1910 Black Lager | Wallace Brewing / Orehouse Tasting Room

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1910 Black Lager1910 Black Lager

Brewed by:
Wallace Brewing / Orehouse Tasting Room
Idaho, United States

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Redrover on 06-21-2013

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 22
Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug. On a side note, I am coincidentally reading The Big Burn right now, about the great fire of 1910 that engulfed Wallace, ID and burned a huge area of national forest. Small world!

Appearance: rich dark brown with ruby highlights and no haze when held up to the light. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam; I dig it.

Smell: toasty and roasty, but with a somewhat dampening yeasty character. Not entirely out of style, but it makes the aroma less enticing.

Mouthfeel: darkly roasted malt combined with a yeasty character and a minimal hop bitterness. It's not bad, but it doesn't excite me.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body but with a big carbonation and really a rather good creaminess.

Overall: something about the yeastiness I just don't love. It's not a bad schwarzbier, but it is also not my favorite.

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Photo of stevoj
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Mai Thai. Not quite black, but a very dark brown. Thin creamy beige head, lots of lacing. Mild roast malt aroma. Taste adds a touch of sweetness to take the edge off of the bitterness, making this exceptionally smooth. Creamy mouth feel.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Nonic Pint. Time to check off another brewery.

A : The first thing I notice is the tall head, about 4 fingers and very tightly knit like a Guinness. It's off-white to khaki colored. The body is chocolate brown with mahogany and cherry hues. 70% opaque.

S : French toast sticks, maple syrup, pie crusts, caramel, slightly syrup'ed barley.

T : Licorice, coffee bean, shots of milk and cream, maple syrup and rye bread crusts. Lingering roast barley/rye crust dipped in maple syrup on the finish.

F : The light side of medium bodied, mildly carbonated, ends slightly dirty but still crisp and semi-dry.

O : Not a bad Schwarzbier. For the $1.44 I paid for it, I'd probably buy it again if I were in the area.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark walnut brown with little light transmission and a fine half finger khaki head with great retention and lots of lacing, looks good. Aroma of dark, lightly toasted malt, mild molasses, nutty and very malty. Flavor is dark toasted malt, nuts, hints of chocolate; finishes with light toasted malt, chocolate and a light hop bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A quite nicely made take on a black ale, quite flavorful for its ABV. The malts are more toasted than traditional schwarzbiers, leaning towards a light roasty stout, but the flavor intensity and body are more typical black ale. The roastiness is a nice addition. Well done.

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Photo of Scotchboy
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap in CDA, Idaho, served in a pint glass.

A: Dark brown, clear body with hints of red...decent tan head.

S: Sweeter dark caramel malts and toasted grains, suggestions of chocolate and hints of peanut butter.

T: Same as the nose; malty, caramel, toffee, chocolate, faint coffee, grain, sweeter malt, bready malt, toasted bread. Dry, toasty cocoa finish.

MF: Medium bodied, slightly dry with a clean finish.

O: Really decent dark lager, really. I enjoyed every drop of this; not quite hearty, but unabashedly malty. Good stuff from a small brewery.

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Photo of Idris
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Yes, yes, yes! I've been patiently waiting for this brewery to step up their game and they've done so! This is a dark beauty with garnet highlights and a beautiful khaki crown. Dark malts with a touch of chocolate on the nose. Good mouthfeel, a touch of copper on the finish (knowing the water profile in Wallace, this isn't surprising). Dark malt and chocolate on the palate. This is THE best beer I've had from this brewery.

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Photo of Redrover
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this one at the Post Ale house in Spokane. I believe they had just gotten it on tap.

Served in a shaker, the beer is very dark brown with a stick tan head.

Nose of dark fruits and roasted malts.

The taste is very similar to the smell. Generous roasted malts, raisins and a bit of coffee. Yet there is not much bitterness (either hop or roasted based). Beer would be easy to pair with hearty fall food.

I liked both beers I tried from this new to me brewery.

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1910 Black Lager from Wallace Brewing / Orehouse Tasting Room
3.78 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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