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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Poured from tap at brewery a very dark brown with large tan head. Aroma is mild with roasted tart/sour grain. Flavor has a burnt caramel and nuttiness along with roasted grain. The palate has a dry light malty feel with just a touch of sweetness. Overall, I like this one even ordering another. It has a good balance between flavor and fullness without being too heavy.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - SEP 13, 2008
On tap the the Columbus Microbrew Festival. Nice dark nut brown pour with good head. Not much flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2008
On tap at the Columbus location.Pours black and light with a small thinning head. The nose was of roasted espresso and nuts. Flavor was nutty, coffe, and bitter. Finished of bitter and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3524) - 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 (12938) - 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) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - 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 (5489) - 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 (2074) - 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 (39955) - 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


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