Deschutes/ Bell’s Sch­warz­bier

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Cherry And Berry Wood-aged Sour -

LOC: Bend, Ore­gon ABV: 6% | IBUS: 30 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“This full-fla­vored dark lager has some in­cred­i­ble roasty, toasty, nutty, and cho­co­late notes. Per­fect for the time of year when the weather is start­ing to cool a bit. En­joy!”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Mod­er­ate roast and toasted malt. Hints of smoke, cho­co­late, cof­fee. Sub­tle earthy hops.” Fla­vor: “Mod­er­ately strong milk cho­co­late in the fla­vor with toast and rich malt be­hind it. A mod­er­ate sweet­ness slowly fades and is a touch cloy­ing in the fin­ish. Bit­ter­ness is very low. Other than the lin­ger­ing sweet­ness, the fin­ish is clean with a light last­ing dark malt fla­vor.” Over­all: “Nice malt char­ac­ter through­out and very clean. Pleas­ant dark-malt com­plex­ity with­out an overtly harsh tan­nic bit­ter­ness or as­trin­gency. Well-bal­anced. Straight­for­ward and to-the-point, a no-non­sense, clean, and en­joy­able black lager.”

AROMA: 11 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 19 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 9

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