Wernesgruner Dark
Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG

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3.88 | pDev: 5.67%
Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a rocky beige head that lasts and laces well.

Dark breads, slight smell of roasted nuts, molasses and toasted malts, medium Saazer type hops.

Clean, dry, mostly Pils malts with a hint of dark chocolate and roasted pecans. Soft noble bitterness and a nice noble hop backdrop in the finish.

Solid medium body, appropriate carbonation for style and acceptable amount of astringency--think "pecans"

Another tasty 6 dollar ALDI bargain brew from a traditional Saxony brewery. They did a fine job on this one. And the price, it takes me back to 1995!

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Photo of steveh
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

New to the Aldi lineup.* Hadn't noticed that they'd re-stocked because the six-packs ($6) are nearly identical to the Pilsner.

Best by July 28, 2017. Poured into my short Becher glass.

L -- Inky dark with ruby highlights via a flashlight. Thick and dense, light tan head that holds up well.

S -- Hints of roasted and sweet malts, neither overpowering.

T -- Smooth bread crust character up front followed by equally smooth roasted malt; not harsh or bitter. Finishes with a lightly floral and spicy hop character with a malty sweetness balancing with the roasted malt.

F -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a dry, crisp finish. Body is medium-robust -- even at 4.9%.

O -- Quite the nice Schwarz. Because I'm familiar with the Wernesgrüner Pilsner's flavor, I half expected this to be a darkened up version (even food-colored) of that beer, but it's definitely its own style and a great example.

*Interesting that this beer isn't listed at the Wernesgrüner web site -- they need to promote it.

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3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a jar from a pint can.

A- Black Coca-Cola color, along with dark ruby red highlights; slightly translucent when held to light; 1 finger tan-cream head; retention was okay. Head eventually turned into a thin bubbly surface. A little bit of lace left on the glass.

S-Grains, dark malt, mocha, and a little hop aroma.

T-Mocha, black chocolate, and black licorice. The aftertaste was dry and bitter, which is what I like in my schwarzbiers. It was sweet up front and bitter in the back. A little metallic at times, but it didn't wreck the whole experience. The beer overall was easy to drink and quite smooth.

M-On the lighter side, which made it sessionable. Moderate amount of carbonation. A creamy feel once the beer warmed a bit. It really showed that it's a lager.

Overall, I'd drink this again. I really thought it was quite mellow and easy to drink. It is a great substitute for those who like dark beers, but have yet to develop their tastes for strong dark beers. I love stouts and porters, so I am happy to have this schwarzbier imported from Germany into China. To find a stout or porter in Northeast China would be a rare find, so this one does the trick. Cheers!

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Wernesgruner Dark from Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 7 ratings