Rio Salado DoppelSchwarz - Rio Salado Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by mzwolinski:
4.3/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours black, with a light tan head -- creamy and thick. Aroma is malty, though I seemed to pick up a bit of a yeasty smell on this particular drink as well. Flavor is rich and malty, with slight hints of chocolate but not too sweet. Hops are noticeable, and contribute to a fairly dry, crisp finish. Very smooth, very drinkable beer.
This was the special beer on tap when I visited in September 02 -- they called it their Anniversary beer. A notched-up version of their full-season Schwarz beer, this is just about one of the darkest lagers you'll find -- teetering on the edge of a bock, though a little lighter-bodied and less sweet.
Serving type: on-tap
09-24-2002 10:03:55 | More by mzwolinski
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4.45/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
7.51% abv according to the label. It pours an opaque black body topped by a huge, densely foamy tan head that holds exceptionally well and leaves rings of Brussels lace throughout the glass. The aroma offers a just-barely-roasty and lightly bittersweet chocolate maltiness but little else - still, this is appropriate for the schwarzbier style! The body is medium/full with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel from a very fine, mid-level carbonation. The flavor is richly malty, expressing light chocolate, a clear munich-malt character, and some toastiness, and caramel as it warms. A supportive bitterness and some limited spicy hop flavor helps to keeps the maltiness in check; and it finishes dry with a touch of sweet chocolate & caramel, a lingering nuttiness, and mild background roastiness. Very nicely done and fairly unique. Quite impressive! Well worth seeking out!
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2003 19:37:38 | More by NeroFiddled
Rio Salado DoppelSchwarz from Rio Salado Brewing Company
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