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Störtebeker Schwarzbier - Störtebeker Braumanufaktur

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23 Reviews
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Reviews: 23
Hads: 50
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Störtebeker Braumanufaktur visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: paterlodie on 11-11-2005

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Reviews: 23 | Hads: 50
Reviews by beerdrifter:
Photo of beerdrifter
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep dark reddish black pour with quickly fading head and no lacing. Nice complex malty nose with hints of chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Taste is much like the nose. Lots of roasty, nutty, chocolate, coffee and caramel with a touch of smokiness. The mouthfeel was a little flat which hurt the drinkability. It sweetens on the finish and is a great complement to a nice German schnitzel. (388 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of PerArvidsson
3.72/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of takusan1000
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RickyS
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sfprint
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: a very very dark red color. not much head.

S: Rubbing alcohol, rubber, sweet. and something else behind it that i can't discern.

T: Not heavy on flavor. Initially it tastes a bit like a watered down berry vanilla soda. Slight bitter coffee afterward.

M: heavier bodied, yet doesn't sit too heavy inside you.

D: pretty ok. (328 characters)

Photo of aztraz
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of wilsonbaron
3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hmontague
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a small fading head.
Nose shows soft roasted malt, bready malt and biscuity notes.
Bready and toasty flavours, very easy-drinking and clean. (157 characters)

Photo of RuudJH
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
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. (400 characters)

Photo of humulus
3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
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. (465 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
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. (745 characters)

Photo of drmeto
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

-dominated by roasted malt and coffee
-touches of bready and caramel flavour
-some licorish
-nicely carbonated
-malty,bready finish

Not quite as smooth and varied as the Köstritzer but a good Schwarzbier (205 characters)

Photo of rjimlad
4.35/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into 500ml Weizen glass. Colour was a deep coca cola black with a persistent caramel coloured head. Smell was malty and roasty which continued with drinking. Taste was rich dark chocolate, coffee-mocha, mudcake and cream. There was a bitterness that was barely discernable but balanced off the richness of the malt. A very slight burnt note was there but not off-putting. This is a beautifully balanced and totally enjoyable beer. A dessert beer if there is one. I loved every drop. I had it at a dinner party where everone else was drinking Tooheys Extra Dry. They looked content enough. I guess ignorance is bliss. (623 characters)

Photo of rarbring
3/5  rDev -13.3%
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. (286 characters)

Photo of TheSarge
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Störtebeker Schwarzbier presents itself beautifully with a good two finger thick, milk chocolate looking head, which clumps together quite nicely and lasts all the way through. This being well bodied and quite black, but produces nice deep reddish amber hues.

The aroma produces fragrances of smoke up front, but follows up with hints of chocolate, toffee, and caramel.

In the flavor, smoke is immediately detectable. It is followed up with coffee and chocolate characters.

This is well balanced and rich and character. Just a little too expensive to mark this one a good session beer. Look to spend about 5 US dollars for a half liter bottle. (647 characters)

Photo of iftcoach
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crossovert
1.83/5  rDev -47.1%
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. (396 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Yodo
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Sixpoint
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of torwart94
3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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