1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Conundrum - Northampton Brewery

Not Rated.
Conundrum
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

6 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 6
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Northampton Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: indiapaleale on 05-27-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by connecticutpoet:
Photo of connecticutpoet
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I recommended this one for my father, who is not into hoppy beers or anything too extreme. It was a dark brown, clear beer with a thin ring of head around the glass. No lacing was evident.

Aroma was of dark malt, with a slight roasted character. No hops noticeable. Somewhat more subdued than a porter.

Taste was slightly sweet dark malt, with a light roasted flavor. Overall, quite light.

Mouthfeel was nice and smooth, not heavy in any way.

Great drinkability on this one. It was a light bodied dark beer that wasn't in your face with mega-roasted flavors, and he enjoyed it quite a bit. This would be a good session beer.

connecticutpoet, Aug 26, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of Trashcat
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Trashcat, Tuesday at 08:38 PM
Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A light creamy head over black beer with slight hints of light around the corners.

Nose has light black malts, mostly black patent I think, slightest hint of roast and caramel.

Taste has more of the black malts, slightest hint of smoke I think, and some roasted malts but no earthy dark malt bite, bit of caramel as well. All this blends well with a nice light lager like flavor in the background giving a light crisp but touch of lager fruit flavor.

Mouth is med to slightly lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall pretty nice, does what it promises with nice dark malts and lager flavors as well, no big roasty bite and no overpowering chocolate or hops, doesn't try to "Americanize" this beer which is nice.

jlindros, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of jeff1973
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

jeff1973, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of EatonHops
4/5  rDev +4.7%

EatonHops, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of indiapaleale
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an obvious dark, very dark brown to black color with a thin white head.

Smell is toasted dark bread, caramel, a bit of coffee and lots of dark malty goodness.

Tastes a lot like it smells, lots of dark toasted bready, roasted coffee, brown sugar and malts galore.

Very smooth and easy drinking. Great job with this one Donald! I look forward to drinking quite a few more before the barrel is done.

indiapaleale, May 27, 2009
Conundrum from Northampton Brewery
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.