Great Lakes Schwarzbier
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Available only at the pub. This is the starter dark beer for the aspiring dark beer drinker. Dark amber color with a mild malty flavor and a clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Had at brewery. This was a fine beer except there was zero smoky character. Maybe I’m mistaken, but that makes it entirely unlike any schwarzbier I’ve had before. But it was a reasonable (if boring) beer so a 3.1 seems fair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Tap @ Great Lakes: Deep brown pour with ruby edges. Beige tinted head, small & quick to settle to a bubbly collar. Little bit of roast & dark cocoa malts with lighter tones of baked cookie dough, faint brown sugar, & noticeably clean lager yeast. Settles into an earthy finish with lingering cocoa dust, cookie, & a small hint of plum. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pint at the brewpub on 3/22/14. Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, roast and lager yeast. Malty flavor with lager yeast before a smooth, roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3737) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
On tap at brewpub. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, roasted nuts and peanut butter, dark chocolate. Flavor of sweet malt, roasted nuts, smooth finish. The flavor has a slightly sweet, perfumy notes but otherwise very tasty schwarzbier! 8/4/7/4/14 (3.7/5)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2004
Dark sweet and malty - bread, chocolate, some caramel and roast. The body seemed too thick - I was expecting something a little more refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2004
Dark brown, reddish hints on the edges. Funky nose with a bit of hops and odd doughy notes. Thin on the palate. Flavors of bisciuty malts and a little bit of black malt. Dry, short finish. Not my cup of tea.

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