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Brewed by BraufactuM (Oetker Group)
Style: Schwarzbier
Frankfurt, Germany

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Stilbeschreibung: Das klassische Schwarzbier hat seinen Ursprung in Thüringen und Braunschweig. Ein außergewöhnlich dunkles, untergäriges Bier mit markantem Bitterschokoladengeschmack. Es diente auch als Vorbild für die in Japan produzierten Schwarzbiere. Doch die schwarze Bierspezialität droht als Randsorte unterzugehen. Der Brauvorgang ist sehr kompliziert und der Einfachheit halber wird oft ein hoher Anteil heller Malze verwendet, was auf Kosten des Aromas geht. Zudem wird durch die hohe Vergärung das Bier zu trocken Besonderheiten: Darkon besinnt sich auf die traditionellen Rezepturen. So werden hier noch tatsächlich und ausschließlich dunkle Malze eingesetzt, um die typischen milden Röstaromen nach Bitterschokolade und Toffee zu generieren Verkostungsnotiz: Schwarzbraun mit goldenem Rand und mittlerer Schaumbildung. Duftet nach Malz und Schokolade, leicht geräuchert und verwegen nach Sattelleder. Zeigt ein unaufdringliches Mousseux und ein erstaunlich kräuteriges Aroma im Geschmack, unterlegt von einer hefigen Komponente. Ein sehr offenherziger Typ. Die Bitternoten tragen lange.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2011
Bottle 75cl. @ yespr blindtasting. [ Bottle #8. ]

Clear dark amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, light bready. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration, burnt caramel notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110219]
7-3-6-3-13

Bottle 750ml. @ PBF 2011

Clear medium to dark brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, dusty dark malt, light bread. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark malt, roasted, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110703]
7-4-7-3-14

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32001) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light breadish. Roasted malty, breadish and solid bitterness coming through. Ends roasted malty and dense bitter. Quite solid and nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29846) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of caramel, malt, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes fo malt, caramel, and bread, leading to a dry finish, where the caramel note lingers. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Tasted double blind. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an almost clear orangey brown with a creamy beige head. Some roast in the nose. Medium body, hard roast malt and a roasted bitter finish. Not too bad but a little one-dimensional. 190211

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21505) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle # 8 at yesprs blindtasting. Hazy red brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, liquorice, dried fruits and bread. Sweet flavour of caramel, liquorice, bread and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2011
Bottled (thanks Bov!). Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is toffee, mild toasted malts, some fruits as well as some mild berrylike notes. Flavour is quite similar. A bit thin in the palate.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (19950) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Hazy near black, rich, firm head. Fruity nose with some coffee and metal. Mid dry with clean mouthfeel. Cocoa powder and vanilla, some metal. Light resiny bitterness. Why on earth is it impossible to find proper traditional German beers in Sweden, yet we get this mediocre modern style pseudo-micro junk?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle. Tasted blind @ yespr. Pours a hazy brownish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty bitter flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle from Maruhn, Darmstadt
Dark brown and mahogany color, almost black; generous head. Mild aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Lean body (not weak though), with a dryish mouthfeel; mild flavor of roasted malts and coffee; correct bitterness. Pleasant but unimpressive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel, notes of fruits, chocolate and hops.


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