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Einbecker Schwarzbier - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

232 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
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.

TMoney2591, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ygtbsm94, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

harpus, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

traviswhillier, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +6.4%

pathman, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Libationguy
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tawny color with brown hues. Light tan head with moderate density and medium+ retention.

Light roasted coffee and toffee notes. Moderate malt richness with a subtle lactic note.

The roasted flavor deepens on the palate. Slightly smoky with a moderate bitterness that is well integrated with the malt. Medium length with caramelized notes that linger on the finish.

Medium- body that is slightly watery in texture.

Nice beer for the style.

Libationguy, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

mrfrancis, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

petermethot, Jun 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
Photo of jesseejames
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the nice dunkel German beers. I enjoy one of these after a hot day of riding steam trains. This beer on has a bit too much bitterness for me. It has a nice balance of hops to dark malt something that is not easily accomplished. If served cold it has a wonderful head and one of the nicest aromas of the dunkel beers.

jesseejames, May 27, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My 33cl bottle was bought in Berlin: so it is just a 'dunkel' on the label.

Poured into an 'Augustijn' badged chalice at home on 26 Apr 2013.

Ruby coloured body, clean and clear: beige, full head.

The nose is more grainy than malty: with dark berry esters thrown in for good measure.

The taste is maltier than the aroma hints at and those grain smells don't appear in the flavours. Undertones of sweetness which don't surface fully hide behind a mild hop crispness that doesn't turn the brew bitter or overly dry.

Interesting and one of the better German brewed Dunkels I've had so far.

BlackHaddock, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of plato
3/5  rDev -20.2%

plato, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of HabiMendes
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This Schwarzbier is a dark-red color, transparent, with a slightly tanned neck. The aroma emanates caramelly malt tones with vigor, with noble hopes in the background. The taste displays medium carbonation, the same caramel, and coffee tones. The sensation is very refreshing, and very soft, and the taste is super fast - the beer slides fast in the palate. The aftertaste is malty and shows noble hops. Definitely a good pick for the end of Winter.

HabiMendes, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Lare453, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of kvnstfrd
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 12 oz. Pilsner glass.
Appearance: Dark brown color with a reddish hue; looks like a Dr. Pepper. Absolutly no head at all, even with an aggressive pour.

Smell: Toffee, caramel, dark chocolate and a slight sour note.

Taste: Initially, roasted Munich malts and semi-sweet caramel with a coffee-like bitter flavor mid-way. Aftertaste yields a roasted almond flavor with a mild herbal hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with more carbonation detected than what was visible.

Overall: I'm a little confused because this beer has the qualities of a Munich Dunkel and also characteristics of a Doppelbock, but nothing like other Schwarzbiers-style beers I've had before. So, I stopped trying to analyze what style of beer it was and just enjoyed it. It's one of those beers you can sip slowly and savor, or throw back several in one sitting.
Whatever style it is, it's another awesome brew from Einbecker.

kvnstfrd, Mar 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of acelin
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from the terrible green bottle.

Please, stop doing this breweries. Green bottles will become associated with skunked shit, and this will only tell people in ever growing numbers that your beer is crap. This beer had a chance, but you ruined it with this.

Smelled of skunk, some caramel, some roasted notes, coffee, biscuit.

The taste followed with a little less skunk, nice roasted barley, and a creamy mouthfeel.

Einbecker, I won't buy another one of your beers until I see it in a brown bottle.

acelin, Dec 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

stephengraniero, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

cliff1066, Dec 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Cody552, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of BierStein711
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into Pokal

Like a prior reviewer had said, this is more of a bock than a schwarzbier.

Three finger gray head, dark amber body, almost no carbonation

Taste: chocolate, caramel, with perhaps one of the noble hops at the finish?

Smell: chocolate and caramel

Mouthfeel: moderate, not too thick.

Overall, not a bad beer, but not a brilliant one. This is kind of a boring beer to me, perhaps if I had a fresher bottle I'd like it.

I don't think I'll seek this out again.

BierStein711, Nov 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

BlackBeerDown, Oct 25, 2012
Einbecker Schwarzbier from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
85 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.