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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Light bodied German Schwartzbier. Some Black malt is added to darken the color, but it is best described as a 'Black Pilsner'.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChiGuy68 (406) - Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Water Street Brewery. Black color with a faint tan head. A nice malt aroma with a rich, smooth malty taste. A seasonal beer, and My favorite beer at this brewpub. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (7215) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Not that bad of a beer. Waaaay to chocolatey and roasty for the style, it is more of just an american brown lager or something stupid like that.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Sampled on draught at the 2010 Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival in Chilton, WI. Pours a clear cola brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin ring and spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel and chocolate malt, a hint of coffee and a touch of leather. Taste is light to medium bodied with flavors of dark multi-grain malt, some grassy hops and a touch of roasted nuts. Finish is semi-dry, some metallic texture and then a roasted nutty aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (1497) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2010
On tap. Brownish amber color, flat with no head. Aroma is of sweet and toasted malts. Flavor is thin and overly caramel for the style. Light dry/bitter finish. Next...

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Or a dry stout. Draught at the Milwaukee location. Black. Dry with grain, and moderately roasted. Thin palate, it needs more body, but it is smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7122) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2009
On tap at the Delafield location. Poured deep brown with a well-retained, creamy beige head. The aroma picked up soft chocolate and bready notes upfront with a little earth and faint floral hoppage around.. quite enjoyable. The flavor found toasty chocolate, coffee, and lesser molasses surrounded by earthy accents.. hints of smoke on the back.. tasty and well-balanced. Light-bodied with great use of malts in here.. higher carbonation moved it well across the palate.. dry and well-balanced. This was a great surprise!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2009
On Tap in Milwaukee. this beer poured black with a small white head that went away. very tasty combination of chocolate and roasted nuts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2008
On tap at the Delafield location. Poured a deeper brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, nuts, and chocolate. Tastes of nuts, roast, chocolate, and caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2008
On tap at Water Street Brewery in Milwaukee. Blacks with a thin tan head. Aroma of light dark malt, caramel, roasted malt and bread. Taste of dark malt, roasted malts, caramel, and light molasses. Body is over carbonated and finishes chewy and astringent.

1.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Draught at the brewpub (Downtown Milwaukee location). Clear brown color with thin white head that left no lace. Smelled of brown sugar and milk chocolate. Flavor was similar with a light roasty accent. Unfortunately there was a strange industrial cleaner-like bitterness. Watery mouth feel. Not well done.


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