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Einbecker Schwarzbier - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

228 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 228
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%

Antnyd82, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of prisoner1572
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

prisoner1572, Jun 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Yanksfan1063, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

dbrauneis, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev +6.4%

tbeer40, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.73/5  rDev +25.8%

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

RonaldTheriot, May 16, 2012
Photo of Cjameson50
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Cjameson50, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

Cyberkedi, Apr 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

friartuck72, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of paulginva
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

paulginva, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +33%

turdadactyl, Feb 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Kahlerbock, Feb 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

LJWalker, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

Doppelbockulus, Jan 28, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -14.1%

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.

DrDemento456, Jan 11, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -10.1%

(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!

crhensel, Jan 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

JAHMUR, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

rxthree, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 08, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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.

MONKandTUCK, Dec 05, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Caterwaul, Nov 22, 2011
Einbecker Schwarzbier from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
85 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.