Commonwealth Brewing Company

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Commonwealth Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
Czech Dark Lager
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4.04 | pDev: 2.97%
Dec 30, 2021
Feb 22, 2019
Notes: Dark Czech Lager is everything you want it to be with unfiltered, rich malt flavor that finishes clean and dry. Come see why this winter lager makes it impossible to drink just one.
Recent ratings and reviews.
Rated: 4.04 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland

Dec 30, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like dark breadiness, dark fruit, roasted malt, and some nuttiness.

This has a much bigger and creamier taste than the ABV would suggest, which shows some careful and well-tuned brewing practices. It's super creamy, with a rich roasty, nutty, and bready malt character, some very, very light fruitiness, and a touch of hop character.

This is medium bodied, crisp, creamy, and very drinkable.

I can always get down with a tasty dark lager, and this very much hit the spot for me.
Dec 06, 2021
Rated: 4.11 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia

Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

May 18, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by beerrat from Virginia

Jan 10, 2020
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Reviewed by Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Big thanks to Craig for the can!

One thing for sure, this is a beautiful looking beer. The deep brown body borders black until held to light, when a magnificent garnet and walnut presence makes this shine. A smooth tan foam rises well and falls slowly into a ring leaving faint traces of lace.

Simple aromas just as it should be, but well established. Heavily toasted white bread crusts and dark chocolate.

Flavor mirrors that aroma with just a splash off coffee grinds and a nutty, earthy finish.

Kind of funny... At first, this seemed a bit too rich. More ale like. But then, as the glass got less full, I noticed it seemed lighter, more crisp, and very drinkable. Great balance favoring a roast influenced bitterness. A bubbly and burpy carbonation.

A great dark lager. Wether it be "Czech" style or Schwarzbier doesn't matter. This one is a cold weather session beer at its finest.

Dec 27, 2019
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap:
The body of this tempts you to look through it, and with some effort and the aid of a hefe glass, I almost can. It appears that the dark brown color of the beer is the preventing this more than haze or cloudiness.

A swirl boosts the medium-thick head and releases a nice dark bread (Pumpernickel) aroma. There’s a hint of rye, even, to boost the impression, though I feel that might be a trick from the hops (presumedly Saaz, given the brewer’s listing as a Czech Dark Lager).

Taste has the bread a little more tame on the bite, a mellow Pumpernickel reminiscent of the von Trapp Dunker I love so much. A medium-light feel, there’s dark bread, light toast followed by earthy bitterness with a hint of bite, then a very lightly burnt caramel bitterness to turn things slightly bitter overall.

I’d love to give this another go, but I think it’s along the lines of aforementioned vT Dunkel and New Belgium 1554. It seems a little heavier and has a tad less of a floral/fruity lager profile, but is quite tasty to me.
Feb 22, 2019
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