Litovel Dark | Pivovar Litovel

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Litovel DarkLitovel Dark

Brewed by:
Pivovar Litovel
Czech Republic

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by atis on 07-13-2009

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Photo of kojevergas
2.85/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Reviewed from notes taken Summer 2014.

On-draught into a stengenglas in Wroclaw.

HEAD: 2 fingers worth of white colour foam. Decent thickness/creaminess. Average complexion and consistency. Plenty of lacing sticks to the sides as it recedes, which takes less than the usual 2 minutes.

BODY: Dark amber-black colour. Has a sanguine glow to it. Nontransparent. Quasitranslucent. No yeast particulate or sediment is visible within.

Appears adequately carbonated. Generally appealing for the style.

AROMA: Dark bread, cream, dunkel malts, fruity hops (cherry and raspberry esters come to mind), and some well-integrated fruit syrup. A pleasant overall aroma of mild intensity.

I detect no alcohol or overt off-notes.

TASTE: Dark bread, cream, faint caramel, dark malts, schwarz malt, ,aybe some amber malts, and perhaps a hint of vanilla. Balanced and cohesive for a Czech dark lager, but shallow and simple compared to the best examples of the style. Lacks much subtlety or intricacy.

I like it in a general sense, but the aroma promised more depth of flavour.

TEXTURE: Smooth, filling, moderately thick, wet, unrefreshing, medium-bodied.

Not syrupy, oily, astringent, harsh, gushed, hot, boozy, or rough on the palate. Has a decent overall presence, suiting the flavour profile generally well without accentuating specific flavours.

OVERALL: Quite drinkable, albeit middle of the road in terms of quality. I wouldn't buy another, and the fruitiness is a bit strange. I'm not sure I really like it.

C (2.85) / AVERAGE

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Photo of Dentist666
3.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into lager glass. Deep dark brown beer with 1,5 finger beige head, low retention
Smell - roasted, pancakes, slightly sour, slightly coffee.
Taste - fruity, roasted, chocolate.
Light body, medium carbonation.
Not munich dunkel, but nice schwarzbier.

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Photo of atis
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from Latvia

Pours clear dark brown with slightly fizzy tan head that soon fades to foamy ring and some patches. Aroma is mild sweetish malt, bits of caramel.

Taste is mild hints of roasted, light and sweet, caramel-like malt that becomes more bitter and sharper in the long lasting aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light, medium carbonation with prickly feeling in the mouth.

I drank it very late in the evening when I was dead tired and the beer was perfect before going to sleep. I will certainly buy it again, as it is one of the best Dunkels available in Latvia.

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Litovel Dark from Pivovar Litovel
3.39 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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