Schlafly Can Sessions Black Lager Schwarzbier



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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Sessions Black Lager is a traditional German Schwarzbier with a refreshingly light body. The dark chocolate malts contribute color and hints of roasted coffee balanced by the delicate aroma of German Noble hops. Translated from German, Schwarzbier means black beer. Schwarzbier originated in the 16th Century in southeastern Germany where it is still brewed today. The style enjoyed a heyday in St. Louis in the late 1800s, but large scale production of dark lagers failed to resurface after Prohibition. In 2007, the beer community of St. Louis honored St. Louis Dark Lager as the official beer of the inaugural St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival, an annual tasting event that celebrates the many breweries thriving in St. Louis today.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sawbuck (721) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Sweet roasted malt on the nose. Some toffee and licorice as well. Ebony color with a tan head with some staying power. Rich sweet malt up front. Notes of smoky roasted malt. Very reminiscent of a porter. Bitterness is light and barely cuts out sweetness. Finish is a long echo of the sweet malt, with some notes of dark chocolate. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (2091) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2016
appearance: seemed black; half a finger of light beige foam, shrinking to a creamy collar and cap. aroma: chocolate, cocoa powder, burnt toast, and coffee. taste: chocolate, toast, caramel and cereal, with a nice bit of earthy, lightly bitter hops. finish: really smooth, a little roasty, but with just enough hops and carb to keep things feeling light. notes: Lot of body to this schwarzbier. Roasty and smooth, but still somehow felt light enough to be almost refreshing. One of the best schwarzbiers Ive had. Can from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (12447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2016
355ml can. This is an odd schwartzbier. Its watery but malty. Cocoa notes, seems off-style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (390) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Served in pilsner glass at Schlafly Bottleworks. Mahogany with thin rim of brown foam, full bodied and creamy. Caramel malt flavor, very nice malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (4396) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Mahogany color out of the can with a fluffy off white head. Burnt sugar and roasted grain nose. Caramel sweetness with some fruit, burnt sugar, and wet toast in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steverus0 (263) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours charcoal black with limited head. Aroma with slight hoppy bitterness, chocolate and caramel. Thickly caramel on the palate with a sharp hoppy bite. Smoothly effervescent with medium body. Sharp finish, but pleasant in its crispness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (7705) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Pours unclear , dark amberbrown . Smell is a bit sweet . Taste is rather sweet , ambermalts . Lageryeast . Easy drinkable beer .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23992) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Draft at Meridian Pint. Clear deep dark brown, beige head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of candied caramel. Taste has sweet burnt toast. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Can at home. Pours brown with two fingers of off white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is slight burnt toast, some chocolate. Flavor follows and is slightly sweet. Finishes clean. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (6235) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Buttered toast nose, very buttery, very toasty. Clear garnet brown, medium tan head, little retention, fair lacing. Toast, walnuts, cola, a little butter. Lightly sweet, finishes drier. Light body.

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