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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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3/5  rDev -23.3%

ThisWangsChung, Jun 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

StevenK708, Sep 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

shivtim, Aug 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

th3d1ck, Aug 13, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -16.1%

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.

gillagorilla, Mar 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

acurtis, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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.

tone77, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

khargro2, Apr 13, 2014
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LoveStout, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

JakeDebus, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

thegerm87, Dec 02, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -5.9%

sampsonw, Tuesday at 09:20 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Kegatron, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

oline73, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Cook82, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Rhettroactive, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Ankur, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

IrishColonial, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Dilbert65, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

wiscokid920, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

oriolesfan4, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jspaner, Aug 31, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

smakawhat, Jun 19, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%

The_Bob, Aug 18, 2014
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Blackwing Lager from Union Craft Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.