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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A smooth, tasty, light-bodied black German lager.
Gold Medal winner at the 2011 GABF.
Silver Medal at the 2010 World Beer Cup.
Bronze Medal winner at the 2010 GABF.

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (12613) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Tap at GABF. Pours a clear amber with small beige head. The aroma is caramel, roast, raisin. Medium body, raisin, toasted malt, light finish, good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
thome50 (1286) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Tap. Pours a deep brown to almost black. Roasted coffee, hay, meat, pickles. Taste is a briny, bready, roasted barley drink with slight smoke. Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9943) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at the Brea location. Orange amber pour with a smaller head. Roasty and some sweet caramel. Smooth but light palate.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Meilby (11111) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
Draught @ Taps Fish House and Brewery, Brea, CA
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, caramel and hint of roasted malt. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16718) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
On tap at the Brea location. A dark brown beer with an off-white head. Light roasted aroma with some dried fruit notes. Pleasant roasted flavor with some bitterness. Dried fruits and a touch of caramel too. Dry on the palate, a bit too carbonated. Dry, roasted finish. A good schwarzbier. 130812

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8674) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2012
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium tan head. A big nose of sweet caramel, toasted malts and light fruit. The flavor is very clean with rich fruity malts, light smoke, caramel. Very big flavors. Nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
GABF 2012. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Rich roasty, dark chocolate, nutty aroma. Burnt roasty, dark chocolate, charred flavor. Quite a nice Schwarzbier.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Dark cola pour with nice head. Mild roasts with a touch of sweetness. Finishes crisp with a smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Growler. Rating #12. Dark brown pour, almost black with a very light beige head. Light roast and a nice sweet toastiness. Flavor is similar to the aroma, light roast with a bit of an underlying sweetness. Nice beer. (1951)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
On tap at Beer Belly. Pours with a near black body with a tan head that leaves good lace. Aromas are lightly roasty, bready and a bit grainy. Minimal hop character, clean otherwise. Flavors show a lightly bitter balance with a mild bitterness overall. Roasty, toasty, light caramel. Pretty dry. Medium bubbles, creamy, medium weighted mouthfeel. Well made.


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