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Pennichuck Feuerwehrmann Schwarzbier (Firefighter Black Lager)

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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2010
Rating #800. On tap at Barcade in Brooklyn. Pours coffee in color with an amber tint and a nice tan head. Smells and tastes primarily of dark cherries, wood, mild hops, and caramel. Great roasted character. The best I’ve had from Pennichuck, and really makes me sad that they’re no longer brewing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Pours dark brown with a white head. Smells of light chocolate, bananas, fuity. Tastes of roasted malt, brown sugar, some nice rich chocolatey hints. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4006) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2009
Very dark brown with a thin head. Cocoa and chocolate in happy abundance. Full body is smooth, rich, and gently roasty and very chocolatey. Complex, balanced, delicious schwarzbier with an off-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4358) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5219) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Pours black with thin brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and liquorice and some cinnamon. Medium bodied with chocolate, and roastiness with lighter lager characteristics. Finishes with a clean hop dryness. Interesting beer. My first schwartz. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (5046) - Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Aroma is rich, smoky and yeasty with a nutty hint, quite appealing. It pours a deep, barely translucent sable that shows reddish brown at the bottom and has a frothy light tan head that hangs around for a bit. Flavor is spicy, malty, a little smoky with woody and caramel hints. Texture is smooth and lively, bubbly and tingly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5750) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2618) - 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.

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