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May The Schwartz Be With You! | Tighthead Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tighthead Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
tightheadbrewing.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A German Dark Lager with roasted barley to give it a nice coffee aroma. This beer is made with traditional Noble hops and Bavarian lager yeast that makes it a very smooth drinking lager.

Added by TMoney2591 on 04-08-2012

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Ratings:
8
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
3.76%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 8
Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 5oz taster glass at Tighthead 7/21/12.

A: Served almost completely black...just a slight black cherry colored hue towards the edges. 1/2 finger of light brown foam stuck around for a bit and left a little lace behind.

S: Heavy roast on the nose with bits of coffee, dark chocolate, and brown bread toast.

T: Deeply roasted malt flavors run wild. Cocoa, medium roast coffee, and bread again.

M: A little on the light side which I feel is pretty typical for the style. Nice dry-roast prickle that helps emphasize the rich roasty flavors.

O: Quite nice. I tend to forget about this style and remember how much I like them after the first sip. Nice job.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at the TH tap room.

As much as I like seeing Spaceballs references abounding, this is the second schwarzbier I've had recently with such a reference in its name. C'mon, guys, can't we get a touch more creative here? Oh, well, anyway, this stuff pours a dark sienna topped by a finger of oatmeal-beige foam. The nose comprises mild roasted malts, light cocoa powder, light coffee, and a smidge of dark greens. The taste brings in more of the same, though the roast seems darker now. Hell, works for me! The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a very nice schwarz, something nice and roasty to belly up to the bar with here in Mundelein. Good times.

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May The Schwartz Be With You! from Tighthead Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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