Topvar 10% Tmave - Zochar (Topvar Dark)

Topvar 10% Tmave - Zochar (Topvar Dark)

Rated 3.225 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Pivovar Topvar

Topolcany, Slovakia

Style:  Schwarzbier

4.6% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 9331 Last updated 16 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank15170
Overall Percentile68.1
Style Rank99 of 308
Style Percentile67.9
Lowest Score2.8
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.360
Weighted Score3.225
Standard Deviation0.550

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  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours with a frothy, almost four-finger thick, brown tinged, tan colored head that sits on top of a very dark, concentrated, burnt amber colored brew that shows a brilliantly clear, concentrated red color when held up to the light. The head leaves minimal lacing on the sides of the glass as it subsides. Aromas of roast caramel, a certain nuttiness, a thin graininess, a green plum note as well as notes of green apple (acetaldehyde?). The aroma was fairly appetizing at first, but seems to be a bit flawed in the end.

    Quite sweet for a beer of this strength. It finishes with a chalky, dark malt character and a bit of peppery carbonation. The dark malt provides a bit of bitterness in the finish as does a light hop character. The sweetness somehow makes me think of lactose (though I don't think they used that here). This has quite a bit of body for a brew of this strength; described by a medium heft and a certain palate sticking quality. Flavors of raisin, dark caramel, touches of roast (even a touch of burn acidity) and cocoa powder all meld together in the middle of this brew.

    Not a bad beer, the aroma is a bit flawed by Lager standards, but I like that this is a full flavored beer that is light enough to still be an easily quaffed brew. Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

  • BITTEEINBIT 155 reviews
    rated 2.8 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    A dark Lager that pours a deep born with hints of red. Large off white head quickly fades to nothing. No action in the glass but hints of carbonation in the mouth. Aroma is sweet like candy. Taste matches the nose sweet up front with a mild bitterness midway and in the end. Maybe the style or the beer is out of its prime (no freshness date) but it didn’t do anything for me, average but to be sure I will try it again.

  • CANANDAIGUA75 763 reviews
    rated 3.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I was VERY surprised by this brew. The label says "dark" and the beer poured dark, too....however, the taste wasn't anything like that at all. This actually was a blend of a dark beer and a lager...while the taste was pretty average it wasn't bad and worth a try.

  • FOGHORN65 196 reviews
    rated 4.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Im a big lover of lagers and Pilsners and am a relative neophyte to these dark lagers but I have to endorse this one simply because it tastes damn good. It's dark with a tan head and a roasted coffee and malty flavor thing happening with lotsa bubbles and I wish I had another one...is that a good enough endorsement?

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.1 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    A dark red body is topped by a thick tan head with lots of lace left on the glass. Weak malty aroma with a slight vinegary sourness. Sweet malty flavor with a touch of coffee and slight hoppy notes. The finish is of roasted coffee, lasting yet fairly weak. Medium bodied, well carbonated with a slight dryness.

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