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Das Schwarze - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

Das SchwarzeDas Schwarze

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BA SCORE
85
very good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%


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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stcules

Italy

2.63/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark appearance, dark mahogany reflexes. Quite compact and abundant foam, beige in color.
At the smell, it is very delicate, with light notes of roasted.
The taste is quite light too, with liquorice, roasted, some light burnt.
A little better in the aftertaste, but it remains too delicate.
Drinkable, but not character. Drinkable, but anonymous.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2007 16:04:39 | More by stcules
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janubio

Spain

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Black colour, brown head that dissipates too quickly and leaves no lace, not what one expect for the style. Bad start. Smell is roasted, some coffee and a bit metallic. Taste is a little better, but very fainty, coffee, caramel, roasted. I was expecting much more from this one. At least is drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 20:38:18 | More by janubio
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

2.78/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 11:49:34 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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mtstatebeer

West Virginia

2.9/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2009 05:26:46 | More by mtstatebeer
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ckollias

Maryland

3.05/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 00:58:52 | More by ckollias
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rebel1771

Florida

3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 00:15:39 | More by rebel1771
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 12:21:10 | More by IchLiebeBier
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 21:37:59 | More by BlackHaddock
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metter98

New York

3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 01:06:13 | More by metter98
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arturorg

Spain

3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served into a Erdinger Weizen glass

A: Pours dark brown almost cola like with a small head that dissipates rather quickly with a small lace held by carbonation.

S: Caramel, hops, malt, faint roasted coffee.

T: Malt, caramel, straw its kind of a dry flavor if possible and a little bitter in the end, kind of watery and thin bodied.

Overall: an ok beer, didn't blow me away or else, would have it again but in somebody else dime.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 20:07:33 | More by arturorg
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JCBears

Germany

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from from the normal type flip top bottle. Paper seal closing bottle. Serve by date located clearly on the back label

Appearence: Frothy stong head which leans back quickly but does not totally disipate through out the glass. but not unnaturally. Firm dark color with just the slightest hint of amber. Full rich dark coloration.

Smell: Walnut almost earthy suttle sweetness

Taste: Still earthy, almost to an unpleasent dergee however not so that it would cause it to be undrinkible. Some what of a par taste to the hops detecketed on the edges afterwards

Mouthfeel: Starting with an almost watery start it returns to a slight creamy feel. Resonates creamy afterwards.

Drinkability: A good sipping beer. Sweetness of the malts not too strong and a slight essence of the hops to let you know they are there but not so pronounce as to deviate from style.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2008 21:56:41 | More by JCBears
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jenitivecase

Kansas

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown with a reddish hue. Pours with a small, thin head that rapidly dissipates into nothingness.

S: Nutty, earthy malt scent, with roasty undertones. Pretty standard schwarzbier scent, though lacking any fruity notes that distiguish the more complex examples of the style.

T: Sweet malt flavor, with a hint of smokiness which lingers into the aftertaste. The earthy undertones from the nose are also represented in the taste, albeit faintly. Again, pretty standard schwarzbier, if not a touch sweeter than your average offering.

M: Nice and smooth, with a finishing bite from the carbonation. Medium-bodied.

D: Relatively easy to drink, but the slightly sweeter taste might prevent session drinking.

Overall, an incredibly standard schwarzbier. Well-done, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2008 17:09:48 | More by jenitivecase
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LarryKemp

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured a black and was nearly opaque with a light tan head that left little lace.

High malt aroma with a hint of hops. It had a sweet fruity smell.

The taste was very balanced with just a hint of malt. No hops on the tongue. Finished a little malty.

The mouthfeel was a disappointment because it was medium light.

This was a good black beer but is by no means the best.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2005 02:37:36 | More by LarryKemp
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paterlodie

Belgium

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 18-03-05. Poors in with huge and thick lasting foam thats yellow collored with a brown touch. Beercollor is almost black with bordeaux shine and totaly clear.
Nose is sweet, with lots of malthints going from munich/pale to a roastmalt( without the usual bitterness though( cristal?)).
Taste is sweet, malty, litle oxidised but still fresh mostly cause there seems to be a lemon/lime arome with it. Aftertaste misses litle bitterness but is clean and sweet. The thickness opf the brew makes mouthfeel ok but it misses some bitterness( in my opinion). Drinks easy but sweetness is so big that for me this 0.5l botle was enough. Good beer especially for sombody who likes it sweet and without to much bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2005 20:24:36 | More by paterlodie
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webmanspidey

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 18:26:42 | More by webmanspidey
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Prosit, MK

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 16:16:25 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 03:53:03 | More by LiquidAmber
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 06:30:35 | More by Flounder57
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TheSarge

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2007 15:13:22 | More by TheSarge
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 00:07:38 | More by OtherShoe2
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stoutman

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2003 18:34:45 | More by stoutman
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putnam

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2003 19:29:16 | More by putnam
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chiefydawg

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 01:30:24 | More by chiefydawg
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2005 17:31:44 | More by KarlHungus
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bloberglawp

Quebec (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2008 00:11:24 | More by bloberglawp
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Das Schwarze from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
85 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.