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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sustenance Black Beer, classically referred to as a Schwartz beer, is a dark American lager brewed in the spring. Soft and sweet on the palate, the roasted, dark caramel grains lend to satisfying drinking experience, while lager yeast creates a refreshing thirst-quenching sensation. This combination provides a rich, full-flavored, light bodied brew.

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3.8
Tmoney99 (14456) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Draft at MBGF Summer08. Poured cloudy black color with medium brown creamy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy roasted coffee and sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Medium to heavy flavor of toasted sweet malt with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Interesting solid brew.

3.5
HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate finish. Very roasted. Oily palate.

3.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Draft. Small beige head, dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some smoke, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, some smoke caramel. Medium body, some stickiness.

3.6
Drake (13726) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2010
12 ounce bottle shared by maniac. Thanks! Pours a clear brown color with a medium frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, nutty notes, toasty notes, caramel and a fruity finish. The taste is bitter hops, nutty notes, lightly roasted malts, faint cherry and citrus. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.8
kermis (13256) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle at Klooster. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Nellie) Pours a black body with mahogany edges and thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, molasses, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, light smoke, toasted grain, and nuts with a dry, bitter finish.

4.4
Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2011
[email protected] - dark black beer with a moderately persistent beige foam; pretty roasted with fair hoppy tones and notes of red fruits; slightly perfumy; full-bodied and fairly tasty, pretty dry and bitter, gently sticky with very long roasted coffeish aftertaste and notes of black cherries - deeply balanced

3.8
thewolf (12590) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Skjold Burne, Aarhus.
Deep nut-brown with a fine, staying, frothy, beige head. Dark caramel aroma, some sweet milky chocolate, mild roasted, some fruity hops, some fruity blackberry. Medium carbonation, lovely malty dry and quite creamy palate. Flavour is elegant, mild metallic tartness at first, then fat roasty maltiness, coffee, pine. Long, lingering, seriously dry malty finish. Extremely good for a schwarzbier.

3.3
Pinball (12145) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
clear broqn, small white head. Sour and tart aroma, almost citrussy, but also sweet dark fruity. Flavor is sweet malty, red fruity, mild.

3.3
deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma has notes of dark grains with some roast and a bit of caramel. Flavor is full of dark grains and caramel with a bit of a roasted kick towards the finish.


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