Sierra Nevada Schwarzbier

Sierra Nevada Schwarzbier

Rated 3.200 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Chico, CA, United States

Style:  Schwarzbier

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Our schwarzbier (black beer) is a traditional German style lager beer. The use of roasted chocolate malt gives this dark colored, medium bodied beer a wonderful sweet maltiness. This beer was brewed in Sierra Nevada's new 10 barrel pilot brewery.

ID: 22913 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank19429
Overall Percentile59
Style Rank128 of 307
Style Percentile58.3
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score3.6
Average Score3.320
Weighted Score3.200
Standard Deviation0.277

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  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottled@The 1st Vaasa CS/ES beer session (Thanks JS). Deep ambery brown colour, close to black, with mediumsized beige head. Aroma is roasted malts along with some slight toffee, caramel and mild grassy notes as well. Flavour is roasted malts, burnt wood, some toffee, caramel and mild dark dry fruity notes. Ends in a rather ashy way.

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 2.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours out in a dark brown colour with a low tan head. Sweetish aroma of cocoa and caramel. Medium-bodied with clean notes of caramel, dark chocolate with notes of grass and resin. Medium-bitter finish of roasted malts, fudge, grass and caramel.

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    On tap at O’brien’s. Pours with a dark brown body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. IT’s slightly sweet and malty with a slight roastiness...not much else. Medium bodied and smooth.

  • OIZNOP 431 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 2 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I guess this is my first Sierra Nevada review. Hmmm. I'll have to work on that. Anyway, Schwartzbier had zero in terms of head, but the color was a deep rich thick molasses black. I could not detect any appreciable aromas. On the buds, this Schwartzy had a nice subtle burnt malt flavor that was nice and mild. Tastes of cocoa, and smokey notes, & even a slight detection of peanut butter, were all rolled into this one. Hoppage was low (which suits me just fine) and the finish was semi-watery. I was expecting something excruciatingly hoppy. Thank heavens it's not!

  • JOHNC 1186 reviews
    rated 3.2 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I had this on tap at Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA. coca cola color with some up front roastiness and a slighty doughy flavor. it is a nice session brew

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