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Pennichuck Feuerwehrmann Schwarzbier (Firefighter Black Lager)

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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5225) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2010
bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Black (or schwarz, if you will), with a ring of foam. Faint aroma, a mix of coffee and tar ( in a good way) with notes of I dunno, more coffee. Flavor is mellow coffee and maybe a touch of chocolate. Very clean and crisp.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009 At Vero. thanks Backus for setting this aside. Dark black-brown, semi-clear. Husky aroma. Mellows into a sweeter and finely structured malt body. Excellent level of sweetness. Smooth, with a gorgeous body.

re-rate...totally black with thick tan head. Good-looking brew. Some spice in the aromas. Ginger? Some cola. Very authentic aromas. clean, good. Delicious, Perfect mouthfeel, creamy but light at the same time. The flavors are spot on for the style, not too much roast, not too much chocolate, but has both. Subtle and very good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Deep brown with hints of amber with tan head and lace. Peaty, smokey, roasted caramel malt flavor. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bomber thanks to dmac for sharing. Pours a nice deep dark brown with a creamy diminishing head. Aroma is a dark full chocolate with some fruits mixed in and nutty as well- light roast and a slight drying nutty char with some yeastiness to muck it up a bit. Flavor is also a mix of yeasty dough and chocolate malts, light roast and a big nutty toasted malt character- slight herbal and grassy hops in the end. Could be a good schwartz but it is a bit too murky and messed up - too much going on and not refined.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4962) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Pours a dark ruby, with a frothy head that shrinks to a foamy, thick lace - aroma of roasted, nearly smoked malts, a little bit of doughy character, hazelnut, chocolate - medium-bodied - smooth, with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel - quite dry, roasty, and kind of smoky up front, coupled with moderate bitterness - cocoa arrives afterwards, and the beer slowly develops a creamy sweetness - this is short-lived, as noble hop bitterness becomes stronger at the finish, and a fruity, berry-like character rounds things out - this is a very nice schwarz - we need more commercial examples of this style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of dark malts, nuts, light roasting, and a hint of bitter coffee. Poured very dark brown/ruby in color with a small, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Good to very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malts, nuts, light smoke, black bread, roasting, slight chocolate, and some nuts. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, dry, malt, slight smoke, and slight chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4818) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Deep dark brown coloured body with a cola glow when held to the light and a nice one centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of sour grapes, metal, malt, nuts, coffee and a bit of light hops as well - nice and complex. Medium-bodied; Roasted malt flavours up front with some light smoke, a bit of nuts and coffee in the taste and some subtle pit fruits to round out the flavour. Aftertaste shows some sour grapes, light sweetness and a potent malt that keeps hitting. Overall, a pretty well crafted beer, definitely one of the easier Schwarz’s I’ve had and pretty complex, considering it doesn’t stay harshly in the palate at all! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Half Time in Poughkeepsie, New York on 11-June-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 18-June-2009.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4695) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle Sweet dark chocolate aroma fill the air. Darker malt scent closer to the glass. Very dark. No head. Dark malty flavour. Burnt chocolate and coffee. Pleasant and a touch smokey.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4587) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Black of course. Roasted malt and lager yeast, in the flavor and the aroma. Lots of yeast really. A little oak as well.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomDecapolis (4526) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Thanks to Josh for sharing this one. Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a small creamy off white head. Aroma of iced tea, malty graininess, toasted malt, earthy, light smoke and molasses. Flavor of light smoke, grainy malts, pretzels and toasted malt.


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