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RATINGS: 891   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Outstanding coffee aroma with just as good a flavor. A bit thin for the flavor, but i think itís for the better. Not to filling but a solid body. Feels like iím in a cool damp...black forest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - OCT 23, 2002
Sweet roasted malt aroma, but the flavor lacked the promise that the aroma gave. Light body, with just a hint of hops crispness. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2002
Reminded me of a black bavarian style beer. A lot of flavor and kick. Pretty smooth though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2002
Very rich garnet color with a pronounced caramel malt aroma. Medium smooth body with a bit of bitterness. Not as much sweetness as anticipated, but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Nice ruby-black hue. Tan head dissipates quickly. Caramel malt aroma. The sweetness is very welcome, and the hoppy finish is superb. I definately enjoy this schwarzbier, a very good rendition from a big brewery. One of Saranacís best brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2002
My personal favorite in the Saranac line up. Odd moose brown to black color. solid caramel malt taste, but does lack a significant hop presence. I would like to see a little more chocolate character as well. A great beer with steaks!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Thought it was a brown when I first had it, but it was a little darker. They are sure right about the caramel malts in this one, and they are all over the place in abundance. Itís the abundance which is the problem. The aftertaste was not very nice at all, as it left a stickiness that was hard to get rid of. Body was on the thin side but ok, and ther was a very small amount of hops flavor or characteristics. I am not too familiar with this style, but I hope this beer is not representatvie of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2002
It isnít bad. There is a fakeness in the taste, but the finish is nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1530) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2002
similar color to the B&T...dark, but not opaque. malty aroma..detected a tiny tiny bit of bitterness in the aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Brownish red body with a dirth of bubbles and a tannish head that disappears quickly. lots of caramel malt in the aroma. Slight chocolate flavor that tends to finish almost vinegary. Was hoping for something a little more robust, didnít get it. Cíest la vie.

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