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RATINGS: 250   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Tap @ Gordon Biersch Broomfield. Deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasty dark malty aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Well carbonated. Roasty dark malty, anise, mild chocolate and coffee flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8211) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8094) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Sampled on draft at the Virginia Beach location. Pours a clear dark copper/red color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is caramel, light roast and nuts. Taste is very nutty with caramel, light roasted malts, light smoke. Smooth but thin bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
On tap at the Pizza Port Session Ale Fest. Pours with a hazy deep brown body and a generous khaki head. Aroma of leather, cocoa, and coffee. Taste is light coffee, leather, earthy malts, and a bit lactic. Light bubbles, dry mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7454) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
Draught as part of a flight of 6 at the GB in Miami, on December 1, 2012.
Marked 4.3% ABV.
Clear dark reddish brown color, off-white head. Malty, roasted taste. Roasted and mineral aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
2010-07-03. Crisp dark brown body, small beige head. 3+ Flavour has a dusty mild roast character, muted dry malt base. 5+ Aroma is pleasant, mild dusty roast, mild sweet caramel malt. 6+ Average to light palate. 2+ Best of the six we tried today. On tap at Gordon Biersch, Seattle

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2009
On tap at the Rockville location: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty dark caramel and roasted malt and earthy hops. Starts with a creamy fullness and some semi-sweet roasty dark malt with decent German hop balance before a bittersweet finish with some lingering roastiness. A pretty decent Schwarzbier.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6697) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
On tap at Gordon Biersch in Las Vegas. Pours a dark brown to black with a thin tan head. Nice light smoke and caramel, roast. Medium bodied, nice thick malt with a good roast component. Light coffee and roast notes on the finish. Well done.


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