Bohemia Regent Premium Dark
Pivovar Regent Třeboň

Bohemia Regent Premium DarkBohemia Regent Premium Dark
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Lager - European Dark
Ranked #97
Ranked #46,643
3.4 | pDev: 15.88%
Pivovar Regent Třeboň
Czech Republic
Bohemia Regent Premium DarkBohemia Regent Premium Dark
View: Beers
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 40 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of JonnoWillsteed
JonnoWillsteed from England

3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)...
L- Deep chestnut, clear, pours with a 5mm pale tan head.
S- Lightly toasty.
T- Same as the Smell, lightly toasty with a balancing malty aspect coming in too.
F- This^ malty aspect reminds me somewhat of an English ale. Little detail here though.
O- It's drinkable, I'll happily finish it but it isn't really ticking any of my boxes, ie nothing here would lead me to buy it again. It would be fine to drink when visiting the Czech Rep but it's not enough for me to buy again as a niche import at £2.60/500ml up in the UK
Review1988/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the lables to see what I missed! ==> The ABV% on mine is 4.7% (this ties with the listing on the brewery website). The Description in the headers lists it as 4.4%. If others notice this discrepancy maybe they have a moment to request an edit to this listing?
500ml bottle BB: 18/12/2021 Bought from TremblingMadness, York/UK as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.

Jul 29, 2021
Photo of DarknTasty
DarknTasty from California

3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light bodied dark lager with a slight molasses note. It's very smooth and finishes like a pilsner with that slight bitterness at the end. It's not quite as sweet nor as malty as Kozel but similar in body, low or no effervescence and rather quick dissipation of the head. A very sessionable dark lager and another good intro to dark beer for those timid.

Dec 21, 2020
Photo of elNopalero
elNopalero from California

3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours the color of thin French press coffee, with a nice cap of foam. Some roasty notes come across on the nose. On the sip it’s a bit flat, with the roasty notes dropping off rapidly. Another find from my friendly neighborhood Russian market.

Aug 06, 2020
Photo of stevoj
stevoj from Idaho

3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent dark lager, dark nut brown with small tight beige head. Sweet malt aroma, taste again is malt, molasses, some nuttiness. Smoky, burnt taste lingers on the palate.

Nov 29, 2019
Photo of Kessel
Kessel from New York

3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The price was right. $1.99 for a 16.9 fl oz and had a nice solid dark lager mouth feel. Taste was a bit flatter than some others, but was better than average. Worth a go for sure.

Apr 28, 2019
Photo of Sinfull
Sinfull from Ukraine

3/5  rDev -11.8%

Brown color with thin beige head. Aroma of caramel and bread. Taste of roasted caramel and grain. Medium body , moderate carbonation . Roasted bitterness in aftertaste.

Sep 17, 2014
Photo of metter98
metter98 from New York

3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: When held up to a bright light, the beer is clear and very dark brownish red in color: it is near black when viewed from afar. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of malt extracts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of malt extracts with bits of sweetness and slight hints of dark fruits.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit watery on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink, but doesn't have much in the way of interesting flavors.

Nov 28, 2013
Photo of chinchill
chinchill from South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated 500 ml bottle served in a Unibroue snifter. Different label says "Tmavý lezak" (dark beer) and 4.4% ABV.

Pours a very dark brown, clear with a thin tan head that soon reduces to a ring. Only a little bit of spotty lacing is left on the glass. Light aroma of sweet chocolate malt with hints of toffee and caramel. The flavor is a bit too sweet despite a trace of sourness. A good bit of chocolate and a hint of toffee on the tongue. The best part is the aftertaste, where the roasted malts come to the fore.

Near medium body with a good but low level of carbonation.

O: A bit below average for a Czech Tmavý.

Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Bung
Bung from Michigan

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml. Not black, kind of a very dark cola. Very thin layer of off white.

Aroma, malty nutty caramel. Faint toasted malt.

Taste, toasted malt and nut. A strong carmelized brown sugar. There is a slight earthiness that comes off a little cardboardy. Finishes with light molasses and a slight hazelnut.

To the right of light bodied. Under control carbonation. Drinks very easily. Thought it was a nice session type lager.

May 16, 2012
Photo of jazzyjeff13
jazzyjeff13 from England

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2011, so it's a little out of date. Picked up cheap from my local beer specialist.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A deep reddish-brown colour with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of tan foam that hangs around for a minute or two before collapsing to a surface layer. Aroma of sweet, dark malt with a strong resemblance to malt loaf. Fruity, with notes of caramel and dried fruit.

Tastes of sweet, dark malt with a mild finish. Notes of caramel, dried fruit, brown sugar, hints of roasted grain and a subtle hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and full-bodied. Slightly dry on the palate. Aftertaste of bitter dark malt.

Nice - a drinkable dark lager. Good malt and fruity flavours along with a substantial mouthfeel. I could sink a few of these - worth trying.

Nov 11, 2011
Photo of Sigmund
Sigmund from Norway

3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, ABV is 4.4%. Will be imported to Norway soon. Very dark reddish brown colour, nearly black. Moderate beige head. Surprisingly moderate aroma, some "dusty" malts. The flavour has a nice maltiness with mild roasted notes, but is not very sweet. Moderate but noticeable hops, dry finish. Refreshing and pleasant to drink.

Feb 22, 2011
Photo of travis224
travis224 from Colorado

2.7/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bought it at my local Tesco, a Czech grocery store, in a .5l brown bottle. It poured dark brown with lighter edges, almost orange, the color actually reminded me of Coca-Cola. The nose was syrupy sweet with a lot of brown sugar. There was a finger of head with descent lacing. The taste was fairly sweet, dark chocolate or coffee with a bitter kick to it. The mouth feel was pretty watered down and their was a slightly metallic taste that dissipated after a while but along with it went the carbonation. Not great but not terrible. Easy to put down and only cost me a dollar

Jul 25, 2010
Photo of Jeffo
Jeffo from Netherlands

2.97/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this at the Slavic shop down the street.

From a bottle into a mug.

APPEARANCE: Pours a very small and thin beige tan head with some popping bubbles at the top. Head dissipates quickly and eventually disappears totally and leaves no lacing. Color is dark brown, perhaps a bistre or seal brown. No carbonation evident and no film; looks flat by the half way point.

SMELL: Sweet caramel malt and toffee, along with some strong fruits, like raisins and dates perhaps, and some sweet brown sugar. Nose is strong enough, but perhaps a little too sweet for some.

TASTE: Sweet caramel malt, toffee, and those dark fruits that had turned up in the nose. Pretty sweet at the front. A mild and short aftertaste of toffee and fruits. This might be appealing to some, but it'll probably be a little too sweet to others.

PALATE: Medium body and very low end carbonation. Smooth on the palate, goes down smooth, no bite, and finishes slightly dry on the palate.

OVERALL: Average at best, and didn't look all that appealing by the half way point. A little too sweet for my liking, but some may enjoy that. Drinkable, but not really enjoyable or memorable. I could drink another, but wouldn't really look forward to it.

Feb 26, 2009
Photo of wl0307
wl0307 from England

3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This 500ml brown bottle comes at 4.4%abv.; BB 31/11/08, served chilled in a pint-size weizen glass.

A: the colour is the most elegant for any dark lager I've come across... like chocolate-brown hues glossed over a mahogany base, topped with a dark beige foamy head which settles fast to a thin blanket, while the carbonation remains moderate and not overly fizzy.
S: sweet dates and brown-sugar soup spring to mind, underlined by Munich malt-like toasted maltiness with a touch of saltiness. Also, the grassy hops, a unique aromatic edge of apple-like fragrance and boiled red beans also lie in the background. Overall, quite sweet and malty, but the combination of the above makes a pleasant nose.
T: upfront on the palate comes a mouthful of sour-sweet dark prunes and other dark stone-fruits from the maltiness, leading towards toasted malts and bitter ground herbs which provide a slightly powdery mouthfeel in the kickback. Almost as the second layer of the flavour, more toasted malt aroma and grassy hoppiness linger and lend some depth in the end, which also accounts for the chewy bitterness.
M&D: refreshing, light in fizziness, medium bodied, with a sour edge of dark fruits balancing the maltiness just harmoniously. All in all, this is a very decent Czech dark lager in the fruity fashion, and really quaffable!

Oct 30, 2008
Photo of cypressbob
cypressbob from Northern Ireland

4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, poured into an Erdinger hefe glass

Pours with a dark brown, burgundy tinted body. Light, tight tan head forms with about an 3/4 of an inch of foam. Fair retention, some little bubbles of lacing left down the side of the glass

Smell, sweet chocolaty malt, some nice roasted aromas too. A few vanilla esters and a little hint of smoke also. Lingering malt on the nose on the finish with a touch of yeast too, little bit of fresh coffee also.

Taste, spritzy chalky mouthfeel, lingering dark bitter chocolate, vanilla essence, slight spiciness on the finish. A little bit of dried fruit and a nuttiness, maybe almonds too. Some sweetness too

A very drinkable and tasty dark lager. I could see myself sitting in a Prague beer hall with a litre stein of this and being quite happy

Jan 12, 2007
Photo of ernie
ernie from Russian Federation

3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark ruby color that gradually changes to medium-brown. Big solid head, elaborate lace.

Aroma is malty and spicy, starts weaker than may be expected but not bad at all. General taste malty with some grain, body full, more fruitiness in the finish, also more Saaz hops that bring welcome acidity and freshness. Aftertaste bittersweet.

Good Czech dark, though not the best in its class. Worth a try.

Jun 16, 2006
Photo of Charthepirate
Charthepirate from New York

2.56/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A solid MEH.

Pours from a standard European style .5 litre bottle. Pours a deep, deep red with little head. Head went down with almost no lacing.

Smell, malt and caramel. A little skunk to it.

A weak caramel malt flavor dominates the beer. Skunkiness, and a touch of czech hops are also present. Entirely too, too sweet, with not really enough flavor to go around.

Beer is watery and weak feeling in the mouth.

Poor beer. I doubt I'd buy it again.


Dec 03, 2003
Photo of RocketWidget
RocketWidget from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm impressed. Pours a cool looking dark red (orange to yellow when thin), unique to most Czech dark lagers which are typically black. Taste is excellent, very hoppy and spicy for a dark lager, without the typical over-sugary sweetness that is often found in similar beers. Good stuff!

Dec 02, 2003
Photo of rastaman
rastaman from England

3.76/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Raisins, caramel, burnt toast/roasted malt. The aroma hinted at this being quite sweet, but it ended up having a nicely dry finish. Some nice lightly herbal, fairly bitter hops at the end, a very diggable Czeck dunkel, would love to try on tap, closer to the source (bottle GBBF o3')

Nov 23, 2003
Bohemia Regent Premium Dark from Pivovar Regent Třeboň
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 40 ratings