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RATINGS: 880   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%


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (313) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a nice dark brown, almost black with a fine head. Looks like a porter. Aroma is a nice roasted malt with a hop back. Taste is of toasted grains with a light hop. Finish is a nice warm roast. A good ale.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
N3lson1 (406) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Drank from the bottle, purchased at Matt Brewing Company. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, and slight chocolately aroma. Tastes gross, roasty with a not so nice hop finish. Go get a different beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shonobiwan (219) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Caramel noir, fruits et pointe cendrée sont les parfums captés par mes narines. Goût de pils noire. Je peine à rajouter autre chose. Légère en bouche. Plutôt facile à boire. Correcte dans son ensemble.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6707) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2015
not too shabby - still a little thin and prickly, but they get some of the nuances of the style right and it was a pleasantly light dark beer :)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kajser27 (187) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 22, 2015
Dark brown/cola colored, almost no beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel, black malts some melano. Taste is medium sweet malt, caramel, roasted malts, some breadiness in the finish, floral, grassy, almost chewable hops but very low bitterness. Light and watery.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3019) - BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2015
My first beer from this brewery, apparently a Schwarzbier. Moussy and dense, lacing, thick head, even gushing a bit; colour is a transparent, very dark wine red, almost black but not quite. German dark lager-like, malty sweet and, frankly, rather weak aroma of cookie dough, home made caramel, iron, hazelnut oil, candi syrup, toasted bread, molasses, banana, faint hints of vanilla, dried leaves, chocolate topping, black pepper corns, liquorice and pear. Taste begins with a smooth, soft sweetishness, some restrained fruitiness (raisins, pears and dried plums), sourish accent (sour cream), medium carbonation with slightly minerally effect, supple but somewhat thin body; middle phase is clearly metallic, a bit thin and malty all the way through, caramelly, a bit nutty, sweetish with a toasted accent in the end, (practically) not evolving into roasted bitterness at all but instead remaining soft and sweetish with only a light bitterness on the root of the tongue, dominating the finish. Some leafy hops add a further basic bitterness but the maltiness continues and toasted malts will be the last thing you’ll remember from this. Seems a little sweeter than most German Schwarzbiere, with insufficient roasted bitterness; too metallic as well. Nothing truly off-putting, but still far from the best in the style, I’m afraid. Yet I am willing to admit this particular style does not offer too much complexity in general.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kingofthemtn (25) - - FEB 10, 2015
Beer #4 of 6 from my mixed dark beer 6 pack. Vanilla porter move over, Black Forest beer is taking the winner’s podium. The color is a nice opaque brown/black with hints of cola when held in the light. Aroma is malty and beckons you into the forest. Taste is delicious and complex. Chocolate, vanilla, malt, caramel, nutty all at once, all singing in perfect harmony. Palate starts creamy but finishes thin, not in a bad way. Overall : I will be buying more of this soon and adding it to my ’attempt to homebrew’ list.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (5078) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2015
*Old rating. 2010. The beer starts smooth, chocolate, slightly smooth, dark roast, intense but not too malty. Very dry, smooth, round but a bit too watery. Nice.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joejames (309) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours red/black, small off white head, very little lacing. Aroma of faint caramel. Taste of sweet malts, faint bitterness. Medium/light bodied, lively carbonation, mouth feel is kind of thin. Finishes sweet with notes of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and caramel. It’s not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3698) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
Caramel noir, fruits et pointe cendrée sont les parfums captés par mes narines. Goût de pils noire. Je peine à rajouter autre chose. Légère en bouche. Plutôt facile à boire. Correcte dans son ensemble.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3489) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Bouteille. bb 31 jan 2015. Provenant de la caisse mixte d’automne. Une bière noire avec une mousse beige. Un nez légèrement chocolaté. Une bouche ronde, légère, avec des saveurs simple de chocolat et un houblon européen agréable.


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