Leavenworth Bakke Hill Black Lager | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Leavenworth Bakke Hill Black LagerLeavenworth Bakke Hill Black Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Washington, United States
fishbrewing.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Reidrover on 11-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
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0
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3
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RHVC59
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it pours very dark with an off-white head (almost a light brown). IT rolls across the tongue in an enjoyable way with well-balanced malt and hops. Repeatable.

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Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle - notched October

pours black, but some light gets through the corners. thick off-white head. mild roasted malt aroma and taste. but smooth and easy drinking. medium bodied, full mouthfeel.

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Photo of ronbo5421
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of RyanByorick
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mooseisloose
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a dogfish schooner to a coffee color with a tan head. Smell is off sweet malt and earthy hops. Taste is of black licorice nicely balanced consistent throughout with a sweet yet slightly bitter. Only lacking in mouthfeel but it is a lager not a thicker ale. A good session brew tasty. Would seek out again.

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Photo of mactrail
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very dark ruby brown color with a big frothy head in the tall Belgian glass. Pleasantly sudsy on the tongue. Light mouthfeel. Modest aroma of roasted malt with that nice beery whiff.

Warm and malty with the edge of charred grain. Less burnt flavors and more of a dark roast. This has a toasted, slightly nutty flavor that is much more interesting than the usual Schwarzbiers. Just the right burr of hoppy bitterness at the finish. Light body but quite frothy.

This is a pretty good example of the style. I think it's a style that is deceptively simple and not often brewed well. This has the right balance of dark shades with the malty sweet note and plenty of sudsy mouthfeel. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the Fish Tale brewpub in Everett.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated 22 oz bottle (almost certainly 2013 vintage) served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours very dark mahogany, clear but nearly black in the glass. The head is small but partially durable and leaves some spotty lacing.

This is an American style Schwarzbier: less sweet and more flavorful and hoppy than the standard German version. Hints of dark chocolate. Some smoke and expresso too, but only the slightest hint of burnt grain.

Feel: medium-light body with well-matched medium carbonation.

O: recopmmended

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Relatively clear dark brown that looks almost black until held to light. Creamy dark tan head drops to a small cap and creamy collar with slight lacing. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Nice roasted malt with some very slight burnt edges. Cooked and caramelized in moderation. Some nice chocolate and cocoa. Hops offer some slight citrus and floral elements. Grassy with a ton of roasted barley. Building cocoa and slight bitter dark chocolate as it warms. Clean yeast profile. Slight fruity sweetness, in a vague way.

Taste: Slight malt sweetness. A nice roasted malt as well. Blends of dark chocolate, cocoa, and some sweeter almost milk chocolate. Some backing grassy elements and a bit of lingering yeast. Hints of slightly burnt malt. A touch of citrus with a mildly herbal/floral hop finish. Warming pushes out some of the roasted elements, letting the cocoa come out a bit more. Finishes a bit bright, almost like an apple or pear.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit bubbly and clean.

Overall: Insert Space balls reference.

A decent take. Less sweet than other iterations of the style which is a plus. Loses a little as it warms, but it's good.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into lager glass; October notched, no year (probably 2011). Pours fairly clear very dark brown color with a small fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass; with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, toast, coffee, dark bread, floral, light pepper, and roasted earthiness; with some subtle pear and apple. Very nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt notes with hardly any yeast fruitiness surprisingly. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, toast, coffee, dark bread, floral, light pepper, light pear, apple, and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, toast, dark bread, coffee, floral, light pear, apple, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and robustness of roasted flavors; with good complexity and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice schwarzbier! Great balance and robustness of roasted flavors with minimal yeast esters; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyably offering.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.55 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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