shrubber85 (11582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2009 Bottle. Barley - sweet corn syrup aroma. Dark brown with small head. Simple sugar and barley flavor. Not sure what trendiness has to do with the difference between dunkel and schwarzbier. This sample tasted on the old side as it was much sweeter than the typical dunkel - probably much better in Germany. Re-rate in Germany - actually a much light aroma and taste - much drier and hoppier. Very different but really can’t say I’d rate it much different - still not very impressive. BVery (11240) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Cola-colored pour with a smaller soapy white head. Aroma of caramel malt and dark fruit. Palate is pretty thin. Taste is also dark fruit/fig and malt. Pretty good. Based on some of the recent ratings, I wonder if there’s some quality control issues with this one - the bottle I had was really pretty decent, and I didn’t get any of the metallic/skunk elements others spoke of. hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Crystal clear, mahogony lager with a large frothy, off-white head. Good lacing
Both the flavor and aroma seem to be lightstruck. Skunky. Better flavors and aromas to note: chocolate, maple syrup and yeast. Well-hopped.
Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, bitter finish.
Just can't get past that skunkiness! daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Tap at The Yardhouse. Brown pour wtih a small head. Aroma is very light and mostly malt driven. Some light nuts also are noticeable. Flavor is pretty damn boring. Light nuttiness and malts with nothing to stand out and get excited about. DocLock (10974) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Wow, I thought this was a scwarzbier. Pours clear dark brown/ruby with a creamy, white head. Aroma of malt, hops, fruit, corn flakes. Tastes of roasty malt, cabernet, slight nuts. Finishes malty, with some chocoff and nuts. Medium palate. Not an elite beer, but a very drinkable one. I’d buy this again, and for a buck a bottle at Half Time, I’ll definitely be seeing this one again.
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/04/2002gnoff (10858) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2012
Source: Norm’s, DC
dark brown, whispy head, light sweet malt aroma, malty flavor, touch of bitterness, just a hint of roasted malt, mostly boreing
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
33 cl bottle at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, on January 5, 2012pivnizub (10768) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2005
Clear dark reddish brown color, medium lasting tan to light brown head. Malty, grainy, some fudge scent. Malty, fudge, sweet, somewhat berry taste, some minerals that throws me off. Malty aftertaste. Medium to moussy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Very nice, very drinkable, I’ve had it before and I’ll buy it again fro sure!
Nicely done Einbecker!
Bottle: Clear, dark amber coloured; mid-sized fluffy off-white head; sweetish malty aroma, traces of roasted malts and molasses; dry malty, a bit chocolatey-bitter taste, ending dry with a distinct hoppy bitterness; quite light bodied, almost a bit watery, but otherwise rather decent. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark red/brown body with a two finger tan brown head. Brown malted lager aroma. Dark brown lager flavor that’s light to medium bodied. Pretty smooth beer with a dark malted but fairly light finish. alexsdad06 (10672) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours brown in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, doughy malt, grass, perhaps a hint of fruit character, the nose was weaker, the flavor pretty bland.