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Reprieve | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This black beer is a Bohemian Pilsner gone dark. German malts, noble hops, and lager yeast combine for our take on this traditional beer style. 28.1 IBU

Added by MillRat on 04-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
45
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
17.31%
 
 
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Photo of sweethome
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is very dark - cola color with a tan head that lasts a good amount of time. Rich maltiness with a spicy backing. Hits the style quite well - full flavored but smoothness of a lager. Crisp finish.

A hint of smoke, chocolate and fruitiness from german malts.

Nice beer - to style, well done

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Photo of MillRat
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the release party at the brewery. Nearly black with garnet highlights, topped with a caramel-colored head that fades to a thin but persistent ring. Aroma is finely balanced between the roast grain and rich toasted malt. Hops do not make an appearance yet.

Flavor is first dominated by the substantial, but not overpowering, roasted malt, perhaps a bit more than a classic German rendition, but not trespassing into acridity or harshness. The flavor transitions into a slightly sweet malt body, once again pushing the envelope of the classic schwarzbier, but staying within the bounds and striking a nice balance with more prominent roast flavors. Hop bitterness is detectable but not not a primary flavor. The body of this beer is a little on the heavy side for the style, though expected from the degree of malt presence. A malt body like this also is pretty much a trademark feature for Two Brothers.

All in all a high quality and interesting rendition of a too-infrequently brewed style in the repertoire of most craft breweries. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle picked up the day that i saw this one on the shelf. always looking forward to having the new beer from my backyard brewery. into my samuel adams perfect pint glass it goes...

A- this one pours out a cola colored brown body with a finger and a half of brown head on top. the head lasts for a while, and leaves behind small and random spots of lacing.

S- the first thing i can pick out of the nose are lightly roasted malts and a little bit of coffee. some light earthy hops at the end finish this one off. straight, pleasant, and to the point.

T- the taste starts off with more of the lightly roasted malts that i picked out in the nose. a little bit of yeast shows up in the middle. the finish is mildly of coffee and earthy hops.

M- light bodied and well carbonated. somewhat creamy. dryish finish.

O- i liked this one more than most of the recent two brothers attempts. glad they brewed this one. its a somewhat rare style for american brewers. im also glad that the ABV is on the lower side so its ok to have a second glass. ill pick up at least one more, and ill be on the look out for it on tap at local establishments.

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Photo of haveaduff2
4.88/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A unique and worthy interpretation of a Schwarzbier style, which I love. Malty upfront, then delightfully dry with a crisp hop bitterness in the finish. There is a roasted coffee quality, but it's restrained and smoothed out...this is a lager, after all. Highly recommended.

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Reprieve from Two Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.
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