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Das Schwarze - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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84
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
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

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of webmanspidey
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

webmanspidey, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Purp1eOne
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Purp1eOne, May 29, 2013
Photo of mjtierney2
3/5  rDev -19.4%

mjtierney2, May 25, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Ciocanelu, May 24, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -19.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, May 23, 2013
Photo of tootsMcGee
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

tootsMcGee, May 13, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

metter98, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

BlackHaddock, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of JHendu
5/5  rDev +34.4%

JHendu, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

whatsgoody, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of brinch
4/5  rDev +7.5%

brinch, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of ckollias
3.05/5  rDev -18%
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.

ckollias, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of jandadeboer
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

jandadeboer, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of shakerus
4.5/5  rDev +21%

shakerus, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of breedsimpsonville
5/5  rDev +34.4%

breedsimpsonville, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of adamcthomp
4/5  rDev +7.5%

adamcthomp, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Loogs
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Loogs, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of phaedrusovchaos
4/5  rDev +7.5%

phaedrusovchaos, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of spacemanvt
4/5  rDev +7.5%

spacemanvt, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of chiefydawg
4.13/5  rDev +11%
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.

chiefydawg, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of arturorg
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

arturorg, Aug 20, 2010
Photo of confer
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
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.

confer, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of mtstatebeer
2.9/5  rDev -22%
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.

mtstatebeer, Aug 29, 2009
Das Schwarze from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
84 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.