Pennichuck Feuerwehrmann Schwarzbier (Firefighter Black Lager)

RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Picked up a bottle on the sale rack at the Beer Store. I enjoyed the beer, but had a lot of roasted malt for a Shwarzbier. Poured very dark brown, almost black. Very little foam, but what did come up stayed for a while. The aroma was malty and sweet. Taste was light like a would have expected but there is a lot of roasted malt flavor which was too much for my tastes in a Schwarbier. The roasted malt also interfeared with the finish, which was not a crisp and clean as I like in a Lager beer. Almost seemed a light stout. Mouthfeel was light as expected, and I had no trouble drinking the beer. I might also suggest a new label. I really had to look at the beer bottle to see what it was. The label was dark and without a close look I could only see a very long German Word (fireman) that I could not pronounce. I only invested the effort since it was on the sale rack.

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.

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.

Capa (3391) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Pours a thin dark brown with a beige head. A bit of chocolate malts, fruits, brown sugar, molasses, ad roasted malt in the aroma. Medium body. Flavor is of chocolate malts, light molasses, subtle smoke, roasted malt. Smooth finish. Real nice beer and a killer value at four and a quarter for a bomber.

Cavie (4769) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle courtesy mcox90. Pours a very dark brown color with some reddish highlights. Brownish head. Aroma of brown sugar, roasted malts, and sweet brown chocolate. Nice aroma. Flavor is smoked malts, dark chocolate and bitter malts. Smoky dry finish with toasty notes. This is good.

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.

jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2011
(bomber from mcox90, 5/8/10). Black color. Medium tan head. Light roasted malt aroma. Moderate roasted malt flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin/slick texture. Soft to moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

jtclockwork (17070) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours black with tan head. Nose of smoke and chocolate. Taste of smoke, chocolate and anise. Some licorice.

PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse (Habersham Blvd) - 22 oz bottle. Tar-black pour with a thin but long lasting khaki colored head. Earthy aroma with some faint traces of chocolate. rich flavor with some nice chocolate undertones, a bit of coffee and a nice underlying subtle sourness. Traces of licorice as well. Mouthfeel is crisp - about right for the style.

Hangover (1141) - oxford, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Deep brown pour with a frothy tan head. Aroma is heavy chocolate and coffee. Just a tiny bit of smoke comes through when first tasting and the coffee flavor dominates. Roasted malty and nutty middle. Smoke comes out again in the finish and it lingers for a bit. Great beer for the style.

mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2010
Pours pitch black, medium off-white head, moderate lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and yeast. Taste is predominantly a light bitter, roasted malt, with mild balancing sweetness. A little sticky, light body, refreshing.

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