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B3K Black Lager - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

94 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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Lynn1451

Colorado

1/5  rDev -71.5%

01-16-2013 20:09:12 | More by Lynn1451
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UncleAddie

Arizona

2/5  rDev -43%

03-27-2014 22:18:34 | More by UncleAddie
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43%

11-14-2011 18:49:44 | More by Jspriest
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djrn2

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -43%

12-02-2012 01:59:22 | More by djrn2
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Jredner

Florida

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2006 01:20:09 | More by Jredner
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

12-02-2012 01:59:20 | More by acurtis
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Oxymoron

Colorado

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2008 20:52:23 | More by Oxymoron
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

05-12-2012 05:26:25 | More by StubFaceJoe
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denver10

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

04-12-2012 01:48:34 | More by denver10
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2007 20:19:06 | More by BeerBelcher
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-03-2013 03:42:11 | More by HuskyinPDX
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zestar

California

3/5  rDev -14.5%

07-28-2014 07:03:18 | More by zestar
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fishguyac

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.5%

10-05-2012 00:05:08 | More by fishguyac
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TwoLips

Colorado

3/5  rDev -14.5%

03-05-2014 14:57:44 | More by TwoLips
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2009 19:18:45 | More by Mebuzzard
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

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.

Serving type: can

08-20-2013 00:56:10 | More by beatenbyjacks
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ndekke39

Ohio

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2006 00:20:18 | More by ndekke39
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htomsirveaux

Texas

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2009 07:43:31 | More by htomsirveaux
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

02-04-2014 14:49:05 | More by jaydoc
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bbadger

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

10-15-2012 19:15:48 | More by bbadger
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kmanjohnson

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

03-16-2014 04:24:50 | More by kmanjohnson
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

03-10-2014 04:19:50 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-09-2014 15:26:24 | More by atrocity
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Twal

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-18-2012 23:11:14 | More by Twal
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

3.3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2009 18:14:28 | More by PhillyStyle
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B3K Black Lager from Wynkoop Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.