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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Schwarzbier (black beer) originated in medieval Germany, and though Upland isn’t quite that old, we strive to bring you an authentic version of this historic beer. Our take on this ancient lager delivers hints of chocolate and coffee, courtesy of its dark malts, with a strong nose and a clean finish, striking the right balance of robust and crisp, with enough bitterness to accentuate but, not overpower, its many subtle flavors.

Don’t be fooled by Schwarz’s dark color! This beer may look ferocious, but it’s as smooth as any golden lager. Schwarz is a great beer to enjoy when the days get cold.



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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, smoke, dark fruit, carmel and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, earthiness, smoke and light dark fruit with a smooth lingering smokey finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3522) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2013
12 oz. bottle thanks to queenholly. Thin off white head sits on top a black liquid. Light dry coffee roast with chocolate aroma’s. This brewery got a nice German fell to this brew. Medium body with a real nice creamy texture. Sweet flavor of roasted malts, dark chocolate, nuts and light bittering hops. The body is lean yet has great drinkability. Correct interpretation of the style. Nice brew

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2351) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2013
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is malts and a hint of coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ContemplateBeer (1581) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Aroma of light roast, purple drank, and vanilla. Appearance is nearly opaque ruby black with bone head. Flavor matches the nose; really grapey. Palate is medium, bubbly and soft. An interesting schwarzbier.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
12oz bottle from Party Source. Bottled 10/12. Black color. Some bubbles on the side of the glass. Decent light brown / grayish head that fades a bit. Interesting nose smell, what is that? Tobacco? Chocolate? Flavor definitely has some chocolate, bit of herb and spice. Some earthy hop. Good smooth and crisp lighter carbonation. Lighter body. More dry texture. Good light bitter taste. Pretty respectable schwarzbier.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
12 ounce bottle courtesy of queenholly. Thanks! Glad to get to try another Upland beer. Now THERE’S a glass full of foam. Pours a dark brown color with a foamy, frothy brown head. As CrellMoset would say, fascinating bubble structure. Aroma of chocolate, green apple, herbal hops. The taste is chocolate, green apple, mild roast and a solvent note. Medium bodied. Sad, but this is off.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Huhzubendah (2660) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle shared by plank10. Thanks Nick. The beer is dark brown with a small, oily beige head. The aroma brings some malt, chocolates, and is rather weak overall. Ok flavor, with some chocolate candies, malt, hints of roast. Light bodied with moderately low carbonation. Nothing too interesting going on here. eh... Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-13-2012

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kshlava (55) - - DEC 6, 2012
Has a good initial taste but the after taste is like soap. Can taste the dark barley and a light hop but not much aside. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Black, as one might expect. Loose, spongy head. Smells oddly tart and winey, plus some coffee notes. Flavor is also winey, with solid coffee flavors in the background. Not sure if this intentional, but I kinda liked it. Thanks to queenholly for the trade!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle. Deep brown body with a frothy, beige head, diminishing. Roast and licorice dominate the aroma. Notes of coffee and chocolate. Hint of vanilla, smoke and ash. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter and lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Taste of ash, tart cherry, bitter coffee, wood. Dry finish with a hint of vinegar.


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