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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - 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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rds (230) - USA - OCT 20, 2008
Looks like Pepsi, with similarly moderate carbonation, a little bit sweet, with a some cherry notes, mucho malt, a little roasted on the finish. A fine digestif.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2907) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2008
Blankboys bottle. Deep dark brown, small pancake head. Aroma: Slightly nutty, milky, slight smoke aroma too. Flavour: Enjoyable blend of cream and smoke - could easily drink quite a few of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Bottle thanks to Beastiefan2k. Thin dark brown pour with no head. Wood on the nose with some bread and dark malts. The flavor brings the dark malt out more and mixes with some cocoa and dried fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Sampled from 22-oz bomber during MN Gathering II in Maplewood, MN and shared by beastiefan2k, pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of some dark caramel malt, a hint of chocolate and roasted nuts. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of roasted dark malt, light chocolate, bread crust and some roasted nuts. Finish is mildly light compared to most other schwarzbiers but still a solid dark lager overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bomber thanks to dmac for sharing. Pours a nice deep dark brown with a creamy diminishing head. Aroma is a dark full chocolate with some fruits mixed in and nutty as well- light roast and a slight drying nutty char with some yeastiness to muck it up a bit. Flavor is also a mix of yeasty dough and chocolate malts, light roast and a big nutty toasted malt character- slight herbal and grassy hops in the end. Could be a good schwartz but it is a bit too murky and messed up - too much going on and not refined.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009
Date: August 29, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and smokey aroma, dark rasted malts, nice smokey character
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor, touch of chocolate, nice earthy smokeyness

Date: November 10, 2009
Mode: bottle
Words: hop city
less smokey character allows more of the chocolate come through

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2738) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
A gift from SJ. This one really had a nice roasted , dark malt aroma and flavor. I should also mention the slight hints of toffee, caramel and hop presence. nice dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2008
a bit sweet but this is balanced by the hops. nice dark color with dark sugars and chocolate in the nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance: black , dark , mild haze , some brown hints , light fizzy top.2+
Nose: honey up front , brown malts , bit oily nose. Not very swarz like. 6-
Flavor/Palate : Lighter , soft , silky feel. Roasty character appears with time. Quiet drinkable. To creamy wity its softness too be proper for style , skip that and you will like it.

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