Kaiserdom Dark Lager Beer | Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg
Germany
kaiserdom.de

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dbaker61 on 04-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
10.33%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mishi_d
3.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CPAles
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of josanguapo
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Alcampo. In Bavaria glass. After dinner. Watery, with roasted-metallic notes that at first displeased me but in the long run I got used to and even enjoyed. Very foamy, requiring 2 pours, but with a pretty foam

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.52/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 litre can poured into a pint glass.

Black in color with a very dark brown tinge, thick creamy tan head builds up with good retention before gradually subsiding to everlasting thin foamy layer atop along with lots of ring and patch of lacing.

Full of malty character; dark bread, caramel, toffee, slight buttery, and roasted reminded of black coffee. Hop with a hint of citrus. Overall, quite clean aroma.

Taste of Munich malt that is very bready and a bit sweet, roasted malt with a black coffee flavor and slight astringency. Hop with a slight citrus and moderate bitterness at the end.

Light to medium body with semi-smooth mouthfeel through a soft wave of effervescence and medium carbonation, finish is semi-dry and quite clean.

Decent Schwarz with a pretty good quaffing quality, there is nothing special or worth to remark but at least it is worth a try.

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Photo of Robertas
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmaggot
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _drummer_
3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A good dark lager. Quite dark in color, lots of carbonation. It's a tasty beer, if not a bit strong. I liked it, but not all will. If you're not a huge fan of dark beers, I'd still give it a try but know that it might be a bit overpowering.

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Photo of zmeik
3.43/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kiro
3.27/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cheeseboo
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not that bad, but not that great. Maybe it's because it was a dark lager, but it didn't have a nice pour at all. It was not smooth - too hoppy - and wasn't pleasant to drink. I won't buy this again.

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Photo of insearchofhops
3.21/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinivini
3.61/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of BILF
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Bellonc
3.52/5  rDev +7%

Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of lccrunchy
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Footed Pokal glass. Pure black color, very dark brown to the light. Tan foam, close & fairly good retention crown. Aroma profile displays roasted & burnt malts, sweet notes & hints of black cocoa. Dried upfront & slight bitter flavor from roastiness. Light body. Moderate carbonation. Creamy to watery texture. Very low floral bitterness in the middle. Dry bitter finish & roasted aftertaste. Its easy drinkability makes it a flavorful session beer.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up at a local grocery store in Shanghai China. Drank from the 500mL can.

S: Has a nice deep malty smell to it with some caramel in there but also hints of smoke. Faint sweetness at the end.

T: Good malty character. Really surprised by this beer. Some milk chocolate in there, and some dark bread. A bit of smoke and roasted malt in the middle, and then a bit more sweetness.

Feel: Pretty smooth and not flat.

Good all around beer for this area. I'm actually really impressed. I will be picking this up again for sure.

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Photo of downes51
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours more slowly than a pale beer of the same gravity would. It's not exactly viscous, but it doesn't want to leave the can in a hurry.

You get a generous head, lots of very small bubbles, which hugs the side of the glass.

On the nose there's lots of black malt, almost a roasted coffee smell.

The taste is good, chocolate, nuts, roasted barley of course, a little hop flavour. I soon got used to it.

This could be a real session beer. It doesn't want to be too cold IMO.

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Photo of Jsteez
3.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

A-Deep black with slight ruby red highlights. It poured a nice creamy tan head that stuck around for a minute. There was some beautiful sticky lacing left on the glass. It looked excellent!

S-burnt malt, roasted malt, and a slight smoky smell.

T-Pretty similar to the nose: smoky malt, roasted barley malt, a slight trace of hops, but overall malt forward. Going in was pleasantly smooth. As it warmed there was a trace sweet malt taste. There was also a light coffee and black chocolate taste, but not too overpowering. It seemed fairly balanced. The aftertaste was dry and a little smoky. Unfortunately, the aftertaste was a little too fizzy and flat.

M-Pretty sessionable. It was lighter bodied-medium bodied and refreshing. It had just enough carbonation to keep me satisfied. The overall body of the beer felt quite full, but in fact it is more moderate.

Overall, a decent beer to drink on the last day of October, although the roasted, smoky, and burnt malt smell/taste did not represent the true schwarzbier style, IMO. Oktoberfest has been fun, now it's time to bust out the full winter gear! I would buy this again. It is good enough to drink more of. Also it is a perfect dark lager to drink while the fall air starts to feel more like winter air. Cheers!

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Photo of bsm80x
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of FLima
3.3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown color with an abundant off-white head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Aroma of roasted and crude malts, nuts, wheat and grassy hops with notes of dark chocolates.
Similarly, flavor of roasted malts also with dark chocolate and an above average amount of hops for the style, though shadowed by its malt type.
Aftertaste is dry with a medium bitterness.
Medium body and carbonation.
Interesting that some beers grow on you, this one starts at a higher note and then down the slope. Still a fair example of the style.

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3.29 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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