Schlafly Sessions Black Lager Schwarzbier - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
3.73/5 rDev +2.5%
Guess I sampled the late 2004 batch. I liked the pour, deep brown with good lite brown head that left small laces. It had that black beer aroma to it, earthy, grainy just a hint of malt. Taste was very good, low carbonation with almost no hop kick. Nice lite to medium texture thoughout the pint. Could drink many of these if the Taproom didnt offer so many other enticing libations.
02-14-2005 14:25:23 | More by Vancer
3.05/5 rDev -16.2%
I knew I'd eventually find a lesser Schlafly beer and this is the one. The appearance foretells that the body may not impress as the drak brown body has no real hues to set it out. The head is basically non-existent and so is the lace.
The nose is of light malt and not much else. There is no strong sense of roasting or other delightful dark beer taste. The feel is light and finishes thin, but not lifeless. It is not so much that this is bad beer, but rather that this is just so average.
10-02-2003 02:56:31 | More by AtLagerHeads
3.13/5 rDev -14%
Dark brownish almost black in color, nice wispy brown head that leaves a good lacing, faint roasted coffee malt aroma, thin and watery mouthfeel, decent roasted malty flavors, light bodied with just not enough carbonation, it has a nice roasty bitter finish, pretty average for the style.
09-30-2003 23:50:23 | More by maxpower
3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
Pours a deep, clear reddish-brown with a light tan head with good retention. The aroma is all malt, with hints of coffee and caramel. Starts off with a bit of malt sweetness and roasted grains, then opens up to a smooth caramel/coffee/smoke balance. Ends with a slight earthiness, along with a touch of roasted grain bitterness and toasted malt. Thin-to-medium in body, with a mildly acidic finish that adds to it's clean and crisp mouthfeel. Overall, a solid schwarzbier.
09-25-2003 19:04:06 | More by MJR
3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
Deep black/brown color - definitely more toward dark brown when held to the light. Decent head that remained throughout.
Nose is relatively muted, and not giving much. As the pint warms a bit, some malty notes come out, but not much there.
On the palate, its got a surprising amount of fruity and hoppy flavors. These pretty much overwhelm the malt. Again, as it warms, a bit a diacetyl appears, and definitely detracts from the overall impression. Seems a lot like Schlafly's lager (which does not have the diacetyl) with some roasted barley or black patent added for color.
Schwarzbier is not a style I have a lot of experience with, however this one definitely seemed to be inconsistent with the style, other than the color. That being said, it was a pleasant quaff, but I only had a single pint, before I returned to the excellence of their cask-conditioned pale ale.
10-21-2002 11:12:14 | More by Realale
Schlafly Sessions Black Lager Schwarzbier from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.