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RATINGS: 1848   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This traditional lager is medium in body with a deep roasted character. Its dark color and rich malty flavor come from specially roasted caramel and chocolate malts. This brew is lightly hopped with Noble Bavarian hops for a soft spiciness and a smooth clean finish. Cheers!

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BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Hmm, always wanted to try a schwarzbier, here goes. Smells roasty toasty and chocolatey. Big light brown head on a ruby black body. Tastes lovely, nice lightly burnt charachter and some hop spiciness, cool combo. Creamy, luscious mouthfeel. very enjoyable beer, will definitely look forward to trying more of this style.

3.1
asheman (3) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2005 does not count
Poured from the bottle with good dark beige head. Beer color was a nice dark cola color with a smoky, caramel aroma. Very smooth to drink, a beer I will definetly drink again.

3.2
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Bottle, from LiquorWorldMA, Milford. Purchase before 10/05. So-so nose, sweet. Little smoke, chocolate. Great looking beer, Clean orangy dark brown color, though when held under light its a beautiful red, decent size head that disappears to a lite ring. Bitter roasted flavors, chocolate, coffee,caramel. a little bite to it.Medium body, lite creamy smooth mouthfeel, sweet dry finish. Good brew, Very drinkable. I’m liking what Sam’s is doing with this brewmasters collection

3.5
TChrome (1481) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2005
An attractive appearing beer pouring dark brown with ruby red highlights and a very well retained beige colored head. Aroma has some roasted, slightly smokey qualitys with a bit of caramel malt. Flavor is likewise, sweet caramel malt with just a dash of smokey peat. This is good beer.

3.5
FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2005 Pours with a thick, frothy full tan colored head that sits atop a deep amber colored beer that shows clear ruby highlights when held up to the light. The aroma is fairly tame with notes of chocolate, and astringent roast coffee. The taste is smooth and almost creamy up front, it then moves to a malty sweet note that accentuates the notes of chocolate that are also found in the taste. It finishes with a bit of hoppy spiciness and a lightly biting bitterness. The chocolate notes of this beer are the most noticeably and make for an easy drinking smooth beer. This is a pretty good attempt, but I must admit I like a bit more smooth roast character in my Schwarzbiers.

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3.6
Rib Eye (148) - USA - JUL 14, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 A good beer, very comparable to Negra Modelo or Blackened Voodoo so choose your black lager by price. Probably the best thing Jim Koch brews.

3.6
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 14, 2005
I was excited to try this, even though it seems an odd time of year to enjoy this style. Nose of coffee & chocolate, toffee, oatmeal, and a hint of rootbeer-like anise. Pours a black walnut with cherry highlights. The tall thick taupe head is creamy and mostly lasting with nice lace. A big burnt malt front with stellar balancing bitterness throughout. The weakness is in the finish, there is no follow through, it just drops off. The body is chewy and soft with a nice dryness. Yep, I guessed it - tastes like Schwartzbier.

2.9
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2005
I would have labeled this as a dunkel or an American dark lager. It’s a clear, Coca Cola brown with a minimal white head that somehow manages to lace the glass nicely regardless. The aroma is a deep caramel with a trace of chocolate. It’s got a crisp mouthfeel and delivers a decent enough caramel malt and light milk chocolate taste. There’s a snappy hop, finish to it as well. But Boston Brewing is being too cautious here. All they’ve done is given me a thirst for a "real" Schwarzbier.

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3.6
Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2005
a bit of caramel aroma. taste was caramel at first and then faded into a roasted expresso bean tate. well balanced and overall pretty good.

4
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Nice dark, creamy appearance, aroma and flavors of choclate, caramel and coffee. Has an excellent finish, very smooth, yet slightly crisp as well.


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