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


on tap

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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (10658) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Crystal clear, mahogony lager with a large frothy, off-white head. Good lacing Both the flavor and aroma seem to be lightstruck. Skunky. Better flavors and aromas to note: chocolate, maple syrup and yeast. Well-hopped. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, bitter finish. Just can't get past that skunkiness!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2004
Deep red-brown body, thick light tan head. Earthy, toasty aroma with a skunky twang. Flavor is light, toasty and surprisingly tangy with hints of baker’s chocolate and yeast. There isn’t too much to like about this beer, and I suspect it is somewhat light-damaged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2004
Bottled. Dark red/brown colour. Almost no head and no lace at all. Nutty, roastmalty aroma with a hint of liquorice and coffee. Flat, roastmalty taste ending in a nut-bitter finish. Lightbodied and slightly bland. Not enough carbonation, too, therefore underscoring the watery and lightbodied palate-impressions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Poured a rich dark brown with a small white head. Aroma of molasses; body, very thin and watery with a nutty molasses flavor, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle - 11.2 oz] Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Very mild aroma that’s slightly sweet and malty with a hint of fruit. The flavor is very dry and metallic. It has hints of sweet malts and fruit, but it’s mainly metal. Rather unpleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MoritzF (9448) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2005
(bottle) Dark brown to amber colour with a steady foamy off-white head. Shy nose of nuts and roasted malts. Soft bittersweet flavour. Only light to medium bodied, sharp carbonated. Slight taste of roasted malts with notes of coffee and an unexciting dry and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (10762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2009 Bottle. Barley - sweet corn syrup aroma. Dark brown with small head. Simple sugar and barley flavor. Not sure what trendiness has to do with the difference between dunkel and schwarzbier. This sample tasted on the old side as it was much sweeter than the typical dunkel - probably much better in Germany. Re-rate in Germany - actually a much light aroma and taste - much drier and hoppier. Very different but really can’t say I’d rate it much different - still not very impressive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Keg at Roman’s and was listed as Schwarzbier: Pours to a translucent brown body with a dense off-white head. Excellent lacing. The aroma is sweet corn and vegetables. Notably, brocolli and lima beans. I’m not a fan of the aroma. The flavor is vegetal with some adjuncts. I don’t see a lot of black malt in this one. The palate is medium bodied and middle of the road.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Structurally, this beer is well put together. Nice color, much like brown ale, medium darkness. Can see through it. Head is nice and creamy and the bottle which seems to be showing its age, still had plenty of head. The aroma is not great. There’s a good amount of metaillic smell to this one. What’s left is honey notes and some roasted barley. Light mouthfeel, light roasting flavor, more honey and generous metallic flavor. Ends very metallic. I don’t think this is a good example... it really seems as though the beer is just too old. That or I got the first bottle ever brewed from 1378.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Poured from green bottle, already a bad start, pours a dark amber with a thick off white head and some lacing, the skunk comes through as is expected on the nose, a little bit of sweetness, the flavor has a sweetness on the front end with a finish of straight skunk and old hops, ugh, not a fan.

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