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Das Schwarze - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
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Purp1eOne

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-29-2013 00:33:27 | More by Purp1eOne
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mjtierney2

Germany

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-25-2013 19:53:17 | More by mjtierney2
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-24-2013 14:20:31 | More by Ciocanelu
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-23-2013 02:48:52 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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tootsMcGee

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-13-2013 00:50:34 | More by tootsMcGee
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metter98

New York

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
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-24-2013 02:17:58 | More by DrunkinYogi
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BlackHaddock

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
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JHendu

Florida

5/5  rDev +34%

11-29-2012 01:46:08 | More by JHendu
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whatsgoody

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

11-24-2012 13:23:24 | More by whatsgoody
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brinch

Denmark

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-21-2012 09:46:11 | More by brinch
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ckollias

Maryland

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
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jandadeboer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

08-12-2012 17:55:58 | More by jandadeboer
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shakerus

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

08-09-2012 01:05:55 | More by shakerus
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breedsimpsonville

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +34%

06-13-2012 01:23:39 | More by breedsimpsonville
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adamcthomp

Spain

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-30-2012 17:42:38 | More by adamcthomp
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Loogs

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-20-2012 01:09:22 | More by Loogs
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phaedrusovchaos

Romania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-27-2012 09:24:39 | More by phaedrusovchaos
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spacemanvt

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-07-2011 19:31:00 | More by spacemanvt
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chiefydawg

Ohio

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.

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

Spain

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

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.

01-11-2010 01:07:06 | More by confer
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mtstatebeer

West Virginia

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
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janubio

Spain

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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.

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

Virginia

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.

08-12-2009 07:18:16 | More by jerryusc
Das Schwarze from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
84 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.