Pfungstädter 1831 Schwarzbier - Pfungstädter Brauerei
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Reviews by boddhitree:
4.61/5 rDev +17.3%
Appearance: Despite the pic, there was a decent amount of foam, dirty white which dissipated eventually. It sits under a dark beer, not a black beer. It's very very dark amber, blackish orange, but not "black as night" as reported above. It's not "Guinness"or stout-like black, for light still can pass through it. Still, a nice dark amber beer color.
Aroma: Very malty: Pils, München, Roasted malts all jump out of the glass. It reminds of a Dunkeles and doesn't disappoint. There's a hint of hops in the back, but I know it only because the malts are balanced out somewhat in the nose and don't overpower, so though almost absent in the aroma, they're there if you know what to smell for.
Flavor: In the front, a determined Noble hop bitterness, not overpowering, light on the front of the tongue, but still demanding attention, mixed with a roasted flavor and the burntness of a blackened cajun chicken....yum.
In the middle, more bitterness, roasted malts and some lingering hints of burntness, it mixed with the sides, which get sweet roasted malts and Münchner malts, licorice and surgery. In the back there's intense malt sweetness, bready, toasted, a licorice or molasses, and a umami of black malt burntness again, all mixed, yet the sweetness becomes the focus. The aftertaste is another adventure in bitter-sweetness of roasted malts. Lovely beer.
Mouthfeel: think and wonderfully inviting.
Overall, I remembered really liking this beer, and in the can, this beer seems really fresh today. I love the bitter-sweetness, the intensity of flavors... problem is... I can't decide if it's wow beer or not. I really really like it, but, ah what the hell, it's a WOW beer, and here's why: many f the Festbier and Märzen from Franken and Bayern were so sweet that it was a challenge finishing the bottle, yet this gem, though it lays on the München malt sweetness, uses roasted and black malts and bitter hops to nail an umami feeling that really calls you to drink more and more on a cold, dark winter day, or relax on the lawn in summer. It's that bittersweetness I keep coming back to that gives me a warm gemütlich and a süffig feeling that makes you want more.
11-23-2013 13:59:59 | More by boddhitree
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3.43/5 rDev -12.7%
Beer bottle (50cl.), tasted in 2004.
Appearence : Black beer (lager style with a very beautifull brown colour).
Smell : Chocolate box
Taste : Bitter chocolate
Mouthfeel : Coffee, final note of liquorice
Drinkability : A good beer in the style schwarzbier.
My first review in B.A (12/10/2007)
10-12-2007 20:20:30 | More by thierrynantes
Pfungstädter 1831 Schwarzbier from Pfungstädter Brauerei
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.