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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2490) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Pours a three-fingered light brown head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Deep mahogany almost black color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted chocolate nose. Flavor is roasted chocolate and balanced. $7.99 for a 22 oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2425) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Pours a thin dark brown with a beige head. A bit of chocolate malts, fruits, brown sugar, molasses, ad roasted malt in the aroma. Medium body. Flavor is of chocolate malts, light molasses, subtle smoke, roasted malt. Smooth finish. Real nice beer and a killer value at four and a quarter for a bomber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Pours near solid black, creamy tan head. Aroma is mocha, roast malt, and some grass. Taste is more rich with roast malt and vanilla. Medium thin body but good flavor. Some coffee bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blklab2007 (2108) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2008
draft at monster b’s had a toasted brown color with a thin tan fluffy head. aroma of light malt, faint roast, nuts, and strangely tea. mouth feel is medium with average carbonation. flavor has roasted barley, dark malt, light bitter hits, and a touch of resinous hops. finish lingers on the tongue for a minute with rich malts and bitters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle sample. Aroma was barely noticable. Flavor was a little smoky and had a little noticable alcohol. An ok beer, not much more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2008
22 oiz bottle. Almost black in color with some ruby highlights. Aroma is moderately roasty, some dry chocolate, a touch of noble hops. Taste is roasty for the style, with some chocolate, and a moderate malty sweetness. Light bodied, with a light to moderate hop bitterness in the finish. nice, clean profile. This one may be a touch roastier than other shwarzbier’s I’ve had but it was enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours dark brown/black with beige head. Aroma is roasted, yeasty. Taste is burnt sour and stale notes. Lager qualities.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Bomber shared by theisti. Pour a sort of Coke brown with a tan head. Sort of a pilsner aroma with touches of roast and some herbal hops. The flavor is light, but shows off some chocolate flavors and good roasted notes. Medium body with a ashy dry finish. High carbonation. Really an ejoyable beer. Very sessionable. Thanks Tim.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Courtesy mcbackus. Pours a dark brown, with an off white head. Smells of big caramel, graham crackers, and smooth vanilla. The flavor was a little mellow, dark fruits and malts encompass its identity. A little roasty with sometoasted malt in there too. Nice drinking little schwarzbier, nothing too complex or exciting, but certainly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2008
May the schwarz be with you, and no, I am not referring to the quintessential Mel Brooks classic. Instead, I am referring to an oft unrepresented beer style and that is the schwarzbier, aka, a black lager.
My Feuerwehrmann Schwarzbier pours a dark brown black into my glass. As light peeks in along her crevices, a decent head peaks then fades into a minute ring around the glass. Her nose is full with nuts and maple syrup. True to the schwarzbier style, her body is light and subtle, making it a simple pleasure to take in all of her. A palate of peaches, apple, and some lemony grass esters lingering in the background as roasty malty cocoa notes stand up-front. A tinge of citrus, grapefruit maybe, in the finish with a bit of bittering nuts. My schwarzbier from Pennichuck Brewing remains easy to drink from start to finish. a bit more into my quaffing session, the nuts and maple I detected in the nose start to shine, bridging the gap between the two dueling sides of my schwarzbier, the malts and the fruits.
Overall, an interesting interpretation of a traditional Schwarzbier. Feuerwehrmann is a good solid schwarzbier. Close to great but not quite. I would have trouble reaching for a glass whenever she is around to offer herself up to me.

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