Black Bear | Morgan Street Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Morgan Street Brewery
Missouri, United States
morganstreetbrewery.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This light flavored black lager is our version of a classic schwarzbier. This schwarzbier has moderate malt flavors that finish clean and sweet, and are balanced out nicely with just a hint of bitterness. The appearance is very dark brown, with a tan-colored head. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to medium-high carbonation. Black Bear is truly a beer that will surprise the drinker. It is overall dark, but very pleasantly sweet with no harshness that most would expect from a dark beer. This beer is available seasonally, so try it when you can.

24 IBU

Added by zeff80 on 08-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,639
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
24
pDev:
15.19%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of jmdrpi
3.64/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the brewpub

Very dark brown in color, off-white colored head. Aroma is very chocolately and a bit of roast. Taste is a little sweeter than I'd prefer. Decent mouthfeel.

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Photo of DeVriesC-LR
2.48/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.52/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
2.74/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.2/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single can, brought back from St. Louis. Morgan Street's generic black label, with a "Black Bear" sticker, Dark Lager, 4.6% alc.
Dark brown, not quite black liquid with tan foam. Head is a bit weak, thin streaky lace.
Smell is slightly nutty, malty.
Starts with sweet malt flavor base, caramel, then finishes with some balancing bitterness.
The mouth feel and body is medium, a bit sharp from the carbonation.
Quite light in flavor and body, I think I was expecting a bit more, but still a nice easy drinking beer.

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Photo of dertyd
1.9/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not that great was to plain

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Mild_Bill
4/5  rDev +26.6%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Biff_Tannen
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of mattafett
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of jharris0624
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of williamjbauer
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jmccullough108
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of MSandahl23
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of zeff80
3.45/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a black color with a small, tan head of foam. It left thin trails of lace.

S - Good toasty aroma with nuttiness and caramel.

T - It was roasty with caramel, chocolate and a mild piney bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice schwarzbier.

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Black Bear from Morgan Street Brewery
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 24 ratings