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Black Forest Sticke | Black Forest Brew Haus

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Brewed by:
Black Forest Brew Haus
New York, United States | website

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brentk56 on 07-15-2005

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7
Ratings:
7
Avg:
4
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 7
Photo of vfgccp
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Medium grade maple syrup. Very nice white head holds up well, leaving a nice sheet of lace.

S – Soft nose is semi-sweet with caramel and supported by a light, woody hop note.

T – Medium roast malt opens the profile, but quickly gives way to woody hop flavors. A nice acidic backend showcases a greener, fresher hop character.

M – Refreshing carbonation an a medium body.

O – Balanced hoppy, almost IPA-like.

P – Pairs well with the Munich-melt, and surprisingly well with the chocolate fudge cake. In the later paring, the hops cut through the rich sweetness, and the woodiness finds and interesting partner in the bittersweet cocoa.

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Photo of jeranbrews
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - deep ruby roasted tea red. Lite bone white head lots of lacing.

S - Minty strong hops. Complex and flavorful but without being

T - Aftertaste is slightly sweet but with a bitter echo. Citrus notes present.

M - pleasant smooth silky.

D - overall the best so far. Not as strong and pungent as many ALTs.

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Photo of socon67
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a light brown with a high white foam. Significant lacing and fairly opaque.

S - Scents of caramel, molasses, and roasted malt. Has a very sweet smell.

T - A very sugary delight that starts with a caramel flavor and then settles out to a roasty bitterness. This is a pretty robust altbier.

M - Syrupy and medium bodied. It is robust and given the sweetness is likely a beer to have one and then move on.

O - This is a good representation of the style. Perhaps a little overwheling; it feels like a higher ABV than it actually is. But I did find it enjoyable.

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Photo of Gmann
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light honey brown color with a creamy khaki head that settles into a light cap. The aroma is a bit metallic, copper, with tea like flavors and some brown sugar sweetness. Perhaps a touch of caramel. The taste is a mix of toasted and roasted malt (light chocolate) with a tea like flavor that you would find in most english brown ales. There is some metallic notes as well as some honey/caramel sweetness. A good shot of grassy hop bitterness rounds out the flavor profle. As others have mentioned, there is an apricot note going on. The feel is quite dry and earthy, has a solid bitter twang in the finish. The body is light with carbonation that is on the softer side. A dry beer for sure, drinks well. A blue collar malt profile with noticable grassy hops. A little to dry and metallic for my liking but still quite drinkable.

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Photo of plaid75
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a medium amber hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured toasted, earthy malts and a sharp herbal hop.

The taste was herbal and earthy with a subtle caramelized sugar and light nuttiness.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a lingering herbal hop.

Overall a tasty and complex alt.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fresh growler filled off the tap at Black Forest Brew Haus served in a stange.

Murky brown color with a creamy tan head that left good trails of lacing.
Smell is somewhat fruity (apricots) with a solid malty background.
The taste is very good, hints of apricot and citrus as well as solid chocolate and caramel malt finishing dry.
Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy feel.
Excellent drinkability.

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Photo of brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear caramel amber body with a nice light tan head; plenty of lacing

Smell: Rich fruity caramel nose

Taste: Starts out with a nice caramel malt base that is layered with a touch of chocolate; the middle is very fruity with a taste of apricot; finishes spicy and bitter

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a creamy texture; moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Very complex and flavorful. I was really surprised by the quality of this beer; it blew away the Southampton Secret I had on draft later the same day

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Black Forest Sticke from Black Forest Brew Haus
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