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%
 
 
Wants:
3
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15
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Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of stcules
2.63/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark appearance, dark mahogany reflexes. Quite compact and abundant foam, beige in color.
At the smell, it is very delicate, with light notes of roasted.
The taste is quite light too, with liquorice, roasted, some light burnt.
A little better in the aftertaste, but it remains too delicate.
Drinkable, but not character. Drinkable, but anonymous.

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Photo of janubio
2.73/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Black colour, brown head that dissipates too quickly and leaves no lace, not what one expect for the style. Bad start. Smell is roasted, some coffee and a bit metallic. Taste is a little better, but very fainty, coffee, caramel, roasted. I was expecting much more from this one. At least is drinkable.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle. Nonic shape Mug. Very dark brown color & deep ruby tints to the light. Light beige froth, brief crown. Roasted & floral aromas, metallic hues. Burnt & dried upfront. Light body. Moderate to high carbonation. Watery texture. Black grain hints, smoky touch, & clean bitterness in the middle. Bitter cocoa & dried nuts notes in a long bitter finish. Licorice candy on the aftertaste.

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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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Photo of mtstatebeer
2.93/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

0,5 liter bottle. Pours an opaque coca-cola black with a nice frothy light brown head, good lacing. Aroma roasted malts, chocolate, bread, and a hint of spicy hops. Flavor is burnt and roasted malts, bread, a touch of metal, and a slight bitter finish. Medium body, dry on the tongue, fairly carbonated, and a slight bitter finish at the end. Decent schwarz, pretty drinkable.

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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 MrDell
3.01/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ckollias
3.04/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this flop top bottle out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a Dark black hue with a thick light brown 2-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves a wispy lace.

S: Slightly malt aroma – not a huge aroma here.

T: Smooth slightly roasted malt flavor with hints of licorce. Not a huge flavor here either.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: I’ve had a couple of Schwarzbiers and they all seem to have this same bland yet smooth flavor and aromas. It’s not a bad beer but nothing in it really stands out.

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

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 rebel1771
3.09/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a near black color with nice thick tan head.

The smell consists mainly of caramel malts with just hint of smoke.

Sweet malts dominate the flavor with a hint of smoke. Not really much to it. Mouthfeel is kinda watery with prickly carbonation.

I was expecting a little more from this, the appearance was great but thats where it ended.

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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 RoyFokker
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of leitmotif
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Dark chestnut; good head, but minimal lacing on the glass

Aroma: Malty; sweet; slightly hoppy with good continental hops

Taste: Juicy malt on start; hoppy finish; a little watery

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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 qrazvan
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A very good schwarz German bier.

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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 Franziskaner
3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark black in color and barely penetrable to light. Light Brussels lacing. A fingernail of khaki head covers less than a third of the top of the beer. I smell plenty of dark and sweet mat. There's a hint of smoke in the aroma. The taste is comprised of sweet,dark malt. The mouth is slightly sticky for a lager,but it is due to all of that dark,sweet malt.

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Photo of Fastwalker19
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Flip-top half-litre bottle from a local Aldi store: best before 22 June 2013, poured into a Wolnzacher Brauhaus tall glass tankard on 8 Dec 2012 (@ home).

Looked great: huge tan coloured head of foam sat on top of a deep, dark ruby red body. The brew was clear and clean when held up to a good light source.

The aroma given off was minimal: some German rye bread and maltiness with a touch of grain in the background.

Taste wise it came to life a little: malty, semi-sweet and lively in the mouth feel. I've struggled with this style before: having trouble finding any strong flavours and any depth, this was better than most. Far from robust and flavoursome it did however have something about it. There are chocolate and coffee notes in the taste and it does feel a little richer than most German Black Lagers I've encounted. Considering the price (less than two pounds): this was a good deal.

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Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear but very dark red in color (black when viewed from afar) and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a thick collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with some faint hints of chocolate and bitterness.
T: The taste has faint bits of sweetness with flavors of dark malts and hints
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, clean and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but the taste lacks complexity.

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