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Kaiserdom Dark Lager Beer | Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg
Germany | website

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
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
33
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
14.5%
 
 
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Reviews by Jsteez:
Photo of Jsteez
3.83/5  rDev +15.7%
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 vinivini
3.61/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.06/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2012. Picked up from Tesco some time back.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A dark brown colour with reddish hints. Forms a large head of creamy beige foam with decent retention; this slowly reduces to a surface layer. Aroma of sweet, dark malt with hints of caramel, nuttiness, mild roasted grain, faint chocolate and earthy yeast. Subtle.

Tastes of dark malt with a mild finish. Notes of caramel, grain, a hint of chocolate and earthy yeast. Slightly sweet; no hop character to speak of. Dry and virtually without bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation but a thin, insubstantial body. Aftertaste of caramel malt and grain.

A pretty average dark lager. Looks OK, but the aroma and flavour are muted and uninspiring. Body could be a bit thicker/creamier. Made for easy, unchallenging drinking - not terrible but lacks depth. No need to seek it out.

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Photo of Robertas
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbaker61
3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best By date Feb. 3, 2012. 1L can.

Appearance: Dark brown color with a slight reddish cast, almost completely blocking any light. One finger of dense tan colored head with good retention. Left rings of lacing.

Smell: Slightly sweet aroma from malt. Also ripe fruit and yeast.

Taste: Sweet malt, with plenty of roasted flavor. No discernable hops flavors.

Mouthfeel: Meduim-bodied and chewy. Low carbonation. Roasted malt finish.

Overall: Quite drinkable, but one 1L can is enough for me at one sitting.

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Photo of Kevin_Langford
3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
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 BlackHaddock
2.78/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Brown 500ml bottle, best before Dec 2011, drank and reviewed mid July 2011.

Deep rustic brown body with a cream coloured head which gave off loads of lacing on the vase shaped glass it sat in.

The smell was of sweet malty molasses, but not overly so, or sickly.

Initially I thought 'what a cracking flavour of maltiness', but sadly the brew soon turned into a boring malty tasting fizzy beverage I didn't like so much.

The body was weak in depth, even for a lager/pilsner based beer: almost watery in fact, even though it was highly carbonated.

Not very impressed.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
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 patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of bsm80x
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
2.25/5  rDev -32%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a black body with slight off white head
a good looking beer, best point
charcoal is the biggest hit o n the aroma

nice hint of liquorice on the taste and then fades to a slight sourness

very thin mouthfeel but okay carbonation
I've had worse but I have had far better dark beers.

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

Photo of zmeik
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Everydayoff
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
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 BucBasil
3.82/5  rDev +15.4%
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 Bellonc
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of bmaggot
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Hanglow
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of nandika
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of lccrunchy
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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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Photo of flyingpig
3.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown with three fingers sized bubbly tan head with good retention & some lacing on glass.

Dark smelling with a lot of dark chocolate upfront as well as a slight bit of coffee and perhaps some caramel or toffee blended in their as well. It has quite a strong malty aroma to it and overall it is quite sweet too.

Dark, roasted malt flavour to it that seems to be a lot stronger than the other beers of this style I have tried previously. There is a rich, dark chocolate taste to it that hints at coffee too but this isn't the strongest. I can detect a little barley too and the bitterness in the finish is medium and a has hints of sweetness through it.

Medium bodied and pretty smooth with a fair bit of carbonation and and sort of malty, mildly bitter after taste that lingers for a few seconds.

An okay pint, it has a lot of flavour and a fair bit of depth to it but I felt that it was just that little bit to rich and malty for my taste buds.

Review @ http://abarwithnoname.wordpress.com

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