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Brewed by Einbecker Brauhaus
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Einbeck, Germany

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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In the US, this beer has been given the trendier "Schwarzbier" label.

A bottom-fermented specialty with a mild taste, brewed with aromatic barley malt and mild aroma hops

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3.9
superspak (6216) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2016
330 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red/brownish color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light cocoa/coffee, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light cocoa/coffee, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light cocoa/coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from hop/roast notes as well. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very nice Munich dunkel style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, clean, and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
geologyguy (1687) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2016
very good malty smell...taste is the same pretty bold and flavorful.... dark dark malt quite good and smooth... only had a bit...HAVE TO TRY AGAIN...john’s house olympics/D&D

3.8
Gr0ve (2176) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2003
Beautiful dark red color. Aroma with some hints of cherry. Flavor is malty with notes of roasted barley. A great beer. Very drinkable.

3.8
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2004 Amber, with a wonderful offwhite head. Has a sweet aroma from toffee and chocolate. Flavor is sweet, some toffee there as well. Has a mild finish, a nice surprise.

3.8
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Color is a bit off with a clear chestnut brown with a ruby-like glow within, the head more then made up for it though, solid, finger high, thick and firm off-white top that sat a good while before fading down to a thick skim, globby small lacing. Aroma is roasty and sweet of malts with some plum and raisin undertones. Flavors are sweet and lightly dry of a roasted quality that aren't withstanding some length or boldness, not that its really all that necessary for the style but it seems to be over quickly. There's some nice subtlities to the roastyness with toffee, caramel, dark fruits, and grasses that help keep its pleasing tone, the finish is fluffy clean and slightly dry which is nice as well. Slight metalic bittering sneaks in nearer the finish. Feel is lightly creamy with a smooth light carbonation and hold of drying qualities within its medium body. Its a nice little drinker, mild and easy.

3.8
pivo (2689) - GERMANY - AUG 10, 2005
Syrupy, molasses nose; caramel-Coke color; foamy tan head. Full caramelly malt body, toffee, chocolate tones. Tight quick bitter. Impeccable balance. Mediumn body. Classy, sophisticated, great German dark.

3.8
TaxiDriver (1847) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2007
Bottle. Moderate malty smell, a little bit nutty, sweet. Head-small size, very short longevity, off-white colour, virtually no lacing. Body-nearly black. The flavor is moderate bitter with a dark finish and a average duration. medium body, sweet on the palade with a lively carbonation and a bittersweet finish. Very nice one.

3.8
TheGuy (920) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2008
pour dark brown with reddish hue,was milly hoppy with taste of roasted malts very pleasant to the palate i would drink this one again

3.8
crossovert (14134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Einbecker Schwarzbier. 11.2 oz green bottle. Pop the top, it is only mildly skunky, but curse to the store who mishandled it. Pours a nice ruby/brown with a foam off white head that dissipates decently quickly. Smell is caramally and malty. Taste is light, caramally, slightly bitter with a kiss of hops and overall just insanely drinkable. Like all Schwartzbiers and Dunkels, it is at the height of beer drinkability but I would take a Koestritzer over this. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-06-2010 02:28:41


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