Hofbräu Steelers Schwarzbier | Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

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85
very good
10 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania, United States
hofbrauhauspittsburgh.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Summer

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Added by NittanyBeerFan on 08-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
10
Reviews:
2
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 2
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Boto
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a clear brown color with a large tan head. It left a fair amount of lacing. The aroma was good. Some chocolate and caramel malts to the nose. The taste was good. Chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of caramel malt sweetness. A nice brew and very easy to drink.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of wattoclone
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed this on on tap during my "Beer Extravaganza" Weekend in Pittsburgh. Poured it into a half liter mug.

A: Clean and crisp black color. Crimson and amber hues around the edges and the bottom depending on how you hold it in the light. A full two to three inches of thick creamy frothy head sits perched on top, sinking back into the beer unevenly, leaving peaks and valleys in the foam.

S: Muted smell of roasted malts. There are some pale grains in there as well. Yeast strains overwhelm pretty much everything else that could be in there.

T: Good strong roasted malts are heavy up front. Sasz and other German hops add another layer to the flavor. German yeast strains spice up the beer nicely, and there is a caramel character in the finish.

M/D: Creamy and rich. So smooth that there is not even a tingle from the carbonation. Definitely a good session beer. I enjoyed everything about this from the texture to the flavor to the smell. A very balanced schwarzbier, with a great roasty flavor that is nicely complemented by the rest of the beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Hofbräu Steelers Schwarzbier from Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
4.01 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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