Das Schwarze - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: stoutman on 10-25-2003

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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 39
Photo of TheSarge
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a dimpled mug.

Look: A black body with brown hues when held to the light. A nice cream colored head that retains a nice semi-thick film. Light lacing.

Aroma: Toasted bread, nuttiness, chocolate, toffee.

Taste: Very sweet to start with toffee really coming through. Toasted grains, sweet malts.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, very drinkable.

Overall: Really sweet, toasted. Great flavors.

Photo of jmdrpi
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml swing top bottle

very dark brown, thin white head. nice chocolately aroma. milder taste, good balance of sweet and dry. medium bodied, silky body.

Photo of jimdisser
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A lot lighter than it looks. Some chocolate sweetness that is nicely countered by dry a dryer finish. Very drinkable.

Photo of putnam
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of stoutman
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of chiefydawg
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of bloberglawp
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Photo of KarlHungus
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Photo of archyquaffer
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Poured from a 16.9 ounce Euro-brown bottle with one of those permanent closures that makes this desirable for home brew since it saves on caps. There's a lot number on the label but no freshness date.

A moderate pour produces a billowing 2 inch head that overflows the glass. This settles quickly but remains sticky across the top. The beer is a very dark reddish-brown when pierced with a mini maglight and appears almost black in normal light.

I get that unique, what I call a "minerally" aroma-flavor that I attribute to the brewing water. This flavor is very common in good German and lagers and some English beers as well, but is almost absent in American beers. It has a sort of metallic essence and I like it very much. The flavors are otherwise very malty, with notes of chocolate, dark fruit and black licorice. I'm NOT getting the charred flavors that I've experienced before with American examples of the style. There's some toasted bitterness there, but it's light, and just enough to balance the sweet malt flavors without overpowering them. The beer is light in body but with a creamy, full mouthfeel. The aftertaste lingers with various complexities suggesting oak and cherry.

I give this beer excellent marks, not only for it's complexity and drinkability but also its price- only 3-something for the bottle, which will be refilled many times with homebrew. Purchased at Hennessey Grocery in Butte, Montana.

Photo of hobbes2112
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle

My uncle brought this home with him from his latest Army tour.

Poured a very dark brown with very large tan head, large enough that I spilled the first one actually. The smell is mostly malt and some sweetness. Taste is very earthy with some carmel and dark fruits that I would expect from a doppelbock. Oatmeal and bready notes come and go and the finish is nice and dry.

I really enjoyed this beer (several actually) and would pick it up if I ever see it again.

Photo of confer
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of hammythehampster
4.55/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

it was very very smooth

Photo of jerryusc
4.85/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Das Schwarze from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
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