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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Light in body yet dark in color, this delicate lager is brewed in the German Schwarzbier tradition.

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4.3
MaBeer1972 (2059) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2011
A very tasty dark malty lager. Rich and roasty aromas and flavors. Got in the mix pack. Not overly sweet and very enjoyable. Full, firm body. Tasty finish.

3.5
MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Sweet chocolatiness greets the nose as you bring a pint of Stone Cat Winter Lager to your lips. This beer is dark brown with a quickly disappearing head. The consistency is thick and syrapy - nearly like a stout. Not much carbonation. Caramel, toffee, and brown sugar flavors grace the tongue. A great dark lager.

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blinesam (235) - USA - APR 18, 2007
12oz bottle poured into glass. Kinda middle of the road. Really kinda light and flavorless for a winter lager. Dont taste any spices or flavors other than the malted barley. Thin.

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cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Very nice pour - dark with a chocolate brown head. Toasty. Charcoaly and burnt toast taste to it - which overwhelms the beer. If it perhaps had a smoother texture or some other taste blended in, then perhaps I would appreciate the taste more.

3.5
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Dark color, deep brown/near black. Small, toasted, creamy head. Aroma of deep coffee and espresso notes, nice roastiness that follows on the palate. Medium body. Warm greeting of hops on the tongue, and a full ballast of smooth malt. Bit of an awkward finish, with an odd metallic tinge. Carbonation seems high, too. A passable ale, but among the lesser ranks of winter brews. Actually, the site calls it a schwarzbier, and the label says it’s a winter ale. Which is it?

3.1
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Deep ruby body, small creamy tan head. Sweet doughy aroma, some smokiness. Flavor is malty but thin. Mostly sweet with a lingering light bitterness.

3.5
ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Dark dark chestnut brown. Very small off white head, rapidly disippating. Has a slight aroma of molasses and brown bread and some caramel malt. Opens up moderately sweet, brown sugar and honey. Body is quite thin, but as it warms the finish is wonderfully flavorful. Slight roast, touch of hops bitterness. Normally I wouldnt rate a beer this light too highly, but it has such a great flavor. Much better, thankfully, than Ipswich winter ale.

3.5
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Deep brown liquor. Roasty nose. Pleasantly sweet first, light to medium bodied, steady carbonation, roasted malts, finishing lightly hopped and very drinkable. A decent Schwarzbier from Massachusetts.

3.5
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Pretty nice stuff. Very dark in color. Has a nice roasty maltiness, with a bit of pale malt flavor as well. The initial taste is an almost bock-like sweetness, tapering out to roasted malt and a touch of hops. A very nice beer, much better than I was expecting.


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