Craft Black Lager

Formerly brewed at Craft Brewery
Style: Schwarzbier
Paiania, Greece


on tap


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2008
Draught at Craft Brewery, Athens. Rough notes from June 08. Pours a deep brown with dark head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet malt flavour with some toffee and chocolate. Good carbonation and good finish for a lager.

meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2011
[email protected] Black chocolate aroma with some coffee, roasted malts. Black, light brown head, good lace. Starts pretty neutral, then light sweet, hint of cola, some coffee, roasted. Light and watery. Could certainly use some body. A bit one dimensional in the flavour that not very powerful either.

WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Almost black, not opaque, with reddish tones, good head, great lace. Nose of coffee, chocolate, and smoke. Taste of sweet malts, burnt malts, caramel, burnt coffee, chocolate. Mouth average ... it is, after all, a lager.

humlelala (1375) - DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012
(33 cl bottle from On the Rocks, Plakias, Crete; Produced on May 25th 2012) Pours a clear dark brown with tan head. Decent retention and good lace. Aroma is definitely toffee and what to me resembles brown ale although it might be schwarzbier as I don’t have much knowledge of the style other than that it is dark and bottom fermented. I don’t detect many fruity esters in this beer. No hops detectable either. Oily texture, soft carbonation, medium body and a sweet finish. Taste follows the nose with sweet toffee being the predominant impression.. Once again pleasant to find well balanced non-pale alesmin the Cretan summer climate. Decently drinkable.

Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 One of the six beers that Craft produces (Craft is a fine Microbrewery that also has 2 Brewpub Restaurants in Athens). Very good schwarzbier,the best that craft makes. Brown shallow head. Full taste with chocolate, smoke, coffee and roasted malt as dominant flavors and aromas. A great beer that I love to consume on a regular basis. The tap version is way better than the bottle.

Senka (1082) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
From the archives: October 2012. 33cl bottle. Well balanced, hoppy, medium bitter dark lager. Smooth, crispy and fresh.

dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
Pours dark, thin looking with a small head that recedes almost immediately. Looks like a glass of coca cola with no ice. Nose is roasted marshmallows, small hint of smoke and a little bit of fruit. Flavor is sweet mostly. Toward the end it bitters a bit only to take on a metallic flavor. Also a bit watered down. Light bodied, mouthfeel is oily and slippery with a medium to long aftertaste. Drinkable, but I wouldn’t order on purpose .

Prokroustis (745) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 30, 2011
Dark brown colour with an off white head. Light malty aroma with chocolate, smoke and some coffee. Watery palate, flavour has caramel, cereal and coffee.

ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2007
Athens, 07. Tried these beers as a tasters sample at the brew pub. All beers much better than the beer available in 99% of the bars in Athens, but nothing fantastic. This one was the best of the bunch, nice big roasted coffee malt taste.

RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
A good beer overall. Pleasantly surprised to see that there is Greek beer that could keep me busy while visiting! This one feels like a bock, but with very large amounts of carbonation. I guess carbonation and hot weather usually go hand in hand.

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