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Dark - The Commons Brewery

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Reviews: 1
Hads: 1
Avg: 3.83
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DefenCorps on 12-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A cold fermented dark ale with a fruity hop profile from rarely used smaragd hops and a subtle roast character.
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Reviews: 1 | Hads: 1
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3.83/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bailey's , $2.50/10 oz pour. This isn't a true schwarzbier - it's brewed with ale yeast - but I don't think I could categorize this any other way.

Pouring a very dark brown with a dense, brown head with excellent retention and lacing, this is a gorgeous beer. The nose is heavy on the roast. with a blend of chocolate, coffee and roasted grains tempered by a mild sweetness and firming hoppiness. The hops aren't as aggressive as they are in some of the fresh German schwarzbiers (especially the ones that are minty/leafy), but very pleasant. A fruity yeast character is apparent as well. These flavors are replicated on the palate. A firming grainy bitterness up front with a milky, creamy sweetness, this has flavors of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt acidity and a mild hop character. Drying on the finish with a decidedly fruity yeast character, this beer is medium-light in body, creamy on the palate and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Dark from The Commons Brewery
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