Einbecker Schwarzbier | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

Einbecker SchwarzbierEinbecker Schwarzbier
BA SCORE
58.1%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 260 ratings
Einbecker SchwarzbierEinbecker Schwarzbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG
Germany
einbecker-brauhaus.de

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 03-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,677
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
260
Liked:
151
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
11.94%
Alströms:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Photo of jbehlar
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pens1967
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.62/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HamdenHector
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; a reddish amber - almost mahogany in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; nice lacing;

S: sweet malt; cherry; a little bready;

T: sweet malt; no complexity; very little bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish; smooth;

O: maybe my least favorite beer from Einbecker;

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice black lager, but I'm not sure how it is above average. It has the dark malt and the balance and the refreshing hops. The complete Schwarzbier.

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Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. My first beer from Einbecker, acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a very dark brownish-ruby body - the clarity is there, but the beer is so dark you can hardly tell. About a finger of frothy khaki-tan cream head that leaves good scattered frothy lacing. Appears aptly carbonated. Looks nice.

S - Aroma is of toasty / nutty malt content, with mild roast, and notes of dark vinous fruits. A pleasant and inviting aroma.

T - Taste follows the nose: smooth & creamy, with notes of toast, brown bread, nuttiness, mild chocolate / cocoa, cream, with light roast & some cointy metallics on the finish. Lingering notes of dark vinous fruits - dates, raisins, figs. Pretty nice stuff.

M - Feel is smooth & creamy, with moderate carbonation, and some lingering metallics on the finish. Body is light and easy drinking.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Good depth and duration of flavor with decent complexity, while keeping it relatively simple. A nice example of the style, and a nice import from Einbecker.

Einbecker Schwarzbier -----4/5.

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Photo of rorjets
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdwil
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monk2021
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2pux
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red/brownish color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light cocoa/coffee, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light cocoa/coffee, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light cocoa/coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from hop/roast notes as well. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very nice Munich dunkel style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, clean, and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of brandonld23
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulytasker
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erlkoenig
4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryan1788a5
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A: Dark Red-brown color with great clarity. Tight, fine-bubbled head retains at a half inch. Thick and clumpy lacing. Eye-catching cascading bubbles.

S: Malt-forward with a lot of nutty, cocoa, and even some milk chocolate aromas. Whiff of grape skin fruitiness comes from the malt. Some herbal hops with a mild lemony zing. Clean.

T: Nutty and chocolatey malt opens. Toasted crust. Earthy and herbal hops have a bit of bite. A touch metallic. Clean. Toasty and nutty grain finish.

M: Light in body. Creamy texture. Gentle carbonation.

O: Great all around. Light and quaffable, well balanced, and still bringing a lot of toasty/roasty malt character. A great beer to have in your arsenal for food pairing too; it has some versatility.

Note: Imports like this have a tendency to sit. With no clear date on the bottle, I'd advise BAs seeking this brew to make sure they are getting it from a trusted establishment, and ask questions. The first bottle I sampled was sub-prime and oxidized. Thankfully I was able to grab another that seemed fine.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The community says "good", the BA site says "world-class". Who do I believe? Oh! Wait, myself. I have one here. Let's get started.

A : It initially pours out of the bottle a very light caramel coke color, but settles into the glass in a mass of mahogany hue. The head is fleeting and puny but stable, and stays at a mossy ring adhering to the sides of the glass as it's tipped to' and fro'.

S : Typecast Schwarzbier aromas - filthy, rotten, moldy dark bread; 2 week old cellared plums and figs, red leaf lettuce soup (that means it went horribly bad), and some absolutely charred black toast crumbs. Schwarzbiers have never been good smelling beers - they always smell like a garbage disposal inside of a fireplace...but it's a characteristic profile unique to the style, and this one's on par.

T : There's something. Something here. At first you don't notice it, it's just a schwarzbier - roast dark lager malts, a bit of coffee, a prune with a match lit to it...but within THIS beer, there's this essence...a yeast/dark fruit paradise that hits halfway through and then disappears like an apparition from the corner of your eye (whatwasthat?). It doesn't last long, but it begs your attention so you take another drink - and the cycle continues. Very interesting, indeed.

F : Medium bodied creaminess meets a zapping carbonation, with a syrupy dry finish with stabs of dry sawdust.

O : Yeah, this wasn't half bad. I'd drink it again. It's true to style and has a "genuine" German quality to it - something lacking in many breweries' schwarzbiers. Try it, you just might like it.

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Photo of Desimoaj
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldManMetal
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours to a thin, pebbly tan head on a very deep brown body. The nose is dark and sweet: cassis, plum and molasses with alcohol undertones. The palate is malty, slightly sweet with medium-roasted notes and hints of molasses and coffee that carry through to a nicely-balanced finish that lingers to the next sip. The body is perhaps a bit heavier than one would expect for a lager, and the lively carbonation allows it to build a slightly creamy texture. This is a great example of the style.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muller25
2.33/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Evidently, no one here has had the Kostritzer Schwarzbier, or the ratings would be much lower.

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Einbecker Schwarzbier from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
Beer rating: 58.1% out of 100 with 260 ratings
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