Great Lakes Schwarzbier | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-14-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of jmartinger
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of beergeek279
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint at Great Lakes tap room. The color was black, with a wispy white head. The smell was a nice strong roastiness. The taste was very nicely coffee roasted malt, with the clean lager finish. Mouthfeel was average. As for drinkability, this is one that I could have several of.

If I hadn't had the Black Ocean right before I went, this could well be my favorite schwarzbier. A solid near stout quality makes this one worthwhile and one I'd love to have again.

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Photo of Ahhdball
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber to black with no head to see. Faint roasted malt but very vague. Light taste, slightly hoppy with a light refreshing finish. Smooth on the way down, a nice fluffy mouthfeel. This is the second Schwarzbier I've had so I don't feel qualified to judge the style but all around this is a great dark refreshment.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep amber brown tan full head leaves scattered lacing. Aroma: Soft dark roasted malts but relatively clean aromatics with some German hops peeking through, dead on for a black pils. Taste: Perfect balance slight fruity edge, slight bitter herbal hops nice session brew. Mouthfeel: Medium to light body slightly creamy edge very nice. Drinkability: Excellent brew well made perfect for the style guidelines of this brew very enjoyable yet mild.

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Great Lakes Schwarzbier from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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