Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Devils Backbone Schwartz Bier

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20ChadPolenz (1670) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 8B Schwarzbier

AROMA: Dark roasty malt; slight coffee notes. Clean yeast character. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Dark brown with ruby highlights. Mostly clear, visible steady CO2. Average tan foam. 2/3

FLAVOR: Moderate dark malt flavor, though not especially sweet. Dry bitterness throughout; slight burnt toast flavor. A bit of a musty background note. Husky grain flavor with astringent aftertaste. 11/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium light body; moderate to low CO2. Smooth, but not refreshing. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Unimpressive, below average black lager. Probably an old bottle. 4/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

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