loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, dark amber with reddish highlights and a light tan head of good size that slowly fades. Nose of sweet malt and a little toast. Taste is sweet caramel malt, a hint of black coffee and some light, grassy hops. Not overly complex, more like a lager than a schwarzbier. Not bad. Pleasant and easy to drink.
TH28 (354) - - JAN 16, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. No apparent package date.
Appearance: Deep amber, slightly hazy, and an off white foam cap.
Aroma: Getting some sulfur, followed by some bready, toasted malt
Taste: A salty, crystal malt flavor with some toastiness an herbal hop character. Just a hint of roastiness.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium mouthfeel with a moderate carbonation
Finish: Lingering maltiness and some herbal hop character
Overall: If this is supposed to be a schwarzbier/black lager, it’s missing the mark. This is much closer to a Vienna or marzen, but with noticably more crystal malt character. Completely missing that restrained roastiness that is the definition of the style. Not the worst lager I’ve had, but far from the best.
rdixon77 (2246) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty boring schwarzbier…more like a lager. Deep amber pour. Malt in the nose. More malt in the taste, along with raisin and some roast. Pretty sweet and grainy. Nothing special. Drank easy.
lux_edwards (279) - - DEC 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle. . Pours a clearer ruby with a beige head of foam that dissipates at a moderate rate. The aroma is grassy, lemony, and doughy. The taste is a little sweet. I wouldn’t necessarily consider the taste to be pleasant, but it isn’t awful either. Light to medium body. medium carbonation.
weark (627) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - DEC 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle - Brown near black color with a decent but fast disappearing beige head, small lacing - Aroma of roasted malt, dried raisin and plum - Flavor is Weird, plum, roasted malt - Light body, light/medium bitterness, fizzy carbonation weird madera finish - not my cup of tea, weird Madera aroma and flavor
Cakes (411) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle
Pours to a redish orange tint leaving little white head. Aroma is it’s strongest suit. This Doesn’t linger on your palate, but the taste is malty and tangy.
crossovert (10986) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml twist off. Amber pour. Staleish aroma, some grain scent. Flavor has mild raisin and pickle, but otherwise a non-offensive and easy-going dark lager.
Travlr (20853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Deep amber color, small white head. Aroma of burnt brown sugar. Taste is similar.
ajtrupp (335) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is much better than the average lager. It has some hops, it deserves much more than its current score.
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slowrunner77 (9600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"not your average average beer, though that’s what my score indicates. instead of being average throughout, there’s aspects i liked, and aspects that i didn’t. like-cool sweet malt aroma, creamy feel and flavor with a nice tasty finish of mostly roasted and sweet malt. didn’t like-alcohol being evident at 5%, little to no depth. the look was the only thing average here, but overall, an average brew."