Samuel Adams Black Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.58/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from bottle to a weizen glass.
appearance - Pours a pure black, but held up to sunlight a mahogany color is seen in the narrowest part of the weizen glass. One finger head that settles a little, but sticks around for the duration with fairly good lacing.
smell - Smells of sweetness. Molasses are strong with a side of chocolate. Roasted malts bring up the rear.
taste & mouthfeel - Rosted malt molasses. Faint chocolate. Very simple flavor. Sweetness to start, some hop, then the sweetness comes right back again. Hangs out on the lighter side of a medium bodied brew.
overall - When I see a black beer, I expect something heavier like a stout. I don't think I've had a Schwarzbier before so I don't have a baseline to compare it too, but it was a decent beer. A little more balance to the sweetness would have been nice.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2011 23:23:52 | More by EricMichael
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