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Burning Oak Black Lager - Linden Street Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 19.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Linden Street Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 09-30-2009)
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elNopalero

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2012 19:41:48 | More by elNopalero
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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.

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Burning Oak Black Lager from Linden Street Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.