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Burning Oak Black Lager - Linden Street Brewery

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 18.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Linden Street Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: t0rin0 on 09-30-2009

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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 10
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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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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.

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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.

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Burning Oak Black Lager from Linden Street Brewery
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