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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Clear medium brown with a creamy tan head. Nutty roasted grain aroma and taste with a nice crisp citrus finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Pours a deep burnt burnt sienna, slightly off white halo of suds. Nose that schwartzy smell...some roast, lager yeast, bubblegum, and sweetness. Roasty, lagery flavors..clean enough schwartzy, thick enough body...yeah, for the style, no complaints.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
very dark brown. Light scent of dark malt. Burnt sugar dark malt and a bit of raw root in the flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (13060) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Tap. Pours black with an average, fizzy light beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toast, nutty, caramel), light hops (woody), and average esters (fruity) and notes of dates and chocolate. Flavor is heavy roasted malt and chocolate with light bitterness and fruitiness. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation and a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16989) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
thome50 (1294) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (14046) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (10204) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Nice brown cola color. Easy to drink. Medium smokey coffee notes. Light carbonation. Glass is empty pretty quick.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Meilby (11324) - 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.


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