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Ich Bin Schwartz Genüg Für Dich? | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by yeahnatenelson on 07-21-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by matjack85:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Photo of Kegatron
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the 3 Floyds Brewpub (Munster, IN) on 8/6/10. Served in a dimpled mug.

Pours black with a finger of foamy off-white head. Retains with a 1/4 finger that leaves a sticky foamy cascade of lacing back, which quickly slides down the sides of the mug. The aroma is smokey chocolate roast that is smooth and crunchy in the nose. Caramel notes sweeten up the sides of this, while a touch of green earthy hops pulls up the back.

Hops and roast are fairly aggressive feeling here in the taste the whole way through. Cocoa and caramel help temper things a bit, along with some green citric notes. The backend of this is especially burnt, blackened, and earthy, with a deep lingering dryness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a big creamy sharpness to it that totally fills the mouth up. Maybe to the point of feeling a little overcarbonated. They need to dial this back a bit but otherwise, this was pretty smooth and crisp overall.

Not the best example of the style that I've had but there was definitely stuff to like in the flavor profiles. My biggest beef was with the overly sharp feel that I thought held the drinkibility back a little. Still definitely worth a look though if you see this one on tap at the brewpub.

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Photo of alleykatking
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the brewery...

A- Pours a dark brown color. Came to me with a little off white head...almost nothing worth mentioning. No real lacing on the sides maybe a streak or two that's about it.

S- Burnt grains...some roasted but also some burnt. Light earthy hops in there along with some dark bread notes. Nothing on overload but I was a little taken aback by lack of heavy aroma from a brewery that I am use to having such big aroma's to their beer.

T- Roasted malts right off the bat with maybe a hint of smoke to it. This flavor profile goes through the beer till the end mostly with a hint of bitter chocolate and earthy hops toward the end. Pretty straight forward in the taste with nothing over the top.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation was a little much for the beer I thought. Drying on the palate after each sip. Roasted malts lasted from the ininital sip to the ending of the aftertaste. Flavors were a little one sided.

D- This was interesting beer that Three Floyds I felt stayed in bounds with the style. This would make a welcoming seasonal I think and would love to see it happen. Glad I got to try this one out!

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Photo of ronn
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of curly31989
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had two of these on tap at 3Floyds. One by itself and the other with dessert. The combination of chocolate with this beer was awesome.

A- Dark brown. There was barely a head on this one.

S- This beer radiated with dark, roasted malts. It smelled fantastic.

T- The beer tasted less pungent than it smelled. There was a strong malt and caramel presence backed by a bit of dark fruit.

M- Medium bodied beer, the carbonation kept it from getting to thick.

D- The carbonation would allow this beer to be drank all afternoon. It went down really smoothly which led to a 2nd mug for me.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown color with an off-white head that popped up bout two fingers. Nothing particularly stunning, but decent looking beer.

S - A lot of roasty malts. Bit of cocoa, good roasted caramel and a bit of a smokey smell in the background.

T - I actually like this quite a bit. Nice cocoa and caramel with a decent amount or roastyness to it. if you drink it fast and don't let it settle tastes like a nice roasty dark ale. Little bit of dark fruits, but nothing detracting from the strong malt backbone. There is a great smoke when you let the taste linger for a bit, a nice two stage beer with a decent amount of complexity.

M - Slightly watery, good amount of carbonation, medium bodied.

D - Pretty solid beer that I enjoyed and would drink again.

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Photo of funkyaudio
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance -- Pours black with deep brown highlights, one finger of soapy beige head that soon dissipates to a dirty halo.

Smell -- Deep roast malt, fruity sweetness, some floral hops.

Taste -- Lots of fruity, floral sweetness up front followed by baker's chocolate, roast malt and some mild hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel -- Light in body with ample prickly carbonation.

Drinkability -- Tasty and refreshing. Great balance between fruity/floral lager sweetness and dark roast malt. I would drink this all day!

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Photo of cadaugherty
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of EricCioe
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Khazadum
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a 3Floyd's pint glass at the Local Option at one of their special events.

A- Dark, watered down soy sauce. Rub tones around the edge of the liquid. Sandbagged edges, thick with hot chocolate-esque skin. Puffy clouds amongst the interior.

S- Malt; Faintly smoky, coffee, random burnt grain memories, and a caramel toffee fusion.

T- Yummy! The opening is the extreme hop bitterness you remember from the last time you drank cold coffee. Blends further back on the palate into mocha, milk and dark chocolates, toffee, and of course caramel. Definite burnt coffee watered down dregs on some openings but always a faint toffee finish to pick it all up.

M- Very watery. Enough carbonation for me to notice and accept it is there. Disappointing that it fails to linger everywhere but the hop finish. This is one of the thinnest beers I have ever had.

D- Probably again just for the taste. Not anytime soon and only for the gimmick of mixing it into something else.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: served in a dimpled stein. black w/mahogany highlights. light brown head recedes to a collar of lace.
S: relatively light nose of dark bread, roasty dark fruit, coffee, chocolate.
T: malty flavors noted above, moderately sweet, hops are underneath and smooth, finishes almost but not quite dry yet isn't cloying. almost crisp.
M: frothy, lively. just under medium bodied.
D: a normal take on a schwarzbier, fits to style.

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Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of mothman
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at FFF

Pours an off white head. Color is a dark ruby hued caramel brown.

Aroma: Malty and sweet. Caramel notes. Rich for a lager. Smokey flavored with some bacon notes.

Taste: Big smoked flavor with bacon again. Reminds me of a Rauchbier. Very malty with some dark dried fruits.

Mouthfeel: Dry and creamy. Light to medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends smokey with bacon again. Dry as well.

Overall, a very smokey lager. Decent drinkability. I wasn't crazy for it, but it was a fun beer to try.

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Photo of fear025
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Three Floyd's brewpub.

Aroma:Lots of malt, some yeasty aroma.

Appearance:Dark, dark brown, nearly opaque. Ok head retention with poor to medium lacing.

Taste:On the first sip, I get tons of caramel. I also get some dark bitter notes. Lots of dark roasted malt. Some nuttyness in the aftertaste. Some mild fruity esters.

Mouthfeel:Smooth, no astringency, good carbonation. Light mouthfeel.

Drinkability:This is almost perfectly spot on for it's style, easily drinkable.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub. Served in a stein.

A - Served with a finger of off-white foam that dissipates to a thick collar and some light film, along with some patchy fingers of lace. Black body with transparency and cola highlights.

S - Roasty, cocoa, dark bread, some light earthy hop character. Fairly pungent and less sweet than I expected.

T - Taste is a little nicer, with pleasant notes of chocolate, coffee, and lightly roasted malts. The finish seemed a little odd though - I'm not sure if this was from the hops, but there was a slight plastic note.

M - A little too fizzy for me. Medium-body, sticky finish. Not much to report here.

D - This was a good session brew. I could see myself having a few steins of it. It's actually quite refreshing.

I initially thought the name was moronic, but in retrospect it made me think about the preconceptions novice beer drinkers have towards "dark" beer (and how it mirrors racism in society). I might be mapping far too much meaning onto 3F's intent, but the latent possibilities are there.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown color. Poured a 1 finger white head that dissipated on the way to the table. Decanted lightly. A few broken spot of lacing.

S: Dark bread and wet burnt grain. Light pepper and hay.

T: Toasted malts up front; almost smokey. Sharply bitter hops and earth start in the middle and build in the finish.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry, with toasted malts lingering a bit.

D: Nice malty beer that have moderate ABV and not too filling.

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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of vinny21bal
2/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of mynie
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pints on tap at the brew pub, served in a charming grenade-shaped stein.

Looks, tastes, and smells like an incredibly smooth Schwarz. This is good for session drinking, but Schwarz fanatics might be a little bummed by the lack of burntness. Usually with these you get strong nodes of peat or ash, on account of the barley being so darkly roasted, but here there's none of that, just a very sweet, smooth malt. No coffee nodes, either--nothing roasted (and that's odd because this malt was obviously very darkly roasted). There's some light hints of chocolate, but mostly it's sweet in the same general way that a mild, white bread is sweet.

Tame and easygoing. Maybe the reason this seems off for the style is that most of the other Schwarzbiers I've had were from Germany, were therefore not very fresh, and so so they got a little rough with age. I dunno.

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Ich Bin Schwartz Genüg Für Dich? from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 21 ratings
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