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Formerly brewed at Bryggeriet Ølfabrikken (Gourmetbryggeriet - Harboe)
Style: Schwarzbier
Roskilde, Denmark


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Our February 2006 Special Ale and another fusion-style brew from Ølfabrikken.
At Ølfabrikken we love (almost) everything German, and because of that we have combined the two beer styles Schwarzbier and Altbier into one and cleverly named it "Schwalt"! It is basically a Schwarzbier fermented with an ale yeast and cold conditioned like Altbier for two months before serving.
The result is a smooth and slightly roasted beer with notes of caramel leading to a dry finish.
Ølfabrikken Schwalt is, of course, unpasteurized, unfiltered and cask conditioned like all of our beers. Available on keg and cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2006
Draught @ Lord Nelson, Cph: Dark brown/red coloured. Small off white head. Sweet, roasty and fruity beer. Has caramel notes and is quite syrupy. Has some smoke notes. Is a bit watery and thin in the mouthfeel. Is more a schwarz than an alt. Interesting and different beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2006
Hazy dark brown colour with a very small beige head. Malty, light roasted aroma with some fruity sweetness and coffee bitterness. Roasted malty flavor with notes of coffee bitterness and some caramel and nutty notes. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 1, 2006
(on cak) Flat murkt, brow/black, beige head. Very smoth and smokey nose, complex. Nice fullness, but it´s like not taking me anywhere, so guess it´s a real pour-down-the-neck-kind-o-beer. Could drink lots, but for what reason?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Draught at Lord Nelson, København.
An unclear dark brown beer with a sturdy off-white head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma with obvious schwarzbier characters, but the altbier part is more hidden. Very nice and inviting. Flavor is quite roasted as well with a sourness coming from the malt. Notes of chocolate and grass in the end. Very much "just" a schwarzbier to me, so now go brew an altbier, thank you ;-) Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2006
Cask conditioned at Ølbaren. Very dark brown coloured. Hazy. Roasty and malty with many fruity top fermentation notes. Notes of chocolate, coffee and apple. Juicy and slightly hoppy finish with some dryness and bitterness. Soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2006
Cask Conditioned. Cloudy dark brown appearance. Some malts and sweetness in flavour. Quite interesting fruity-altbier-touch. This adds character to the flavour. A very good fusion beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2006
Cask at Ølbaren. Hazy dark brown coloured with an off white head. Light roasted aroma with notes of malts. Roasted flavour with notes of malts, caramel and hops. Dry roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2006
An opaque black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with light notes of both chocolate and hops. The flavor also has light notes of both chocolate and hops, leading to a dry end. A very easily drinkable beer - but not very German in it’s expression even though it should be a mixture of two German styles - I find th hops to be a bit too pronounced to ever make it a German beer. But nevertheless it is a very nice beer.

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