Schmucker Schwarzbier - Privat Brauerei Schmucker Ober-Mossau KG
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Reviews by motleybrew:
3.05/5 rDev -8.1%
I like dark lager. This was not as dark as I'd have expected, and not as sweet. The first sip was smooth and creamy, but the hops seemed to bite in a little hard like a cheaper beer. The scent was pleasant--a good mix of hop and honey. I must admit, I didn't expect a lot from this beer at all as I got a case for $11 at the distributor (usually i pay that for a 12 or even a 6--depending on what it is). Frankly I was expecting it to be pretty lame. had there been a little less hop, I think it would have been a much better beer...but i am a homebrewer, and I like hops not-so-much. If you like a bit more hop, this might be just what you are looking for. smooth, just a little thin...clean, dry finish...with a hint of smoke on the back of the tongue. Certainly better than a 12 pack of labatts.
09-18-2004 19:28:43 | More by motleybrew
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3.63/5 rDev +9.3%
A "genuine German vollbier" according to the label "full bodied and malty",poured into my Monchshof schwarzbier glass a deep near bronze color with a off white one finger head quite pleasing to look at.Soft aromas bakers chocolate and brown sugar with a real noticable iron note,true to form the beer is definently on the malty side brown sugar and unsweetened chocolate with that underlying mineral/iron quality there is hint of noble spiciness in the finish.I think a real quaffable beer it wont knock your socks off but its not intended to its got some nice flavors to boot.
08-14-2006 21:10:46 | More by oberon
4.05/5 rDev +22%
Brown bottle, freshness dated. Pours a deep red/chestnut color with a not-so-long-lasting offwhite head. The aroma is pure German - malty with background of noble hops, probably Hallertau.
Round, sweetish malt - typically German, with a fruity, honeylike decoction sweetness and noble hop in unison. Very faint dark fruity malt flavor way in the background - just enough to differentiate it from a dunkel. OK body, but a bit thinner than Kostritzer Schwarzbier. Finishes with a slightly drier, malt/grain flavor that cuts the edge of the sweetness and makes it very quaffable.
Someone has to say it: with a name like Schmucker, it has to be good.
04-20-2003 19:42:26 | More by sponberg
2.93/5 rDev -11.7%
Found this in a fancy Moscow supermarket. German standard brown half liter bottle wiht a black and silver label featuring a pirate holding a mug of beer. Purity law applies. Best before 9/28/05, I opened it on 12/14/04.
Pours a clear cola color under a thin one finger tan head that disappears completely pretty quickly, much like a cola would. There's a touch of caramel in the nose, plus a hint of hops. The mouth is mildly carbonated and quite light. There's some caramel malt here, but it's pretty watery. A touch of crisp German hops comes out a bit later, giving the brew a touch of character and a little dry tickle at the back of the throat. While Globetrotterette thought this was pretty good, I'm a bit disappointed.
12-14-2004 19:13:47 | More by Globetrotter
3.83/5 rDev +15.4%
Schmucker Schwartzbier produces ample amounts of light tan head. The body is dark ruby red in color and is clean filtered. This is a picture perfect schwartzbier.
This has a slightly smoky and sweet aroma to it. The aroma kind of reminds me of raisons.
The taste is malty and has a roasted/burnt characteristic.
This is a light to medium bodied beer and is pretty refreshing. Oddly there is a warming feeling to the back of the palate. Overall, this is about as good of a schwartzbier as you can get.
03-29-2008 15:56:06 | More by TheSarge
3.15/5 rDev -5.1%
Dark beer with touch of malt and burnt malt bitterness.
Mahogany color in the glass with a touch of gold. Kind of a metallic, canned scent. Lacing is nice with a decent carbonated mouthfeel. More sparkly on the tongue. Initially, a bit of malt sweetness on the tongue. Bitterness comes on unexpectedly strong since there is not much hop aroma. Charcoal and muddy flavors make this less pleasant than other softer dark German beers. I would say it is a big dose of burnt malt that gives the sourish bitterness.
05-13-2010 13:12:55 | More by mactrail
3/5 rDev -9.6%
50 cl.bottle. RAther than dark, the colour is deep red. Large but not much lasting brownish head. Hard to find faint roasted aroma of dark fruits and chocolate, with some coffee. Watery in mouth, coffee and molasses, with some notes of fruits. Thin body.
04-24-2007 20:26:06 | More by janubio
3.35/5 rDev +0.9%
Thin, fine bubbled head gives way to a thin layer of lace, floating atop a dark garnet brew.
Aromas of dark malt and black licorace predominate, but aren't overwhelming.
Taste has hints of molasses, baker's chocolate, pumpernickel. Noble hops are present at a moderate level.
A bit thin, and high on carbonation, but definitely drinkable for the fact that it's been on sale here cheaper than many popular macros.
Not spectacular, just something to have handy when I don't want to open something better.
11-20-2004 04:39:39 | More by shirfan
3.43/5 rDev +3.3%
Presentation: 0.5 liter brown glass euro-generic bottle, green/gold/silver on black label
Appearance: clear brown color, medium tan head, minor lacing
Smell: malt and hops
Taste: medium body, mild mouth feel, sweet maltiness, bitter hoppiness
Notes: solid, mid-level brew
09-26-2005 21:51:52 | More by BeerBeing
3.35/5 rDev +0.9%
Schmucker Schwarzbier was well-described by the previous reviewer. The light beige head slowly receded into oblivion and lacing was not left to mark its passage. The aroma was pleasantly reminiscent of honey, malt and fruit. However, I found it - keep in mind I am not a big fan of dark beers - a bit thin on the palate.
04-02-2004 13:21:06 | More by mwrseeley
3.38/5 rDev +1.8%
Appearance: very clear with a nice brown colour. Medium to low size frothy tan head. Impaired retention and little lacing.
Aroma: sweet malty aroma, with caramel and red fruits notes.
Taste: roasted malts, light caramel and earthly hops.
Mouthfeel: smooth with an average level of carbonation, average alcoholic strength and a light to medium body.
Finish: lingering bitter finish.
Overall: very nice and refreshing Schwarzbier. Could use more body, but overall quite enjoyable.
12-17-2007 14:59:02 | More by AlexLMS
2.98/5 rDev -10.2%
A bit too light in color for a schwarz, it is more on the brown reddish. Beautiful light brown foam, compact.
Inthe smell malt, some caramel and toasted, but very light.
At the taste again malt, caramel, but not boring. It slips away a bit, leaving some light toasted in the back, decent.
More a mix between a schwarz and a dunkel, but not bad, in the end.
02-25-2011 21:00:28 | More by stcules
Schmucker Schwarzbier from Privat Brauerei Schmucker Ober-Mossau KG
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