Shorewood Schwarz - Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: n/a
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Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cokes on 12-19-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 4
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4.1/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This no Black Moravian but it is good.

Appearance: Near black mahogany brown with only a light skim around the glass for head.

Aroma: High cocoa content chocolate bars, coffee, herbal hops.

Taste: Matching the nose but adding sweet caramels and grains. Less roastedness than I would like.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, low carbonation, slightly biting finish.

Drinkability: Outstanding.

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4.3/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this from a growler that kmpitz2 brought back. Porus a dark brown with a small head that doesn't have great retention (but it's from a growler) and leaves a little lacing on the glass. The aroma is mild, but it's mostly chocolate and malty goodness. The flavor is much the same - mostly chocolate malts and hints of roasted notes. Very smooth. The body is on the light end of full and the drinkability is very good.

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4.3/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was only called "Schwarzbier", but I assume it is the same brew. It pours a deep ruby brown color with almost no light passing through. A small head falls to a ring over top. Nose is slight chocolate, slight caramel sweet and a touch roasted. Very solid. Flavor is a little more sweet than expected. Lots of caramel and chocolate with an undertone of roast. Very tasty. Feel is moderate. Carbonation seems to have suffered from the trip, but I don't think it affects the brew. As far as things go, this is highly drinkable. I really enjoy the flavor. Everything seems to be in line. I'll easily cash the growler.

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3.98/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great Dane seems to put out a Schwarzbier annually as a winter seasonal (and occasionally at other times of the year). Last year's "Black Moravian" was outstanding as a bold version of the style. This offering tends towards tradition.

Serves up black, glinted with purple and proves that it's clear when held to a lightsource. The head is a bleached brown, and has some stay.
Nose is muted, but presents with java and caramel with a herbal hop-induced twang.
Enters with a sedate roastedness, somewhere between chocolate and canned coffee. Turns partially sweeter with burnt caramel and brown sugar. Grainier midway. A well lagered briskness carries it into a lightly herbal hop closure.
Light bodied, inching fatter with a moderately low carbonation.
Not especially memorable, but well-done in the essence of some of the famous German versions. A potentially endless quaff.

Shorewood Schwarz from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.