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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This black lager is as dark as it is delicious. It embodies the German ’Schwarzbier’ with a big, rich chocolate aroma, and deep roasted malt flavor and mild sweetness while still achieving a light, crisp lager finish. May the Schwartz be with you!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9512) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2013
Poured a clear reddish browqn with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of cocoa, toffee, light smoke and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, cocoa, light earthiness and a hint of smoke with a smooth lingering roasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (919) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
12oz at hopworks bike bar. Brownish red colour. Reduced light tan cap. Stuffy dirt/earth with wet smoke aroma. Taste is smokey chocolate malts with a bit of sour raisin. Clean taste. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4100) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2012
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 May the Shwarzbier with you. I kid, I kid... Tap @ Fifteenth Ave. Hophouse... Poured dark, near black with light amber/brownish highlights and a khaki head. This one was interesting. Palate was thick, a bit full bodied. A little buttery with toasted caramel and malt. Some sweet malt, a him of roast, cocoa powder, milk chocolate. Not as clean and crisp. I remember having this a couple of years back and it being much better.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Draught. Black with medium beige head. Lagery, malt and hops aroma. Flavour was rather like a Kulmbacher Monchshof. Malty with roasty notes. Hop finish.


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