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B3K Black Lager - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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104 Ratings

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smcolw on 06-06-2004)
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1/5  rDev -71.5%

Lynn1451, Jan 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43%

banger7, Sep 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43%

UncleAddie, Mar 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
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2/5  rDev -43%

djrn2, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Jredner
2.15/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

You ever have a beer at a brewpub and think to yourself, "The brewer wouldn't know a [insert beer style] if it bit him in the ass?"

Me either until I had this Black Beer. It's just damn un-Schwarz...the schwarz is very not with this beer.

Has a porterish roast coffe aroma with mild stewed raisin notes that are more baltic porter than Schwarz....but hey maybe that suggests it is actually a lager. Red tinted black body with a pinky thin tan head. Light roasty flavor in the fore. Amazingly narrow flavor range and not much real taste concentration or or presence ont he tongue...a watery weak porter really. Shameful.

Jredner, Oct 16, 2006
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2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

acurtis, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Oxymoron
2.53/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

B3 ok? Pours a black hue with limited clarity. Red hues around the side when held to the feint light. A darker tan head with decent retention (great compared to their other beers) and limited lacing.

The nose is limited overall which is ok for style. Some roasty and astringent notes which is not ok for style. Some light bready notes. Subtle yeast smells as well.

The taste is mostly malt with a big roasted malt kick. Closter to a robust porter, there is a nice astringent/roasty kick which would be nice if it wasn't so out of place in a Schwartz. The roast really comes out through the full taste but some milky almost silky flavor balances a bit. Has a almost oatmeal characteristic. There is a light piney/earthy finish more along the lines of a English porter.

The body is light but leaves a sweet finish. Sweet but still feels full attenuated. Hard to explain I guess. Some silkiness and a very light carbonation. Overall a good beer but not a schwartz.

Oxymoron, Jun 12, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

StubFaceJoe, May 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

denver10, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of BeerBelcher
2.8/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I thought this beer was bland and unexciting when I had it on tap at Wynkoop's in Denver. It poured an opaque black, with a tan head that quickly faded. I couldn't pick up any aroma from the top of my glass. Flavor was lightly roasty, but that is me reaching for something to say about this beer. Mouthfeel was clean, which is easy to do when a beer doesn't taste like much!

Not really recommended.

BeerBelcher, Oct 11, 2007
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

HuskyinPDX, Apr 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

zestar, Jul 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

fishguyac, Oct 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

TwoLips, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this with a tuna melt and bacon-potato salad. OK, not the best pairing, but hey I was craving tuna.

Light coffee color pour, black but kinda brown. Soapy head that was off white and stuck around a bit.

I smelled almond and toffee. Sweet a bit, but nothing overpowering or even noticeable. Taste follows, but the almond is gone and sweet malt comes up. I'm not a malt guy, yet this one had just enough to become noticed, and then died at the end, which for me is good. Clean finish, good with food as it won't dominate.

Would have again, but not my first pick at Wynkoop.

Mebuzzard, Mar 04, 2009
Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.14/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance - pours with a rich white head the quickly goes away. Dark brown cola color and hue.

Smell - lots of malts with a hint of smoky flavor

Taste - front has lots of malts followed by that subtle smoky tint in the smell.

Mouthfeel - easy drinking for sure, but lacking a punch

Overall - maybe I'm not a huge fan of the style, but other than easy drinking just an ok beer.

beatenbyjacks, Aug 20, 2013
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3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ordered this on-tap at the Wynkoop Brewery in downtown Denver. Poured a dark black (hence the schwarz = German for "black") color. Nearly opaque. Little off-white head to it. Not a complex flavor or aroma - mostly hops in there. Flavors of hops linger just a bit, then fade. Light carbonation, good for sipping. Amongst the beers I tried at Wynkoop, this one wasn't exceptional, although it wasn't bad by any means. I would definitely try another pint of it.

ndekke39, Jul 07, 2006
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried at Wynkoop, 4 Feb 2009.

Dark brown color. Small head. Moderate carbonation. Minimal aroma, slightly roasty, not much else. Fairly sweet, caramel to start. Some coffee roasty flavors, chocolate through the middle. Finish is lightly roasty. Easy to drink, good mouthfeel. Ethanol light.

htomsirveaux, Feb 14, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

jaydoc, Feb 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

bbadger, Oct 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

kmanjohnson, Mar 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Kramerbarthomer, Mar 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

atrocity, May 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Twal, Nov 18, 2012
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B3K Black Lager from Wynkoop Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.