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Squatters Black Forest Schwarzbier - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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BA SCORE
85
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: connecticutpoet on 06-29-2004

This tasty dark German lager is brewed with Pilsner, Munich, Special B and black malt hopped with 100% German Noble hops. Squatters Schwarzbeir has smooth roast undertones and is lightly hopped, leaving us with a malty delicious lager.
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It looks : Lively almond colored head about 3 fingers tall, the body is a deep dark brown with highlights of red when held up to light.

It smells : dark fruits - plum, pumpkin, prune, mixed with wet earth. Bread crusts. A wheat or rye note comes out with deeper inhalation. As the head recedes I'm getting more blood orange, and roasted chocolate.

It tastes : A strong earthy hop comes out first, but amazingly avoids being bitter or off-putting. Behind the hopped front are toasted malts, raisin, semisweet chocolate, and a bite of tree bark. It finishes clean and dry.

It feels : smooth, velvety, light to medium bodied, ending clean and dry, like your laundry.

Overall : though slightly more hopped than most schwarzbiers I've tried, it finishes strong and malty so it's for sure within spec. Yeah, it's a good beer, I'd have it again. Maybe even my favorite Schwarz now. Definitely top 3 along with 1554 and Bohemian Black.

Photo of krubs
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramerican
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierleichen
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Squatters Black Forest Schwarzbier has a thick, foamy, creamy, beige head, a dark brown appearance, and very heavy lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of dark malt, brown bread crust, and standardized "beer smell". Taste is of creamy, dark malt, brown bread crust, sweetness, and subdued bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Squatters Black Forest Schwarzbier finishes crisp, refreshing, and highly drinkable. I can see why this beer has won seven major medals.

RJT

Photo of mrjbrown27
3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Haybeerman
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of TEdubbaD
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of supergman007
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Cery dark in color. A tan head on this one.

Smells like roasty malts and nuts! Along with some spice.

This drinks like a mild stout. Very creamy and delicious. Chocolate, toast, char, and nuttiness.

Creamy and full mouth surprisingly. Not like a heavy stout or barleywine, though.

Overall a wonderful beer! Like a robust porter without all the extra alcohol.

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of hoppy91
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Shua
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of BrandonLBC
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Color was really gorgeous dark brown/black with a thick, tan, head. It smelled of malt, malt, and more malt. Pretty much the same on taste, lots of malt with maybe a hint of sweetness (toffee?). It finishes with a nice roasty flavor. The Color makes you think that it might be fairly heavy in the mouth, but it does have that medium-light Black Lager feel. All in all it's a very nice beer that compares very favorably to other black lagers that I've had.

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of gleemonger
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Squatters Black Forest Schwarzbier from Utah Brewers Cooperative
85 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.