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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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3.5
MiP (15920) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
Draught, 4.3% at the brewpub. Mild coffee flavour. Black colour. Small tan head. The flavour is mildly roasted, coffee without the bitterness. Mild and pleasant.

3.2
Ratman197 (14958) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2008
On tap @ Gordon Biersch Flatirons poured a clear dark brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, toffee, light smoke, light carmel and a hint of licorice. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, camel, lighjt fruittiness and light smoke with a smooth bittersweet finish.

2.9
DSG (14921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Gordon Biersch Mission Valley in San Diego. Dark brown. Aroma of roast, coffee, caramel and some diacetyl. Sweetish flavor with roast, a faint buttery note, a nutty note and a drier finish with a coffee hint. Light to medium-bodied, kinda over-carbonated. Easy-drinking.

3.4
Tmoney99 (14605) - 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.

3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2005
(DC) Beige head, dark cola body, nice lacing. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, some roasty, light coffee, faint chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roasty, light coffee, nutty. Light-medium body.

3.3
Lubiere (13954) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2010
A dark clear mahoganny brown bock with a thin off white head. A pleasant smokey malt aroma, quite smooth light chocolate. In mouth, a nice lightly peaty chocolate, very restrained, but overall, pleasant. On tap at GB Cleveland airport, Sept. 6 2010.

3.4
Drake (13942) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Sampled on draft at the Virginia Beach location. Pours a clear dark copper/red color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is caramel, light roast and nuts. Taste is very nutty with caramel, light roasted malts, light smoke. Smooth but thin bodied.

3.2
BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Draught at Colorado Springs Airport. Pours black with brown highlights and an average, foamy, light brown head, somewhat lasting, spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, nutty), light hops (herbs), average yeast (dough) with notes of dust and paper. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness; roasted light chocolate malt flavor with a tingling carbonation at the end.

3.1
hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2010
On tap at the Cleveland Airport location. Poured a dad brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of roast, chocolate, and lighter coffee.

3.6
j12601 (12639) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
On tap at Gordon Biersch in Las Vegas. Pours a dark brown to black with a thin tan head. Nice light smoke and caramel, roast. Medium bodied, nice thick malt with a good roast component. Light coffee and roast notes on the finish. Well done.


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