RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 6, 2006
On tap at the San Francisco brewpub. Dark brown with garnet undertones. The off-white medium sized head lasts OK in the glass. Has an odd, earthy aroma. Perhaps a little licorice as well. Odd slightly sour chemical flavor. Thin body. Medium sweetness. Weird off flavors just make this tough to drink.

Tmoney99 (15114) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2006
(Miami) Draft. Poured dark brown with a average frothy off-white head that diminished slowly. Good toasted malt aroma. Medium body. Solid sweet roasted malt flavor with a smooth light bitter finish. Solid brew.

jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Tap in DC. Black pour with white head. Almost no aroma. A very watery taste complemented by a clean coffee finish

9er (100) - Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Sweet finish, malty flavor deep rich dark amber color. Frothy head lasts about 5 minutes. Rasin and coffee hints. g

scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Draft - Tyson’s Corner, VA - Deep brown, creamy off white head. Nose was very soft with notes of roasted chocolate, coffee and florals. Similar flavor of dry roasted chocolate, mild coffee, and touches of grass. A light hop helping steps in let to provide balance. Light bodied, light carbonation, soft roasted, lightly bitter finish. Nothing special...

JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
Tap at the DC restaurant. Opaque black with a slim light brown head. Sweet slightly roasted malty aroma. Malty taste with some dark fruit and late bitterness. Medium bodied. Very good.

jrob21 (3874) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Draft in Atlanta. There special beer today was not that special. Very watery taste. Coffee touch is nice but overpowering.

lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Draft at Tempe, AZ, brewpub. Dark and nearly opaque, with ruby highlights. Dark malt and fruit in aroma. A hint of goat in taste which is dominated by dark malt and a bit of raisin, without being roasty; would not be atypical in Erlangen (would need more roastiness for Kulmbach).

JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 12, 2005
Watery ebony body, whitish head. Smell is roasted malts, caramel and slight chocolate. Taste is sweet with caramel and chocolate, aftertaste is roasted coffee hops. Not a bad schwarzbier, a little thin for my liking though and lacking complexity. Simple Macrobrew. Sampled at Godon Biersch, Tysons Corner, VA.

Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2005
On draught. Tasted during trip to California. Cloudy dark brown colour with a nice head. Good aroma coffee. But not a speciel good taste for a schwarzbier. The end of the taste is very unplesant.

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