RateBeer
Great Lakes Schwarzbier
     click to upload


 No Score 

Requires
more ratings


bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Had at brewery. This was a fine beer except there was zero smoky character. Maybe Iím mistaken, but that makes it entirely unlike any schwarzbier Iíve had before. But it was a reasonable (if boring) beer so a 3.1 seems fair.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3000) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5204) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - 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)

2.8
   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.

2.6
   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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »





Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50