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RATINGS: 254   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


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Tap. Pours murky dark brown with thin, fizzy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is faint with light roast and caramel malts, earthy hops, figs, and light coffee. Flavor is roast malt forward with some supporting hops and dark fruit esters; dry finish with a hint of roasted coffee. Light body and low carbonation.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (3583) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Not so bad really, just, well, not so good. Pours dark maroon with some vague notion of head and lacing. Aroma has an IOU roast with a hint of coffee even. Light bitter finish. Average carbonation, as can be expected. Tap at brewpub.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jethro6191 (418) - Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Black with a big creamy tan head. Malty aroma. Roast, caramel, and toffee flavors. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Finish is somewhat dry with a slight roast aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malaclemys (360) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pours hazy brown with white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, light coffee, and nut. Taste is chocolate, nutty, very slight coffee,caramel, and wheat. Sweet finish with a medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (477) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft. Mild aroma of roasted malts. Pours black thin head. Light body, medium sweet taste. Good representation of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (627) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
Draft. Hazy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, and a light sweetness. Medium body with malt sweetness upfront and notes of chocolate and fruit esters.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (1829) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap 4 oz. taster at Gordon Biersch in Rockville, MD. Clear, rusty dark brown with no head and with wine-like legs, but no lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierkrug (2131) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2014
On tap at Gordon Biersch McLean, VA. Pours a black dark color with a tan lasting head. Aroma is coffee and some toasted malt. Palate is creamy, medium-full. Taste is similar to aroma. Long coffee finish. On the whole, it is nice Schwarzbier. .

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (665) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a dark brown with an off white head. Roasted malt, coffee and toffee aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, toffee and slight chocolate flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Slightly sweet with a roasted finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (132) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt and coffee. Flavor of coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (1855) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Draft sampler pours black with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee and coffee. Taste is malts and toffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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