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Einbecker Schwarzbier - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 15
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus 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: Bierman9 on 03-31-2002)
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sevopie

Colorado

2.17/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - Heavy brown color that poured a very small amount of head.

Smell - Slightly bitter malts on the nose with a touch of caramel.

Taste - I'm left wondering where everything went. I taste a bit of cocoa, and a little bit of maltiness... But it tastes very thin.

Mouthfeel - On that note, this has a very thin body with too little carbonation.

Drinkability - I'm thinking I got a bad bottle, because this is reminding me nothing of the rest of the reviews. I will need to try another bottle of this to make sure, but its not a keeper based on this one bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 07:37:16 | More by sevopie
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BBM

New York

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a deep, clear brown (so much for the 'schwarz', I suppose) with a thin bone white head on top. Aroma is a bunch of adjuncts and a slight sweetness.

The taste is more of the same. Adjuncts, sweetness, and a touch of caramel. To be honest it tasted like your generic Euro Lager (think Beck's) in dark form. No thanks. I'm a big fan of schwarzbiers, but this one was a let down. Mouthfeel was light and carbonated. This could be a session beer if you wanted it to be, but to be honest, I was good with one. Wouldn't go back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 03:22:56 | More by BBM
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yesyouam

New York

2.68/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Einbecker "Schwarzbier" is a ruby brown lager with a sandy slight head. The aroma is grainy-- roasted barley. It's fresh and faint. It's thin in the mouth. The flavor is of deep malt. It's lightly bitter and a little funky. My drinking party and I all agreed that this was a Dunkel, not a Schwarzbier. Why did they call this a Schwarzbier?
(rated Aug 1, 2007)

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 13:30:42 | More by yesyouam
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer pours a clear dark brown color with amber hues around the edges. The head is solid, tannish-white, and long lasting. The aroma is of a generic dark lager. Caramel malt is nice, but the is nothing special about this beers aroma. This taste is a mirror image of the aroma. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated; so much so that it is annoying and certainly takes away from the taste. Overall, this beer is a major disappointment, and I'm not even sure if I would drink it again if it were free.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2006 03:15:25 | More by KarlHungus
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fattyre

Georgia

2.88/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear dark reddish brown color with a moderately large rocky tan head. The smell is of sweet roasted malt. The taste/mouthfeel was moderate to thin with a sharp effervescence and little of the maltiness that was promised by the aroma and very little aftertaste. I thought I had a great beer from the aroma but was sadly dissapointed at the flavor. What was there wasn't bad but there just wasn't enough of it.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2003 03:34:08 | More by fattyre
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Stimack

New York

2.93/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Brew poured to a brown color but your able to see through it, has a medium sized light tan head that had very limited retention. No lacing to speak of. The aroma seems to be pretty good, nice strong malt scent that gives off the idea of caramel also giving a sweet smell. The taste is a letdown IMO, the malt scent does not carry over to the taste. Seems very watery, what is there reminds me a bit of caramel but also finishes a little odd. Has a sweet flavor and has a slight hop ending. This brew was a let down, I enjoy Schwarzbier very much but IMO this just did not meet the cut. I feel that there are many other offerings that are much better than this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 03:32:14 | More by Stimack
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.2%

02-03-2014 03:02:30 | More by acurtis
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3/5  rDev -20.2%

02-06-2012 15:17:09 | More by Kahlerbock
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3/5  rDev -20.2%

05-10-2014 19:41:22 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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plato

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.2%

04-21-2013 15:56:55 | More by plato
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Cody552

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-02-2012 03:32:43 | More by Cody552
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-29-2011 22:09:44 | More by JAHMUR
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LoveStout

New York

3/5  rDev -20.2%

02-03-2014 03:21:44 | More by LoveStout
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.2%

02-03-2014 03:42:24 | More by djrn2
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MaltyGoodness

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle

Pours a black color with black cherry highlights. A creamy light tan head forms and recedes. Very minor lacing on the glass.

Aroma is brisk with a hint of caramel and a light nuttiness along with a skunky hop smell.

Tastes like it smells. Some crisp caramel and burry malt flavors upfront. These are washed over by a mild bitterness with a skunky hop taste. Finishes clean and crisp.

Medium-light body, zippy carbonation.

Well, I wasn't expecting this beer to have a skunky hop characteristic - so I am left to assume that the single green bottles under the fluorescent lights at the shop are the culprit.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2007 03:20:21 | More by MaltyGoodness
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Bighuge

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, deep auburn tone. Thin airy beige cap. Adequate lacing.

Smell: Cocoa, munich malts, bread dough and roasted malt.

Flavor: Muted chocolate malt tones. A little roast. Light bread tones. And a little sweet caramel.

Mouthfeel: A little too much carbonation. Gives an airy mouthfeel and a few burps. Light to medium in body.

Drinkability: Not a favorite of mine. Won't return to it. Not horrible, but it just doesn't do anything for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2006 02:22:25 | More by Bighuge
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theghost3

Louisiana

3.1/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with almost no head--just an off-white ring. No lacing. Smell is smokey with toasted malts & caramel. Taste is bitter, some toasted malt & molasses. Mouthfeel is carbonated, acidic. This is not think, and it's actually kind of watery. Kind of an odd combination of smoke flavor with the caramel notes.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2009 03:51:39 | More by theghost3
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Boppar

New Hampshire

3.1/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

It pours a deep translucent brown, with distinct red hues. One finger of rapidly vanishing head. Almost no lacing.

It smells like sweet malts, and possibly green raisins.

The taste is primarily malty sweetness, although it is balanced by bittering hops. The finish consists of a woody flavor and something else that is disturbingly similar to BO.

Mouthfeel is very thin, but it seems in keeping with the style.

Drinkability is probably about average. I didn't really want to finish mine, but I did. I imagine that fans of the style may be more inclined to enjoy it. Personally, I thought it tasted like a more expensive version of Negro Modelo, but that might just be me.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2007 00:26:02 | More by Boppar
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BierReise

Florida

3.1/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle labeled Einbecker SchwarzbierPoured an ice tea color brown with a thick head that is slowly settling down. Aroma is slightly roasted with a note of caramel. Body is a bit on the flat side. Flavor is a bit sweet and a bit weak also. Finishes dry. Overall very average and not worthy of future consumption.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2004 22:46:01 | More by BierReise
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Amalak

New York

3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

App: Dark, redish-brown color. Not much of a head.

Smell: I don't know, but when drinking, I wasn't a big fan of the aroma. nutty smell very similar to the Mai-Ur-Bock.

Taste: Berryish kind of taste. Hint of nut. Solid, but hardly spectacular.

Mouthfeel: Dry. Not much going on.

Drinkability: Good, mildly rough.

I love Einbeckers, but this was my least favorite. Not bad by any means. Hardly spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2007 01:32:07 | More by Amalak
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep mahogony with a thin head that becomes a swirling patch.

The smell is sweet - grainy and toffeeish.

Like the smell, the taste is grainy. A bit of toffee tries to boost up the flavor, but seems restrained. Not much going on in the flavor department. Seems like a schwartzbier version of an average green-bottled Euro. Something about the flavor just seems rather bland. Finishes abruptly with only hints of flavor hanging on. There is a slight harshness and a thinness in the feel, which is otherwise okay.

Not thrilled with this one. Something about it is drinkable, but the aroma and taste need a boost.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2007 15:06:02 | More by jwc215
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

It's been years since I've had something from Einbecker, so I'm interested to see how my feelings have evolved. This stuff pours a clear smoky topaz topped by a finger of charred cream foam. The nose comprises mild roast, light toast, and a touch of cashew. The taste intensifies the roast a bit and replaces the cashew with a bit of rubber. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, an odd little schwarz, really. The rubber character is pretty off-putting, but the rest seems to finish rather cleanly. I have no idea how old this bottle isw, so perhaps age has had an effect, but it seems fresh enough, just lackluster.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 06:24:19 | More by TMoney2591
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bort11

Missouri

3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz stubby green bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Not much of a head at all, very thin ring and no real lacing. Color is a dark brown caramel with lots of carbonation activity.

Smell initially has a bit of skunk hops but quickly mellows to a sweet caramel malt. Taste is malty with a slight trace of chocolate

Mouthfeel is light with a smooth carbonation. Interesting step out of the ordinary for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2007 03:35:21 | More by bort11
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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown, can see through, with thin white head.

Nose is bready/dough like with some malt. Cold metal in the aroma too.

Palate is a timid caramel flavor with not much roasted malt. Thin bodied, watery, easy to drink but lacking in flavour.

Very disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 05:09:24 | More by yemenmocha
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tlazaroff

Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark brown in color, perfectly clear, with a tan head that thins out quickly but never really goes away.

S: I get a tad of roast, with some graininess mixed in.

T: Mild roast compared to the nose, it has a bit of caramel.

M: Very smooth, a tad watery. this is light bodied and low carbonated.

D: Super high drinkability. Quite refreshing, could drink this one all day long.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 01:09:30 | More by tlazaroff
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Einbecker Schwarzbier from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
85 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.