Monday, August 18, 2014


There's a whole big procedure I go through when I'm introducing a new brew at home.

I take sh!t ton of photos - before, during, and after the pour.

I always hand the first glass to hubby. Then like a script, the following conversation ensues:

He says, "What's this."

I reply, "Beer."
"What kind of beer?"

I typically respond with some vague reference to the beer. Like what color it is or where it came from or the style.

In this case, I said, "Black beer."

He held it up to the light and none penetrated the brew.

"It is black", he said.

And it is. Literally.

Schwarzbier (6.00% ABV) by Agner & Wolf Brewery is a black beer, or more precisely, a German dark lager beer.

It pours a dark, dense brown with a huge floofy tan head that, surprisingly, left behind practically no lacing.

The aroma was mildly roasty and malty with a faint whiff of metal.

The taste is gentle flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts - think light stout. A good balance of bitter and sweet. Tasty. The finish is malty.

The mouthfeel is amazing. So creamy it's almost nitro-ish. Smooth and wonderful.

Schwarzbier is a great example of the style. Dark, rich, and delicious.

Overall: very good.

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