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
Ratings:
230
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
13.75%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DarrellK
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZachT
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
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 -5.4%
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 -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jordanginsberg
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.12/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of yaron73
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drpimento
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
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 -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of T100Mark
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
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 +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of darknut
4.14/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rivets
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LennyBound
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.16/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, dark brown. One inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, roasted malt, slight yeast, slight burnt toast, and a hint of syrup. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight caramel malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of wheat, hint of adjunct, and burnt toast. Overall, good appearance, but weak body and aroma, the burnt toast aroma and flavor is unpleasant.

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yalcin
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of adamranders
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Krombacher Dark from Krombacher Brauerei
3.49 out of 5 based on 230 ratings.
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