B3K Black Lager | Wynkoop Brewing Company

B3K Black LagerB3K Black Lager
BA SCORE
36.1%
Liked This Beer
3.5 w/ 119 ratings
B3K Black LagerB3K Black Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
wynkoop.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by smcolw on 06-06-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,893
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
119
Liked:
43
Avg:
3.5/5
pDev:
15.43%
Alströms:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 38
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1/5  rDev -71.4%

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of Jredner
2.18/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

You ever have a beer at a brewpub and think to yourself, "The brewer wouldn't know a [insert beer style] if it bit him in the ass?"

Me either until I had this Black Beer. It's just damn un-Schwarz...the schwarz is very not with this beer.

Has a porterish roast coffe aroma with mild stewed raisin notes that are more baltic porter than Schwarz....but hey maybe that suggests it is actually a lager. Red tinted black body with a pinky thin tan head. Light roasty flavor in the fore. Amazingly narrow flavor range and not much real taste concentration or or presence ont he tongue...a watery weak porter really. Shameful.

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Photo of acurtis
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of Oxymoron
2.54/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

B3 ok? Pours a black hue with limited clarity. Red hues around the side when held to the feint light. A darker tan head with decent retention (great compared to their other beers) and limited lacing.

The nose is limited overall which is ok for style. Some roasty and astringent notes which is not ok for style. Some light bready notes. Subtle yeast smells as well.

The taste is mostly malt with a big roasted malt kick. Closter to a robust porter, there is a nice astringent/roasty kick which would be nice if it wasn't so out of place in a Schwartz. The roast really comes out through the full taste but some milky almost silky flavor balances a bit. Has a almost oatmeal characteristic. There is a light piney/earthy finish more along the lines of a English porter.

The body is light but leaves a sweet finish. Sweet but still feels full attenuated. Hard to explain I guess. Some silkiness and a very light carbonation. Overall a good beer but not a schwartz.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.68/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of BeerBelcher
2.78/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I thought this beer was bland and unexciting when I had it on tap at Wynkoop's in Denver. It poured an opaque black, with a tan head that quickly faded. I couldn't pick up any aroma from the top of my glass. Flavor was lightly roasty, but that is me reaching for something to say about this beer. Mouthfeel was clean, which is easy to do when a beer doesn't taste like much!

Not really recommended.

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Photo of jtnord
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of dcscientist
3.02/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This tasted funny and I'm not sure why. Don't think it was past date, but I got a much stronger metallic taste than what you would expect from a canned beer. Flavor was just off, kind of tangy but not really hoppy like a black lager tends to be. I'm hoping this wasn't how the beer normally tastes, but if it is, it was probably my least favorite offering from Wynkoop.

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Photo of godawgs
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this with a tuna melt and bacon-potato salad. OK, not the best pairing, but hey I was craving tuna.

Light coffee color pour, black but kinda brown. Soapy head that was off white and stuck around a bit.

I smelled almond and toffee. Sweet a bit, but nothing overpowering or even noticeable. Taste follows, but the almond is gone and sweet malt comes up. I'm not a malt guy, yet this one had just enough to become noticed, and then died at the end, which for me is good. Clean finish, good with food as it won't dominate.

Would have again, but not my first pick at Wynkoop.

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Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance - pours with a rich white head the quickly goes away. Dark brown cola color and hue.

Smell - lots of malts with a hint of smoky flavor

Taste - front has lots of malts followed by that subtle smoky tint in the smell.

Mouthfeel - easy drinking for sure, but lacking a punch

Overall - maybe I'm not a huge fan of the style, but other than easy drinking just an ok beer.

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Photo of ndekke39
3.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ordered this on-tap at the Wynkoop Brewery in downtown Denver. Poured a dark black (hence the schwarz = German for "black") color. Nearly opaque. Little off-white head to it. Not a complex flavor or aroma - mostly hops in there. Flavors of hops linger just a bit, then fade. Light carbonation, good for sipping. Amongst the beers I tried at Wynkoop, this one wasn't exceptional, although it wasn't bad by any means. I would definitely try another pint of it.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried at Wynkoop, 4 Feb 2009.

Dark brown color. Small head. Moderate carbonation. Minimal aroma, slightly roasty, not much else. Fairly sweet, caramel to start. Some coffee roasty flavors, chocolate through the middle. Finish is lightly roasty. Easy to drink, good mouthfeel. Ethanol light.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Black beer, appropriate schwarz appearance, viscosity more cola than stout like. Beige head. Aroma was hoppy, roasted like a porter. Not skunky lager.

Taste was a highly carbonated, lively black ipa-ish kinda beer, hop bitterness is up there, but its got more going for it than just that. Tiny sweet malt. Its good, nothing special.

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B3K Black Lager from Wynkoop Brewing Company
Beer rating: 36.1% out of 100 with 119 ratings
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