Burning Oak Black Lager - Linden Street Brewery
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4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
Beautiful beer in the tall Stella glass-- near black with a fine high foam. Plenty sudsy on the way down as well.
Pleasant smooth flavor. Another ideal sort of lager, only the dark type. A little malty sweetness along with the nicely darkened variety of malt flavors. Some grainy taste and just a hint of burnt sugar. Totally drinkable and one of the best Schwarzbiers I've had. Not much bitterness but the blackened grainy taste makes for a nice finish.
From the swing-top junior growler bought at the Bi-Rite Market on 18th St. in San Francisco. Beer was in very good condition. This batch says 5.2% ABV and 19 IBU.
02-02-2013 08:03:51 | More by mactrail
3.83/5 rDev +0.8%
On tap at the Linden Street Brewery. Adam, the brewer, poured it himself. Pours an opaque, dark chestnut-cola color with a short off white head. Unbrewed coffee and hazelnut aromas. Coffee and nutty flavors with coffee acidity at the finish. Somewhat thin, but decent. Very drinkable.
10-28-2012 00:19:17 | More by DocJitsu
3.1/5 rDev -18.4%
What do you do when a brewery’s flagship beer isn’t something you care for?
I revisited the Linden St. black lager after a couple of years. I didn’t remember enjoying it all that much when it first came out and, unfortunately, my first impressions still hold. Sorry guys.
This pours a delicious looking black with white foam.
I get a decent roast aroma with some muddled edges. The roast come across on the flavor profile as well but it has a too-thin body support it. Ultimately things don’t quite jell together, something which becomes more apparent as it warms. It was decent, but not one I am inclined to try again. Death & Taxes does this far better.
08-27-2012 19:41:48 | More by elNopalero
4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
My first beer by Linden. Finally I allow myself an opportunity to try something from this new brewery.
The beer looks okay in the pour. The head is nice, but the body is murky. No big deal though. Flavor matters most, so let's see here. Mildly sweet tone with berries showing a fair bit. Mild bitter tone hits and grows stronger as it progresses. Consistent and fairly smooth, though quite hearty. A good beer which would probably be better with food. Oh wait, here are my sweetbreads. Time to feast.
05-09-2012 03:25:28 | More by RblWthACoz
Burning Oak Black Lager from Linden Street Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.