Comb The Desert | Begyle Brewing Company

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3.96/5
Very Good
23 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Begyle Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
begylebrewing.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by emerge077 on 06-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,349
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
23
pDev:
6.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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2
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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of AuntBea
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a pint glass from draught at Firkin on November 10, 2017. A Schwarzbier brewed with citrus. A collaboration with Cleetus Friedman and Fountainhead. Recommended.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of atone315
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MurphDog14
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The look of the beer is dark black with very little head. The smell of the beer is light coffee. The taste of the beer was very smooth and a good coffee flavor. The feel of the beer was very smooth. Overall this was a good beer.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Unknown vintage; drank 7/8/15 on draft @ Fountainhead.

Brown/black appearance.

Khaki head; strong lace.

Raspberry, fresh earth & chalk notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Raspberry & mild milk chocolate flavors up front; faint chalk notes on the finish. Easy to quaff but with strong, balanced flavors. A pleasant surprise!

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Photo of MattMorin
3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Chief99
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of DRush11
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Stum-pub
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of mrebeka
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of JasonR1975
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of midnitesun11
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of PopnLoads
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber of this after sampling it at the brewery's tasting room during the 9th annual German pub crawl. Tasting room/store info: http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/30121/?view=ratings&ba=emerge077

It made a solid impression then, and I wanted to take some time to sit down with it and review.
Dig the Spaceballs reference...

Into a Begyle tulip it pours a dark chestnut brown with a finger of sticky tan foam on the surface. After the first sip, there's still good coverage and patterns of drippy lace all around the glass. Foam has a creamy surface texture

Aroma is softly roasty, some lightly charred malt and dry tobacco notes.

Flavor is more up front with the roastiness, along with an ample dry bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. Medium bodied and smooth, fairly chewy. Overall a very nice local Schwarzbier, a little bigger and slightly more bitter than most. Good stuff.

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Comb The Desert from Begyle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 23 ratings