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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Schwarzenfruede is a first-ever collaboration brew with the Pelican Pub & Brewery and Gigantic Brewing Company. Founded by former Pelican brewer Ben Love and Van Havig, Gigantic Brewing Company is a new brewery scheduled to open in Portland this Spring. Schwarzenfreude was designed and brewed for the Collaboration Brewers Dinner at the Pelican Pub & Brewery on January 28, 2012. Brewed in the Baltic Porter style, it features a deep, rounded, smooth malt character with cocoa, caramel and browned bread highlights. The rich malt profile is complimented by smooth lager character, a subtle floral hop presence and a clean mellow finish. Robust, rounded and smooth, Schwarzenfreude commands attention but retains a high drinkability.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2012
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Big Chocolate and toffee aroma. Lots of lingering hops bitterness and added alcohol. Rich and filled with coffee like flavors. Nice tasty Baltic porter.

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beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Great beer name. Great collaboration too. Big coffee taste that is strong but not overpowering. Pours a dark black. Aroma is great. I expect more good things from Gigantic.


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