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Innstadt Extra Schwarze Original - Innstadt Brauerei

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Innstadt Extra Schwarze OriginalInnstadt Extra Schwarze Original

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BA SCORE
86
very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Innstadt Brauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 05-05-2006)
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

ejimhof, Sep 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

wrightst, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of RoyFokker
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

RoyFokker, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

dcmchew, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of zenithberwyn
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

zenithberwyn, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

(no discernible bottling or best-by date... poured into a flared pilsner glass)

A: tall, off-white head on pour - dense spongy foam.... not really all that black - more of a bock-like ruby-brown.... ultra-clear liquid.... fairly impressive but not unusual steady cap atop right through

S: cola, oxidized old malt, and perhaps some sweet brown bread

T: thin, very clean pils and brown malt flavors... palatable nuances of the scent of the wet leaves and bark of the edge of a wooded area on a cool, rainy afternoon... sort of an oxidized or old, dried-out hop flavor, somewhat floral (dried petals and sepals).... moderate amount of hop and roasty bitterness does actually balance nicely.... yeast character dominates an otherwise rather malt-absent, dry finish

M: super clean and quite satiny-smooth.... a tiny pinch of a fizzy prickle up front... the medium-light body suggests a bit of roundness

O: once again, don't know how old of a bottle this was.... comes across more like a dunkel lager than a schwarzbier... enjoyable to drink, just a touch more subdued on the dark-malty flavors than I was hoping for

Bouleboubier, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of soju6
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark mahogany color with a large tan head that fades to ample lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit with a bit of chocolate in the background. taste of Roasted malt, dark fruit, some chocolate and bit of spice. Easy bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, with a gritty malt texture with a bit of character. Nice beer for the style.

soju6, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jiffymon, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, biscuit dough, and slight roast aromas. Taste is much the same with molasses and roasty flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has some nice roasty qualities and is easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a stemmed strange)
A- This beer pours an opaque jet brown body with a faint glow of dark brown at the very base. There is a sticky thin light beige head that leaves rings as I sip.

S- The rich sweet smell of dark fresh wort has some dried leave notes in the finish.

T- The rich full malt flavor has a mellow breakfast blend coffee malt note underneath with lots of fresh wort flavors and some dark cola notes in the finish. This beer is a bit sweet in the finish but it does have some lagered characteristics. Some roasted black malt hints come though but they don’t have any bitterness to them.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a thick texture in the finish.

O- This beer is tasty but a bit like carbonated wort, but much better than malta. The fresh malt flavors are nice but a bit too sweet to drink by the leader.

rhoadsrage, Apr 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Kahlerbock, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

bigred89, Feb 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Ciocanelu, Feb 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

brutalist, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a charcoal grey with rusty copper tints, moderate cap of off-white head. Scent lead by chocolate, semi-sweet, some notes of roast appear, mineral water, as scent mellows, a strong dark lager base is found. Taste follows suit, lots of flavor in this beer, chocolate and roast a bit stronger than others in style, nice mineral quality. Medium bodied. Solid Schwarz, slightly bigger than others in style but still enjoyable.

rfgetz, Oct 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

thebouch01, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

JohneHoodlum, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL swing top bottle. no cap at all, just the rubber swing top seal.

appears black in color, with garnet highlights in the corners of the glass. cream colored 1/2" thick head. good retention.

aroma of bready yeast and complex dark malt. chocolate, lots of raisin. in the taste, the malt flavors are not as intense as the smell, more muted. maybe some earthy hop flavors are in there. light to medium thickness. smooth carbonation, drinks easy.

overall - a bit more flavor than most beers I've previously had in this style. but good!

jmdrpi, May 16, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Innstadt Extra Schwarze Original

LOOK: Swing top bottle. Pours a ruddy deep brown color with a chill haze but otherwise decent clarity. Large mocha creme head forms and has excellent staying power and lace.

SMELL: Very malty upfront with suggestions of chocolate, bitter coffee, bread and a yeasty twang. There is a faint touch of hops.

TASTE: Prominent toasted malt, chocolate bread, char, and somewhat sweet. Low level of hops. The yeast gives it a light tang, which prevents the beer from becoming overly sweet. Big time chocolatey, nutty, and bready characteristics. Soft alcohol and little bitterness.

FEEL: Medium bodied, full flavored dark lager. Delicate carbonation at a medium level, malty finish.

OVERALL: The Innstadt Schwarz is a very good example of the dark lagers becoming increasingly more popular in Germany. Well rounded flavor and a solid choice.

Stinkypuss, May 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Ozurr, May 04, 2012
Photo of BeerIsland
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very malty nose and slightly sweet initially, this is a beer packed with flavor. At only 5%, it's sessionable if the chocolate toast doesn't get you first. Krugels in Wilkes-Barre has a good line on the Innstadt brand and this and the Doppel were a good choice during our mild winter. It's the hottest day of the year today and it's still going down well.

BeerIsland, Apr 16, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a really really deep chestnut brown. A tall tan fluffy head is produced when poured into a glass of some sort. I really didn't take notice of any carbonation. I forgot.
As far as schwarze goes very rich and malty with a slight roasted malt asppect and molasses hints.
Taste is rich and velvetty with a deep malty taste with hints of roasted malts and molasses. It drinks on the fuller side of medium with a clean finish. I picked this up on a wim at the beer store and I'm glad i did, it's a fantastic example of a schwarzebier. You can read extra here as imperial. The beer drank smooth and with a big full flavor. You could throw in some pumpernil too in there. Compare it to an Einbecker.

micromaniac129, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Super deep dark brown body, almost black. The head is big and beige and hangs around for a while, sticking to the glass the whole way.

S - Alot of roasty, grainy sweetness in the nose. Tangy and yeasty also. A nice meal-like smell.

T - Touches of honey on earthy dark bread. Toasted dark bread with roasted grain. Honey-like malt sweetness, notes of molasses.

M - Very smooth and clean on the mouth. Medium bodied like a Scwarzbier should be and tons of flavor likewise.

O - This was recommended to me by one of the bartenders at my favorite Brauhaus and it was a homerun. I love schwarzbiers and this one is my favorite so far.

BeerForMuscle, Apr 05, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml flip-top picked up at Tres Bonne Cuisine.. I thinking I paid about $4.50.. Poured into my smaller weizen glass...

big 3 finger head leaves great lace... tons of lace... the brew is crystal clear "black".. only shows clarity when held to a bright kitchen light and then only the deepest deep ruby shows.

The nose is a very clean Schwarzbier.. dark malts are the headliner... a little toasty malts help bring a needed sweetness..

Flavor mirrors the nose pretty much perfectly with a bit more maltiness mid palate that drains into a bit of coffee astringency and then trails off as expected.. this is a super clean black lager... and there is no doubt where it comes from.. some nutty/chocolate nibs show as it hits room temperature... but the brew is pretty much gone at that point... Very satisfying.. The body is exactly where it should be.. so is the carbonation.. this tastes very fresh and I am impressed with the German brews coming through TBC..

JohnGalt1, Sep 08, 2009
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Innstadt Extra Schwarze Original from Innstadt Brauerei
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