Stephans Bräu Schwarzbier
Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG

Stephans Bräu SchwarzbierStephans Bräu Schwarzbier
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
German Schwarzbier
Ranked #171
Ranked #42,028
3.31 | pDev: 14.8%
Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
Stephans Bräu SchwarzbierStephans Bräu Schwarzbier
View: Beers | Events
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 17
Photo of Dentist666
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11,3% Plato. 0,5l can.
Poured into lager glass.
Pours clear cola beer with decent beige head, moderate retention.
Smell - roasted, bready.
Follows the smell, rather sweet
Light body, soft to medium carbonation.

 210 characters

Photo of BucBasil
3.14/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bought from a local grocery store in Shanghai. Poured from the 500mL can into a pint glass.

A: The beer has a good thick consistency with the color of cola - dark brown with some light coming in on the sides. Head was light tan. OK looking beer, now to the good stuff.

S: Dark bready malt in there with a tinge of sweetness that reminds a bit of bitter chocolate. Some roasty notes trying to come though but more sweetness. OK smelling beer.

T: Pretty good taste there, although a bit watery. Some roasted notes but mostly malty sweetness and bread.

Overall, an ok beer for the price. Drinkable but nothing to go out of your way for. An alright pickup - there are definitely better drinks out there, but the price is right.

 728 characters

Photo of dcmchew
3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown pour, almost black, one finger tan head. Looks close to a nice stout.
Low smell of roasted malts, bit of sweetness.
Surprisingly crisp for its style, lots of citrus zest, also acidic apple. Roasted malts, not too heavy, with some caramel and watered-down coffee notes. Not very bitter either.
Light body, more than mild carbonation goes well with the zestiness.
Refreshing, dirt-cheap, decent enough.

 411 characters

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Coca-cola coloured. Good off-white head with fine clingy lacing.

S: Metal.

T: Dosey, dry and metallic. I can taste the alcohol. Has a subtle but zingy apple aftertaste, if that's possible. Not bursting with flavour.

M: Very lackluster, almost flat. Greasy.

O: It's not great but not shit either. I guess cheap Schwarzbiers like this are Germany's equivalent of Britain's Newkie Browns and John Smiths.

 408 characters

Photo of patre_tim
3.61/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, slightly reddish colour like coke. 2 finger light head dissipates quickly. Smells of malts and slight coffee scent. Tastes smooth, malty, somewhat coffee taste. Low to moderate carbonation. Light to medium body. Smooth, slight bitter aftertaste. Some sourness. Unique. Good for the price.

 300 characters

Photo of dbaker61
3.17/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500mL can. Brew date: Mar. 24, 2011; best by June 24, 2012. 4.8% ABV, 11.3 degrees Plato.

Appearance: Dark brown with reddish orange tinge when held to the light. Less than half a finger of light tan foam, which was all but gone in about a minute.

Smell: Very sweet aroma, malt, trace of bubblegum, floral.

Taste: Roasted malt is there but not strong, some hops bitterness but again not strong. Middle of the road for a schwarzbier.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied. Lots of carbonation. Dry finish with a lingering bitterness.

Overall: Would be good with a fresh hot pretzel. Nothing really stands out for this beer, though. It is an okay quaff, I didn't mind it, but I'd choose another schwarzbier next time. Just not exciting.

 735 characters

Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 500ml. brewed by Eichbaum for Czech Kaufland Supermarket but also sold by some independent(?) markets which is where I found this can in Prague.

A - dark mahogany color, not black; large tan head. Looks great, but light for style.

Aroma: Mild roasted malt aroma; simple but with hints of chocolate and toffee

T- slightly sweet, caramel and dark roasted malt; good lasting malty finish, slightly bitter

M- medium body, good carbonation

O - Light schwarzbier; nothing special, but quite drinkable and a good bargain.

 528 characters

Stephans Bräu Schwarzbier from Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 17 ratings