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Winter Rental Black Lager - East Coast Beer Company

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Winter Rental Black Lager
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
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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andrewt960

New Jersey

4.9/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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!!!

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2013 03:12:22 | More by andrewt960
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Jeremy_Zim

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

01-03-2014 03:21:17 | More by Jeremy_Zim
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creeker2258

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

01-16-2012 01:14:40 | More by creeker2258
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mkarmilowicz


4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

01-23-2013 02:34:23 | More by mkarmilowicz
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schmidlove

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-16-2011 03:43:26 | More by schmidlove
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1p5v

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-08-2012 03:53:04 | More by 1p5v
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-13-2012 01:13:18 | More by Gww1864
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-09-2012 05:08:20 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Wedcat

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-24-2013 18:45:09 | More by Wedcat
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Roose13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-02-2012 19:23:20 | More by Roose13
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GFD400

New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-16-2012 21:15:47 | More by GFD400
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skriv

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-08-2013 00:20:56 | More by skriv
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benetoh

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 15:41:15 | More by benetoh
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 02:43:20 | More by JohnFatAss
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richbrew

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-13-2012 19:49:17 | More by richbrew
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-08-2014 02:42:24 | More by Sspeer1
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-22-2012 05:27:54 | More by WDJersey
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-30-2014 00:30:37 | More by BeerForMuscle
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-03-2012 04:23:17 | More by jnardone235
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 23:10:29 | More by tempest
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 23:37:22 | More by jtierney89
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 16:23:49 | More by micromaniac129
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 20:57:49 | More by NiceTaps
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 05:14:31 | More by DrDemento456
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 14:54:44 | More by mikeg67
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Winter Rental Black Lager from East Coast Beer Company
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