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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


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2009
MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering, January 10, 2009. Courtesy of Beastiefan2k. Black color with a thin head. No real aroma to be found. Light roasted and chocolate malt flavor. Drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4364) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Appearance: Pours a near black body with some ruby-hued hints at the edges and capped with a medium-sized, ivory-hued head. Smell: The nose is comprised of light roasted notes smelling of thinned out molasses, Breakfast Blend coffee, nuts, half a Tootsie Roll, and fruit. Taste: Assortment of roasted malts tastes - mild coffee, sweetish Tootsie Rolls, more nuts, and charred grains. Subtle hint of dark fruitiness. Spicy Noble hops blend with the roastiness from the blackened malts. Larger toasty caramel tones on the latter half. Drying finishes with lingering hints from the hops and roasted malts. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability: A solid, satisfactory Schwarzbier that goes down easy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4363) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a shaker. Mocha head with good retention leaves slight sheets. Roasted chocolate and toast aromas. Crisp chocolate upfront with a lasting, slightly sour smoke finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4165) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
22oz bottle. Black, reddish-brown pour. Light brown colored head. Aroma of burnt grains. I love black patent malts! Some coffee, sweet cereal. Flavor has a nice nut character, lots of roast, burnt grain, and good bit of dark chocolate. Very clean. Sharp, bold roast character. Thin texture. Leaves a well balanced noble hops bitterness on the palate. This beer for the style is so F’n good. I absolutely love it! What a great session beer. I would open a bar just to have this on tap at all times. Long live the Schwarzbier, Prost! Damn this beer makes me HAPPY.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4008) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2009
Bottle, liquor store, Boston. Dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits and some coffee. Flavour has roasted malts, nuts and yeast. Bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2009
22oz bomber. Pours a medium chocolate brown with a small/average bubbly beige head. Strong chocolate notes on the aroma with some grassy hops and biscuit. Thin watery body with soft carbonation. Chocolate and toast on the flavor. Not very complex but good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Bomber shared by Mike (Selltibet from beerinator) at the Carolina Crew gathering - thanks, dude! Body looks like a root beer float, albeit with less beige goodness floating on top. Overall a nice appearance, even if the palate wasn’t quite up to the same leve. Strong nose of roasted malts and anise in particular. The flavor is more balanced but still nicely spicy. I’d love to have a nice plate of meats and cheeses to go with this one - oh wait, I did! Thanks, Todd.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle shared by Mike. Thanks! Nose and flavor show some smoke, chalk, and roast. Nice and on point for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3786) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle courtesy mcox90. Pours a very dark brown color with some reddish highlights. Brownish head. Aroma of brown sugar, roasted malts, and sweet brown chocolate. Nice aroma. Flavor is smoked malts, dark chocolate and bitter malts. Smoky dry finish with toasty notes. This is good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3755) - - MAY 23, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2009 ahh yes, a good ol’ schwarz! murky dark brown with ruby highlights under a loud fizzy foamy tan head. creamed coffee, a bit of smokey burnt wood. flavors of burnt smoky malts, dark roast. really roasty. a bit bitter. very dry finish. light-medium body. a little sharply carbonated. solid.


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