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Blackwing Lager - Union Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | 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, May 16, 2014
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DrBass, May 22, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

RichardMNixon, Jan 13, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

mentor, Oct 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Swift989, Mar 25, 2014
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sludgy, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

skriv, Jun 21, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

cyclonece09, Sep 13, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

delta490, Mar 26, 2014
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Blackwing Lager from Union Craft Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.