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RATINGS: 872   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Brewed to pay homage to our founder’s homeland, our German-Style Schwarzbier is brewed true to style with a deliciously sweet malty flavor. It may be dark in color but it’s not heavy on roasted flavor like most people expect in a dark beer. BEER STYLE: Bavarian Black Beer MALT: Two-Row, Caramel HOPS: Mt Hood, Hallertauer ABV: 5.3%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a medium sized beige head. Sweet plum and a bit of oxidization on the nose over some dusty cocoa and roast. A touch thin, roast and cocoa, oxidization and papery malt. Just empty into the finish. Not a lot going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamhorror (84) - USA - JUL 10, 2013
Deep black appearance with a one finger off white thick head. Aroma is a balance of light malt and hops. Taste is slightly sweet malt with a touch of bitter hops whichever balanced. Palate is light and a bit champagne like from the carbonation. A very easy to drink Schwarzbier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5853) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. Reddish-brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma and flavor have a lot of toffee and dark fruit notes, as well as some caramel and nuttiness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2013
This is a pretty good black beer. It is dark in color as it should be, lacking in head a bit, and has a mild nose. The flavor is sweet, but mild and smooth with a subtle hop flavor. Worth a taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2013
12oz served in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. A - Pours a clear dark russet brown with a 1 finger mocha head that forms a tight bubbled cap. One long streak of horizontal lacing that looked like a skinny dinosaur. S - Dark caramel malt, dried grain, cherry and berry fruit, lager yeast, fruit bread. T - Roasted caramel malts, tangy sweetness, dried grass, chalky lager yeast, matches the nose, the cherry fruit is mixed in with the malt creating a fruit bread flavor, some hops wick away some of the sweetness. Finishes semi dry with compliments of fruit and slightly bitter and roasted malts. M - Moderate carbonation, fuller body for the style, somewhat velvety but sticky at times, wet upfront but finishes semi dry. Very fruity for the style. Had a nice roundness of roast and bitter to battle the sweetness. Decent mouthfeel too. Not bad. Not something I would seek out but I’m glad I had a chance to try this out. Serving type: bottle 09-28-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4678) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
pours clear light brown with a light beige head, some retention. caramel, fruitiness, spices, bit of nuts, hint of sweetness, some coffee berries, dried molasses, treacled caramel. average carbonation, light body - never watery, short grassy-peppery finish. not reinventing - true to style - well executed. nice balance and dry crisp mouthfeel. quenching.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
newguy88 (1) - - JUN 4, 2013 does not count
A run of the mill beer. Somewhat dark bland and entirely forgettable beer with woody undertones. So par for the course from Saranac.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Roasty malt with some hints of licorice and rooty spices. Reddish black pour, like a cherry soda maybe. Sweet taste like black coffee with brown sugar. Body is on the lighter, stiller side. For better or worse, a beer the brewer is known for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (807) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 25, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours black (cola like) with a thick beige head that leaves lots of lacing. Not much on the nose, mostly caramel notes/roasted malts. Taste is sweet caramel, roasty tones, perhaps a bit watery although it does has a slight bitterness towards the end. Easy drinker... OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Pours a dark red with frothy head. Aroma is full of caramel and sweet roasted malts. The taste is very sweet with a bit of a sick;ly sweet finish. I have always been a fan of this beer but I can see how others wouldn’t enjoy the sweetness of the beer.

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