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Winter Rental Black Lager - East Coast Beer Company

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Winter Rental Black Lager
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
East Coast Beer Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jtierney89 on 10-26-2011)
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Photo of acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

03-09-2013 20:31:17 | More by acurtis
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

12-27-2013 01:30:11 | More by Sammy
Photo of socon67

New York

3.39/5  rDev -4.5%

A - Dark brown pour with some webs of lacing. Foam retention is minimal. Very little carbonation is noted.

S - Scents of sweet malt, light grains, and what smells like black licorice. However there is very little that stands out.

T - Light drinking beer that is true to the style. Has a sweetness that keeps it interesting, but not much in terms of complexity. I'd like either more of a hop presence or a bit more complexity. Still, not too shabby.

M - Light beer that at times feels a bit watery. Has a refreshing feel to it; a good beer with food. Finish leaves with a mild amount of sugary sweetness.

O - I appreciate the attempt at this style, as there aren't enough good ones domestically. But Winter Rental doesn't have enough to keep me coming back. Would work for those that like the sweetness of a doppelbock without the thick feel.

03-30-2013 00:03:40 | More by socon67
Photo of tempest


3.73/5  rDev +5.1%

Picked up a single from the Wegman's in Allentown. It pours a dark brown with a tall off-white head. The body is thicker and creamy, like an oatmeal stout. There's a little roast in the aroma and flavor, a hit of dark fruit, and a mild dry cocoa flavor in the finish. There's a bitter bite in the finish a la Irish stout for a pleasant finish. The mid-flavor is a little bland, the flavors aren't popping, but it's still a tasty beer worth checking out.

12-03-2011 23:10:29 | More by tempest
Photo of JohnFatAss

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +7%

Winter Rental Black Lager is a dark brown beer when poured into a glass. Hold it up to the light and it becomes a clear dark copper color.

It has a tan head. and left some lacing on the glass.

This is a medium bodied beer. On the light side for a dark beer.

Well carbonated with a nice mouthfeel.

It drinks easy like a like a lager should.

This is a mild beer. It has a mild roasted malt aroma. The flavor is mild too. Roasted malts with only a slight bitterness.

Overall, Winter Rental is an enjoyable beer.

01-24-2012 02:43:20 | More by JohnFatAss
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

01-03-2014 03:21:17 | More by Jeremy_Zim
Photo of KTCamm

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Picked up in a six mixer.

Pours a dark black with clingy tan foam. Laces. Chocolately malty smell. Some coffee notes. Taste is a light creamy dark malt. Coffee flavored. Very mellow. Little hop bite at the close. Milky. Pretty good beer.

07-04-2012 12:05:27 | More by KTCamm
Photo of benetoh

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

A friend of mine who lives in Point Pleasant gave me two bottles of this to try.

Appearance: Dark brown, almost black.

Smell: Slightly roasty, a little bit of chocolate. Not much hops.

Taste: Similar to the taste. The hops aren't noticeable but the overall flavor of the beer is mild as a schwarzbier should be.

Mouthfeel: Relatively lLight in body; not Coors-light light, more like Yeungling.

Overall: A decent session beer, nice to have on a cool fall night. As long as you don't grab a bottle of this expecting to get blown away, you will not be dissapointed. Consider this a decent alternative for someone who drinks Newcastle, but wants something a little more mild.

11-17-2011 15:41:15 | More by benetoh
Photo of jtierney89

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours a very dark brown with about a half inch of tan head that retains somewhat well. Smells of caramel and dark malts with subtle scents of licorice and chocolate. Medium bodied with with a good amount of carbonation and finishes with a slight warming sensation as you swallow (perfect for a cold winter night at your lonely winter rental in pt pleasant)

Taste wise this beer does very well for a winter session brew. Lots of caramel, chocolate and dark malts followed by a mild hop presence to balance things out giving you a superbly clean finish!

Like I said before, an awesome winter session beer!

10-26-2011 23:37:22 | More by jtierney89
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

A: Chestnut brown exit sits a steadfast midnight black in the vessel. A creamy khaki colored head sits moderately atop leaving a thin ring lacing. Strong backlighting reveals a steady and fast rate of effervesce.

S: Soft chocolate, sweet, with some dark caramel roast and licorice.

T: The flavor is sweet dark caramel roast, mild coffee, light chocolate with a bit of spicy hops. Nice spicy bite of of hops come on the swallow along with some sweet black cherry fruitiness.

M: Mouthful has a nice tingle, sharp carbonation wise, creamy with a medium body.

O: Overall easy drinkability, sweet with a nice roastiness, good enough for props, light enough for multiples. Its a schwarz people not a stout, and a pretty good roast backing for one at that.

10-10-2012 01:46:19 | More by beerthulhu
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-02-2012 02:12:21 | More by Louski
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-12-2012 01:28:56 | More by Jlk819
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

01-25-2014 05:18:59 | More by AndrewBV
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-13-2012 19:49:17 | More by richbrew
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

09-16-2012 23:59:22 | More by cde1218
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-10-2014 01:31:51 | More by kkmiller76
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

08-11-2014 13:20:40 | More by JAB1978
Photo of DrDemento456


3.55/5  rDev 0%

Picked this up from the House of 1,000 beers for a dollar. I new it was old but was intrigued when I found out it was a Schwarzbier.

A - I really didn't get too much head but it has a nice cocoa color with a deep amber hue almost pitch black looking beer.

S - A touch grainy but I do get the standard chocolate and mild roasts associated with the style.

T - Well crap for a dollar and being old it was rather good. Roast is minimal and chocolate/malts were well balanced. The grains did clash a bit the the hops making for a mildly bittering finish but overall not bad.

M - Light to medium quite easy to drink.

Overall I might have to see if I can get this again. Possibly fresh next winter release. Not a bad beer overall.

07-06-2012 05:14:31 | More by DrDemento456
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-09-2012 19:39:48 | More by JohnK17
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

01-23-2013 02:34:23 | More by mkarmilowicz
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

08-27-2014 03:22:48 | More by Drknight
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

01-16-2012 01:14:40 | More by creeker2258
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-16-2011 03:43:26 | More by schmidlove
Photo of mikeg67

New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours brown with white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops, grain, caramel and bready malt and some black cherries. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of caramel malt, bread crust and herbal hops. Finish is long and herbal, semi-dry. Overall it is good brew, but taste more like Dunkel than Schwarz beer.

02-03-2014 14:54:44 | More by mikeg67
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2.83/5  rDev -20.3%

Picked up a bottle at a local store recently, and I am drinking it at cellar temp in a pint glass.
The beer pours a cola brown with frothy beige head that fades to a sturdy edge layer with a few strings of thin foam.

Aroma is mild malt with some caramel and a bit of roasted malt but fairly mild nose overall.

WIndowpane lattice develops as I sample the beer.

First sip reveals an average body with thinner texture than expected not quite watery, but certainly not robust or chewy.
Carbonation is mild and fine, gently rolls across my palate.
The flavor is all malt with hints of roasted malt and a bit of chocolate. Pretty mild but easy to drink.
I dont really get any hop presence and there is no alcohol to speak of either. The beer is easy to drink, but almost to a fault. Not too much going on here and only the faintest of roast malt on each finish reminds me I am drinking a beer. A little disappointed here, but wasnt expecting to be blown away anyway.

08-30-2012 03:30:01 | More by sulldaddy
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Winter Rental Black Lager from East Coast Beer Company
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