Black Thunder | Austin Beerworks

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks
Texas, United States
austinbeerworks.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mora2000 on 10-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
217
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.16%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
54
For Trade:
1
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

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2/5  rDev -45.9%

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2.17/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I feel it got the worst of the stout lager relationship.

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2.37/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pour is a barely opaque mahogany brown colour with a small, quickly dissipating tan head.
Smell is really quite good. Sweet, malty, and chocolatey with some hops thrown in. The hops are a bit nauseating mixed in with those other flavours. But oh well, it's a schwarzbier.
The first thing that hits me is the astringent bitterness. Terrible! Terrible hops and way too much for a dark beer. I know that hops are supposed to supply the bitterness in a schwarz, but the idea is that they aren't as bitter as stronger-flavoured dark beers, right? This bitterness hides all the lovely flavours that could be lurking underneath. This is not refreshing at all.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.88/5  rDev -22.2%

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2.93/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.02/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.09/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.14/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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Black Thunder from Austin Beerworks
3.7 out of 5 based on 217 ratings.
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