Pennichuck Feuerwehrmann Schwarzbier (Firefighter Black Lager)

 
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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Schwarzbier (shvahrts-beer) is German for "black-beer". Brewed to be a light bodied dark beer with a clean, crisp, refreshing finish. Its well balanced malt character is complimented with a touch of roastiness. Brewed using imported black patent malt and noble hops. Pairs with chunky dark breads, marinated meats such as brisket or German Sauerbraten. Not recommended for cellaring. Serve in a flute or pilsner glass at 45-50deg

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3.5
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Deep ruby color pour with small tan head. Nose of smoked meats, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor is similar with a bitter finish. Good mouthfeel as well.

4.2
Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2009
Very dark brown with a thin head. Cocoa and chocolate in happy abundance. Full body is smooth, rich, and gently roasty and very chocolatey. Complex, balanced, delicious schwarzbier with an off-dry finish.

4.2
SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 23, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2009 ahh yes, a good ol’ schwarz! murky dark brown with ruby highlights under a loud fizzy foamy tan head. creamed coffee, a bit of smokey burnt wood. flavors of burnt smoky malts, dark roast. really roasty. a bit bitter. very dry finish. light-medium body. a little sharply carbonated. solid.

3.7
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Dark roasted brew. Aroma of roasted nuts, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is very nutty, smoky roasted coffee.

3.7
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Very black in color. Not much of a head on this one, but a very nice looking black lager. Had a decent viscous pour. Smoke and roast dominate. As the beer warms the beer becomes more pungent. Very crisp, but I wish it were a bit more silky/creamy. Very nice roast, and subtle smoke flavor. Overall, this beer just has an awesome roast and smoke flavor. As the description says, "crisp". I just wish it had a better palate; that is my main complaint. Picked up at Greens on Buford Highway.

3.7
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2009
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry & garthicus - blankboy’s bottle. Deep ruby-brown with a small tan head. Aroma of charred malt, light smoke, and a slight & odd sourness. Flavour is very nice, with notes of fresh roasted coffee beans, cocoa, heavy cream, and mild smoke, with a moderately dry finish. Interesting beer that gives more than the aroma suggests.

3.1
McGarnigle (651) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Bomber. Pours nearly opaque, and leaves some lacing behind in the glass. It’s a bit thin in the body, and maybe a little watery. Lager carbonation level affects the taste. Very faint chocolate malt notes. More treble than bass. Not as good as it looks.

3.4
Bullit (4637) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2009
Bottle, liquor store, Boston. Dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits and some coffee. Flavour has roasted malts, nuts and yeast. Bitter finish.

3.5
DocLock (10702) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2009
Bomber. Pours deep blackish brown with off-tan head. Nose is dark malt, cacao, Wheaties, pumpernickle bread. Tastes malty, with cacao, rye, slight oak and hops. Medium palate. Solid, and a style I see far too little of these days.

2.9
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours dark brown/black with beige head. Aroma is roasted, yeasty. Taste is burnt sour and stale notes. Lager qualities.


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