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ŽŽatec Dark Lager | ŽŽatecký Pivovar

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ŽŽatec Dark LagerŽŽatec Dark Lager
BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
107 Ratings
ŽŽatec Dark LagerŽŽatec Dark Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
ŽŽatecký Pivovar
Czech Republic
zateckypivovar.cz

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by danielharper on 04-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,012
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
107
pDev:
10.85%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
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3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Ego
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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

This is an excellent dark lager.

Very dark red-brown, almost black, it has a small tan head soon thinning to foamy ring & wisps.

Aroma is chocolaty caramelised prunes and bread crust.

Taste is dryish toasty bread crust, lightly sweet caramelised prunes & raisins, woody-peppery light bitterness, dry toastiness dominating finish.

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A - Nice rich, dark color with lots of head. You'd think you were drinking a stout.
S - I was thirsty so forgot to smell. Seriously, not a lot of complex aromas from what I can remember. Some chocolate but subtle
T - Nice taste right up front. Hint of coffee and maybe tar (though I've never had tar).
M - Rich, creamy, feel that lingers nicely.
O - I much prefer this over the Zatec pilsner. A nice sessionable lager.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle.

Pours opaque, murky, and dark brown. A fluffy, thick head of tan settles slowly in the glass revealing plenty of ropey lacework and a solid skim coat on the surface.

Roasted malt with light notes of chocolate, caramel, and nougat on the nose.

Medium bodied with a slightly creamy, lush mouthfeel.

Cocoa, roast, and mild coffee notes lead off the palate. Low bitterness and very clean with a low-ester profile following through.

Finishes with roast and light chocolate . Easy drinking and unoffensive.

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ŽŽatec Dark Lager from ŽŽatecký Pivovar
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 107 ratings
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