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Pennichuck Feuerwehrmann Schwarzbier (Firefighter Black Lager)

Pennichuck Feuerwehrmann Schwarzbier (Firefighter Black Lager)
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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Schwarzbier (shvahrts-beer) is German for "black-beer". Brewed to be a light bodied dark beer with a clean, crisp, refreshing finish. Its well balanced malt character is complimented with a touch of roastiness. Brewed using imported black patent malt and noble hops. Pairs with chunky dark breads, marinated meats such as brisket or German Sauerbraten. Not recommended for cellaring. Serve in a flute or pilsner glass at 45-50deg

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (23725) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2008
<i>Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. </i> Transparently black, creamy head. Vague plastic aroma Medium sweet and fairly light bodied with clean somewhat rounded mouthfeel. Before warming to near room temperature the flavour is void and lifeless - only some slight molasses are there. As it warms chocolate comes out more. It finishes with low bitterness and a tad of cardboard. Remains a bit sterile and clean throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2009
Very dark brown with a thin head. Cocoa and chocolate in happy abundance. Full body is smooth, rich, and gently roasty and very chocolatey. Complex, balanced, delicious schwarzbier with an off-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours black with tan head. Nose of smoke and chocolate. Taste of smoke, chocolate and anise. Some licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2008
(22oz bottle) Small beige head atop clear cola body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cola, caramel, some roast, cherry, light coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some coffee/roast, chocolate, light cola, cherry. Smooth medium body with low carbonation, light stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
Aged in Bourbon Cask with Vanilla Beans. A dark brown murky lager with a thin light moka head. A pleasant woody bourbon cask aroma with light caramel and butterscotch. In mouth, powdery chocolate with notes of Brett, vanilla and cherries. Light and refreshing. On tap at Vermont Brewers Fest 2008, July 19, 2008.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
(Vanilla Bean Bourbon Cask version) Pours a dark reddish brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of molasses, herbs, toastiness, and caramel. Flavor of sweet molasses, roasted malt, vanilla, some bourbon, and light cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
on tap-pours a foamy tan head and dark brown color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate. Taste is dark malt-chocolate/roasty, some hops bite, yeast. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
22oz bottle shared courtesy of Josh. Poured a deep brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, caramel, and toasty. Tastes of roast, chocolate, light coffee, and some caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2009
Radek’s bottle. I rally like the style. Not much roast,it is there, dark with a cape of a light brown head. Average mouthfeel. A good lager, you can drink a litre of his and if not share it with others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009
Date: August 29, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and smokey aroma, dark rasted malts, nice smokey character
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor, touch of chocolate, nice earthy smokeyness

Date: November 10, 2009
Mode: bottle
Words: hop city
less smokey character allows more of the chocolate come through

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

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