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Störtebeker Schwarzbier - Störtebeker Braumanufaktur

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BA SCORE
80
good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Störtebeker Braumanufaktur visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 11-11-2005)
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3.8/5  rDev +9.5%

dgilks, Aug 25, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +7.2%

PerArvidsson, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

corletto, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of boddhitree
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Störtebecker's Schwarzbier redeemed them a little. I'd had this beer a few years ago and had been impress. But today, it was malty, but on tap, was too sweet malty, roasted flavors yes, but too sweet. It could also have been bitterer. Though my memories are faded after 2 years and I expected more, a 3+.

boddhitree, May 21, 2014
Photo of eduardolinhalis
4/5  rDev +15.3%

eduardolinhalis, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

midnitesun11, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of Brabander
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I bought this beer a few weeks ago when i was in Berlin. There was a nice shop which had a lot of the local beers, mostly Pilsneners bult also some black beers like this one. I had one of their beers a few months ago which was not so good. Hoping this one is better.

Poured in my small Struise glass the beer looks ok with a sizzling creamy head which disappears in a minute or so, a little retention. Fluid is like cola with no carbonation.

Smell is a bit odd but with some hints of coffee far away. Taste is a bit watery with the ingredients well hidden, too well if you ask me.

Brabander, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of RuudJH
3.26/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Heavy light beer, 0,5 liter bottle bough on a recent trip to Germany.
Very dark brown beer with a thin but creamy head.
Roasty malt grain and nutts in the smell and taste.. It's light on the abv. but it does go for a full flavour.
Overall: good balance between sweet malt and roasty bitterness. Nevertheless this is a beer that lacks depth. It's a bit common. It's ok, but nothing special.
Drinkable.

RuudJH, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

rredshift, Aug 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

hmontague, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of clarknova
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

clarknova, May 29, 2013
Photo of humulus
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank in a pilsnerpokal.

A: pours a deep, reddish brown with a sturdy, one finger high dirty white/beige foam, leaving small traces on the glass.

Smell: coffee, bitter chocolate and roasted malt dominates the smell.

Taste: coffee, roasted malt, small bitterness and a finish that reminds me of salt liqorice.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, light but creamy feel.

Overall: not bad at all, really. Nice roasted flavour, bit of liqorice and coffee. All good.

humulus, May 24, 2013
Photo of jmtpi
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jmtpi, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

33cl Bottle poured into the correct vase shaped glass in the lovely Sophien'Eck a bar in Berlin on 21 Feb 2013.

I found the beer to be a lot sweeter than I expected.

Looked good in its glass: dark reddy brown in colour with a good off-white head of creamy foam that covered the vase with lacing as the beer level sank.

The aroma was of malted biscuits and toasted brown bread but with no real hints to the sweetness within the brew.

Sweet malty molasses ruled the taste completely for me: it was OK but a shock to my system. I'd had a draught Schossler Alt just before this and the contrast was huge flavour wise.

Medium to thin on the body depth, not unusual for a Schwarzbier I suppose.

Overall I enjoyed it: but I do have a sweet tooth.

BlackHaddock, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Mattias, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of bark
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The colour is dark brown (80 EBC), the liquid is clear. There is some yeast sediment in the bottle. The two finger head is pale beige. Good retention, some lacing.

The smell is dry and roasted, almost burned. Some raw rye sourness and hints of cocoa. It is clean and balanced, maybe a little weak.

The taste is roasted/toasted with malty flavours of dark rye bread/Pumpernickel and a touch of salt liquorice. The body is light. Light clean bitter notes and hints of raspberry jam in the aftertaste, as well as some chocolate and wholemeal bread. Yeast in the short finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, the large bubbles short-lived. The liquid is rather light.

In a blind tasting, I would definitely have taken this for a 3-4 % English or Danish porter. Not as refreshing or hoppy as the best Schwarzbiers.

bark, Dec 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A hazy brown colored beer. An off-white head with good lacing and some curtains.

Smelling of bread, dates, coffee and licorice.

Tasting of dark toasted bread, figs, coffee and some soy sauce.

Medium carbonation, a soft texture. A small body with a somewhat dry finish.

Very average.

rarbring, Oct 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

Yodo, Oct 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

aztraz, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of StJamesGate
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mahogany black with creamy taupe head. Sour roasty nose with some smoke meat and chestnut.
Sweet coffee cake malts with some char and a touch of vanilla bean, then vague earth and grass hops.
Kola finish, faint anise linger. Light, round, soft.

Not the most challenging black lager. Goes easy on the roast in favor of sweetness, though the ash is still there. Nice, and not much more.

StJamesGate, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of stevoj
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent schwarzbier fro Germany. Poured deep brown, some rddish hues with backlighting. Faint head faded quickly, but left a fair amount of lacing on the glass. Mild roast grain flavor, but no aftertaste.Seems a bit more watery than some of the others I've had.Still a good example of the style, and nice to have a dark, cold winter day.

stevoj, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of dasenebler
2.83/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

.5L, best before 4/20/12.

Pours a murky chestnut brown with reddish highlights. The head is off-white and creamy, retaining nicely at a finger and with good lacing.

The aroma has nice notes of cocoa, toasted malt, and fresh bread.

The flavor is okay. At first it seems very nice and dry-chocolatey, but then nothing else develops on the palate. A bit thin and watery overall. Slightly metallic finish. The mouthfeel is soda-like and just weak sauce.

Not the worst Schwarzbier I've had, but still average at best. Drinkable.

dasenebler, May 17, 2011
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1.78/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

500ml bottle. MHB: 16.03.12.

The pours is more reminiscent of coke than beer. It literally looks exactly like cola, the head sticks for a bit longer but other than that exactly the same, and I don't like it.

The smell is raisny with some slight hop presence and some dough.

The flavor an body is also reminiscent of soda, perhaps a root beer. This is utterly confusing.

This beer just sucks.

crossovert, May 10, 2011
Photo of czfreeman
4.33/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another offering in My mixed six pack of Stralsunder beers I picked up a few days ago. I really enjoy Schwarzbier, so glad this was included.
Poured into a chalice,nice ruby brown tone of deep burnt brown, not quite balck Nice medium tan head, good carbonation. Good looking so far. I must say from this six pack 4/5 so far have been really good, the 1402 Kellar was a bit dissapointing, but the Roggen exceeded my expectations. Hopefully that is the case here.
Aroma- not very complicated, but rustic and inviting. Dark bread, bitter cocoa, touch of coffee, dark schwarzbrot, plum, musty roasted grain, reminescent of a dark cool cellar filled with bags of grain. I like the rustic factor of it.
Flavor is spicier, more well pronounced roasted note than expected with a nicely restrained sweetness. Dark bread, cocoa, coffee, toasted grain, dark fruit, finishes a bit dry with a lingering bread/cocoa flavor. love-it. I find a nice roasted balanced keeping the sweetness in check, and the light boday makes it dissapear quite fast.
Drinkability is high. Its intruiguing, roasty, but not heavy and perfect on a slightly chilly evening like now.
After my recent visit home, and a U.S east coast beer tour, it was hard at first to find complexity in a beer like this after the likes of Southern Tier Mokka and BORIS, but I really like these rustic, old styles and actually appreciate them more now than before going home. This beer is native to the region of Germany I am living now, and it really is perfect on this chilly late-summer evening.
---after letting the beer warm a good 20 minutes, the cocoa-coffee-dark bread note becomes so nice,and balanced, I have to go back and add to my original score of 4.0 for aroma and taste.

czfreeman, Sep 20, 2010
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Störtebeker Schwarzbier from Störtebeker Braumanufaktur
80 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.