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Blackwing - Union Craft Brewing Company

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87
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RichardMNixon on 01-13-2013)
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sneth019

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-16-2014 17:34:15 | More by sneth019
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bmmortale

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

09-20-2013 22:01:02 | More by bmmortale
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DrBass

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-22-2014 00:30:47 | More by DrBass
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a few on tap at the brewery, listed as a black lager. I think it fits Schwarzbier better than Euro Dark. They brew this one less often than the other two flagships just due to the extra capacity required to lager it, but it's the closest they have to a third flagship.

It pours a cloudy brown that sort of belies the black title. It's easy to forgive though as aromas of roasty malt drift up to your nose. The taste is even better: roasted caramel and chocolate with crisp and gentle hops for a clean ending. Fantastic amount of flavor for such a light beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2013 04:55:50 | More by RichardMNixon
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mentor

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a finer of off-white head over a clear very dark brown liquid. Smells dry coffee roast with a little bit of cherry sour to the roast. Newspaper and mild earthy noble hops. Tastes dry roast with a mild sweet chocolate playing underneath. Very light alcohol and absent of esters. Earthy hop bitter carries into the aftertaste with the lingering dry roast. Medium light in the mouth with moderate carbonation. I'm not a fan of this style, but this beer is a pretty decent drinking for a Schwarzbier.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 02:24:16 | More by mentor
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Swift989

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-25-2014 03:48:13 | More by Swift989
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sludgy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-20-2013 00:27:50 | More by sludgy
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KevMo84

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-09-2014 02:17:23 | More by KevMo84
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-09-2013 04:50:06 | More by yourefragile
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-16-2013 10:29:37 | More by DRBiser
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skriv

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-21-2014 16:24:42 | More by skriv
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cyclonece09

Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. Pours with a nice one finger head with a reddish black body. Smells of coffee, small bit of chocolate, very inviting. Tastes of coffee with a good dark roasted malt body. Beer is very light extremely drinkable and carbonated well. Overall a very good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2013 21:22:06 | More by cyclonece09
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delta490

Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a deep, almost black, brown with a pale tan head. No retention or lacing left. The aroma is pleasant, with nice deep roasted malt, slight coffee and maybe some hints of anise or liquorice. The taste is really phenomenal, with the roasted flavors up front and center and a nice earthy hops in the background. There is a pleasant silky mouthfeel and and little bite from the hops. This is a really good dark lager, full of flavor but not too heavy.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 22:05:20 | More by delta490
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mkrass

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-22-2014 03:01:48 | More by mkrass
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-27-2014 01:06:59 | More by salthemonster
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-01-2013 19:44:17 | More by mendvicdog
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dsshuck

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-10-2013 01:21:54 | More by dsshuck
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hef

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-13-2013 16:33:39 | More by hef
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-04-2013 19:58:27 | More by AngusOg
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-05-2014 14:57:40 | More by nmann08
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-27-2014 11:07:37 | More by bigred89
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NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-17-2014 02:50:58 | More by NumberNone
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-14-2013 21:59:53 | More by Boone757
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-12-2013 15:46:22 | More by bmur112
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-17-2013 03:27:22 | More by Gatordaddy
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Blackwing from Union Craft Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.