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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
An easy drinking medium body lager, with just a tiny hint of roastiness and a noticeable but well-balanced hop presence that’s not overly bitter. An opaque black lager that reveals deep ruby undertones in the light. Munich, Pilsner and Black Malt flavors play off the flowery, spicy notes of Noble German hops. Cold fermentation and conditioning with Bavarian lager yeast assures a clean draught with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11614) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Sample at Hay Merchant. Opaque brown-black pour with a medium light tan head that recedes steadily to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt and hops. Light-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of bready malt, chocolate and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a roasted malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17231) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
Tap at the Hay Merchant, Houston, 21/05/13. Clear mahogony brown with a thin tan head that retains well. Nose is dark malt, dark toffee, biscuit, dark fruits. Taste follows, sugars, dark malt, toffee. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dryish execution. Ok schwarzbier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rgf001 (323) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2014
On tap at Uncle Billy Austin. Roast and faint noble hop aroma. Dark brown with good white head that lingers. Tastes of roast malt, toffee, licorice, chocolate malt. Medium palate, correct for style. Dry finish. Good Schwartz Bier for the US.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2013
Tap flight at Flying Saucer San Antonio. Brown pour that you can see through. No detectable nose. Flavor is roasty with a sweet syrupy characteristic and bitter finish in the back of the mouth while remaining sweet in the to the in front. Impressive slippery and creamy mouthfeel. Surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2012
On tap. Pours dark brown/black with tan head. Aroma of light dark grain, faint hint of chocolate with hints of earthy hop. Flavor is much the same but unlike the description, the hop stands out more then other schwartzbiers I have had, but just a tad. Light-medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, I would have a second one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
On tap at Vickery Park in Plano. The beer pours a black color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of roasted malt, as well as some very light smoke and some light chocolate. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of roasted malt, as well as some chalky, powdery chocolate and some grain notes. The beer is fairly dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - APR 5, 2015
Roasted barley, some tobacco, a bit of toffee, and earthy hops in the nose. Medium mouthfeel with a medium-to-thin body and moderate carbonation. The taste is roasty, earthy bitter with caramely sweetness. I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2012
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, minerals, and earth. Flavor of roasted malt, ash, grain, earth, and minerals with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (10522) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2012
On tap at Whip-In during RBWG 2012. Pours a dark amber with a small beige head with sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a raisin malt and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet malt flavor and light dry finish. A decent schwarzbier from Live Oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
On tap at FM Smokehouse. Deep mahogany in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of cardboard, roasted malts, coffee. Taste is roasted malts, cardboard.

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