Squatters Black Forest Schwarzbier | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative

utahbeers.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This tasty dark German lager is brewed with Pilsner, Munich, Special B and black malt hopped with 100% German Noble hops. Squatters Schwarzbeir has smooth roast undertones and is lightly hopped, leaving us with a malty delicious lager.

Added by connecticutpoet on 06-29-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
8.53%
 
 
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1
Gots:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger off-white head, some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some toffee notes. The taste is sweet, malty, with some toffee. Medium body, kinda crisp/smooth. Drinkable, not a bad brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Squatters Black Forest Schwarzbier has a thick, foamy, creamy, beige head, a dark brown appearance, and very heavy lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of dark malt, brown bread crust, and standardized "beer smell". Taste is of creamy, dark malt, brown bread crust, sweetness, and subdued bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Squatters Black Forest Schwarzbier finishes crisp, refreshing, and highly drinkable. I can see why this beer has won seven major medals.

RJT

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3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It looks : Lively almond colored head about 3 fingers tall, the body is a deep dark brown with highlights of red when held up to light.

It smells : dark fruits - plum, pumpkin, prune, mixed with wet earth. Bread crusts. A wheat or rye note comes out with deeper inhalation. As the head recedes I'm getting more blood orange, and roasted chocolate.

It tastes : A strong earthy hop comes out first, but amazingly avoids being bitter or off-putting. Behind the hopped front are toasted malts, raisin, semisweet chocolate, and a bite of tree bark. It finishes clean and dry.

It feels : smooth, velvety, light to medium bodied, ending clean and dry, like your laundry.

Overall : though slightly more hopped than most schwarzbiers I've tried, it finishes strong and malty so it's for sure within spec. Yeah, it's a good beer, I'd have it again. Maybe even my favorite Schwarz now. Definitely top 3 along with 1554 and Bohemian Black.

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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was a free sample at the brewery. It was a lovely dark brown color, but by the time I got it there was no head to speak of.

The aroma was of rich malt, and was quite sweet. Much more so than I would have expected for a schwarzbier, but it was pleasant.

The taste was of very strong, roasted chocolate malt. Very nice. I enjoyed this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.87 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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