Das Schwarze - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
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Reviews by jerryusc:
4.88/5 rDev +30.8%
Dark, with a thick head that lasted for a long time.
Smooth taste that is surprisingly light against the dark, pleasant color. Almost refreshing for a dark brew. One of the best Dunkels I have had in the bottle.
Flip top bottle lets out a nice steamy breath of dark goodness when it is opened. . .almost like a bit of beer steam is escaping!
08-12-2009 07:18:16 | More by jerryusc
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev -1.3%
Poured from a .5L swing top to a beer glass the liquid id close to black with a 2 finger light mocha head.
The smell is mildly roasty with a fresh hopes aroma.
The taste is good mild roasty flavor gives way to a mild hopy finish. Light notes of chocolate and light roast coffee as well as a nutty after taste.
The mouthfeel is good a classic black lager medium body and good carbonation.
The drinkability is good not the best Schwartz brew I know but good in a pinch. As I sit here in Heidelberg sampling what I could find this first week of a good long stay bier wise it can only get better.
06-14-2009 16:16:25 | More by MuenchenerKindl
3.08/5 rDev -17.4%
Pours a near black color with nice thick tan head.
The smell consists mainly of caramel malts with just hint of smoke.
Sweet malts dominate the flavor with a hint of smoke. Not really much to it. Mouthfeel is kinda watery with prickly carbonation.
I was expecting a little more from this, the appearance was great but thats where it ended.
01-10-2008 00:15:39 | More by rebel1771
3.78/5 rDev +1.3%
Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a dark chestnut amber with a one finger light tan head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass with wispy lacing. Aroma of sweet toasted malt, molasses, light nuts and a hint of hops. Flavor follows with toasted malt, a slight nuttiness, rye bread, finishes slightly dry with light grassy hops, faintly metallic. Light bodied with nice carbonation. The flavor is subdued, but very nicely balanced. Flavors are good enough that they make me want a slightly more intense version. Still nice schwarzbier that popped up in our market and is apparently a one time only arrival. I'll have it again if it shows up.
08-04-2013 03:53:03 | More by LiquidAmber
4.22/5 rDev +13.1%
Lager pours black with redish brown hues in the pilsner glass, off white head that subsides down to a thin film, shy lacing that eventually drops back into the beer.
Aroma of german pils : delicate malt, fresh noble hops. Incredibly soft aroma considering its color. Flavor is of rich delicate malt, a firm bitter hop balance and a smoky, almost a hint of molasses like finsh.
Very interesting style, I'll look out for more "blackbeers" in the future.
06-01-2008 00:11:24 | More by bloberglawp
3.44/5 rDev -7.8%
A: The beer is clear but very dark red in color (black when viewed from afar) and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a thick collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with some faint hints of chocolate and bitterness.
T: The taste has faint bits of sweetness with flavors of dark malts and hints
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, clean and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but the taste lacks complexity.
04-02-2013 01:06:13 | More by metter98
United Kingdom (England)
3.43/5 rDev -8%
Flip-top half-litre bottle from a local Aldi store: best before 22 June 2013, poured into a Wolnzacher Brauhaus tall glass tankard on 8 Dec 2012 (@ home).
Looked great: huge tan coloured head of foam sat on top of a deep, dark ruby red body. The brew was clear and clean when held up to a good light source.
The aroma given off was minimal: some German rye bread and maltiness with a touch of grain in the background.
Taste wise it came to life a little: malty, semi-sweet and lively in the mouth feel. I've struggled with this style before: having trouble finding any strong flavours and any depth, this was better than most. Far from robust and flavoursome it did however have something about it. There are chocolate and coffee notes in the taste and it does feel a little richer than most German Black Lagers I've encounted. Considering the price (less than two pounds): this was a good deal.
12-08-2012 21:37:59 | More by BlackHaddock
2.78/5 rDev -25.5%
500ml bottle. Nonic shape Mug. Very dark brown color & deep ruby tints to the light. Light beige froth, brief crown. Roasted & floral aromas, metallic hues. Burnt & dried upfront. Light body. Moderate to high carbonation. Watery texture. Black grain hints, smoky touch, & clean bitterness in the middle. Bitter cocoa & dried nuts notes in a long bitter finish. Licorice candy on the aftertaste.
03-09-2014 11:49:34 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.85/5 rDev +3.2%
Das Schwarze produces a rich amount of light tan and creamy looking head. The body is black, but reddish hues are easily detectable in natural light.
The aroma is sweet and smells a little copperish like a jar full of pennies.
The taste is a little smokier than I thought. Immediately the taste is a little sweet, but does give way to this smoky taste.
This brew is light in alcohol but full in body. Definitely this is good to go with venison or some smoked cheddar.
08-05-2007 15:13:22 | More by TheSarge
2.9/5 rDev -22.3%
0,5 liter bottle. Pours an opaque coca-cola black with a nice frothy light brown head, good lacing. Aroma roasted malts, chocolate, bread, and a hint of spicy hops. Flavor is burnt and roasted malts, bread, a touch of metal, and a slight bitter finish. Medium body, dry on the tongue, fairly carbonated, and a slight bitter finish at the end. Decent schwarz, pretty drinkable.
08-29-2009 05:26:46 | More by mtstatebeer
3.55/5 rDev -4.8%
Love the swing top bottles, and the cheap prices for great German beer! I've had a cold for a few days so haven't been able to even drink, let alone review, so this should be a nice welcome back to beer. I think a date but hard to read, 01813 14... something in 2014 maybe?
A one handed pour without tipping the glass yields a huge 2+ finger frothy creamy tan colored head that fades at a med pace with nice sticky lacing, big bubbles popping, and eventually settles to a nice 1/2 finger thick head that never goes away. The beer itself is pretty much pitch black, no light really getting through, and even has thick creamy legs on the sides of the glass.
Nose reminds me a lot of the dark Czech beers I had when over there... lots of husky grainy malts, tons of wheat, like wet hay, straw, middle of a hay stack in a barn kinda malt, cereal grains little doughy and bready, with touch of metallic and mineral lager notes, mild soft complex decoction like notes. Alsoa touch of a darker caramelized malt note.
Taste brings biscuit right off, toasty malts, grainy and husky again, lots more wheat, toasted straw, wet hay, farmhouse wheat and hay flavors. Then into cereal grains, liquid juicy cereal with more biscuit and a little caramelized malt flavor, lots of toasted grainy flavors all around. A fair creamy flavor too, mild dark toast with creaminess. It's very dry, like sucking the water out of my tongue dry, and brings a nice caramel finish, crisp finish as well, little lager softness and touch of minerality, finally a touch of grassy hop bitterness, and little lager mineral note.
Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, but nice softness and smooth, little creamy feel, decent carb.
Overall not bad but not what I expected, not very good either for a German beer... plenty of nice toasty malts, but lots of grainy husky wheat and hay like flavors, not what I expected for a schwarzbier, also no real dark malt notes other than some caramel, and lager notes aren't the best even. The nice smooth soft feel was quite nice, and what I expect from a beer like this, but the rest was meh.
06-27-2014 00:52:10 | More by jlindros
3.05/5 rDev -18.2%
Enjoyed this flop top bottle out of a pint glass.
A: Pours a Dark black hue with a thick light brown 2-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves a wispy lace.
S: Slightly malt aroma – not a huge aroma here.
T: Smooth slightly roasted malt flavor with hints of licorce. Not a huge flavor here either.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation.
O: I’ve had a couple of Schwarzbiers and they all seem to have this same bland yet smooth flavor and aromas. It’s not a bad beer but nothing in it really stands out.
08-26-2012 00:58:52 | More by ckollias
Das Schwarze from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
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