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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,007
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
237
pDev:
13.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of pkalix
4.11/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

my taste buds have certainly changed. if I had had this one a few years ago I believe it would have been one of my top german brews up there with the franziskaner, spaten, weihenstephaner, etc..... but still a great brew! I like it!

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Photo of Giggy
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Azpittil57
3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of enragedwalrus
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It's good tasting but nothing that stands out among the others.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from tap in a tall pokal at Firkin.

How have I not tried this stuff before? Rectifying that, it pours a deep midnight smoked sienna (nearly black, frankly) topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises mild maple syrup, roasted malts, and a hint of greenery. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some grass and a twinge of cola near the finish. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp-ish finish. Overall, a pretty nice schwarz. 'Nuff said.

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Photo of deadliest
3.01/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kermitthefrayer
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of plaid75
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nine_Tails
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, molasses. Taste is malts, sweet, somewhat like the non alcoholic malta drink. Feels light in the mouth and overall is an interesting take on this style, and a good beer.

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Photo of Philjohn
3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rothobinide
3.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of HardTarget
3.84/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Holds a tan foam head that sticks to the side of the glass. Black body shows it is actually deep brown with excellent clarity.

Smell: Tonic water, black bread, dusty earthy with a hint of gingerbread sweetness.

Taste: Solid black bread note I associate with the style, a hint of metallic coin taste in with the tonic and earthy hop bitters. Flavor is nice but the volume is turned a little low; mild but enjoyable.

Feel: Medium carbonation gets a bit frothy with a slightly gritty chew.

Overall: Solid German craftsmanship, generally clean, to style, and enjoyable.

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Photo of Sparky44
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jvbraun
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of phanorn6
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of hermuli
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of CM31
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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