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Schwartz Bier - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

221 Ratings
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: on 07-24-2009

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, near black, body with a half inch of khaki head. Chocolate, nutty, earthy, aroma. Chocolate and caramel malt with a hint of yeast and afterthoughts of coffee. Dark and rich. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation and a mild hop note in the back end. Solid.

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good schwarzbier that is better than most domestic attempts at this style that I have had. Flavor is a nice mix of coffee, roasted malt, and a bit of cream. Stout like, but much lighter in body. I would reach for this if I was looking for this style.

Photo of gholmes
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMUduke
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KWrightVT
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had never had a black lager before, but was pleasantly surprised. This was poured into a half pint glass from the tap at Devil's Backbone Outpost. Very nice dark brown to black color, with very little head. Aroma was nice and toasty, with slight coffee and chocolate hints. Mouthfeel was light. Excellent stout-like flavor, without being overly powerful. A great drinkable beer with good flavor and balance.

Photo of robebo44
3.29/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mscudder
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alyssa1224
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thomas0790
4.34/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jamato14
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyNole
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Noahtrumble
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Not bad, but not great. More like a stout then a lager

Photo of victory4me
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of HOMEPL8
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Curtis23666
4.8/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of DOC_G
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dabarton
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of ckile2040
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of pauldave1976
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of PorterThwarter
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of uiucpilot
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of gopens44
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Schwartz Bier from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.