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Einbecker Schwarzbier - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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227 Ratings

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG visit their website

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%

07-11-2013 01:46:41 | More by pathman
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3.71/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

07-05-2013 19:25:53 | More by Libationguy
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

07-01-2013 19:34:12 | More by mrfrancis
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-25-2013 16:34:52 | More by petermethot
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

05-28-2013 13:01:14 | More by herrburgess
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4.01/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

05-27-2013 20:07:51 | More by jesseejames
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United Kingdom (England)

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

04-26-2013 21:04:58 | More by BlackHaddock
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.2%

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

4.2/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

04-06-2013 03:44:23 | More by HabiMendes
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-22-2013 15:19:05 | More by Lare453
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4.35/5  rDev +15.7%

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.

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

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-09-2013 16:37:29 | More by Duvel
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-29-2013 03:42:23 | More by DmanGTR
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-09-2013 21:04:03 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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3.3/5  rDev -12.2%

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.

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

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

12-13-2012 00:11:48 | More by stephengraniero
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-10-2012 03:28:03 | More by cliff1066
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-02-2012 03:32:43 | More by Cody552
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3.23/5  rDev -14.1%

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.

11-08-2012 02:15:01 | More by BierStein711
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

10-25-2012 02:07:33 | More by BlackBeerDown
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3.4/5  rDev -9.6%

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.

10-23-2012 02:07:22 | More by falloutsnow
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

10-09-2012 18:07:43 | More by HamGlade10
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-02-2012 13:47:24 | More by generallee
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-19-2012 06:27:13 | More by Antnyd82
Einbecker Schwarzbier from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
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