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Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn
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89
very good

17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 121
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 3.38%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-17-2012

Ever seen a unicorn? How about a baby German one that's not white, but black? Well now is your chance to let one merrily prance across your pallet. This black German-style session lager is refreshing, crisp and mystically intriguing with its maltiness.

23 IBU
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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 121
Reviews by Reaper16:
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4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served on-tap @ Big Star, Chicago, IL, into a pilsner glass

Pours a dark brown color swirled with ruby red highlights. It looks like Dr. Pepper, actually. There's a small, fizzy white head here. No real lacing to speak of (I blame the glass).

This beer delivers a big surprise upon first smelling it: this is a Three Floyds beer and it isn't hop-forward! This nose is all about the malts. There's a rich, nutty aroma that structures the whole thing. But on top of that are porter-like roasted notes: chicory, distant coffee.

This is absolutely the best tasting black lager I've ever had. The roast flavors here are deep and satisfying, providing a nice bitterness to contrast with the nutty, toasty malt flavors. Some hints of cherry round the whole thing out. Fantastically balanced and flavorful for a session lager.

Overall this is the best Schawrzbier I've ever had. I wish I could drink this whenever I eat a burger or a steak. Seek this out and have a session with it. (979 characters)

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of secondtooth
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark muddy brown in my generic pint glass at a local Beef O’Brady’s, with a light head of tan. Thin, wispy lace.

Aroma: Caramel malty. A little toasty with some almost roasty malts.

Taste: Caramel, chewy, with notes of roasted chocolate malts. Not much hoppiness evident here, but this is a rich and full-bodied ale that’s not bad at all and easy to drink. Solid, if unremarkable. (400 characters)

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Einhorn...or black unicorn is a very nice marzen style beer. The beer poured a nearly opaque black with what light coming through being a reddish hue. There is a white head that is leaving sa lace. The scent and taste carry a fire place like smoke/roast. Almost can be described like burnt pop corn. There is also dark chocolate and maybe a hint of marrichano (sp?) Cherry. Mouthfeel is medium body with good carbonation. Overall this is a great marzen. (457 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Roasty, malt, mild coffee, nice balance, under appreciated style. (65 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.