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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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3.7
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Originally reviewed: 3/12/12. On-tap at the Burbank, CA location. Came out a deep unassuming black. A small beige sheet of head capped it off. The nose carried notes of coffee, mild cocoa powder and faint aromas of leafy veggies. Moderate carbonation here. Decent feel. Good roasted flavors noted, as well as a bit of a hop smack on the finish. Semi-sweet dark chocolate, mild graininess. This was a good beer, and really hit the spot on this mid-afternoon stop. I’d like to see this one in bottle form.

2.8
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.

2.2
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - SEP 13, 2008
On tap the the Columbus Microbrew Festival. Nice dark nut brown pour with good head. Not much flavor.

3.2
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
nice dark beer , intresting flavor of malt with a touch of hops. A lot different then the last few schwarzbiers then i’ve had. My favorite of the night

3
KUEric (976) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2007
One of my least favorite of the sampler. Dark looking and boring tasting would sum up my opinion of this beer.

2.8
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2009
This beer is pretty boring, which I guess is a fit with the style (I find Schwarzbiers to be pretty unexciting), but this one registers with me overall as just sort of OK. Dark, not too roasty, inoffensive. Dry? Yes. I just can’t say much about this beer - there is not much here to describe, but there is certainly nothing off or offensive either. I don’t know whether to recommend or not...I am stumped.

3.2
Nero55 (938) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
Draft. Hazy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, and a light sweetness. Medium body with malt sweetness upfront and notes of chocolate and fruit esters.

3
ExpendableHero (925) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Coke pour with an of-white head with lacing effects. Roasted aromas with some coffee and burnt wheat. Tastes of watery coffee, faint dark chocolate, and some smokiness. Thick mouth feel, fills you up quite fast. Almost syrup-like in regards to the palate. A tasty beer.

3.1
LetsGoState (886) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 Appearance is a dark brown. Aroma is a sweet malt. Taste is a roasted malt, but very light. Overall pretty good.

3.1
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Sample at the North Market Columbus Microbrew fest on 09/26/2010. Dark brown thin pour. Slight aroma of nuts. Flavor was very thin, bitter chocolate.


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