RATINGS: 895   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Brewed to pay homage to our founders homeland, our German-Style Schwarzbier is brewed true to style with a deliciously sweet malty flavor. It may be dark in color but its not heavy on roasted flavor like most people expect in a dark beer. BEER STYLE: Bavarian Black Beer MALT: Two-Row, Caramel HOPS: Mt Hood, Hallertauer ABV: 5.3%

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011 Bottle. Poured very dark muddy brown with a small (less than 1 finger) light brown foamy head that was fully diminishing and had poor lacing. The aroma was that of a roasted bread malt, a mild resin hop and a mild sweet yeast with notes of coffee, chocolate, molasses and a hint of dark fruit. The taste was malty and mildly sweet with a note of chocolate in the beginning then became slightly bitter with a note of dark roasted coffee and a touch of dark fruit at the end. The flavor was left to linger an average duration on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was just a tad beyond medium in body and rather creamy in texture with a flat carbonation. Overall a smooth easy to drink brew that was quite flavorful and left and very satisfying aftertaste that lingered on the taste buds, but not for to long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1840) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Beer of the month club. Deep dark brown with mahogany highlights, two-finger tan head and nice lace. Aromas of toast, caramel, ash and faint citrus. Taste is similar, as roasted malts up front are supported by solid caramel base and highlighted by a dry bitterness. Medium body, lively carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a very dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeBoy (7148) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to ditmir. Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is light smoke roast malts chocolate and some fruit notes. Taste is more of the roast malts some light smoke and a chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (3077) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Canned from 99 Cent Only. Sweet up front with a mild roasty flavor to it. Some black licorice with a little bit of hop flavor in the finish. Pretty good and clean. Somewhat mild, but a good old school gateway beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (986) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2016
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. Tastes nice, with a hint of charcoal and black leaf tobacco. A nice addition to the Saranac family.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (1654) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle; pours cola brown with a tan head; has a chocolate aroma with some dark fruits and roasted malt; taste is chocolate and dark fruits; finish is sweet; probably would be better but it is a bit watery

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iznogud (3611) - CROATIA - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle, 355 ml from Pivoteka, Zagreb. shared with JFK10000. Pours brown with medium beige head. Roasted malts, caramel. breadish notes, sweetish. Light and bit bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
S_Side_Smitty (764) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Pours cola brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma is caramel, deep malts and something slightly buscuity. Taste is not that heavy with some caramel sweetness and some easy pilsener bitterness. The malts kinda round it all out. Easy to drink schwarzbier, but not super complex.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
deving17 (8) - - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
Alcohol, earthy, barnyard, tasteless, very dark, light, delicious, black, drinkable, lovely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Chewy first taste. A bears ass for sure. It's a bit watery, but true to the label it's not too malty. No after taste. No memory to encourage a repeat. ���� ---Rat via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (6719) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle in Big Moose Lake. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Toffee aroma. Flavors of caramel and toast. Roast finish.

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