Style: Lager (Czech-Style Dark, Tmavy)

ABV: 5.3

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

Phase Three Brewing P3 Dark Czech-Style Lager

What the brewers say

“A complex, well-rounded, and smooth dark lager built for winter consumption.”

What our panel thought

“The roast and chocolate malt nose is almost porter-like, but the flavor rekindles memories of tmavé in Prague. A hint of sulfur in the aroma as it warms. Brown, clear, lovely head that retains well. Pronounced, but soft, toast, milk chocolate, and bread crust. Dark malt melds with plum and cocoa notes to bring pleasant depth, but the finish is clean and smooth. The floral and spicy hop character pushes it farther away from porter, all while staying in perfect harmony. Light fig and cherry from malt esters. Distinct and well-presented flavors, thoughtfully defined with impressive balance. Finishes dry as the toast and chocolate linger. Inviting aroma with flavors that keep you at the table.”

What our editors thought

“Warm toast and bright burnt bread crust, with soft floral undertones. The dry, bready dark body is structured and direct, clean and concise, with faint floral notes that soften any rougher malt edges. Masterful in its interplay of malt and hops.”



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