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B3K Black Lager - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

108 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: smcolw on 06-06-2004

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Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 37
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #81 (Oct 2013):

Wynkoop’s take on the German Schwarzbier style. While it’s certainly good and highly drinkable, and offers can fans a dark beer option, it lacks some of the depth, complex malt characters and clean finish found in authentic examples.

STYLE: Schwarzbier
ABV: 5.1%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Near black, opaque, brown edges, beige lacing

SMELL: Bread crusts, chocolate, spent coffee grounds

TASTE: Very creamy, light chocolate, bready, roasty, mild acidity, faint smoke, flash of sweetness, dark grapes, blood, coin; dry, bready finish

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Dark black, very light drinkable body, light coffee notes, cream, sweet and low, milk chocolate. Some lager cereal and grain aftertaste.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decided to give it a shot, no real expectations for this one. Got it for free at Morgans Liquor store as part of a promotion.

A&S: Pours about a finger of creamy tan head, not a ton of retention, but not awful. The beer has a medium black coloration. Light grains and bitter hop components, with some smokiness thrown in there.

T&M: Really not bad. Pretty large hop component. Smokey, lightly malted, milk chocolate also present in the taste. Light body, but not super crisp, more smooth than I expected. Medium high carbonation, but not sharp.

Overall: I'm not too familiar with this style (Schwarzbier), however this beer seems to fit for the most part. Pretty refreshing and not completely flavorless. Opposed to the season suggestions for this style (winter), I think this beer goes great on a warm early summer night.

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B3K Black Lager from Wynkoop Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.