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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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This crisp clean dark lager begins with hints of roasted coffee beans and rich chocolate but showcases a surprisingly light body and mouthfeel. This schwarzbier is moderately hopped with noble German hops that compliment the delicate malt backbone. Not to be underestimated, this light lager is a true champion of flavor.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Draft at Snallygaster DC on October 13th, 2012. A guy who works in distributing handed me a pour of this one - I never had heard of Union Craft Brewing. Was pretty impressed. Nice dark color, good malt aroma, light bitter taste. Looking forward to trying more, especially the one with duckpin in the name.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5108) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Can. Pours a clear dark brown body under a one finger fizzy beige head that faded to a thin film. The nose is husky, nutty, and a little chocolaty with a bit of light roastiness and the lightest hint of hops. The flavor is dry, chocolaty, lightly roasty, and has just a hint of hops on the back end. I like that they kept the sweetness in check pretty well. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a lingering nutty and roasty finish. Pretty decent effort.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1529) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Solid dark brown appearance with an average size tan head and good lacing. Toasted malt aroma layered with caramel and chicory. Earthy, grainy, modestly hopped flavors and a dry, bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel leading to a lingering finish. Pairs nicely with pizza.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierMeHoos (164) - Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark soda color. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts. Taste is coffee up front, some smoke and roasted malts, and touch of hops. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer. Definitely a good one from Union.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewBoxer (2156) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Sample at the food film festival. Deep black color. Malty interesting easy drinking beer decent

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeffsayyes (25) - - OCT 30, 2014
Got a six pack de la can on a trip down to Baltimore. Was surprised (and into it) when the pour is almost completely back opaque until held up to the light. Might be good for looking at a solar eclipse. Liked the thin feeling and stout taste. Carbonation has many small, strong bubbles, like fire ants in my mouth and lips. Tastes fine, will be happy not to share. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Can. Near black with plenty of fizz. Roasty malts and chocolate upfront, followed by some liquorice and a decent , bitter, finish. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2014
pleasant enough schwarz...lite in body and flavor, but what’s there is well balanced between dry, roasted malts, coffee and toffee and earthy hops. I’d get again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2014
12oz can into pint glass. Pour is dark brown with a half inch of tan foamy head. Aroma of light coffee bean and cocoa. Taste mimics the aroma along with a little sweetness. Pretty smooth finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Light roast malt, dark brown pour. Light sweet finish with soft carbonation. Ok barley grain aroma here. Tap at Glen’s Market.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1366) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Appearance: dark brown, lighter brown edges, creamy medium tan head, decent lacing. Aroma: lightly roasted coffee, cocoa powder, hint of licorice and brown bread. Taste: light, toasty malts, cocoa, light coffee, hint of smoke, grass, and tobacco. Finish: slight mellow, earthy bitterness over lingering dry coffee. Notes: Quite excellent. Palate was light and clean, flavors were right on point. On draft at Roots Markey in Olney.


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