Das Schwarze | Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
Germany
dinkelacker.de

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stoutman on 10-25-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
111
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
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3
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15
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Photo of mishi_d
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinicole
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Dark brown. Thick frothy head which settles quickly to a thin layer.
Malty aroma. Light caramel and brown sugar. Stewed hops noticed.
Rather sweet. Mild toffee with a hop bitterness.
Light to moderate feel.
Quite refreshing for a dark beer.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A 500ml bottle with a BB of July 2017. Purchased from Aldi a little while back. The label calls it a dark pilsner-style beer.

A: Poured into a tulip pint glass. A very deep reddish-brown hue that appears almost black in the glass. Good carbonation. Yields a large head of frothy cream-coloured foam that lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of grainy malt with hints of caramel, husks, stewed hops, mild barley sugar and a twinge of roastiness. Average.

T: Tastes of subtle caramel malt with hints of husky grain, stewed hops and faint roasted notes. Mildly sweet, with a slight noble hop character in the background. A crisp, balanced bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly but rather light. Spritzy carbonation over a thinner than expected body. Aftertaste of caramel malt and stewed hops.

O: Decent but unexciting. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour lack expressiveness. I also thought the malt character very subdued. So-so body; quite thin. Goes down OK but doesn't leave much of an impression. Worth trying once.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reported
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kwjd
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJ-Hophead
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle, Aldi, Bristol - Pours dark brown with a medium tanned head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma - roasted malts, light bread. Taste - light roasted malts, light caramel/biscuit, light bitter finish. Okay German black beer.

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Photo of jrsqc7
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's sweet with moderate hop bitterness which lingers from the carbonation. The malt is well integrated with the hops for a unified flavor profile which ends in.... water with smaller sips and a robust flavor with larger swigs. Colour is dark with a generous head disappearing leaving little lacing. Very good overall, and for the abv it's excellent.

Recommended!

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Photo of SamuelMiller
4.26/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.32/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown, clear with suspended chunks. Well-retaining, uniform, fine, fluffy head of sandy tan. Aromas of dark fruit, roastiness, yeast. Roast, toast, grain, touch of dark fruit, with a leafy, soily, slightly spicy, and floral hopping. Nice medium-body, velvety suds, light tingly sensation, mild astringency. Overall, not as good as I would hope and expect from a German import, but still decent.

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Photo of BaileyMitch
2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DegenErik
3.04/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bear1964
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drpimento
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma is roast, toffee, malt. Nice foamy tan head. Flavor's like nose, plus some bittersweet. Body's a tad thin. Decent enough beer.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1 pint 0.9 ounce bottle with a swing top porcelain stopper with rubber seal into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a dark brown color with one-finger tan head that quickly dissipated until a thin broken layer of bubbles remained, there is some lacing on the glass, lightly carbonated.

SMELL: roasted malt, sweet caramel, bread, the smell is understated.

TASTE: initially sweet caramel and then a roasted flavor, the taste is understated.

PALATE: lightly carbonated and somewhat creamy.

OVERALL: this is the first Schwarzbier I have ever had, it's not a style I prefer but I enjoyed trying something new, it's sweeter than a porter or stout and has that toasted malt note much like a porter or stout, it's good but I will probably not seek this one out again.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

In Ikea's english pint glass. Watching Breaking Bad 1x07. It Doesn't taste bad for a black beer. Without disgusting coffee flavor.

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Photo of PatGreer
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.27/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled last night on 8/9/15. Comes in a single 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle with a ceramic opener with a metal ring for $3.99 at Hy-Vee. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 1L glass "Das Boot".

Brew pours close to a pitch-black in color with some deep ruby-red highlights with a good 3-finger foamy beige cap. Cap finally settled down to a 5mm or so after a good 5 minutes. Sheets of lacing was seen when sipped that slid quickly back down the sides of the glass. Aroma is very pleasant and is of almost like a stout with some sweetness of the yeast and roasted malts. More going on with the taste as there is some toffee, hint of black licorice and very light hint of coffee also. Creamy with a slight crisp finish. Goes down easy and is very tasty. Not as thick as a stout though. Close to Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. Overall, really liked this brew and is the first time I had it.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MickyMc
3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If I was to choose between a dark or a blond I'd always choose a dark beer. In Germany I have learned, the hard way, that this is in general a BAD IDEA: most German brown beers seem to be heavily overdosed with brewing sugars and seriously lacking in the flavour department. Yet every time I find myself in a German supermarket my hand seems automatically drawn to one. It's like a disease, or perhaps it's just my English and Irish genes coming to the fore.

A. A proper dark beer with a nice head (to begin with). Looks a little bit like a stout. Nice swing top bottle.
S. Even smells a bit like a stout!
T. Slightly sweet with caramel, coffee and dry hop aftertaste which indicate that the colouring (and taste) come from the malt and not from brewing sugars.

All in all a nice dark beer to break the monotony of German Blond Beer.
If you see it give if a try it's certainly better than many of the Kolsch and Alt beers which clutter the supermarket shelves in Germany.

Don't get me wrong it's not fantastic but it certainly is nice!

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Photo of zeff80
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out an opaque, pitch black color with a light brown head of foam. It smelled of roasted malt, chocolate and toffee. It tasted of chocolate, toffee and roasted malts. Slight bitterness. It was crisp and sharp.

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Photo of hammythehampster
4.55/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

it was very very smooth

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Photo of Mercarood
2.8/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A dark dunkel hop beer but the overall impression is a little bit disappointment.

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Das Schwarze from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
3.66 out of 5 based on 111 ratings.
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