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RATINGS: 893   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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%

Lightrider's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (344) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Canned from 99 Cent Only. Sweet up front with a mild roasty flavor to it. Some black licorice with a little bit of hop flavor in the finish. Pretty good and clean. Somewhat mild, but a good old school gateway beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (949) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2016
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. Tastes nice, with a hint of charcoal and black leaf tobacco. A nice addition to the Saranac family.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (1285) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle; pours cola brown with a tan head; has a chocolate aroma with some dark fruits and roasted malt; taste is chocolate and dark fruits; finish is sweet; probably would be better but it is a bit watery

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iznogud (2627) - CROATIA - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle, 355 ml from Pivoteka, Zagreb. shared with JFK10000. Pours brown with medium beige head. Roasted malts, caramel. breadish notes, sweetish. Light and bit bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
S_Side_Smitty (715) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Pours cola brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma is caramel, deep malts and something slightly buscuity. Taste is not that heavy with some caramel sweetness and some easy pilsener bitterness. The malts kinda round it all out. Easy to drink schwarzbier, but not super complex.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
deving17 (8) - - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
Alcohol, earthy, barnyard, tasteless, very dark, light, delicious, black, drinkable, lovely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Chewy first taste. A bears ass for sure. It's a bit watery, but true to the label it's not too malty. No after taste. No memory to encourage a repeat. ���� ---Rat via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (6274) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle in Big Moose Lake. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Toffee aroma. Flavors of caramel and toast. Roast finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BozzBoyer (39) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Appearance: Brown with Amber/Ruby Light. Aroma: Stone Fruit, Dark Esters, Raisin, Malt. Taste: Raisin, Plum, Hard Prune, Very Mild Apricot, Altbier Reminiscent. Overall: Very good German dark beer. Veeeery German. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marko (4991) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 26, 2015
At the Loop Hotel with Hrabren, visnja666v and Goran (thanks guys!).
. Blackish, extremely dark amber really. Dull sweet aroma, raisins. Light, light creamy, raisiny taste, more sweet than dry. Vague soapy notes, pollen. This is awful for a Schwarzbier and just an average Dunkel, below average even. There is ABSOLUTELY NO reason to import it here. Useless and way too expensive (again, here).

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