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Schwarzer Kristall - Brauerei Locher AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 2.31%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Locher AG visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 10-12-2008)
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KatL80

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-29-2014 20:02:22 | More by KatL80
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Vinylboy20

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-04-2014 16:30:21 | More by Vinylboy20
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bokreiner

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-30-2014 23:45:53 | More by bokreiner
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FLima

Brazil

4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deepest black color with a thin caramel head with medium retention.
Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolates, and bread dark crust.
Likewise, flavor of roasted coffee beans, caramels, earthy and floral hops.
Dry aftertaste with a lingering roasted note.
Light to medium body with good carbonation.
Excellent Schwarzbier, with intense flavors that are not tiresome.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 19:55:50 | More by FLima
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a pilsen glass.

A: Pours a dark brown to black color forming a medium creamy and thin bubbled beige head. Great retentiont. Lots of lacings left in the glass

S: Great smell of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Notes of caramel and flowery hops. Sweet and balanced. Excellent surprise

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of chocolate, chocolate malts, roasted malts and caramel. crispy Lager profile. Quite biscuity yeasts. Flowery hops

M: Light to medium body. Extremely smooth. Medium carbonation. Roasted aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. Big surprise, I was expecting s great beer but it really overpassed my expectations

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 21:23:08 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Rumlibeers

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-03-2014 16:28:35 | More by Rumlibeers
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MystikCelt

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-25-2012 06:17:29 | More by MystikCelt
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Fux

France

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle bought during a trip in Switzerland last year. The latest to be drunk but not the least !
A: Very dark with a low head retention.
S: Smell is malty with notes of coffee and chocolate. Surprisingly bready and quite earthy also.
T: The flavors are not as aggressive as it could be for a stout but the taste is not so far from the style. As the bottle was probably a bit old, the flavors were changing a little during the tasting (probably due to oxidation ?) and became more resinous with hints of old wood, reminding me a bit of an aged Chimay. Unusual and very pleasant.
M: Sweet but not creamy, highly drinkable. Would perfectly fit for long winter nights (if I'd had more than one bottle of this on stock !)
O: I stole the glass of the friend with whom I made this tasting and let him drink my Westvleteren blond instead. All is said !

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 19:43:08 | More by Fux
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jbro434

Switzerland

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark. Real Dark. No light through. Pours thick and creamy with a nice coffee foam head that leaves a nice bit of off white lacing. Hints of cherry, coffee and sweet dark chocolate up front. A very slight sour oatmeal graininess with the hints of fruit and chocolate in the mouth. The finish is deep and dry, chunky, malty sweetness that is not overpowering, just balanced out very nicely. A top notch Swiss brew from the folks in Appenzell.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2009 16:25:22 | More by jbro434
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engisch

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black. Blacker than Guiness, but not nearly as thick as Ten Fidy. The smell seems out of place in Switzerland with most beers being very light, I immediately cheers the chocolate malt aromas. The head retention isn't the best.

The flavor most reminds me of a nice porter with a high drinkability. It is definitely not stout-ish as in the case of the typical dry irish stouts, but has a few characteristics of an imperial stout. It tastes a bit like chocolate and coffee.

As for what I see in Switzerland, I would have to say this is untypical, but welcomed! Not a bad Schwarzebier!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2009 17:54:12 | More by engisch
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled then bought at the Singapore Beer fest in 2008. Was told it was a "stout" like bier. I said "sounds good". Pour...

Black, a bit shiny, not flat black like a Guinness or Murphy's. Some red hues to it (like the Guinness), good 1 finger head. Off white foam crept up the glass, but hung nicely. Some chunks to it, but overall fluffy and a tad soapy.
Figs and candy licorice come through in the nose. A bit bready, can smell the German influence...whatever that means. A lager with hints of chocolate and flaked hops. Dryness was nice, but it didn't overpower the malt. More flavors arrive later; red plum, raisin and that darn licorice.
Drank well, a bit tart, but clean finish. Enough aftertaste to keep you wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2008 16:23:50 | More by Mebuzzard
Schwarzer Kristall from Brauerei Locher AG
90 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.