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Das Schwarze - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: paterlodie on 02-28-2005)
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5/5  rDev +34%

JHendu, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of 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!

Loved it.

jerryusc, Aug 12, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

shakerus, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of confer
4.47/5  rDev +19.8%

Not black but a deep brown. Big tan head fading to nice cap.
Rich malty aroma. The tatse is smooth and silky. There are not hops present. This is about the easiest drinking beer I have ever had. I could make this my everyday beer if it was available in the US. Thanks to my friend Georg in Baden Wuerttemberg for this and two other fantastic German Beers in my Christmas package.

confer, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of hobbes2112
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%

500mL bottle

My uncle brought this home with him from his latest Army tour.

Poured a very dark brown with very large tan head, large enough that I spilled the first one actually. The smell is mostly malt and some sweetness. Taste is very earthy with some carmel and dark fruits that I would expect from a doppelbock. Oatmeal and bready notes come and go and the finish is nice and dry.

I really enjoyed this beer (several actually) and would pick it up if I ever see it again.

hobbes2112, Nov 29, 2004
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

jandadeboer, Aug 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

whatsgoody, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of bloberglawp
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.

bloberglawp, Jun 01, 2008
Photo of KarlHungus
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%

Almost black with light tan head, and good lacing. Smells spicy and sweet with a hint of cocoa. Taste is very sweet with little bitterness. Mouthfeel is mediud-full with good carbonation. This beer is a nice change of pace, but I could not drink it too often.

KarlHungus, Apr 29, 2005
Photo of chiefydawg
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%

Given to me by a friend who came back from Germany. Thanks Christian...

Tall, slowly fading light tan head sits on crystal clear, dark brown body. Mahogany amber when held to light. Mild but active carbonation. I thought it would be darker. OK lace.

Roundly-malty, clean lager scent. Not as much roasty malts as expected, it smells like it looks. As it warms, more chocolate and biscuit emerge. Very restrained, earthy hop. Smells "German", sans skunk (coming aus Deutschland and being in a brown bottle helps).

Tastes much like it looks and smells. Round, light chocolate malt, smooth clean lager, gentle hop character, though more bitterness comes through. Nice fluffy sweetness balanced evenly by the mild roast and gentle hop. Baked bread crust, malted milk ball; warm, barky bite. Milk chocolate and some unexpected raisin at the finish on the last sips.

Light on the palate. The flavors all meld together so well that you can enjoy it all in harmony without thinking about it, though it is more fun to do so. I could drink this with a chocolate mousse, a burger, or down a few of them just for fun. Not overly complex, but I think that's the point.

chiefydawg, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of putnam
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%

Inauspicious tan head on top of ebony brown liquid.
The aromas are very smoky. Roasted nutshells and grains fold into elements of black tea. Burned, sour herbs, sweet spices and tobacco define the mid-palate. Very light and refreshing with a firm, hard bitterness that might conform to the gout d'Anglais.
Easy to drink lots of this beer.
Complex.
Stern.

putnam, Dec 07, 2003
Photo of stoutman
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%

The blackest of black lagers. Malty, bready nose. Dark, dark brown color that leads to a tobacco-y taste support by pumpernickel flavors. A little chocolate and nutty. Bitter, dry finish. Overall quite thin with a gritty mouth feel. Roasty taste is fantastic until the end when a metallic overtone takes charge and ruins the follow-through. OK offering, but not great. Fine hop character, just wish they would lose the metal taste.

stoutman, Oct 25, 2003
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Ciocanelu, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

adamcthomp, Mar 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

brinch, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

stampfler07, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

spacemanvt, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

phaedrusovchaos, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

CoryR, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of TheSarge
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.

TheSarge, Aug 05, 2007
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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%

Pours dark brown with a tan foam head. No lace.

Some nice malt aromas, a little cocoa and nuts, a touch of molasses. Not a strong aroma though.

Nice roasted malt, with a little cocoa, no charred or burnt notes. Molasses essence, meaning flavor but not sweet, and maybe some nuts. Mildly bitter. Long pleasant roasted malt finish. A slight sour note in there somewhere. It all works.

A little acidic, mildly carbonated.

Nice version of the style. Drinkable and multi-layered. A very soft beer. Smooth. Worth trying.

OtherShoe2, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%

16.9 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A nice two finger head was poured into the glass. The head has reduced a little bit and left some frothy lacing on the glass. It is a dark brown black color with a little bit of vision when held up to a light.

Smell: Caramel, toffee, chocolate, bready malts, a little lager yeast, and noble grassy hops.

Taste: Caramel, toffee, chocolate, bready malts, lager yeastiness, mild hop bitterness, a little roastiness, and molasses.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, a little water, medium carbonation, crisp, refreshing, and a bit smooth.

Overall Pretty cool schwarzbier that I have never seen before. Found it in JP and figured I really don't have much to lose. I could enjoy more of these in the future.

Flounder57, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
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.

LiquidAmber, Aug 04, 2013
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Das Schwarze from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
84 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.