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Krombacher Dark | Krombacher Brauerei

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Krombacher Brauerei
Germany
krombacher.de

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,704
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
237
pDev:
13.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
Gots:
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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of Waveoff
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sbuck
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesLeung
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gmann
3.22/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very dark brown color with a wispy off white head.

The aroma has mild roast notes with a slight metallic scent. Dusty.

The taste has a doughy malt flavor with an ever so slight roast note. Touch of grass.

The feel is light with fizzy carbonation. Mainly sweet on the palate with a light bitter finish.

Beer drinks easy and has an authentic German flavor however not picking up enough roast notes for a schwarzbier.

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Photo of briandschorr
4.06/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is one of my go to beers when I find it during beer hunts. Overall a solid beer. The color is a clear, dark brown with a one finger tan head. I like the retention and decent lacing with this beer. The nose is sweet malt, roasted malt, syrup, and toast. On the finish, some elements of caramel come through. The feel is crisp with medium carbonation. An easy to drink dark beer. Schwarzbieresque? I'd say so. Overall a decent drinkable dark.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Krombacher Dark pours a solid black color with a thin ring and modest film. Decent retention.
It has aromas of chocolate and lightly roasted malt.
In the taste there is a modest bitterness that comes from the lightly roasted malts and hops. The dark bread malts are the centerpiece.
A medium bodied to light drinking beer that is fairly clean and uncomplicated. A decent balance.
I suppose this is a good beer if you are looking for a lighter drinking dark beer with a clean lager taste.

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Photo of hychenglao
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DarrellK
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZachT
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep mahogany. Slight tan head that dissipates to a thin line. Lots of toffee on the nose. Flavour comes through with toffee, slight chocolate, bread crust and noble hops. Clean lager finish

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Photo of stcules
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark red, beautiful creamy head.
A light toasted malt in the smell, light coffee. All very clean.
Again light toasted malt n the taste, a herbal note, and some bitter root, stronger in the aftertaste.
Light chocolately finish.
Clean but non anonymous beer, easily drinkable.

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Photo of emincems
2.97/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jordanginsberg
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of yaron73
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drpimento
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is nice - roast, malt, bit of coffee and cocoa. Flavor's fairly balanced between bitter, sweet, tart and similar to nose. Body is a bit thin. Nice finish.

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Photo of ilkerakbay
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of T100Mark
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

An 11.2 ounce Euro bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - A dark ruby-red color (almost black). The head disappates quickly. Zero lacing.

Smell - Toasted malt nose.

Taste - A sweet molasses flavor. Mildly toasty. A bit of a herbal taste. Minimal hop presences.

Mouth - Slick. Smooth.

Overall - A really like Schwarzbier. This is a good one but not a great on. The flavor is a bit thin. There is a slight metallic taste. Also, the complete lack of head/lacing is a little upsetting. If you have a choice, order the Kostritzer.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of darknut
4.14/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rivets
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LennyBound
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Krombacher Dark from Krombacher Brauerei
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 237 ratings
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