Einbecker Schwarzbier - Einbecker Brauhaus AG
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2.78/5 rDev -26.1%
This beer pours a clear dark brown color with amber hues around the edges. The head is solid, tannish-white, and long lasting. The aroma is of a generic dark lager. Caramel malt is nice, but the is nothing special about this beers aroma. This taste is a mirror image of the aroma. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated; so much so that it is annoying and certainly takes away from the taste. Overall, this beer is a major disappointment, and I'm not even sure if I would drink it again if it were free.
09-19-2006 03:15:25 | More by KarlHungus
3.63/5 rDev -3.5%
Pours a clear chestnut brown color with a small tight egg-shell colored head which settles into a light cap. Quite light for a "black beer". The aroma is of a light roasted munich malt, quite doughy and sweet. Some grassy peppery notes as well. The taste has a nice but very light roasted quality which rides shotgun to a big munich malt presence. Big doughy flavor with some caramel, raisin, and grassy/peppery notes. Tastes more like a dunkel than schwarzbier. Moderate feel with tingly carbonation, lightly sweet. It may not be the best tasting schwarzbier out there but it has good flavors and is very easy to drink. The low abv is nice. More of a dunkel but a good dunkel.
12-12-2009 03:51:58 | More by Gmann
4.03/5 rDev +7.2%
Color was a dark brown, with ruby and garnet hues. Loved it. Probably not the color of a Schwarzbier, but....I loved it! Small fine head, with some lacing action. Mild malty nose, some bitter chocolate present, and even hints of dark fruit. Middle of the road mouthfeel. Slight malt flavor to start, toasted/roasted malt characteristics present, a bit bitter.... slightly astringent finish, with a the hops presenting themselves. Nice bier!
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4
05-25-2002 16:49:37 | More by Bierman9
3.93/5 rDev +4.5%
Sampled on tap at Redbones.
This beer poured a very dark brown (almost black) but clear with hints of red if held to the light. The foam was creamy and tan, and it clung to the glass and left some lace. The smell was modest but cocoa, caramel, and malt could be discerned. The taste was cocoa, mild chocolate, and caramel malt with very low hop presence. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with a slightly bitter, crisp finish. The body was medium with moderate carbonation feel. The drinkability was very good. This beer was easy to drink.
08-03-2003 06:32:41 | More by UncleJimbo
3.6/5 rDev -4.3%
11.2 oz green bottle, pours a clear, mahogany red body, with a minimal head and no lacing. Aroma is toffee and a hint of noble hops. Mouthfeel is light bodied, and has light to medium carbonation. A mild hops bite is felt on the tongue.
Taste is caramel malt, roasted grain, and a hint of herbal hops. This one seems to become thinner in body, as it warms. Slight, hops bitterness at the finish evens out the sweet malt profile enough to earn nice marks for drinkability.
04-05-2004 19:26:34 | More by merlin48
3.68/5 rDev -2.1%
Poured a deep-reddish brown color with Modeerate tannish head. Nice lacing. Smell is a mixture of molasses, brown sugar, toasted malt and caramel. Taste is similiar to the smell, but after several tastes it slowly dissappears. Finished with a somewhat thin feeling in the mouth with little if any body. Easy drinking, but rather bland.
06-19-2006 00:09:04 | More by tgbljb
3.98/5 rDev +5.9%
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.
10-17-2011 11:53:10 | More by StJamesGate
3.63/5 rDev -3.5%
Draught: This one poured an extremely dark, copper color. It seemed fairly clear, and only had a very small tan head on it. The aroma was decent, although a little light. There were caramel notes, as well as a faint tinge of roastiness. The taste was good. It was medium bodied and very smooth. Just a hint of sweetness in the taste. Very subdued notes of caramel and dark fruits. Not bad.
08-28-2008 21:32:58 | More by Boto
3.5/5 rDev -6.9%
Sometimes a guys gotta' wonder if there are drinking the same beer as others are, but my experiences differs from many on this one, especially with the aroma, which was all hops (including a noticeable aroma upon opening the bottle). Now a nice german lager hops, but no indication of malt. Dark brown to black with hints of garnet when held to the light. Clear. Short and thin head. Starts as a European pilsner and that's a taste that remains throughout. Middle to finish brings on the roasted malt flavors. The longer the beer sits the more the malt comes through. It's all very short lived. Interesting mix of flavors. Medium to high carbonation. Interesting beer, probably more of a dunkel than schwartzbier.
08-25-2002 06:47:24 | More by garymuchow
4/5 rDev +6.4%
A - Pours a dark brown dunkel body. Patchy head remnants and lacing.
S - Smells like a hopped dunkel. Some sweet scents like malt or toffee.
T - Tingly hops and sweet roasty malt. Slight chocolate note and a little malty sweetness.
M - Crisp and clean this one is refreshing with its medium body and fresh carbonation.
O - A good choice for a dunkel. This beer isn't what i expected from a schwarzbier but it is still a great choice if you like darker beers with the drinkability and body of a session beer.
03-21-2011 01:49:33 | More by BeerForMuscle
3.95/5 rDev +5.1%
Dark brown pour with some reddish light transmission. Nice head of 1/2 an inch of rising foam and with excellent lacing properties. Smell of light nutiness, malty sweetness and just a touch of grape. The mouthfeel is shy of medium but with a sharpness lent by fresh and grassy hoppiness that reminds me of its Mai bock cousin, and a beer I've had a soft spot for. Biscuity and honeyish malts compete early, but the attenuation is very nice and the beer dries to a satisfying finish. Well-balanced and more interesting than some other Schwarzbiers, slightly skeletal in body but with an added complexity.
03-12-2004 16:48:21 | More by ADR
3.83/5 rDev +1.9%
This beer pours a reddish tree bark and is topped with a big and dense white head that laces well and lasts a while. Interesting color.
Nice nose! Sweet roasted malts and loads of caramel.
Lightly carbonated but still has a pretty warm and creamy mouthfeel. Sweet roasted grains, caramel with a hint of some dark fruits and chocolate/cocoa.
01-19-2004 01:49:03 | More by Crosling
3.63/5 rDev -3.5%
Dark, but clear deep chestnut color - huge, puffy tan head that slowly deflates leaving some patches of foam on the glass. Sweet, dark malty aroma...some toasted toffee and metallic overtones. Rich malts in the flavor. Bready and a little nutty, this isn't a huge or particularly complex lager, but it is tasty as it is. Nice taste but its a little on the weak side. Medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation - somewhat astringent with a clean finish.
This isn't really roasted in any way which leads me to think this is more of a Bavarian dunkel than a schwarzbier. In fact, this is only labeled "schwarzbier" in America. Let's just say its a good, easily drinkable German dark lager of sorts.
11-20-2006 05:46:01 | More by wedge
4.35/5 rDev +15.7%
Presentation: 11.2oz custom green bottle. Best before on the back label.
Appearance: Deep, woody brown in colour. Pours a massive creamy/foamy tan head with loads of stick and retention.
Smell: Malty, milky and caramel nose.
Taste: Light-bodied, crisp and refreshing. Hops hit the palate from the start with a sharp bite that segues into a complementary earthy roasted malt astringency. Faint raisin/grape. Metallic flavours fill the mouth, in tune with the overall sharpness of the beer and a tight, fizzy carbonation feel. Touch of chocolatey sweetness in the background, becoming more pronounced, rich and caramel-like as the beer warms -- "malty". Toasted flavours form and helps to finish things off, along with a dry-ish bready flavour.
Notes: An outstanding Schwarzbier/Dunkel. Balanced, tasty and an absolute treat for the taste buds. I highly recommend seeking this beer out.
03-31-2002 22:32:04 | More by Todd
3.45/5 rDev -8.2%
Pours a clear dark(er) brown with a tan fizzy head that dissipated quickly. A bit of a ring for retention; no lace.
Moderate sweet caramel and light chocolate notes mixed in with some malt. Pleasant.
Big letdown here. Flavors are just way to subdued. Some chocolate, light caramel and toasted maltiness, light bitter edge, almost metallic. Flavors are pleasant enough, but miss an intensity that I've seen in others of the style. Nothing wrong with it, just looking for more.
On the lighter side, but this is fine. Enough body and carbonation to keep this one pleasant.
Overall, a number of things in this one check and balance drinkability. Lighter body makes this one go down easy. Lighter flavors make it a quicker drink, but not necessarily a better one. And I was lucky enough to find an orphan bottle (a single outside of the six -- they sell singles at this store, but I won't break the cardboard encapsulated style apart to get one -- just not cool in my opinion -- but luckily someone else did). But a $15.99 a six-pack, I doubt I'd be reaching for 2-3 of these anytime soon. Better reps of the style out there. This is not horrible, but just ok. Still worth a try.
07-25-2009 17:30:39 | More by OtherShoe2
3.55/5 rDev -5.6%
Very dark brown bordering on black, with a big tan head. Good chunky lacing. The aroma is very understated, with some cream and caramel.
Light raisiny flavor, with a good hop kick upfront. Mildly sweet with some lactic overtones, plenty of malt. Light toast, no roasted bitterness, but a little metallic. Biscuity finish.
Good schwarzbier, it's dark and drinkably mild.
06-16-2007 19:12:42 | More by BretSikkink
Einbecker Schwarzbier from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
85 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.