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Old Forge The Hammer Black Pilsner
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Based loosely on a German Schwarzbier, but bigger, bolder, and hoppier. We used German Perle and Czech Saaz hops for all kettle additions. Plus we dry-hopped 1 lb per barrel with Czech Saaz hops. It comes in around 7% alc by volume and around 42 IBUís.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5914) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Tap. Bull Run Taphouse. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy beige head that fell to a thin covering. Looks very Schwarzbier like essentially. The nose is pretty light, just a little chocolate and licorice from the malt and a little bit of noble hops. The flavor is pretty odd, thereís a little licorice, but not as much as you would expect from a Schwarzbier, and a little chocolate but not as much as a porter. I suppose it is a bit of a bastard beer as far as style goes. The hops are pretty muted, especially due to the malt mix, but come out a bit more on the finish. Medium bodied, a little sticky on the back end, fizzy carbonation. Not so sure about this one, itís not bad in any way, but I just donít know what to make of it I guess. I suppose I lean toward really good interpretations of classic styles vs. the new rage in hybridizing styles. Didnít have a problem finishing the glass or anything, but probably wouldnít order a second.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Draft at Old Forge. Poured black with off-white head and lacing. Did not taste 7%. Mild roasted malts some earthy hops.

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