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RATINGS: 887   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Brewed to pay homage to our founderís homeland, our German-Style Schwarzbier is brewed true to style with a deliciously sweet malty flavor. It may be dark in color but itís 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bstaff88 (11) - Cumberland, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass. Its a very dark ruby red with a small foamy head thatís almost mocha color. It disappears rather quickly. no lacing. Not much to the smell a bit of malt, underwhelming. Taste is sweeter than I expected, with caramel and malt. a bit of toffee. Low carbonation very easy drinking so smooth. Great all around beer give it a try! Note: more flavorful as it warms up!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3016) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed November 22, 2011. The appearance has a dark, almost purplish-brown body with a small creamy colored head and had a slightly reddish beige color of the head with very small lacing. The smell has black cherries, some light malt, some berry aromas, and subdued chocolate. The taste is basically the same as the previously mentioned flavors through a decent bittersweetness. The palate is about a medium; comes across slightly creamy; with a quick clean finish, berry/chocolate aftertaste, slightly sessionable. Overall, this is good for the style and good for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: 16-oz. glass From: My aunt Jenny Price: N/A for a variety 12-pack Purchased: N/A Consumed: Jan. 17, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a pitch black color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki tan head. Below average sporadic lacing on the sides. Minimal retention. Smelled malt heavy, metallic, smoky wood fire, red malts and rye hops. Tasted caramel, toffee, amber malt, light wood fire and overall a bit lighter than I thought it would be. Medium body. Thin-to-oily texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt finish. Wasnít a fan of this beer. I probably even overrated it a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kosmokrator (668) - ITALY - JAN 16, 2014
Color marrone scuro parzialmente limpido con un fragile e sottile velo poco persistente di schiuma color cappuccino. Aroma dolciastro con sentori di caramello, luppolo e malti debolmente tostati; gusto in bilico tra dolciastro e amarognolo con note di malto, zucchero caramellato e un finale leggermente piý asciutto e luppolato. Corpo lieve, struttura leggermente acquosa, effervescenza gentile. Non Ť cattiva, ma Ť oltremodo banale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10266) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Roast, caramel, and lighter chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
12/12/2009. From bottle. One of my favorite Saranac beers. Dark roasted malt with light hops and fruit. Caramel flavors with malty notes and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (1164) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
Thick lasting creamy head and a mild malty aroma, I like it. Perhaps a bit too carbonated but thatís being fussy. A pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydslip (273) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a medium foamy tan head that subsides into a thin film. Light nose of sweet malt, candied nuts, and a little burnt caramel. Flavor has a touch of roast with an underlying nutty sweetness followed by a bit of punchy hops. Medium-bodied with perky effervescence, this is a relatively mild beer that belies its rich color. Pretty good, but could have more flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tstamba (514) - Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2013
From a bottle. Dark brownish red pour, no much head. Very sweet aroma, Caramel and roast, thin mouthfeel, some feint coffee notes ... Not my thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Not a bad schwarzbier, especially from Saranac. Has a nice roastiness and for once, the Saranac wateriness works in this beers favor.

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