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Einbecker Schwarzbier - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

223 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
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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herrburgess

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +20%

05-28-2013 13:01:14 | More by herrburgess
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jesseejames

Montana

4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2013 20:07:51 | More by jesseejames
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 21:04:58 | More by BlackHaddock
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plato

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20%

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

Rhode Island

4.2/5  rDev +12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 03:44:23 | More by HabiMendes
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-22-2013 15:19:05 | More by Lare453
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +16%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 02:56:07 | More by kvnstfrd
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Duvel

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-09-2013 16:37:29 | More by Duvel
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DmanGTR

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-29-2013 03:42:23 | More by DmanGTR
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-09-2013 21:04:03 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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acelin

Kansas

3.3/5  rDev -12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 05:14:49 | More by acelin
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stephengraniero

New York

4.5/5  rDev +20%

12-13-2012 00:11:48 | More by stephengraniero
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-10-2012 03:28:03 | More by cliff1066
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Cody552

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

12-02-2012 03:32:43 | More by Cody552
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BierStein711

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 02:15:01 | More by BierStein711
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

10-25-2012 02:07:33 | More by BlackBeerDown
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: John's Grocery, Iowa City, IA
Date: Code Number: L1048058L00
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Einbecker's schwarzbier is a modestly flavored, easy-drinking dark beer with light roast and toffee flavors. A definitely sessionable beer, but one I would not go to too much trouble to look for one when others that are tastier are more readily available.

Pours a 1.5cm head of very light tan, composed of large to medium-sized bubbles that recedes to a thick ring around the glass, with a few small islands of wispy foam. Lacing along the sides of the glass is fairly minimal, a few dots and squiggles. Body is a dark brown color with reddish highlights, light bringing out a dark amber hue to the beer. Carbonation is visible, but sluggish.

Aroma is of lightly roasted malt with a bit of toffee. The scent composition is fairly minimal, decent, but not particularly strong or nuanced.

Overall flavor profile of light roasted malt and toffee, sweeter rather than roastier, and generally subtle and mild. Tasting opens with malt sweetness and lightly roasted malt favors, leading into a mid-palate of lightly roasted malt with toffee and slight European hop bitterness. Back of palate sees an increase in roasted malt flavor and acridity, with a bit of chocolate and toffee as well. Lingering aftertaste of caramel malt sweetness with some roasted malt and toffee flavor.

Beer is medium bodied with low to medium-low levels of carbonation. Resulting mouthfeel is smooth, not creamy or fizzy. Closes out dry, with little stickiness across the palate.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 02:07:22 | More by falloutsnow
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

10-09-2012 18:07:43 | More by HamGlade10
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-12-2012 01:20:44 | More by wattoclone
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generallee

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-02-2012 13:47:24 | More by generallee
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Antnyd82

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-19-2012 06:27:13 | More by Antnyd82
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly murky dark brown with a 1/2 inch foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted/toasted malt and some slight caramel aromas. Taste is much the same but slightly watery. There is a very mild roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice smell but the flavors are pretty thin in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 02:52:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
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prisoner1572

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +20%

06-25-2012 14:29:55 | More by prisoner1572
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Yanksfan1063


4.5/5  rDev +20%

06-12-2012 00:11:26 | More by Yanksfan1063
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear medium brown in color. The beer has a half finger tall creamy beige head that reduces to a thin film covering about half of the surface of the beer and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal lacing is observed.

S: There is a sweetness to the smell of this beer with dark fruits and caramel/toffee dominating.

T: Light to moderate flavors of dark fruit sweetness in the malts, some lightly burnt malts, and just a hint of caramel. Just a touch of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This beer is easy to drink and enjoyable. With the lower ABV and not too intense flavor, this beer is easily sessionable and definitely one that I would try again.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 03:16:21 | More by dbrauneis
Einbecker Schwarzbier from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
85 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.