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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3.4
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Bomber shared at Scottyp’s housewarming tasting. Pours a very dark brown with clear mahogany highlights and fair light tan head. Nose of roast, and oats, and fades to chocolatey tones in the flavor. Some cardboard notes come out too, but this is still a fun beer.

3.6
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle shared by Mike. Thanks! Nose and flavor show some smoke, chalk, and roast. Nice and on point for the style.

3.6
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2009
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with hints of chocolate, licorice, and some light smoke. Flavor is sweet with some hints of chocolate, malt, smoke, nuts, and caramel. Some light licorice comes thruogh at the finish. Smooth and sweet.

3.6
beastiefan2k (4007) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2009
22oz bottle poured into a copita glass. Black color with a small white head. Aroma is lightly earthy with a well lagered roast. Taste is very clean with less of these direct aspects coming through, still there but light. Easy drinking, a fine Schwar, there aren’t too many as is, I could keep drinking this one for a while.

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.

3.4
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Bomber shared by Mike (Selltibet from beerinator) at the Carolina Crew gathering - thanks, dude! Body looks like a root beer float, albeit with less beige goodness floating on top. Overall a nice appearance, even if the palate wasn’t quite up to the same leve. Strong nose of roasted malts and anise in particular. The flavor is more balanced but still nicely spicy. I’d love to have a nice plate of meats and cheeses to go with this one - oh wait, I did! Thanks, Todd.

3.4
LilBeerDoctor (3997) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma of sweet vanilla, roasted malt. Flavor is a little sweet for a schwarzbier with some bready malts. Pretty basic, plenty drinkable. 7/4/7/3/13 (3.4/5)

3.5
smith4498 (3649) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Bottle courtesy of mcbackus. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Smokey roasted aroma. Flavors of caramel, roasted malts, some chocolate. Medium body with average carbonation. A nice schwarzbier that is easy to drink.

3.9
beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a very dark brown, just about black, with a moderate cream colored head that lasted until mid-glass and left a film with each sip. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, cocoa and just a hint of smokiness. The flavor has more roasted malt and a bit less cocoa than the aroma, along with some mild smoke. The flavors compliment one another quite well. Nice body without being heavy. Goes down way too easily. Enjoyable.

3.5
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2009
The pour reveals a black color with brown highlights and a thin light brown head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Good flavor of roasted malt, and chocolate / coacoa. Very interesting and well-done.


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