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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Although literally meaning "black beer" in German, Schwarzbier has a light body with a dry, roasted finish, Gold Medal winner at the 2006 World Beer Cup and the 2007 Great American Beer Festival.
OG: 11.2 P

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3.2
beerbobWFM (17) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2008
not a bad representation of the style, not the best I have had either. I had iton Tap at Las Vegas location. Arona was good -coffee, slight chocolate, mildly smokey. Color was a nice dark chocolate brown with a good tan colored head. The flavor was ok, coffee and bitter chocolate domintated with a nice creaminess, with hints of toast and tobacco, fairly typical for the style. Over all it was quite drinkable, but pretty much an average schwarbier on the whole

3.3
Sammy (12346) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2008
A surprisingly good one, enjoyed at the Washington DC outlet. A bit of carbonation, and chocolate malt. Light browncolour with a white head. Creamy, drying finish. Abit of sourness. It all worked and was very drinkable, despite having a few other beers that day, though none that burned the palate. Perhaps Jason tinkered it well, his last day cheers!

3.3
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Tap at the DC brewpub. Mild smoke and caramel aroma. Light tobacco and roast flavor. Vegetal, thin, dull. Light banana. Phenolic.

3.5
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
Tap at the DC location. Dark black beer, thick brown head. Aroma is quite nice and molasses-laden. Earthy herbal chocolate with a soft roasty toastiness. Herbal and a little bit toasty. Softly lagered malts and a nice roasty dryness. Pretty nice schwartz.

3.2
Oakes (17815) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2008
Dark brown. Very toasty nose with hints of roast and nutty complexity. A little bit watery and thin. The roast is cheap coffee with chocolate overtones.

3.1
kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
On tap at Gordon Biersch. Pours a very dark brown with a nice bit of foamy head. Smells of roasts, malts and grains. Tastes much the same with hints of chocolate, burnt grain, malts and a nice smooth, dry, roasted finished. Very easy to drink, although fairly simple and forgettable.

3
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Dark brown with burnt/toasted oat notes...a little coffee, hint of chocolate, biscuit. A descent beer (probably the best of the night).

3.2
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAY 13, 2008
500ml draft at Kansas City location. Malty, spicy aroma, grainy and roasty with suggestions of pumpernickel and rye breads. Shows hints of doughy yeast and mild hop as well. Mostly clear dark brown in color, head is subsiding and sparse thereafter. Flavor is lightly roasty, malty, spicy and mildly bitter, with further notes of dark bread, mildly peppery spice, traces of burnt grain and showing some mild coffee on the finish. Palate is effervescent and dry, body is light-medium. Lingering earthy tones late. Not a bad interpretation.

3.3
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2008 Draught, Miami. Deep dark brown with inch-thick even foam. Smells like toasted grain husks, tree bark. Malty body includes lots of apples. Not bad; the only clean pour of the night unfortunately.

rich velvet black with small white head, opaque. Mild, malty aromas, chocolate syrup, some dark berries, and licorice. Thin. Nice malt. Clean. Licorice, chicory, and cocoa. Abrupt finish but for some lingering malts. Not bad.

3
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2008
On tap at N. Scottsdale location. Pours a cloudy dark brown with one finger light tan head. Decent lacing. Nose is light coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Palate is light coffee, hints of chocalate and a roasty malt dry finish. Not bad. Thinner mouth feel than I anticipated. Easy drinker.


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