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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
On tap at the DC location. Reviewed from notes. Pours a dark chestnut brown with a slight tan head and a bit of lacing. The nose is darkly-roasted malts with some light chocolate as well as a moderate amount of earthy hops. The taste is a bit more subdued. There is some nice roast, but the chocolate and earthy notes from the nose are quite a bit more muted. The feel is nice and pretty roasty. Fairly dry in general with a nice finish. Drinkability is decent enough, but there’s not enough there to keep me hanging on. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-13-2010

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On tap at the Annapolis restaurant. Transparent dark pour with moderate head. Sweet roasted malt flavor, but very mild. Goes down very easily for a darker beer. Nice session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Draft. Listed as ’Smoked Schwarz’. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. light smoke aroma. Smoke and light bacon flavor with malt. Medium bodied Smoke and light bacon lingers with malt. I don’t know if this is a different beer or not.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6357) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Draft in D.C. Pours brown with an off white head. Roasted malty aroma with a hint of coffee and light nutty notes. The flavor has dry roasted malts, some nutty sweetness, and a hint of coffee. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Reddish brown with a fizzy tan head. Big smokey aroma and taste with caramel grain and charcoal notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3270) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 3, 2011
favorite beer at brewpub of the six i had. light roast. cold coffee. hints of cocoa. dry bread. flavorful session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1516) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Enjoyed while at dinner with co-workers at Gordon Biersch in Las Vegas, NV. Aroma slight malt and a hint of chocolate. Appearance dark brown with a light head. Taste somewhat carbonated, slight chocolate taste, mostly malty, decent stuff, average Schwarzbier.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Medium dark, mostly clear brown. Non-aggressive aroma. Coldwater, slightly sweet, lightly bitter with a medium-light body. Spritzy. Nothing special. Gordon Biersch Brewpub, Kansas City.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (830) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Sampled at Gordon Biersch Dallas, TX. Pours almost black hue. Aroma is coffee and some toasted malt. Body is creamy, medium-full. Taste is similar to aroma. Long coffee finish. On the whole, it is nice brew.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Appearance: black, auburn highlights. Aroma: bitter toffee and black coffee. Taste: sharp and bitter, with light coffee and bitter chocolate. Finish: bitter and surprisingly short. Notes: Light on flavor.


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