Eichbaum Schwarzbier
Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG

Eichbaum SchwarzbierEichbaum Schwarzbier
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German Schwarzbier
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4.9%
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3.56 | pDev: 0%
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3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml can, day 14 of the Costco Canada 2014 Beer Advent calendar. Like pilseners, Eichbaum also seems to have more than a few different schwarzbiers - big contract brewer?

This beer pours a clear, very dark red cola highlighted brown colour, with three fingers of puffy, foamy, and somewhat bubbly beige head, which leaves some random isthmus lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of roasted pale and caramel malt, dark European bread, a hint of black bruised fruit, and earthy, leafy, and mildly musty hops. The taste is grainy, bready caramel malt, a rather tame charred essence, prunes and dried cherries, some hard water flintiness, and more earthy, faintly grassy, and dirty-seeming hops.

The carbonation is quite active and engagingly frothy and fizzy at times, the body a stolid medium weight, and more or less smooth, the toasted element not particularly egregious here. It finishes off-dry, the caramel and bready maltiness brought together by said unheralded roast.

Definitely an easy-drinker, the malt the star of the show in this one, while the blackened component needs to be tweaked, if it is to appeal to more hardened aficionados of the style. Me? I'm just happy with this the way it is, on a lazy Sunday afternoon of beer-readin' and a-writin'!

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Eichbaum Schwarzbier from Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 2 ratings