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Black Lager - The Civil Life Brewing Company

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Black Lager
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BA SCORE
85
very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 6.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Civil Life Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Black Lager Style, a.k.a. ~Schwarzbier~ is flowing through the taps. As we pour you a beer you'll notice that this Lager is pretty darn dark- not quite black, but getting there. The next thing you'll notice is a subtle off-white cap of foam and a discreet, fragrant roast aroma. Hopefully the next thing you notice is that you are drinking and enjoying it. Black Lagers are in a pretty narrow category and while ours does have an apparent edge from roasted malt, the relaxed and clean nature of the Pils Malt base really makes this beer a solid drinker. Hops are from Hallertau again and ABV clocks in at 4.5 so you don't have to clock out.

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 05-05-2013)
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Pours a clear, black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of yeast, slight hop, hint of coffee, and slight caramel malt. Fits the style of a Schwarzbier. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of caramel malt, hint of yeast, and a hint of hop. Overall, very fresh tasting. Good appearance, aroma, feel, body, and blend.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Broadway Brewery in Columbia, MO.

A - Poured a jet-black color with a one-finger, khaki colored head of foam. It left sudsy rings of lace on the glass.

S - Good roasty aroma with a touch of pine.

T - Roasty with chocolate notes, caramel and toffee. A slight grassy bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied lager with a dry finish.

O - This is another really good sessionable brew from The Civil Life.

zeff80, May 05, 2013
Black Lager from The Civil Life Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.