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Schwarzbier - Il Vicino Brewery Canteen

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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Il Vicino Brewery Canteen visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: thekevlarkid on 12-20-2008

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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 3
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4.78/5  rDev n/a
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My only prior experience with schwartzbier is Sam Adams' Black Lager. While I like that in moderation, the sweetness is too much and ultimately the drinkability is low, so I cannot see myself going back to it very often.

Il Vicino's schwartz is a whole different animal. It pours a deep, dark brown with medium lacing. The smell is malty, but not too much so. The big draw for me, though, is the mouthfeel. It's a reasonably carbonated brew and maybe the most drinkable beer I've ever had.

It feels like a pilsner, looks like a stout, and delivers in every field. Maybe the best thing at Il Vicino right now.

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4.38/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is really good. I think it may be better than their Wet Mountain IPA which is really good. Nice hop and malt balance and great finish. Pours a nice medium dark color and has decent aroma. The beer is brewed in Albuquerque at the Il Vicino Brewery. Occasionally served also at their two restaurants in Albuquerque, NM.

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3.83/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Off the tap at their downtown Santa Fe location this beer was a mahogany color with a thin, tan head. Retained very well as a skim and left thin bands of lacing. The aroma was soft but pleasant, roasted and toasted malt with hints of hop bitterness. The flavors were spot-on for the style, it started with a toasted malt note followed by some earthiness which was counterbalanced by citrus hops. Hints of nuttiness remained in the background and the finish was on a long biscuit-like malt note. The body was medium, the mouthfeel smooth but watery and the carbonation a little too soft for the style.

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Schwarzbier from Il Vicino Brewery Canteen
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