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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hint of roast and caramel accentuate this light to medium bodied dark lager.

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4.1
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
I had a pint of this on draft. They call it "Blackfin Lager" and list it now at 4.8%. This is a Very Good Schwarzbier. Great nose of smoke & roasted grain, this was great w/ BBQ

3.8
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2002
Probably the best of Babe’s current line up and a brew that takes a little time to develop its full character. Profound chocolatey and roasted coffee cream flavors, with a thick smooth palate that might fool some into thinking that this is an ale.

3.7
ABUSEDGOAT (2760) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Well, I’m guessing this is their schartzbier I had. It was called the Blackfin Lager. Tap at the brewpub... black body with a rich creamy roasted caramel aroma with lesser notes of chocolate and coffee. Very smooth and drinkable. After a long hike this hit the spot.

3.7
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 3, 2012
On tap @ Babe’s. Dark brown with a small, dense off white head. Aroma of rich, dark, bready malt, with some coffee and chocolate. Flavor is more dark, bread and some dry cocoa with a light hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry, clean finish. I really like this, lots of malt flavor but not sweet at all, goes down very smooth.

3.5
DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
Part of the tasting platter at Babe’s BBQ & Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage. Now called "Blackfin Lager" with an ABV of 4.8%. Deep clear mahogany. Burnt malt entry, followed by a surprising fruity sweetness (cooked berries). Finish is dry with low bitterness. Very nice.

3.5
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
Growler that my brother brought over. I had this about a year ago and enjoyed it - and am enjoying it again today. I haven’t had that many schwarzbiers, but this was as good as any that I have had. Malt and smoke are present, but don’t overkill the base beer, which is a nice flavorful lager. If you’re ever in Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs, stop at Babes for some good BBQ and beer.

3.5
rejtable (2689) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours cola with limited head and lacing. Nose is sweet and some roasted. Flavours of cola, bitter coffee and light brown sugar. Taste med sweet light bitter. Light body. Tap at brewpub.

3.4
Foxbush (2029) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Draft at the brewery This one of their beers that won a tasting competition in California. The lager poured a black color with tan head and lacing. Roasted caramel malt is detected on the nose. The taste had chocolate and hints of coffee. The lager had a medium body with average carbonation. This is nice lager that is very smooth and drinkable. You can see why it did well in a competition.

3.3
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2005
VERY DARK BROWN WITH A CREAMY WHITE HEAD, LIGHT AND REFRESHING CARAMEL FLAVOR WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A BITTER AFTERTASTE

3.3
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Blackfin Lager On tap at Slim Pign’s Redlands. Dark brown with a slight creamy white head. Faint malty aroma. Caramel and roasty taste with a hint of chocolate and a clean crisp finish.


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