Blackwing Lager | Union Craft Brewing Company

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3.83/5
Very Good
128 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
unioncraftbrewing.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RichardMNixon on 01-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,004
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
128
pDev:
10.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
31
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of stakem
2.25/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz can poured into a tulip. The brew appears dark brown in color with lighter brown clarity around the edges when held to the light. The cap is khaki in color that fades leaving patchy lace.

Aroma is slightly roasty with minerals and carbonic character filling most the profile with a touch of cola quality.

Taste is a little musty and mineral filled with an aftertaste faintly reminescent of the way stink bugs smell. There is also a stale grain component to this.

This is light bodied and modestly carbonated. Borderline drainpour, the fuck happened here.

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Photo of yeaprolly
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Therealfootball
4.52/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Proclarush
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abramson10
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ConradKenney
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Herky21
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjboesen
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucular
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_V
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wanderlust389
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BDetwiler
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Mhalaiko
4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very good Baltimore based beer

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Photo of bluehende
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This one is a bit light in mouth feel. There is really nothing here to excite at all.

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Photo of Stezz420
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alyssa1224
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gervaise
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BBQWhisperer
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ERMD56
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was down in Baltimore during the Fall for Baltimore Beer Week and I had occasion to stop by the brewery to score any of their CANs that I had not previously reviewed. This one required an approved pic before it could be included in The CANQuest (TM), but here we are!

From the CAN: "Give This CAN a [CAN]tract"; "A Champion of Flavor"; "Don't Ruffle Our Feathers [-] Recycle This CAN"; "This crisp, clean dark lager begins with hints of roasted coffee beans and rich chocolate but showcases a surprisingly light body and mouthfeel. This Schwartzbier, German for 'black beer,' is moderately hopped with Noble German hops that [CAN]plement the delicate malt backbone. Not to be underestimated, this dark lager is a true champion of flavor! Caw-caw!"

The Crack! unleashed a squirt from the brimful CAN and I could only smile. I upturned the CAN and began an inverted Glug, producing a finger of dense, light-tan head with decent retention. Color was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with mahogany highlights. Nose had a chocolatiness that I would characterize as milk chocolate, as opposed to dark or bittersweet. Roasty? Not really, at least not on the nose. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, approaching creamy. The taste was very much of milk chocolate, leading me to wonder about their mention of "roasted" in the description. Was I missing something, or did they overstate their case? No matter, either way, but it might lead to misplaced expectations. Granted, I got a light smokiness of the finish that rendered it semi-sweet overall, but this was sweeter than I expected.

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Blackwing Lager from Union Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 128 ratings
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