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RATINGS: 798   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This intensely dark Kulmbacher style lager has a superb malt complexity with the distinctive flavors and aromas of coffee, caramel and chocolate. A renowned smoothness and a creamy, tan head make it an all-time brewery favorite.


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1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
felsenpils (149) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 16, 2007
The beer has a beautiful color, but unfortunately, it is waaay off the mark for the style. Schwarzbier should neither be hop bitter nor have an aromatic hop nose. This beer has both in abundance. There is no such beer even remotely similar to this in Bavaria.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drdisque (728) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is faint roasted malt. Flavor is roasted water. Thin and lacking depth. Don’t get why people think this is good. Not a drainpour but not much more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (309) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Deep dark reddish brown beer with a medium foamy tan head. Rich nose of cafe au lait, milk chocolate, and brown sugar. Flavor is even richer with the coffee flavors more on the bitter side and some black strap molasses coming through as well. With a high carbonation, this is more easy drinking than others with flavors as bold. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1578) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Black with ruby highlights, solid one-finger head and moderate lace. Roasted coffee aroma with a touch of smoke and chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate powder, dark fruit, and smoke on the palate. Medium body, generous carbonation, very dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lutz2jm (236) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Roasted malt taste mild chocolate and coffee followed by a lingering almost smoke taste. Got better the warmer it got. A little bit to much co2. Good

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (426) - - FEB 25, 2016
Beer of month club. Pours a dark brown with slight reddish tint. Not much of a nose. Taste is some cocoa, roasted malts - nice flavor, but much, much lighter than a stout. Really good schwarzbier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (901) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle from Saturday Shirt. Served in a pint glass. Dark brown to black in color. Tannish head. Strong roasted malt aroma. Some espresso and chocolate notes as well. Taste has some bittersweet chocolate elements and roasty, nutty characteristics. It has a pleasant, fuller mouthfeel. Very enjoyable beer overall. Probably a shining example of the style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beastwhite315 (27) - - DEC 22, 2015
I found this beer to be a little smokey for my liking. Well balance of chocolate and roasted flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2221) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Tap, restaurant, Wisconsin Dells. Opaque brown. Sweet aroma, molasses and chocolate. Balanced flavour. More chocolate and mild hops. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 13, 2015
A pretty solid Schwartz. Dark and superbly roasty. More bitterness than I was expecting but with a smooth mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raymow (1290) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
on tap at Crafty’s Taproom in Northeast Phila - aroma is very sweet. Flavor not as sweet. Nice dark reddish color. Slight chocolate flavor.


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