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Blackwing - Union Craft Brewing Company

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Blackwing
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BA SCORE
87
very good

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
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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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-08-2014 22:18:05 | More by Kegatron
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-20-2013 22:00:44 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-01-2013 19:44:17 | More by mendvicdog
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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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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-12-2013 22:18:44 | More by oriolesfan4
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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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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-25-2013 22:08:37 | More by Rhettroactive
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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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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-14-2013 21:59:53 | More by Boone757
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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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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-02-2013 01:27:51 | More by thegerm87
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-17-2013 03:27:22 | More by Gatordaddy
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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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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-20-2013 02:23:07 | More by IrishColonial
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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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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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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3/5  rDev -23.7%

06-07-2014 23:31:46 | More by ThisWangsChung
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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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khargro2

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-16-2013 13:56:03 | More by DeutschesBier
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-12-2013 15:46:22 | More by bmur112
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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 47 ratings.