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Störtebeker Schwarzbier - Störtebeker Braumanufaktur

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Störtebeker SchwarzbierStörtebeker Schwarzbier

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BA SCORE
80
good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Photo of PerArvidsson
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%

PerArvidsson, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of sfprint
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

sfprint, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of aztraz
2.5/5  rDev -28%

aztraz, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of hmontague
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

hmontague, Jul 19, 2013
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
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 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 beerdrifter
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

beerdrifter, Feb 10, 2010
Photo of rjimlad
4.38/5  rDev +26.2%
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.

rjimlad, May 20, 2007
Photo of rarbring
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
Photo of TheSarge
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

TheSarge, Sep 03, 2007
Photo of crossovert
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 jmtpi
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jmtpi, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of corletto
4/5  rDev +15.3%

corletto, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Yodo
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Yodo, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of paterlodie
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

BB 07-03-06. Nice head and a black beercolor makes presentation stylelike. Nose is sweet malty without showing much roast. Pineapple arome, sweetish, cardboard but overall not that much to detect as sweet malts. Taste is also malty sweet but thick and full with low dosed bitterness. Litle burnt taste but missing bitterness as it is IMO missed litle in the whole brew also. Mouthfeel is even cause off thickness ov brew in my opinion litle dull and pale but certainly drinkable.

paterlodie, Nov 11, 2005
Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
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
Photo of rredshift
4/5  rDev +15.3%

rredshift, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Mattias, Mar 03, 2013
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 clarknova
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

clarknova, May 29, 2013
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
Photo of midnitesun11
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

midnitesun11, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of DerBayer
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark slightly reddish chestnut with creamy offf white head

The smell is faintly nutty, malty and coffee.

There is some malty sweetness in the taste which quicly fades to coffee bitterness.

Slightly fuller body than I would expect of the style and I am drinking this quicker than I should.

DerBayer, Jul 29, 2010
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Störtebeker Schwarzbier from Störtebeker Braumanufaktur
80 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.