Steak (124) - New York, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Thought it was a brown when I first had it, but it was a little darker. They are sure right about the caramel malts in this one, and they are all over the place in abundance. It’s the abundance which is the problem. The aftertaste was not very nice at all, as it left a stickiness that was hard to get rid of. Body was on the thin side but ok, and ther was a very small amount of hops flavor or characteristics. I am not too familiar with this style, but I hope this beer is not representatvie of it. DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2002
It isn’t bad. There is a fakeness in the taste, but the finish is nice. .. igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2002
similar color to the B&T...dark, but not opaque. malty aroma..detected a tiny tiny bit of bitterness in the aftertaste jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Brownish red body with a dirth of bubbles and a tannish head that disappears quickly. lots of caramel malt in the aroma. Slight chocolate flavor that tends to finish almost vinegary. Was hoping for something a little more robust, didn’t get it. C’est la vie. Panzuriel (2306) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Very nice Dark German style beer with clean flavor with wine style hints of fruit and malt. Very good in the bottle and on tap a well.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
Very dark amber brown color with a thick creamy head. Sweet malty aroma and a sweet flavor with hints of caramel and Chocolate. great beer. austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2002
I quite liked this one’s creaminess. It’s one of my favorite schwarzbiers because it’s light and smooth. It has a hint of sweetness that’s lacking from Asahi Black. Would be better with less carbonation. LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2002
This was a most wonderful brew. A lovely schwartzbier with a light caramel finish. abosolutly wonderful SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
roasted malt bitterness and some hop presence, clean finish................. ClarkVV (6758) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 had this is the bottle. Very malty with some hop presence. Must have not poured it right, as I got almost no head. have to try again. Bartender served it to me ice cold, so i dont think that helped. Pleasant drinking beer though. Rerate 2004 bottle. Awful. Watery, one flavor of light choco-caramel. Weak and boring. Drainpour. This is not a dunkel, or schwarzbier or bock or anything. It’s a crappy, cheaply made brown ale.