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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9685) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2009
Radekís 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
Deep brown beer with a thin white/tan head. Aroma is very chocolatey and quite rich-smelling. A bit earthy and fairly chewy. Soft and chocolatey. Bitter cocoa and a soft well-lagered cleanness on the back. Itís got a more assertive hoppiness than most, but itís quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Roasted and toasted cereals conjure up a creamy mouthfeel for this honest and very friendly Schwarzbier.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dark brown.
-A discreet roasted malt and hop duo produce amenable bitterness.
-Some caramel sweetness is perceived in the flavor profile.
-The body is crisp and nourishing, a very drinkable vehicle.
-Overall, this might not be very complex, but itís simplicity exemplifies the virtues of pure goodness.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2009
Bomber. Pours deep blackish brown with off-tan head. Nose is dark malt, cacao, Wheaties, pumpernickle bread. Tastes malty, with cacao, rye, slight oak and hops. Medium palate. Solid, and a style I see far too little of these days.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep dark black to brown with a large creamy tan head. Sweet light cocoa, dark old fruit, plums, faintest hint of grain. Iím surprised at how good this smells since a number of their other beers really broke down over time, and this smellsÖ tasty. Medium bodied, a bit of plastic and old cardboard finally do show up, but only after a soft bit of vanilla and toffee. Finishes with a bit more old cardboard and a soft grainy bitterness. Better than expected given the age.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7887) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2009
pours dark brown, off-white head. aroma of dark fruits, light roast/coffee and caramel malts. flavor, malty, fresh apple and dark fruits; currants, hints of smoke, roasted malts, as it warmed up, gained a little chocolate. Light and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Pours a mostly opaque dark mahogany with a thin, wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel and roasted malt with a touch of noble hops and dark chocolate. Body starts fairly full and semi-sweet with a good roasty dark malty flavor balanced with subtle bittering hops before a drier, smooth finish. Pretty true to style and very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Light roasty aroma, with some cocoa and a hint of hops. The flavor is on the light side, but well balanced. Nutty roasted malts, with cocoa and some lingering hops. A hint of smoke reveals itself as the beer warms. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6967) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2008
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 18 Dec 2008) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of dark bread and hints of dried fruit and raisins. Malty, roasted taste with dark bread, chocolate and a dry cocoa bitterness in the finish. Lacking a little bite, but still a nice and well balanced beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6691) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance: black , dark , mild haze , some brown hints , light fizzy top.2+
Nose: honey up front , brown malts , bit oily nose. Not very swarz like. 6-
Flavor/Palate : Lighter , soft , silky feel. Roasty character appears with time. Quiet drinkable. To creamy wity its softness too be proper for style , skip that and you will like it.


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