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Winter Rental Black Lager - East Coast Beer Company

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Winter Rental Black Lager
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jtierney89 on 10-26-2011)
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Photo of andrewt960
4.9/5  rDev +38%
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!!!

andrewt960, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Jeremy_Zim, Jan 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

creeker2258, Jan 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

mkarmilowicz, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

JAB1978, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

schmidlove, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

1p5v, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Gww1864, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Wedcat, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Roose13, Oct 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

GFD400, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

skriv, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of benetoh
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

benetoh, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of JohnFatAss
3.8/5  rDev +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.

JohnFatAss, Jan 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

richbrew, Apr 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

WDJersey, Dec 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

jnardone235, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

tempest, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
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!

jtierney89, Oct 27, 2011
Photo of micromaniac129
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

micromaniac129, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of NiceTaps
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

NiceTaps, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.55/5  rDev 0%
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.

DrDemento456, Jul 06, 2012
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Winter Rental Black Lager from East Coast Beer Company
81 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.