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Blackwing - Union Craft Brewing Company

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Blackwing
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BA SCORE
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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beerjamieson

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-26-2014 01:11:40 | More by beerjamieson
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-08-2014 22:18:05 | More by Kegatron
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Maryland

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a Libbey style Pilsner glass.

Deep mahogany brown body, with some faint tan edges, even some dark lemon yellow towards the bottom. Head is swiss cheese in a consistency, and light coffee brown in color. A bit soapy with some moderate retention. Falls to a simple collar after some time with no lacing.

Solid nose on the beer. Good clean lager yeast with crisp mix and roast character. Hints of light drip coffee and piping brewed warmth. Nice ripping dry grain it seems with a bit of toasty arid qualities as well.

Palate comes nicely. Soft malts, but with a light almost watery body. Coffee flavors come and finish quite quickly. Dry arid qualities match as well, finishing very dry and with a mineral like finish. Quite a bit crackery feeling, and a little bit of chocolate sweetness is buried in there as well.

It's a pretty solid schwarzbier but is a little fleeting with a light body, almost too light. Still enjoyable.

Serving type: can

06-19-2014 00:34:14 | More by smakawhat
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Cook82

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-17-2014 16:33:28 | More by Cook82
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fourstringer

Maryland

3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a glass tumbler. Moderate hand. No identifiable date on the package.

A: Dark brown-red with good clarity. 1 finger off-white head. Ok retention. Minimal lacing.

S: Roasted malt with a great nuttiness. Flourishes of coffee, chocolate. Trace hops. Wisps of indistinct dark fruit character.

T: Roasted maltiness opens, but sweetness is limited. A light-to-moderate hop bitterness develops before a fairly dry, clean finish. No significant alcohol. Slightly burnt bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate carbonation with a rather light body. Easy drinking with a slight prickliness.

O: Ample roasty/toasty malt notes in a light-bodied beer. American-style hopping with noble-type hops. Would function well in either warm or cold weather. Sessionable.

Prost!

Serving type: can

06-17-2014 02:52:30 | More by fourstringer
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-16-2014 20:40:46 | More by LoveStout
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-15-2014 20:27:57 | More by acurtis
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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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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3/5  rDev -23.7%

06-07-2014 23:31:46 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Dilbert65

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-28-2014 23:58:27 | More by Dilbert65
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-22-2014 03:01:48 | More by mkrass
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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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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cola color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of smoke, coffee, roasted malts. Taste is coffee up front, some smoke and roasted malts, touch of hops, mild bitterness. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: can

05-17-2014 06:09:20 | More by tone77
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NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-10-2014 22:27:06 | More by csurowiec
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-13-2014 03:15:34 | More by khargro2
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-03-2014 14:40:55 | More by JakeDebus
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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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Swift989

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-25-2014 03:48:13 | More by Swift989
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wiscokid920

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-22-2014 18:30:14 | More by wiscokid920
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sample on tap at Smaltimore (3/11/14)

A: Black with only a collar head. Decent lacing.

S: Smokey rye. Watery. Burnt. Toasty.

T: Smokey but not too much. Watery. Black. Lots of rye and some malt. Eh.

M: Smooth. Massage. Bubbles.

O: Ok. I had to get this because it was $3 for a pint and it is Union's new addition to their canning line. This was decent but a bit bland.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2014 10:57:39 | More by gillagorilla
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Blackwing from Union Craft Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.