Black Lager - The Civil Life Brewing Company

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Black Lager
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84
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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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Reviews by zeff80:
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3.93/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Black Lager from The Civil Life Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.