Perrin Black | Perrin Brewery

Perrin BlackPerrin Black
BA SCORE
3.72/5
119 Ratings
Perrin BlackPerrin Black
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
Ranking:
#25,608
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
119
pDev:
10.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by Vogie:
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

More User Reviews:
Photo of FrankHammer
2.73/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap.

A - Very dark, no head, minimal lacing.

S - Toasted malts, a little chocolate.

T - Lots of toasted malts, chocolate, a hint of coffee. Not very strong flavors at all.

M - With the appearance, I thought it would be a little more full but it is definitely a traditional ale/lager feel. Thin with no coating at all. Sort of disappointing but probably only because I was expecting different.

O - Nothing to write home about. Thin flavors, decent appearance. I wouldn't search it out again. First offering I've had from Perrin and I'm a little disappointed because I've heard good things.

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Photo of warnerry
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrKarl
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of navband
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of DOCRW
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tjb14
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wortslosh
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of bwood06
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
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 ITDoc
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 12 oz can in a snifter. This nice black ale pours
a deep yet clear brownish black with a nice head of light tan foam that
settles to a thick ring and thin pool with light lacing. Nose of chocolate,
light coffee, and deeply roasted malts with a touch of cola notes. Flavors follow
the nose with chocolate and light cold pressed coffee notes on the front and middle,
cola notes hit nicely on the sides and finishes on the back with a subtle light hop note
and a clean finish. Excellent mouth feel, medium light carbonation and lightly slick.
Overall an excellent session black.

Cheers

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Photo of cyrushire
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bung
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of dvmin98
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of airsplane
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid black lager, not to many bubbles, malt flavor is forefront with soft notes of chocolate and coffee.

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
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 West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnlowe
4.71/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent schwarzbier, perhaps my favorite black lager.

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Photo of user785335
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jesskall
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Markus98
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%

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Perrin Black from Perrin Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 119 ratings
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