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
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of argo0. Pours a dark, clear cola-brown color; thin off-white head with patchy fine-bubbled lacing. Cola and pleasant amounts of roasted malts and chocolate in the aroma; a touch of burnt malts. Medium mouthfeel: roasted malts, burnt / charred notes, dark chocolate and some smooth nougat character; a touch of smoke in there as well; a decent schwarz. Medium finish: roasted malts, chocolate, and some dry toasty malts.

3.5
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Courtesy of argo0. Dark brown body with no head. Light chocolate nose with some toffee, dark fruit and roast. The flavor is mostly milk chocolate and roast, light coffee, molasses and herbal hops. Medium/light body is round with moderate carbonation.

3.4
tgncc (3140) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Aroma of malts, toasted malt, nuts, and some smoke. The appearance is a red brown, tan head, very attractive. The flavor is malty, nutty, brown sugar, toffee. Te finish is sweet, with some mild hop bittering. Decent beer.

3.6
jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2008
From a bottle poured brown/black with a good amount of head. Nice dark malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

3.5
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with red hints. The aroma is dry roasted with a light sourish sting. Tones of plums, dark juicy bread, coffee powder and dark chocolate. Bit burned. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and light sourish. Tones of roast, coffee, dark bread, light caramel and hints of plums. Grassy and light herbal hops in the background. The mouthfeel is dryish and soft. Medium bodied.

3.3
PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle: Cola appearance with an off white ring for head. Mild coffee roast in the aroma along with cocoa. Slick body with a roasted flavor and a sour dough touch. Later earthy twig and cocoa roast in the finish. Simple, but solid.

3.6
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Suttree’s Nothing else to do in Mid-February Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Dark brown-black, lacing tan head. Aroma is fruity, roasty. Taste is roast, coffee, fruity, nice astringent roast finish.

3.3
garthicus (2942) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2008
Blankboys bottle. Deep dark brown, small pancake head. Aroma: Slightly nutty, milky, slight smoke aroma too. Flavour: Enjoyable blend of cream and smoke - could easily drink quite a few of these.

3.5
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle from Cavie. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is sour chocolate, dry malts, a little roasted, and raisins. Taste is bakers cocoa, a little roasted, kinda lactic, bitter, and a big coffee finish.

3.3
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
A gift from SJ. This one really had a nice roasted , dark malt aroma and flavor. I should also mention the slight hints of toffee, caramel and hop presence. nice dry finish.


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