin up front but has no astringencies.

Apr 23, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
by Ego from New Jersey

eyes...
sizzling head on this, off white tiny bubbles slowly fade into the all familiar (and all powerful) O-Ring, deep chestnut brown hue here, consistent color throughout, some carbonation bubblin' and stumblin' up the glass, pretty good looking if not special

nose...
faint prunes, bready malt with a tinge of dry summer house smell, some slightly herbal and honey notes as well, all in balance, all pretty tame but nice

taste etc...
exceptionally clean drinking, what does that mean ? fair enough... it just has a nice overall presentation, from start to finish, the mouthfeel is great, perfectly smooth and medium bodied, the carbonation stops just short of spiky, there is a nice coating on the tongue leaving you both refreshed and wanting more... the subtle hop flavor really peaks the interest of the back of the palette, it reminds me in some weird way of ESBs but with a differing hop signature

verdict?
obviously well crafted but not something that butters my biscuit, there is nothing bad about this beer I would just prefer others before reaching for this

Mar 17, 2013
 
4.25 by delalove from Montana on Feb 24, 2013
 
4.25 by canawler from Pennsylvania on Feb 19, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by FLima from Brazil

Dark color. Made a three finger head with low retention.
Nice aroma of toasted malts and dark chocolate.
Flavor of toasted malts with coffee and caramel notes. Earthy/hay hops also emerges through its malt, and gets more and more present as it warms up.
Dry aftertaste, a bit oily and buttery.
Medium body and low carbonation.
Good beer, faithful to style and very pleasant to drink. A beer not for drinking a single bottle, once it has a good mix between drinkability and flavor.

Feb 11, 2013
 
3 by beernads from Florida on Feb 07, 2013
 
4 by grahambo from New York on Dec 20, 2012
Žatec Dark Lager from Žatecký Pivovar
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 108 ratings