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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%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle at Joe’s tasting, drank right after the Black Cat Schwarz. This is not as good. Very vegetal, salty aroma. Mostly dark pour with a small head. Sucrose and veggie flavor, metallic, a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3253) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Bottle courtesy of mcbackus. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Smokey roasted aroma. Flavors of caramel, roasted malts, some chocolate. Medium body with average carbonation. A nice schwarzbier that is easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2010
bottle shared by nick butler on 2/5/2010. dark woody brown pour with a lasting hot cocoa colored head. big whiff of cocoa puffs followed by more chocolate, nutty caramel, earthy woody notes and possibly some coffee. mix molasses to those characteristics and you get the flavor. the body is thicker/richer than i’m used to in a schwarz but it gives it some depth... neat. 7/4/7/4/16/3.8

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Really dark with lots of chocolate in the aroma with a super smooth mouthfeel. Flavors is really hoppy with burnt caramel and toffee. Short on the finish though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of argo0. Pours a dark, clear cola-brown color; thin off-white head with patchy fine-bubbled lacing. Cola and pleasant amounts of roasted malts and chocolate in the aroma; a touch of burnt malts. Medium mouthfeel: roasted malts, burnt / charred notes, dark chocolate and some smooth nougat character; a touch of smoke in there as well; a decent schwarz. Medium finish: roasted malts, chocolate, and some dry toasty malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Courtesy of argo0. Dark brown body with no head. Light chocolate nose with some toffee, dark fruit and roast. The flavor is mostly milk chocolate and roast, light coffee, molasses and herbal hops. Medium/light body is round with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with red hints. The aroma is dry roasted with a light sourish sting. Tones of plums, dark juicy bread, coffee powder and dark chocolate. Bit burned. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and light sourish. Tones of roast, coffee, dark bread, light caramel and hints of plums. Grassy and light herbal hops in the background. The mouthfeel is dryish and soft. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle: Cola appearance with an off white ring for head. Mild coffee roast in the aroma along with cocoa. Slick body with a roasted flavor and a sour dough touch. Later earthy twig and cocoa roast in the finish. Simple, but solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3014) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Aroma of malts, toasted malt, nuts, and some smoke. The appearance is a red brown, tan head, very attractive. The flavor is malty, nutty, brown sugar, toffee. Te finish is sweet, with some mild hop bittering. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2008
From a bottle poured brown/black with a good amount of head. Nice dark malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

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