Das Schwarze - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
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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
3.5/5 rDev -6.2%
A- Dark as night. Lots of bubbles at first. One finger foam.
Leaving 1mm. head with no lacing.
S- Decent aroma. Mostly chocolate and plums !
T/M- Bitter aftertaste. Dark chocolate and roasted barley in the mouth.
Good balanced dark beer. Drinkable, medium carbonation.
O- Really good, well done.
06-03-2014 14:01:17 | More by djura
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.
03-26-2014 06:30:35 | More by Flounder57
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%
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.
08-10-2013 00:07:38 | More by OtherShoe2
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
3.25/5 rDev -12.9%
Appearance: Dark chestnut; good head, but minimal lacing on the glass
Aroma: Malty; sweet; slightly hoppy with good continental hops
Taste: Juicy malt on start; hoppy finish; a little watery
Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores
06-15-2013 12:21:10 | More by IchLiebeBier
3.65/5 rDev -2.1%
Poured from a bottle while in the Stuttgart area. This is a nice dark brownish black color. Smells are predominantly caramel and graham cracker. Tastes are light and sweet with more caramel and graham cracker and maybe some marshmallow. Very light bodied and light alcohol. Easy to drink and tasty.
06-12-2013 18:26:42 | More by webmanspidey
Das Schwarze from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
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