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Schwarzfahren - Vintage Brewing Company

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Reviews: 1
Hads: 3
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 7.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Vintage Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier | 5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: WastingFreetime on 08-19-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 1 | Hads: 3
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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transcribed from my notebook.

1.051 OG 29 IBUs 5.2% ABV

Its another one-off currently available at Vintage : this one is a Schwarzbier! The brewer told me that among the ingrediants list are a Black Prince wheat malt and some Hersbrucker hops. Served to me in a Pilsener glass, appears much the same as a typical stout or porter, black with light tan head that recedes but with less lacing than your typical stout or porter. Smells a bit, well....roasted nuts at times but most often the nose is a bold full roasted black malt profile, only somewhat subdued in acridness (a good thing) and also subdued in overall strength. (not such a good thing)

At times the taste reminds me of crispy charred pieces you peel off from the surface of a marshmallow that you accidentally ignited over the campfire. Psuedo-smokey flavors appear fleetingly and disappear when you attempt to grab a hold of them with your taste buds. There is medium hopping going on here but none of it is straight bitterness, it is all herbal and grassy accents underpinning the roasted malt. The body is really quite light, excellently carbonated, crisp, and refreshing, a suitable contrast to the bold flavor profile. The lack of acrid bitterness presented in the nose continues throughout the flavor, the sign of a well made schwarzbier. Well worth slowly sipping.

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Schwarzfahren from Vintage Brewing Company
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