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Zerodegrees Black Lager

Brewed by Zerodegrees
Style: Schwarzbier
London, England


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Regular. Only available from the brewpub, served under air pressure from tanks. Also occasionally available in cask.
A deep dark Czech style lager. Roasted and caramelised malts give chocolate and coffee flavours and a lasting cappuccino-style collar of foam.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2464) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2014
Keg @Zero Degrees, Cardiff. 12-08-2014.
Pours quite dark with little tan head. Roasty, caramel, liquorice aromas. Taste follows the nose. Nice and tasty dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (1852) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Aroma: roasted malts, grain, chocolate. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: malty sweets coming up quickly, grains and toasted malts again, lively carbonation. Overall: decent Dunkel, quite well-balanced. Pint at Zerodegrees, Blackheath.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a black colour, taste is of roast malts and liqourice, smokey on the palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
Draught at the Reading Zerodegrees Brewpub on 22 March 2014. Poured a dark brown, with a halo of rocky, beige head. If I didn’t know better, I would have assumed that this was a pint of cola. Aroma of burnt sugar, toasted malt and rye bread. Dark malt flavours, with notes of brown sugar and chewy grain. Finish was bread, liquorice and grassy hop. Definitely the best of their beers that I tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1459) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Dark with a beige head that lasts nicely. Rich roasted malt, brown sugar, caramel, some dry hop to balance - really nice beer, easily the best of the three I tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4040) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Keg at Zero Degrees, Bristol. Very good, smooth coffee flavour. Quite nice. Easy to swig. A pleasant surprise. One of the better Schwarzbiers I’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (774) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Served at the Zerodegrees brewpub in Bristol. A black lager with a small white head. Chocolate and coffee aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3056) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 (On tap at Zerodegrees, Blackheath, London) It pours dark brown with a tan head, nice aroma and complex taste combination of smoky, nutty, malt/caramel, and coffee chocolate. A firm session favourite of mine at the local. Updated: Tried again on recent visit back to UK middle of 2014, is just not as good as remembered sadly, bit more watery and not as powerful, or maybe my palate has just evolved over time. Rating amended to reflect this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kiwianer (3427) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2012
Brewpub Cardiff. The head is stable, the body black. It smells a bit flat chocolate. The taste is a bit malty, darkmalty, roasty, a bit flat. It was served to cold and with to much CO². 11/10/9/9/-/9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
On tap at Zero Degrees, Reading, stated ABV 4.6%. Pitch black with a ring of beige head, and high carbonation; aroma of dull chocolate malts; dry and spritzy in the mouth with a good chocolate malt flavour; soft and sweet to finish with an underlying bitterness. Rather light and inconsequential overall.

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