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Brewed by Einbecker Brauhaus
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Einbeck, Germany

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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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In the US, this beer has been given the trendier "Schwarzbier" label.

A bottom-fermented specialty with a mild taste, brewed with aromatic barley malt and mild aroma hops


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JUL 9, 2002
nice dark lager, beep brown with burgundy highlights. nose of toasty bread. thin mouthfeel but smooth. taste is basic roasted malt with notes of chocolate. has some hops in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2002
Watery and thin. Overall, a nice black lager but could use a bit of a malt kick-in-the-pants. Errs on the mild side.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2002
A silky smooth beer, with a nice mix of malt/hops and a hint of chocolate. It has the makings of a great beer, but the taste is too mild. Leaves a slightly bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 28, 2002
I do catch a hint of Saaz in the nose, but there’s not much else going on here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2002
Dark amber lager look in this schwarzbier. First whiff is full of the typical pilsner smell. Fortunately, as the beer warms, a malt-molasses aroma predominates. This rich malt-molassesness dominates the flavor as well. A tingling sensation encompasses the mouth as the sharp maltness soaks in. This beer has a large barley-feel. Not bad, but this beer has a quality of staleness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2002
Malt city, grainy smell and syrupy texture. Very little hop presence to my nose/taste. I didn’t sense Saaziness at all. Could this be oxidation? The best before dates were not notched, but instead it had a ’Code Number’ that looked suspiciously like a date (09 12 02). Anybody have a bottle handy?

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2002
Deep in color, malty smell. Dry, but has a good texture in the mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 5, 2002
Smooth stuff, I wonder what this would be like on tap. Not particularly ’Schwartz’ in color, but quite dark, light tan head peters out. Not as robust as similar DAB product, but at 4.9% one could slide this back all day and not be overpowered by the alcohol or aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hairy (25) - liverpool, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2002
brownish in color,malty nose ,oxidized,good hop bite, roasty in flavor,oxidized in flavor,with a dry finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ducati (37) - Windsor, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2002
I tried the Schwarzbier version, although the Dunkel was sitting next to it on the shelf...Hummm. Dark brown to black, very prominate decoction derived aroma, light bodied, some roast flavor. Bitterness medium to medium low. The main trouble I have with most European beers sold in the US is the oxidation, it’s a long trip from there to here!


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