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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Trosten Bier. Translates to "comfort beer" A black lager with notes of roast and smoke. Rich flavor up front that finishes smooth and clean.

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3.7
Fred82 (2332) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2011
On tap at Burlington Flatbread.
Appearance : Deep clear dark amber with a small head. Nice lacing.
Aroma : Roasted malt with nice raisins and great malt. Light hops. Nice fruits.
Taste : Light caramel with malt and raisins. Great malt. LIght carbonation, very nice mouthfeel. Long finish with a nice bitterness.
Overall : Very nice brew. Very light and drinkable but with a nice complexity. Nice carbonation level. Very clean. Great notes of caramel and raisins. Very drinkable. Nice stuff.

3.7
bellco33 (842) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2013
On tap at the brewery: Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. The aroma is roasted, smokey, and a bit of chocolate. Taste is more of the same, but is quite a bit sweeter than most of Trapp’s offerings. It is still quite enjoyable, though. A little hop bite at the back end but not much. Medium body, slightly sticky on the palate, pretty enjoyable.

3.7
AirForceHops (8037) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown / black with thin white head. Aroma shows coffee, caramel, burnt grain.

Flavor is spot on for the style. Molasses / caramel base that gives some mild sweetness. Mild nuances of chocolate. The finish has a burnt grain and very light smoky hint. Traces of yeast. The carbonation is moderate with a chalky / smoky grain texture. Easy to drink. This is rather nice.

3.6
josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - JUL 10, 2012
I had this on tap at Das Bierhaus in Burlington. This one was served a bit too cold, but the flavors did well under those conditions. The slight smokiness crept in as the beer warmed. The base beer tasted more like a schwartzbier, but either way a very good creation

3.6
tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2013
The aroma is roasty, smoky, chocolate. The appearance is deep brown/black, reddish hue, off-white head. The flavor is chocolate, roast, brown sugar. The finish is chocolate, roast, molasses. The flavor and finish are sweeter than the aroma. Medium in body, slightly thick. Pretty nice.

3.6
thornecb (6156) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. Pancake head with medium retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Dark chocolate and caramel aromas. Dry with chocolate covered caramel upfront turning to mildly smoky roasted nuts and espresso in the medium length finish.

3.6
TylerGreenDC (1128) - - FEB 17, 2016
Draft. My bar IDs this as a rauchbier, but the flavor is big roasty walnuts and a bit of roasty cocoa, not smoke. Aroma of faint coffee. Starts with a big burst of roasty mouth feel that disperses quickly. Refreshingly wintry!

3.6
Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Where and how: bottle 12 oz
Aroma: roasted dark malts, soft Dunkel like vibe you see in Czech Tmaves. Nice straight clean woody feel, hints of raisin and molasses. 7+
Appearance :
Top: medium tanned, mocha like cap. Some lace and rings on glass.
Base: brown of unknown opacity.
Palate : medium plus bodied, soft sides, slightly chalky.
Taste: mild smoke, molasses. It has feel of smoked dunkel. Very clean work. Mild top end of hops.
other notes not a Schwartz per se yet enjoyable dark lager for sure.

3.6
thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
On draft at York River Landing, Maine. Smoke and chocolate that finishes lager clean. Very well made.

3.5
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2012
On draft, very milky and lactosy, no hops at all, ok I guess sweetish, cuties are for kids


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