Störtebeker Schwarzbier | Störtebeker Braumanufaktur

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Brewed by:
Störtebeker Braumanufaktur
Germany
stoertebeker.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 11-11-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
14.78%
 
 
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjimlad
4.35/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into 500ml Weizen glass. Colour was a deep coca cola black with a persistent caramel coloured head. Smell was malty and roasty which continued with drinking. Taste was rich dark chocolate, coffee-mocha, mudcake and cream. There was a bitterness that was barely discernable but balanced off the richness of the malt. A very slight burnt note was there but not off-putting. This is a beautifully balanced and totally enjoyable beer. A dessert beer if there is one. I loved every drop. I had it at a dinner party where everone else was drinking Tooheys Extra Dry. They looked content enough. I guess ignorance is bliss.

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Photo of czfreeman
4.32/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another offering in My mixed six pack of Stralsunder beers I picked up a few days ago. I really enjoy Schwarzbier, so glad this was included.
Poured into a chalice,nice ruby brown tone of deep burnt brown, not quite balck Nice medium tan head, good carbonation. Good looking so far. I must say from this six pack 4/5 so far have been really good, the 1402 Kellar was a bit dissapointing, but the Roggen exceeded my expectations. Hopefully that is the case here.
Aroma- not very complicated, but rustic and inviting. Dark bread, bitter cocoa, touch of coffee, dark schwarzbrot, plum, musty roasted grain, reminescent of a dark cool cellar filled with bags of grain. I like the rustic factor of it.
Flavor is spicier, more well pronounced roasted note than expected with a nicely restrained sweetness. Dark bread, cocoa, coffee, toasted grain, dark fruit, finishes a bit dry with a lingering bread/cocoa flavor. love-it. I find a nice roasted balanced keeping the sweetness in check, and the light boday makes it dissapear quite fast.
Drinkability is high. Its intruiguing, roasty, but not heavy and perfect on a slightly chilly evening like now.
After my recent visit home, and a U.S east coast beer tour, it was hard at first to find complexity in a beer like this after the likes of Southern Tier Mokka and BORIS, but I really like these rustic, old styles and actually appreciate them more now than before going home. This beer is native to the region of Germany I am living now, and it really is perfect on this chilly late-summer evening.
---after letting the beer warm a good 20 minutes, the cocoa-coffee-dark bread note becomes so nice,and balanced, I have to go back and add to my original score of 4.0 for aroma and taste.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours very dark, almost black with a hint of redish brown at the bottom. The beige head is large and kind of compact. Slow dissipation leaves decent lacings.

S: Roasted malt with a hint of smoke. Vanilla and some sweetness. Dark dried fruits. Slight coffee and dark bitter chocolate.

T: Taste is heavier smoked and roasted. Vanilla and the sweetness is a bit held back by the heavy roast. Dry and nice. Dark dried fruits. The coffee feels stronger and the chocolate is more in the background.

M: Aftertaste stays for some time and holds a roasted bitterness - nice. Body is medium to full and carbonation is rich.

D: A very nice Schwarzbier. Balanced! I could buy myself a whole case next time in Germany.

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Photo of corletto
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of rredshift
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of torwart68
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eduardolinhalis
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of wl0307
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Courtesy of my German flatmate, who brought this beer from his home town close to the brewery of this beer. Unfiltered, BB 17/05/08, served chilled in a weizen glass.

A: very dark brown in colour, with caramely glows; the fluffy beige foamy head fast settles to a thin crown; the carbonation looks very gentle and light.
S: fullsome in roast-nuttiness, sweet coffee, and chocolatey malts, underlined by a subtle whiff of lager-ish sourness and exotic black-sugar. Overall the lovely nose is very rich, yet not on the brink of being heavy.
T: charred coffee beans, ink, and raw-ish gristy black malts together present a slightly dry-ish and sour-ish malty taste, while woody bitterness, licorice, and lots of nuttiness follow suit at the back, with a mild touch of char and lager-sourness hidden in the corner of the palate. The overall performance reminds me a lot of a good rich Dark Mild, with an additional touch of lager-sourness!
M&D: softly-fizzy and med-bodied, the beer tastes refreshing yet still full of malty flavours and weight. All in all, this is a beautifully-crafted and super-quaffable black lager; everything is just "right" in this pint!

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Photo of Beginner2
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This schwarzbier deserves more love than it has been getting in the ratings. It was rich without much alcohol. And it was balanced enough to go well with a German spinach tart for lunch.
A Baltic take on the Bavarian style, Stortebeker's Schwarzbier is listed in the "1001 Beers To Drink Before You Die" and is reviewed so well, please indulge a quotation: "This velvety-black specialty is malty but not sweet, offers roasted but no burned notes, and is bitter but not harsh... this beer is wonderfully balanced and yet full of character."

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Photo of RickyS
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjervis1888
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSarge
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Störtebeker Schwarzbier presents itself beautifully with a good two finger thick, milk chocolate looking head, which clumps together quite nicely and lasts all the way through. This being well bodied and quite black, but produces nice deep reddish amber hues.

The aroma produces fragrances of smoke up front, but follows up with hints of chocolate, toffee, and caramel.

In the flavor, smoke is immediately detectable. It is followed up with coffee and chocolate characters.

This is well balanced and rich and character. Just a little too expensive to mark this one a good session beer. Look to spend about 5 US dollars for a half liter bottle.

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Photo of SCproUA
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sixpoint
3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dgilks
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Mercarood
3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good dark beer from Germany

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Photo of clarknova
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of midnitesun11
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of PerArvidsson
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of samEBC
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StJamesGate
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mahogany black with creamy taupe head. Sour roasty nose with some smoke meat and chestnut.
Sweet coffee cake malts with some char and a touch of vanilla bean, then vague earth and grass hops.
Kola finish, faint anise linger. Light, round, soft.

Not the most challenging black lager. Goes easy on the roast in favor of sweetness, though the ash is still there. Nice, and not much more.

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Photo of drmeto
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

-dominated by roasted malt and coffee
-touches of bready and caramel flavour
-some licorish
-nicely carbonated
-malty,bready finish

Not quite as smooth and varied as the Köstritzer but a good Schwarzbier

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

33cl Bottle poured into the correct vase shaped glass in the lovely Sophien'Eck a bar in Berlin on 21 Feb 2013.

I found the beer to be a lot sweeter than I expected.

Looked good in its glass: dark reddy brown in colour with a good off-white head of creamy foam that covered the vase with lacing as the beer level sank.

The aroma was of malted biscuits and toasted brown bread but with no real hints to the sweetness within the brew.

Sweet malty molasses ruled the taste completely for me: it was OK but a shock to my system. I'd had a draught Schossler Alt just before this and the contrast was huge flavour wise.

Medium to thin on the body depth, not unusual for a Schwarzbier I suppose.

Overall I enjoyed it: but I do have a sweet tooth.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Deep dark brown and clear with a tan head that disappeared to a small ring. Aroma of malts mostly bready, light sweet caramel and hints of coffee and roast notes. Flavour is dominated by roasty and coffee notes, light carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. It leaves a pleasant light sweet coffee aftertaste. Nice.

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Störtebeker Schwarzbier from Störtebeker Braumanufaktur
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