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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Although literally meaning "black beer" in German, Schwarzbier has a light body with a dry, roasted finish, Gold Medal winner at the 2006 World Beer Cup and the 2007 Great American Beer Festival.
OG: 11.2 P


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3414) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2008
On tap at Gordon Biersch Mission Valley; color was dark brown with a big, creamy off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and chalk. Flavor of roasted malt, chalk; not too much cocoa. Decent palate, with a slight hint of wateriness. Solid, but not overly flavorful.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2008
On tap @ Gordon Biersch Flatirons poured a clear dark brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, toffee, light smoke, light carmel and a hint of licorice. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, camel, lighjt fruittiness and light smoke with a smooth bittersweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2008
Poured a coffee color with a trim tan head from the tap in Tempe. Very toasted aroma and flavor. Sicky body with mild carbonation and faint traces of cocoa. A bit dry, but easily the best GB beer I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Quite roasty aroma. This definitely is the most complex of the beers I’ve had from these guys. Roasty and a bit heavier; not amazing but good. Still light enough to have a few.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1960) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Draught @ Washington, DC location: This one pours an opaque brown color. There was a tight, off-white head on it that didn’t last too long but left some lacing. There were some roasted and caramel malts to the nose. It also had some earthy hop notes. The taste was along similar lines to the aroma, and was nicely balanced. Some roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, but no real sweetness. Earthiness and a touch of biscuit also. Perhaps a little nutty also. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap in Pasadena. Pours dark brown with a redish glare and a lacing white head. Solid roasted malt and liqourice hops aroma, very inviting. Dry, roasted and liqourice flavour in a tasty and smooth mix. Lovely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbobWFM (17) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2008
not a bad representation of the style, not the best I have had either. I had iton Tap at Las Vegas location. Arona was good -coffee, slight chocolate, mildly smokey. Color was a nice dark chocolate brown with a good tan colored head. The flavor was ok, coffee and bitter chocolate domintated with a nice creaminess, with hints of toast and tobacco, fairly typical for the style. Over all it was quite drinkable, but pretty much an average schwarbier on the whole

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9553) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2008
A surprisingly good one, enjoyed at the Washington DC outlet. A bit of carbonation, and chocolate malt. Light browncolour with a white head. Creamy, drying finish. Abit of sourness. It all worked and was very drinkable, despite having a few other beers that day, though none that burned the palate. Perhaps Jason tinkered it well, his last day cheers!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Tap at the DC brewpub. Mild smoke and caramel aroma. Light tobacco and roast flavor. Vegetal, thin, dull. Light banana. Phenolic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
Tap at the DC location. Dark black beer, thick brown head. Aroma is quite nice and molasses-laden. Earthy herbal chocolate with a soft roasty toastiness. Herbal and a little bit toasty. Softly lagered malts and a nice roasty dryness. Pretty nice schwartz.


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