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Black Thunder - Austin Beerworks

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BA SCORE
85
very good

173 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 13
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 10-25-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

July2Nov, May 21, 2014
Photo of obrike
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A locally brewed "schwarz"...why the hell not?

This one pours a dark brown with a bit of ruby red if you hold it up to the light. A half inch light brown head rises, then slowly dissipates, leaving some streaky lace.

Getting some decent nutty roasted malts on the scent. I like. Smells fresh and clean.

The roasted malts certainly are evident in the taste. Maybe even a bit of bitter coffee...but very little. Just a super easy drinking, low abv beer that would be a great choice to offer folks in Texas a "light" dark beer. Hell, I'd call this one a good hot Texas summer beer.

Nice job with this one Austin Beerworks! Offering up a good, drinkable, unique style brew is always a welcome choice.

obrike, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Dewsby, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

drewfromboulder, May 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Gbar, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ptickle, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

cgrunin, Apr 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

n00blar, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Kyleycoyote, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of popery
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown, looks nearly black without direct light but it's quite brown when lit. The head is medium-sized and tan in color. Good retention. Lots of bubbles sticking around, coating the top of the beer. Cleanly malty aroma. Nutty with caramel depth. Very light coffee roast. It's a nice, round malt sweetness. Taste is mild and nutty, again. There's some malt sweetness. Caramel in the finish. Solid grain flavors. Mouthfeel is pretty normal. Relatively light, medium carbonation. Good beer.

popery, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

lazyfrodo, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

KevinBrau, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

crob3888, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Kurmaraja, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Can_has_beer, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

vmdominguez, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

HeadyTheElder, Mar 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

dwagner003, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Uanof
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark opaque brown with a slighter brown around the edges, bubbly, creamy tan head that goes down to a thin layer over the beer.

S: big on roasted malts, hops, nuts, some coffee on the lighter side.

T: it's an extremely clean taste mostly compromised of equal parts roaste coffee and the bitterness of the hops. Bread like characteristics as well.

M: crisp, clean, light bodied, easy going, it's almost like drinking bitter coffee.

O: clean, easy drinking "dark" beer that would play well on a long day of drinking at the park on mid-october. Maybe too watered down for the style.

Uanof, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

brandon911, Feb 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

jborgschulte, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

jtoledo04, Jan 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

attometer00, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

HumuloneRed, Jan 01, 2014
Black Thunder from Austin Beerworks
85 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.