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Craft Black Lager

Formerly brewed at Craft Brewery
Style: Schwarzbier
Paiania, Greece


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
33cl bottle purchased at restaurant boheme, rethymno, to take away. dark brown, large thick smooth light brown head. really nice head on this one. nutty, roasted malts aroma, also faint smoked stuff, chocolate, coffee powder. palate is a little too watery. flavor is quite flavourfull for a 5%, roasted grains, chocolate, faint charchoal,dry and mild. ends on the charchoal and roasted side. this is good by any country’s micro standards,well done greece.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (12383) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle from Nightfall, thanks! Deep dark brown color, almost black. Roastaroma with cappucino. Malty, roasty sweet flavor with cappucino and a hint of ash. Also a hint of pear. Pleasant session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7487) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2009
Scored a bottle of this while in Rhodes. I love schwarzbiers and this was a pretty good one. Pours a translucent black (surprise) with a thin white head. Aroma is a little absent though, some light toast, maybe a little faint coffee, a touch nutty. Flavor was nice though, nutty, malty, bready, crackers, biscuits and a little bit of toast. Not much hop presence to speak of. Finish was dry and crisp. I enjoyed this quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2008
Draught at Craft Brewery, Athens. Rough notes from June 08. Pours a deep brown with dark head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet malt flavour with some toffee and chocolate. Good carbonation and good finish for a lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Pours a dark, dark brown out of the bottle with a small, rocky tan head that hung around for a little while with no lacing. The smell is dominated by roasted malts with hints of both coffee and smoke. The taste is much sweeter than the aroma would indicate and has a sizable caramel malt backbone with a noticeable smoky roasted character. Mouthfeel is creamy but with strong carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer though I would put it a notch below the smoked lager from Craft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Almost black, not opaque, with reddish tones, good head, great lace. Nose of coffee, chocolate, and smoke. Taste of sweet malts, burnt malts, caramel, burnt coffee, chocolate. Mouth average ... it is, after all, a lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Draft at the brewpub in Athens. The body is a clear, dark, chestnut brown color with crimson highlights. A small, foamy, tan colored head leaves random flares of sudsy lacing on the glass. The aroma showcases scorched caramel malts, molasses, indiscernible dark fruits, cocoa, and earthy, bitter hops. The flavor follows those same lines, with perhaps a touch of day-old coffee lending further bitterness. Very earthy overall. Medium bodied and smooth, finishing quite dry. Solid beer, and second only to the smoked lager amongst the Craft brews that I got to try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
aru (105) - Smørum, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2008
Black appearance with light brown head. Notes of burned chocolate with a rich full palette. An OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2008
Draft at the brewpub in Athens. Dark with a golden glow. Beige head. A whiff of smoke, a little liquorice. Coffee, burned toast. Easy drinking and refreshing, but with full flavour. The Greeks don’t make them better than this!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2007
Athens, 07. Tried these beers as a tasters sample at the brew pub. All beers much better than the beer available in 99% of the bars in Athens, but nothing fantastic. This one was the best of the bunch, nice big roasted coffee malt taste.

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