Burning Oak Black Lager | Linden Street Brewery

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Burning Oak Black LagerBurning Oak Black Lager

Brewed by:
Linden Street Brewery
California, United States

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by t0rin0 on 09-30-2009

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Beer Revolution. Very nice example of the style. The looks are solid. Very dark reddish brown in color, approaching black, with a creamy off-white head and excellent lacing. Smells roasty and there are also some piney hops and some very slightly soured grains. The taste is very nice. Roasty and slightly malty with bitter chocolate and biscuity flavors. Firm and smooth in the mouth. Very nice. I could easily drink a few of these.

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4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful beer in the tall Stella glass-- near black with a fine high foam. Plenty sudsy on the way down as well.

Pleasant smooth flavor. Another ideal sort of lager, only the dark type. A little malty sweetness along with the nicely darkened variety of malt flavors. Some grainy taste and just a hint of burnt sugar. Totally drinkable and one of the best Schwarzbiers I've had. Not much bitterness but the blackened grainy taste makes for a nice finish.

From the swing-top junior growler bought at the Bi-Rite Market on 18th St. in San Francisco. Beer was in very good condition. This batch says 5.2% ABV and 19 IBU.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Flour+Water, served in a 14oz. cheater pint.

Dark brown, appearing black until held to the light, where it displays glints of ruby when backlit. Frothy tan foam that has a puffy irregular surface, slowly receding. Some spotty lace remains.

Nutty aroma, mild cocoa and coffee, wet roasted barley.

Mild bitter roast, husky wet grains, minor traces of coffee and bakers chocolate, not overtly "lagery" per se. Light feel, but full of character and flavor. Paired well with a margherita pizza.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Beer Revolution. Dark brown body topped by a dense frothy foam. Nice head retention and plenty of sticky lacing. Nice crusty bready malt aroma that reminds me of a good Munich dunkel. A little coffee and roast, slight sweetness and sulfur. Smells great, and tastes great, too. More roasted and bitter than the aroma implies, it's dry and malty up-front, quite grainy, mildly charred. Medium-light in body, firmly bitter in the finish. Good stuff, I need to try more beers from this brewery.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first beer by Linden. Finally I allow myself an opportunity to try something from this new brewery.

The beer looks okay in the pour. The head is nice, but the body is murky. No big deal though. Flavor matters most, so let's see here. Mildly sweet tone with berries showing a fair bit. Mild bitter tone hits and grows stronger as it progresses. Consistent and fairly smooth, though quite hearty. A good beer which would probably be better with food. Oh wait, here are my sweetbreads. Time to feast.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pizza Antica in Mill Valley. Poured into a pilsner glass. No abv info is given.

A-The restaurant was fairly dark so I could not tell if it was dark brown or black. It has a one finger sandy head that collapses to a small layer that covers the majority of the top. Small patches of lace stick to the glass.

S-Somewhat muted at first. I get hints of roast malt and a touch of grain. As it warms I get touches of lager yeast and earthy, Noble style hops.

T-It starts out tasting like a lager. It has a lot of the same charactertistics as a pilsner. There are earthy Noble hops, lager yeast, and a little grain. There is also a decent amount of sweetness early on. I found the roast to be more prevalent towards the middle and end of each sip. It leaves a slightly roast taste in between sips, but it is by no means strong.

M-Medium bodied, smooth, and nicely carbonated.

D-Went down easily. Not overly complex and went will with the piadini I ate.

Another good beer that from these guys. It would make a great session beer.

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Burning Oak Black Lager from Linden Street Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 41 ratings