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RATINGS: 1885   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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This traditional lager is medium in body with a deep roasted character. Its dark color and rich malty flavor come from specially roasted caramel and chocolate malts. This brew is lightly hopped with Noble Bavarian hops for a soft spiciness and a smooth clean finish. Cheers!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1432) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2005
a bit of caramel aroma. taste was caramel at first and then faded into a roasted expresso bean tate. well balanced and overall pretty good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Nice dark, creamy appearance, aroma and flavors of choclate, caramel and coffee. Has an excellent finish, very smooth, yet slightly crisp as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Caramel-brown/red with a rocky/creamy tan head that sadly dissolved rather quickly. Aroma was heavy on the malts with a defined roastiness along with some caramel, chocolate hints and some sour fruit. Moderately bitter in flavor with a touch of chocolatey-sweetness, ending with a smoked-sourness. Mouthfeel was creamy and slick with a chalky finish. Good interpretation of the style.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (3145) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2007 I really enjoy this Schwarzbier, just the perfect amount of malt and hops to satisfy you if you are looking for some character in a beer. a little taste of cocoa fulfills your palate. Cant wait to drink more.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Bottled from sampler 12 pack. Pours a translucent brownish black with reddish hues on the edge. Head was smalll and tan and lasted shortly. Aroma is of roasted malt with some mild espresso notes. Sweet caramel and bready malt also present. Flavor is sweet upfront of roasted barley and chocolate with some subtle spicy hops in the dry finish. Very moderate bitterness in the finish though not lingering. Some mild fruity esters notes present which is not to style for a lager. Body is medium and the mouthfeel is quite smooth with average carbonation. One of the better Sam Adams. Almost at the level of a porter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2005
I think this might be my new favorite SA brew. Very reminscent of a lighter Cream Stout. Pours a deep black with creamy tan head -- looks like a porter. Has a rich chocolate, coffee and raisin flavor, but the smoothness of a lager. The head remains through the whole glass and boy does this go down smooth. Finish is nice and lingers just slightly enough to entice you to another sip. I really enjoyed this and have asked my beer guy to get sixers of this (we only get in the Brewmaster’s collection right now). Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bkurtz (1047) - MOROCCO - JUL 1, 2005
Poured a choclate brown with a slightly creamy head. Roasted malt aroma. Well balanced and a delicious beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Dark chocolate brown with ruby edges. Nice tan head with a solid sheet of lacing on the glass. The nose is lightly fruity with some hop notes and light sweet roasted qualities, some husky malts. The flavor is balanced with a sweet chalky roasted malt note with a creamy mouthfeel. Finishes smooth and clean with a bit more light roast and light toasted fruit. I can drink a few more of these.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2009 Very delicious. Has beautiful notes of barley, and wonderfull hops.(Goldings I think)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Black/Amber in color with a nice light tan head. Beer is full of roasted flavor and aroma. Palaate is very lingering. Good Brew.


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