Das Schwarze - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
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3.68/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
06-14-2009 16:16:25 | More by MuenchenerKindl
3.65/5 rDev -2.1%
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.
02-28-2005 20:24:36 | More by paterlodie
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
3.58/5 rDev -4%
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.
06-17-2005 02:37:36 | More by LarryKemp
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
3.55/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
07-08-2008 17:09:48 | More by jenitivecase
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
3.48/5 rDev -6.7%
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.
04-03-2008 21:56:41 | More by JCBears
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
Das Schwarze from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
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