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Brewed by Krombacher Privatbrauerei Kreuztal
Style: Schwarzbier
Kreuztal-Krombach, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The full-flavoured beer with a fine and malty taste.

Un plaisir noir avec une marque grillée.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1382) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Opaque brown with a thin beige head, medium body with medium carbonation.

Aroma: lots of dark roasted malt.

Taste: tons of dark roasted malt with only a slight coffee note and faint astringency. Some minerality as it warms. Nicely balanced by hop bitterness and malt astringency. Dry swallow and finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lorenasa (153) - Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Chocolate aroma with coffee. Tastes like molasses and chocolate. Very good taste with no bitterness very smooth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
Sep 2011: 500ml Brown bottle poured into two Alt glasses: this beer is really dark, dead dark in fact, a huge light brown head topped off a good looking beer. The aroma was of slightly smoked malts, coffee and dark chocolate also could be detected. The flavours in the mouth followed the smells almost to the letter, roasted and toasted malts giving off those lovely chocolate and coffee tastes, again with a hint of smokiness. Mouthfeel was a lot better than almost every other Schwarzbier I’ve had, being richer and thicker than the usual lager based brews normally found under this style. Wasn’t expecting such a good beer to be honest, glad I bought it. Easily the highest scoring beer of this style I’ve reviewed (this is the 12th).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4132) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2012
12oz bottle. Unfiltered looking brown-black. Steady beige head. Clean, mellow brown chocolate aroma. A pretty respectable Schwarzbier. Gentle on the palate, that slightly lower than normal ABV makes it quite mellow. Smooth sweet caramel, brown chocolate, brownie. Some delicate hops. Quite enjoyable for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1382) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012 Very dark mahogany color with a frothy/creamy head. The head is very long-lasting and leaves exceptional lacing. The body is medium and near creamy smooth, with excellent carbonation. No flaws in the aroma or taste, but the flavor is a bit weaker than ideal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (2969) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 7, 2012
cereal, citrus, herbs, basement aromas, rotten eggs, soy sauce, smoke, brown, hazy, brown foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, sticky, slick feel, flat,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (1420) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Black in colour with beige head that leaves a lace down side of glass. Aroma of roasted barley with hints of chocolate and liquorice. Taste is of licorice Pontefract cake with seams of roasted barley and chocolate, quite complex and nice. The palate is little weak and lets it down, more watery than it looks. However, a beer I could drink and drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbhenry (88) - El Paso, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2014
This is a good dark German beer. It has a nice head and a deep color. The malt taste is deep and somewhat complex, showing care with the caramelizing process. Hops are very light. The malt dominates the hops taste. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (956) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle. Dark, black, decent head. Dark toast, roasted grain flavor. Aroma is roasted grain, slight coffee and some skunk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (1970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2010
Pours almost black with a low head. Aroma is mostly roasted malts, as is the flavor. Suitably bitter. A tad watery, but not too much so. Pretty basic but enjoyable dark lager.


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