B3K Black Lager - Wynkoop Brewing Company
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2.15/5 rDev -38.7%
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.
10-16-2006 01:20:09 | More by Jredner
2.53/5 rDev -27.9%
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.
06-12-2008 20:52:23 | More by Oxymoron
2.8/5 rDev -20.2%
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.
10-11-2007 20:19:06 | More by BeerBelcher
3.1/5 rDev -11.7%
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.
03-04-2009 19:18:45 | More by Mebuzzard
3.14/5 rDev -10.5%
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.
08-20-2013 00:56:10 | More by beatenbyjacks
3.2/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
07-07-2006 00:20:18 | More by ndekke39
3.23/5 rDev -8%
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.
02-14-2009 07:43:31 | More by htomsirveaux
3.3/5 rDev -6%
On-tap in a 12 oz pint glass:
Served up a decent brown, reminded me of cola really, with an off white head that was not well retained. No lacing to mention. The head was light and fluffy. I would have expected this beer to be blacker that it was.
The aroma was light, a nice roasted barley but not much else to it.
The taste is good, follows the nose, but a little stronger. Roasted barley with some sweetness, not really sure what it was, and it also had some spice to it, but again, not really sure what it was. I didn't really find much hoppiness/bitterness to it, which I expected some of.
The beer feeling light, which is what was expected from the style, and it was smooth and easy to drink with a good carbonation feel to it. The beer finished with a dry aftertaste. Overall, not bad beer but not a great one either.
06-23-2009 18:14:28 | More by PhillyStyle
B3K Black Lager from Wynkoop Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.