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Schwarzbier Lager - Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe

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Schwarzbier Lager
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: AltBock on 11-23-2008)
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Reviews by FickleBeast:
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Called American Joe schwarzbier. On tap at brewpub.

Arrives in a pint glass with a half finger of foam. Nearly pitch black in color. Aroma is nice sweet dark plum like malts. First sip is very clean with no roasted or burnt flavors and a nice medium bodied clean tasting dark lager.

Not many places make a schwarzbier, and harvest moon's ranks up there with the best American made varieties. A solid choice anytime I'm here.

FickleBeast, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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RBorsato, Nov 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was on tap at Harvest Moon on 11/22/2008. Their little beer profile sheet said that it had an ABV% of 5.3%. They served it to me in a pint glass.

This Harvest Moon beer poured a solid coal black color. I held it up to the light and it was truly a solid black color. No light could penetrate this beer's black color. On top of this black beer was a 1/2 an inch light tan colored head of foam. This head had decent retention that left behind foamy tan rings and a small amount of tan blots of lace. The aroma was lightly roasted and slightly on the sour side with dark roasted malts, a speck of caramel, a hint of ripe banana, a touch of sweet yeast, and a dark fruit or two hiding in the background. The taste was lightly dry, mildly roasted, and slightly sour with dry roasted malts, a subtle touch of sweet caramel, a slight hint of dark fruits, and then finishes up with some lightly bitter floral hops. Toward the end it got more dry than roasted. This Schwarzbier was medium bodied with a dry roasted aftertaste of roasted malts, lightly bitter and crispy floral hops, and a hint of yeast. In the end this was a nice dry and roasted German Lager. I thought Harvest Moon did a great job with the Schwarzbier style. I would drink this one again.

AltBock, Nov 23, 2008
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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler filled about a week or so ago into a pint glass.

Appearance: Yielded a nice 1.5 finger tan head, amost like espresso style that dissapated quickly. Nice lacing coated the glass. Very dark, yet mildly translucent against the light.

Smell: Smells like roasted espresso meets burnt chocolate... good malty aromas.

Taste: great tasting beer. Its like a combination between a helles and a stout almost. Its got nice upfront coffee and chocolate and espresso flavors followed by smoothed out and mellowed hops and wheaty backgrounds.

Mouthfeel: A little put off by the massive carbonation and stickyness of this beer. Not horrible, but definately not at the better end of the spectrum.

Drinkability: Delicious beer. Its very "light" for its appearance and I could session this as I will continue to finish this growler by the end of the night. Not heavy at all as its appearance suggests so.

Augustiner719, Jan 08, 2009
Schwarzbier Lager from Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.