BillKismet (4041) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Chestnut brown with a firm 1" thick lightly browned head. Light, characteristic Schwarz roastiness floats from the glass, however the body mostly lacks the roast component and just tastes like a German lager with a hint of roast malt bitterness. jake65 (3626) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2009
At Bayern: Pours a beautiful chestnut brown with a small, off-white head. Sweet and inviting aroma. Taste is more roasty and floral hop filled, but a little malty in the end. Nutty, bur more sweet than anything. Not as roasty or smokey as I might have expected, but still enjoyable. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On tap. Brown pour with an off white head. Scent is roasted malt, nuts and chocolate. Taste is caramel, nuts and roasty. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2008
On tap at the PDX Green Dragon. Pours dark red, close to black, small tan head. This was a really pour schwarzbier, felt like they just took their pils and added some chocolate malt. Very grassy and grainy like a pils, but with just the slightest roasted malt character at the front. Lacked the silky smoothness and maltiness of a good schwarz. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - FEB 23, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a very deep brown nearly black color with a tiny fizzy tan colored head. The head fades very fast leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest lightly toasted malt smell along with some cola and caramel smells. Along with these aromas are some lighter earthy and herbal smells, creating a decently roasty and somewhat sweeter smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather sweeter flavor of some caramel and molasses as well as a little bit of a roasted malt flavor. The roasted flavors grow slightly more intense in nature as the taste advances to the middle with the caramel and molasses growing slightly stronger as well. At this point a little bit of a earthy and herbal hop taste work their way onto the tongue, leaving one with a moderately roasted and decently sweetened flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is on the thinner to medium side, with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly lower side. For the lighter abv. and the sweeter tastes the feel is quite nice, making for a rather easy drinking brew.
Overall – A rather decently big flavored brew at a lower abv. of only 4.8 %. A tasty one to try if you get a chance.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 On tap at Green Dragon in PDX--Poured a brown-black thinish body with a mild cream head. Nutty, sweet, smooth, mildly spicily hopped. Sessionable and crisp. kyzr (1530) - Montana, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Dark pour with thin creamy off-white head. Very much a roasted malty nose. Flavor is roasted caramel with some fruit, a touch of hops. Medium body with light carbination. Finish is clean and dry. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2009
10th rating of this brew...Growler - Thanks Toby! - Pours thin an dk dk brown with a small tan lead...aroma is burnt wood and a bit of lager skunk, roast...flavour is similar, with some light grain and grass keeping this on the thinner side...decent smoke and toast, with lively carbonation and a malty finish.... billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Tap @ Dog & Grog Virginia City, MT. Amber/brown w light beige head & fair lace. Dry tasting lager on the upper end of light bodied. Nice dry, sour, bitter finish. Won’t seek it out but wouldn’t hesitate to drink again. mikeschuld (57) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Great dark suggary aroma and a slight roasted note. Very nice flavors throughout with a lot of emphasis on the carmel notes. Ends with light roasted flavor. Leaves the mouth a little dry at the finish. Could use more body.