Winter Rental Black Lager - East Coast Beer Company
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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
4.9/5 rDev +38%
Enjoyed this at the windward tavern... Poured a dark rich mahogany color, and had a 2 finger cream colored head.
Smelled of some sweet malty notes, roasted grains and coffee I n the background. Tasted much like it smelled and it was quite enjoyable! Would drink this again and considering its so local, gotta love it!!!
12-15-2013 03:12:22 | More by andrewt960
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
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
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
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
3.64/5 rDev +2.5%
THis schwarzbier has a nice looking color of rusty auburn copper.
The head formed was thin and small but dense and lingering. Well attenuated.
There is a slight roasted aroma on the nose. Also some sherry like or sour notes too.
In the back I pull out molasses and anise.
The taste is pretty dry and with a sour or sherry taste to accompany the maltiness. Very light hints of roast gives the beer some add depth.
I tried looking for thier summer rental this year, I'm glad to get the winter rental.
11-28-2013 16:23:49 | More by micromaniac129
3.56/5 rDev +0.3%
12oz bottle in a nonic pint glass.
A- Mahogany, black cherry color. Off-white head, 1/2-finger, tapers to a film and leaves some decent lacing.
S- Rich roasted malts and dark chocolate. Touches of caramel, sweetness, and alcohol. Very clean.
T- Dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate. Some dark fruit on the finish.
M-Tingly with medium body. Drinkable and smooth. No hops.
O- Not bad. A few more IBUs might cut the sweets.
10-04-2013 20:57:49 | More by NiceTaps
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
Winter Rental Black Lager from East Coast Beer Company
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