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Black Lager - Bootlegger's Brewery

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Black Lager
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-02-2011)
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jonbonfon

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

10-05-2013 20:54:53 | More by jonbonfon
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womencantsail

California

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

On-tap at Bootlegger's

A: The pour is dark brown in color with a big off-white head.

S: Slightly acidic, as nearly all schwarzbiers seem to be, but a nice roastiness. Lots of coffee aromas and a pronounced earthiness. Light notes of chocolate, dark chocolate to be precise.

T: A very nice roast and coffee flavor with a surprising creamy smoothness. Lots of dark chocolate flavor and even a bit if milk chocolate. A mild bitterness to the beer and fairly subtle hop flavor.

M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.

O: A Schwarzbier is not a terribly well done style a lot of the time, so it was nice to have a pretty good one.

07-02-2011 01:07:15 | More by womencantsail
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billshmeinke

California

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

Pours a light black (if that makes sense) with brown hues. Finger of off white head. Minimal lacing. Head dies down to a ring of foam.

The only thing I get in the nose is maybe some light coffee.

Tastes of light chocolate, light smokey roast flavors, some coffee, very clean and straight forward.

Kind of acidic with a bunch of carbonation. Light bodied. Pretty refreshing.

A solid schwarzbier.

07-10-2011 23:17:48 | More by billshmeinke
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

08-24-2012 02:07:17 | More by t0rin0
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Halcyondays

California

3.43/5  rDev -3.4%

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a dark brown with a light white head. Some lace.

S: Definite roast, dark chocolate, hint of sugar cane.

T: Dark chocolate, with a hint of burnt malt. Some molasses mid-way.

M: Fairly smooth, frothy, light-bodied, overall, thin finish.

O: Not a bad schwarzbier, definitely in the East German tradition, worth a try.

07-09-2011 22:41:32 | More by Halcyondays
Black Lager from Bootlegger's Brewery
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