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Brewed by Sternquell-Brauerei
Style: Schwarzbier
Plauen, Germany

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (5078) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2015
Schönes mild-trockenes Schwarzbier. Sehr trockene Aromen mit leichtem Röstmalz, leicht süßlich-frisch, leider nicht zu tief. Schöne leichte Lakritze im Nachgeschmack, trocken malzig, süffig mit einem leichten Hauch Restsüße. Aber nicht zu intensiv alle Aromen. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine nett röstig-lakritzig-trockene Note mit einem Hauch malziger Süße. Nett.

PS: This is the first beer, which I had to downgrade in "appearance" and "overall" after reading the backside-label. The brewery promotes its beer by saying that they use selected hops and special malts to brew this unique beer. But the ingredients say: ... Hopfenextrakt and Röstmalzbier. So using only cheaper hop-extract and the even more convenient "Röstmalzbier" (a "beer" brewed by a large factory using only roasted malt to sell it to breweries that don’t use special malts for their own brews but want to sell a f.ex. Schwarzbier) but promoting it differently is in my eyes cheating on customers. Ok - they could read the ingredients, but brewing a good Schwarzbier is for me not brewing a Helles or Pils and mixing it with convenient "Röstmalzbier".

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (9298) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2014
Many thanks for this bottle to kappldav123. Pours dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate and roast a Medium bodied with a slick texture and soft carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (5349) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
Ein irgendwie ungewoehnliches Schwarzes mit ein wenig Malz, etwas Zucker und ein paar Rosinen. Nicht sueffig, nicht zu einfach zu trinken. Eunfach derber Durchschnitt, der etwas milder als andere Schwarze ist.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (5354) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a clear dark brown colour with low steady head and medium body. Aroma of dark grains and malt. Taste of roasted barley, dark grains, straw, nuts and chocolate. Easy drinkable and more of a Dunkel than a Schwarz.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ElDesmadre (2138) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle. Caramel, a roasted note, dark bread crumbs and a metallic note. Dry taste, low on flavour, a bit caramelly, a bit roasted, a tad bitter. Oh, and a bit metallis as well. Boring.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2690) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
On tap at restaurant. Clear dark ruby red with decent foam head, lacing. Aroma is caramel, taste little bittersweet. Nice aftertaste. (Plauen 201308) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1381) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2013
A dark, reddish-brown coloured beer with a frothy off-white head. A light malty aroma, nutty, and a little smoky. Dry and fizzy mouthfeel. A dry malty flavour, nutty, smoky with a hint of sour hops in the background. The finish is dry and malty with the sour hop being more prominent. Bottle from Globus, Plauen.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonas (6042) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle, danke David. Dark brown with a red hue, low off-white lace. Fresh roast aroma. Lightbodied, roasted, a hint fruit, sparkly mouthfeel, dark roasted malt and bitterhop quick finish. Refreshing, but feels a bit thin.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kappldav123 (5369) - GERMANY - NOV 5, 2012
New beer from Sternquell. Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass zippy, small head. Starts mild, modest malty, not really roasty. Dry hints in the background. Finish still mild, almost washy. Nothing special.


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