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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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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
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
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tbeer40

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-03-2012 17:51:07 | More by tbeer40
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.73/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Einbecker Schwarzbier has a very thick, creamy, beige head, with some lacing and a clear, brown appearance, with tiny streams of bubbles. The aroma is of sweet, medium-toasted barley, brown bread, a little chocolate and coffee, and whiff of hops. Taste is similar, with a subtle added dark cherry aspect. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Einbecker Scwarzbier finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, mostly dry, and highly drinkable. Simply an outstanding beer.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 20:58:52 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Cjameson50


4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

04-15-2012 13:16:00 | More by Cjameson50
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear Coca-Cola brown with a fairly thick, fine-bubbled and rather persistent pale tan head. Strong, malty aroma has an overtone of pear and is on the sweet side. Flavor has a malty core and tones of caramel, licorice and fruit and a hint of grass. Smooth texture has a decent amount of fizz and about average body. Overall, not outstanding but definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 02:24:32 | More by Cyberkedi
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friartuck72

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-31-2012 20:39:04 | More by friartuck72
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paulginva

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: This beer, poured from a bottle into a flute, produced a medium tan creamy 1/2" head that dissipated slowly leaving thin head lacing. Carbonation was soft in a clear dark brown body with copper highlights.

AROMA: Pure German malts; nothing else.

TASTE: Sweet malts with a hit of moderate caramel and a light bit of toffee.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer has a medium body with a smooth texture, soft carbonation and thin body lacing that dissipates slowly. The initial flavor is lightly sweet with a very lightly bitter finish that lasted for a moderate length of time.

DRINKABILITY: Definitely repeatable, easy to drink and a good, but not great, schwarzbier. It's just a little too sweet for my taste, but that's a minor point. It provides a good price to value profile and I'd buy it again, particularly for a long night of beer and conversation with friends.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 23:17:35 | More by paulginva
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-19-2012 03:48:03 | More by jfcaa193
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turdadactyl

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +33%

02-07-2012 16:13:10 | More by turdadactyl
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3/5  rDev -20.2%

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

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-06-2012 04:11:19 | More by LJWalker
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear dark brown red, only a film of head.

Smells amazingly of caramelized sugar and some raisins.

Taste has almost no sweetness, more of a dark bread taste with a bit of malt bitterness.

Feels like liquid bread crust, not crunchy or rough, just firm and a medium to low dryness. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 00:27:30 | More by Doppelbockulus
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Found this in my mix and match section at Beer Nutz.

A - Well this happens to be the lightest "dark" beer I ever had. Clear amber brown with a half inch of opaque colored head. Lacing is pretty good.

S - Smells more like a bock to me with caramel and toffee leading with some harsh grains and mild roast.

T - Very harsh at first almost like it was skunked (green bottle) but I soon found out it was from the Pilsner malts so I warmed up to it. Still not that great with mild sweetness and little roast it didn't really strike me as a good rep of the style.

M - Light to medium, it was spot on for the body.

Overall more of a bock rather than a Schwartz this beer is boring and forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 22:43:15 | More by DrDemento456
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crhensel

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

(Bottle into dimpled mug) I was rather surprised by this one. I expected a Schwarzbier to be black and heavy on the roast, to the point where I could taste it. This had none of that. The pour was a dark, deep brown, which is attractive, but when you can see through to the bottom of the glass, schwarz it is not! A thin head formed then was gone almost immediately. There was no real aroma I could put my finger on. There was a hint of a roast and a little pepper, but nothing remarkable. The drink itself was very disappointing. I expect something of this style to be a little thicker and have bold flavor.

Upon letting this one sit for a while to warm, I found that the flavors did develop nicely and there was a bit of a caramel malt that came out and gave this some character. Still not my favorite, but not too bad afterall!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 03:55:50 | More by crhensel
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.2%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-29-2011 02:28:24 | More by rxthree
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-24-2011 11:37:07 | More by jophish17
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-08-2011 19:56:15 | More by Rochefort10nh
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MONKandTUCK

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - When you call it a Schwarzbier, I hope for a Schwarz(black) beer... this is a deep brown. Wonderful clarity, but obviously low ABV by the lack of density. I was wishing for more color, but I give it points for appearing as a well made Lager.

Oh, and it holds a nice pillowy cap for longer than expected of a lager.

A - Not much going on here. Well, nothing is intense. It's not really peppery or zesty, like a Pils. The lighter grist bill, I shouldn't be expecting Bock notes. It there's some breadiness, faint roast, and caramel.

T - Very pedestrian. I expect Schwarzbiers to be Pilsners with with a little roasted bite at the finish. This is more of a Dunkel Lager that wasn't afraid to fill its role.
Hops are void, some chewiness, cracker and sweet notes round out the flavors.

M - Very wet, it's no different than your generic adjunct lager. If you're used to light beers (or heavy ones) it's a nice change of pace.

O - I couldn't drink this all day long and wish Adjunct Macro Lagers were of the same calibre. I also appreciate the opportunity to have tried this beer. Otherwise, spend your money elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 02:36:21 | More by MONKandTUCK
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

11-25-2011 22:08:13 | More by mdillon86
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Caterwaul

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-22-2011 14:07:14 | More by Caterwaul
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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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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-14-2011 08:17:35 | More by Jspriest
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StJamesGate

New York

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Porterhouse, Parliament St.

Chestnut with a steady creamy film that sheets. Caramel, apple, nut and a bit of grass on the nose.
Nut loaf and cranberry bread with a mil chocolate hit and autumn leaf to end.
Stale Red Hots finish and lingering roasty sweet and sour. Creamy, round, verging on medium.

Labeled as "Dunkel".

Pale and fruity for a Schwartz - more properly called a Dunkel. Light, smooth, lots of Vienna. Just enough going on, but drinkable over challenging.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2011 11:53:10 | More by StJamesGate
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DUBinMIA

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

served in a pub glass from a bottle.

clear dark brown with a hint of amber and decent carbonation. Pours 1/2 in head that dissipates to about 1/4 in with little lacing.

smell is balanced with malt and grainy aroma and piney hop notes.

good malt flavor and a slight hop spike emerges at the end to finish nice.

Mouth feel is medium to light body.

Not what i was expecting from a schwarzbier but a good one though.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 00:29:38 | More by DUBinMIA
Einbecker Schwarzbier from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
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