Posted by dugpark on July 31, 2008
I think I have finally recovered. I was able to enjoy a brewski tonight and I didn’t feel any pains or gag reflexes, so we are good to go with the new stuff again. Sweet.
I did still want to take it easy, so I went with what I thought would be a relatively safe beer, Shiner Bohemian Black Lager. I was right. This mild dark lager was smooth, light of body, and simple on the finish, which was just fine by me. An interesting beer that grew on me as I continued to drink. First impression wasn’t great, but I stuck in there and ended up liking it. No head to be found, kind of a dark transparent color which is the trademark of the schwarzbier variety.
Overall, a good beer to get back in the swing of things but I probably wouldn’t buy it if I saw it again on the shelves at the local beer store.
JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road
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Posted by simonpo on May 3, 2008
Well, look at this…
Billed as “Germany’s Black Lager”, Kostritzer Schwarzbier is a dark and peaty pint that pours smooth, full and strong, and offers up a bountiful creamy-brown head that promises to waft you off to some beery heaven. The looks are not deceiving, either. With a relatively mild, malty aroma this drinks very very well indeed. As I slowly worked my way down the glass the rich, smokey, roasted flavour became more pronounced and enjoyable, leaving a refreshing memory at the end.
As the Kostritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei have been knocking this out since 1543, it’s obviously a classic; and one that comes highly recommended.
JBB6 Rating: For The Win
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