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Das Schwarze - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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85
very good

70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 02-28-2005)
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4/5  rDev +7%

Leiermann, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark black in color and barely penetrable to light. Light Brussels lacing. A fingernail of khaki head covers less than a third of the top of the beer. I smell plenty of dark and sweet mat. There's a hint of smoke in the aroma. The taste is comprised of sweet,dark malt. The mouth is slightly sticky for a lager,but it is due to all of that dark,sweet malt.

Franziskaner, Sep 20, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

corletto, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

atrocity, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Smileitsfreetobehappy, Jul 20, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

jlindros, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.
Creamy.

O- Really good, well done.

djura, Jun 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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jborg, Apr 05, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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
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2.78/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 09, 2014
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Das Schwarze from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
85 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.