Perrin Black | Perrin Brewery

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85
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115 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perrin Brewery
Michigan, United States
perrinbrewing.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Black Ale is low in gravity, clean, crisp, and flavor-filled; giving off a bread-like aroma. This beer proves that deep colors do not signify rich potency. Our Black Ale is deceptively light on the tongue.

25 IBUs

Added by FrankHammer on 03-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
26
For Trade:
1
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Photo of cmukid87
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacStinson
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JustinSparks
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyrushire
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weaverd33
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwood06
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a long day of driving a working outside this beer sounded very good. Despite the cold, something lighter was in order and I have a thing for dark beers so this one sounded awesome. Plus, it was a local option since I was in Grand Rapids.

This beer pours a black and opaque hue with very little carbonation visible. An off white head recedes quickly to a thin ghostly lacing that is retained. 4/5 The aroma is definitely dark with notes of heavily toasted wheat bread, coffee, and dark chocolate, along with some grassy hops thrown in. Undertones of wood and char come through lightly. Overall the aroma is fairly muted. 3.5/5 The flavor is definitely not muted with both caramel and molasses leading the way. Toasted wheat bread, char, and tobacco make up the middle of the flavor profile with grassy hops providing a moderately bitter finish that lingers lightly after swallowing. It is somewhat grainy overall, despite the sweetness and hop bitterness. 4/5 This is a medium bodied beer that shows off a light carbonation burn up front before transitioning to a light dryness that lingers upon wallowing. 4/5 This is a very tasty and balanced Schwarzbier with flavors that are nicely balanced and complementary. Unfortunately, the aroma is quite muted, but luckily the flavor makes up for that. I would definitely come back to this one. 4/5

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Photo of BigTuna1066
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jp32
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tjb14
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

There is what I believe a duplicate listing for this beer, the other one being an American Black Ale. I believe Schwarzbier better describes this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, coffee. Taste is roasted malts, mild coffee, very light hops. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Dewsby
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
2.99/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blackish brown with a soft beige blanket.

Smell is bready coffee and light roast malt.

Taste is tangy coffee, potting soil or roots, yet cola sweet with a wet feel.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nwhittin
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Perrin Black from Perrin Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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