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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Thanks to Mike for sharing! Dark pour with thin tan head and minimal lace. Earthy peat like aroma. Chocolate, caramelized sugar, light smoke and a little hop presence.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (903) - USA - JUL 31, 2009
Black with a light brown head. Aroma is malts, with a little coffee and some light smokiness. Flavor is light, mainly a little sweet and sour malt with some hop presence in the finish. Overall, it’s a pleasant refreshing beer. Like most schwarzbier’s flavor without being too heavy for those who don’t like stouts and porters.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3497) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma of sweet vanilla, roasted malt. Flavor is a little sweet for a schwarzbier with some bready malts. Pretty basic, plenty drinkable. 7/4/7/3/13 (3.4/5)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Aroma is bready malt and sweets. Flavor very similar with more of a roasted malt. Not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Lasting ring of beige head. Dark brown body. Aromas of floral and roast. Very roasted taste. Roasted, thin finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3780) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Bomber shared at Scottyp’s housewarming tasting. Pours a very dark brown with clear mahogany highlights and fair light tan head. Nose of roast, and oats, and fades to chocolatey tones in the flavor. Some cardboard notes come out too, but this is still a fun beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3128) - Montana, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Had never seen this stuff until today. Very tasty lager and got more flavorful as it warmed up. Plan on trying some others by this brewer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Picked up a bottle on the sale rack at the Beer Store. I enjoyed the beer, but had a lot of roasted malt for a Shwarzbier. Poured very dark brown, almost black. Very little foam, but what did come up stayed for a while. The aroma was malty and sweet. Taste was light like a would have expected but there is a lot of roasted malt flavor which was too much for my tastes in a Schwarbier. The roasted malt also interfeared with the finish, which was not a crisp and clean as I like in a Lager beer. Almost seemed a light stout. Mouthfeel was light as expected, and I had no trouble drinking the beer. I might also suggest a new label. I really had to look at the beer bottle to see what it was. The label was dark and without a close look I could only see a very long German Word (fireman) that I could not pronounce. I only invested the effort since it was on the sale rack.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8680) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2009
Radek’s bottle. I rally like the style. Not much roast,it is there, dark with a cape of a light brown head. Average mouthfeel. A good lager, you can drink a litre of his and if not share it with others.


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