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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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acurtis

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

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

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-27-2012 02:35:11 | More by bootsandbeer
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +14%

11-26-2012 21:32:09 | More by ste5venla
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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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vipergtsr171


3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

11-13-2012 03:24:44 | More by vipergtsr171
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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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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So what's the deal? Is this beer name inspired by a serial killer?

First beer of the day yesterday at the Dayton Disc Golf Course (and it wasn't this beer's fault I fell behind 7-0 in skins to start). Nice black color without the viscosity, you can see some hints of brown and red through the beer at the edge when you apply sunlight to it. The head was a sturdy beige, small bubbles.

Aroma, fairly standard, a little bit of roast in the nose, lager aroma stays in check, neither offensive nor obtrusive.

Taste, good black spritz going, adequate hopping for style, light body, roast still discernable in taste, good carbonation, whatever the yeast offers, it isn't oppressive. A faint sweet malt remnant in the mouthfeel that is otherwise dry and clean.

A decent beer that I found mildly enjoyable on a crisp fall morning.

Serving type: can

10-14-2012 18:36:30 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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fishguyac

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

09-06-2012 14:43:41 | More by comfortablynirm
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crobinso

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-30-2012 22:42:29 | More by crobinso
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

4/5  rDev +14%

06-29-2012 02:28:37 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-15-2012 21:33:39 | More by carteravebrew
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champ103

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Cherry Cricket in Denver, CO

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A small beige head forms and sticks around as a tiny cap. Some light lace.
S: Toasted malts, bread and biscuit. Light chocolate and coffee. I like it.
T: Very simple, but I love it. Toasted malts that are great. Bread and biscuit with some great complimentary chocolate and coffee. Everything works together perfectly.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Very crisp and clean. So easy to drink. All day with this one, and went perfectly with my burger.

A great Schwarzbier IMO. Full of malty goodness. Well done and something I would highly recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2012 23:06:44 | More by champ103
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-14-2012 23:19:56 | More by MarkyMOD
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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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Piason

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-11-2012 06:31:19 | More by Piason
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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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Domingo

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is in cans now, which is always convenient. I can’t think of any other canned dark lagers.
Pours a brown/black color with a lot of foam. It’s sticky and lines the walls of a glass pretty well.
Semi-sweet chocolate, dark bread, and some smoke are on the nose.
The flavor profile essentially mirrors the nose, although the smoke is a hair heavier than I prefer. It adds a little bit of heartiness that takes away from the drinkability slightly. Still, this is tasty stuff.
The dark malts are never overtly bitter or acidic, which is the sign of a better schwarz.
I wish the smoke were toned down ever so slightly (I’ll be a traditionalist here), but this is otherwise very solid.
Good stuff and a nice new canned brew from the ‘Koop. It’ll be in my rotation for the summer without a doubt.

It might be worth mentioning that in my experience bottled/canned beers with smoked malts tend to have that come on a bit stronger than a draft version. On tap I'd say that the smokiness in B3K is barely perceptible.

Serving type: can

03-16-2012 14:44:04 | More by Domingo
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jwmarcum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

02-15-2012 19:08:51 | More by jwmarcum
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14%

12-24-2011 06:06:58 | More by MsRif
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43%

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

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured into a chilled pint glass down at the pearl street grill. black with very little head, almost watery looking for a darker brew. nose is dark roasted malts, sharp hints of licorice in there as well. taste is slightly bland, coffee notes with the almost burned malt flavor. very low carbonation makes the mouthfeel a bti strange. i havent entirely figured this beer out yet, but i have never had more than one in a sitting. something is a little off here

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2011 16:57:49 | More by StonedTrippin
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Tone

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of roasted malt, coffee, sweet malt, and slight oatmeal. Fits the style of a Schwarzbier. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight earthy malt, roasted malt, slight coffee, and a hint of sweet malt. Overall, decent appearance, good body, and good feel.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2011 14:15:47 | More by Tone
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Good schwarzbier. Poured brownish-black with a moderate tan head. Dark roasted malts in the nose, caramel and dark chocolate. Similar taste, with big roasty malts, licorice, and some cocoa bitterness. Smooth and silky, not quite full-bodied, and very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2011 15:47:32 | More by Rifugium
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Freshcraft in Denver, CO.

Pours an almost opaque dark brown color with a 1/2 inch beige head that fades to a thin cap. Random legs of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smells malt/biscuit, some fruitiness, and a slightly smoky aroma. Taste is exactly like the smell. This beer has a high level of carbonation which makes for a very crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer and the first of the style I have ever had. My first beer from Wynkoop.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2011 16:23:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
B3K Black Lager from Wynkoop Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.