Author Topic: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?  (Read 6382 times)

Offline ynotbrusum

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 4387
Just tapped my first Schwarzbier - really liking that!  Can't believe it took me this long to find this style...it probably will not last very long once my tasters check it out. :D

Cheers and here's to trying something new!
Hodge Garage Brewing: "Brew with a glad heart!"

Offline passlaku

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 187
Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 09:00:25 pm »
I don't mean to hijack the thread but would you consider Guiness' Black Lager a schwazbier?

Offline tschmidlin

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8198
  • Redmond, WA
Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 12:18:39 am »
I don't mean to hijack the thread but would you consider Guiness' Black Lager a schwazbier?
Yes, although I don't think it is a very good one.
Tom Schmidlin

Offline Pinski

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1943
  • Portland, Oregon
Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 12:52:29 am »
I'm a big fan of the Schwarzbier too.  I made one last fall and the keg went really fast.  Fortunately I bottled half of the batch and was able to let some lager. Rich flavor but light in body with an almost cola-like finish to my palette. I have one last bottle I'll drink in November to see how it does after a year from brew day (Black Friday).   
Steve Carper
Green Dragon Brewers
Clubs: Oregon Brew Crew & Strange Brew
BJCP Certified

Offline beersk

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 3719
  • In the night!
Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 09:24:20 am »
Kostritzer is the best! Love schwarzbier.
Jesse

Offline redbeerman

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1849
  • On the banks of the mighty Susquehanna in MD
Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 10:10:12 am »
Kostritzer is the best! Love schwarzbier.
On tap at my neighborhood German restaurant.  Very nice indeed!
CH3CH2OH - Without it, life itself would be impossible.

[441, 112.1deg] AR

Jim

Offline Joe Sr.

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 4465
  • Chicago - NORTH SIDE
Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 10:42:13 am »
Kostritzer is good, but I prefer Xingu.
It's all in the reflexes. - Jack Burton

Offline ynotbrusum

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 4387
Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 12:25:10 pm »
I know I can get Kostritzer locally, but I will have to look for Xingu and run a taste test against mine.  I taste a little roast flavor then it "melts away" and I am left with a nice, crisp finish.  Very unique, indeed.
Hodge Garage Brewing: "Brew with a glad heart!"

Offline beersk

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 3719
  • In the night!
Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012, 12:48:04 pm »
I think New Belgium's 1554 could technically be called a schwarzbier also.  It's fermented with WY2124 bohemian lager yeast at ale temps...it's clean and slightly roasty tasting.  But I wouldn't call it a good example of the style.

Xingu is indeed a fine beer.  Haven't had it in a while because it's usually $11.99 or something like that for a sixer and I've never seen it on tap.
Jesse

Offline Joe Sr.

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 4465
  • Chicago - NORTH SIDE
Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012, 12:52:08 pm »
They serve Xingu at the Ethiopian restaurant at the end of my street.  Odd, since it's a Brazilian beer, but I'm not complaining.

It goes very well with the food and has a lot more flavor than the African lagers like Bedele, St. George and Tusker.
It's all in the reflexes. - Jack Burton

Offline erockrph

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7366
  • Chepachet, RI
    • The Hop WHisperer
Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2012, 01:22:53 pm »
+1 to Xingu

It's been too long since I've had one, and this thread has given me a craving. I'll have to grab one next time I mix a six.
Eric B.

Finally got around to starting a homebrewing blog: The Hop Whisperer

Offline Thirsty_Monk

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2483
  • Eau Claire WI
    • Lazy Monk Brewing
Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2012, 06:41:01 pm »
Kostritzer is the best! Love schwarzbier.
I thought the best was this beer:
http://www.lazymonkbrewing.com/beers/beer-1/

(Self promotion again  ;D)
Na Zdravie

Lazy Monk Brewing
http://www.lazymonkbrewing.com

Offline Thirsty_Monk

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2483
  • Eau Claire WI
    • Lazy Monk Brewing
Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2012, 06:42:46 pm »
It's fermented with WY2124 bohemian lager yeast at ale temps...it's clean and slightly roasty tasting.

I always wanted to know how fruity 2124 would get when fermented at Ale temp (65F).
Na Zdravie

Lazy Monk Brewing
http://www.lazymonkbrewing.com

Offline garc_mall

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 858
  • [1892.9, 294.9deg] AR Lynnwood, WA
Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2012, 07:13:31 pm »
Kostritzer is the best! Love schwarzbier.
I thought the best was this beer:
http://www.lazymonkbrewing.com/beers/beer-1/

(Self promotion again  ;D)

Man! If we can't try it, how can we recommend it? Get some distribution outside of WI :D

On a more serious note, I look forward to trying your beer when I go through WI next.

Offline beersk

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 3719
  • In the night!
Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2012, 10:23:34 am »
It's fermented with WY2124 bohemian lager yeast at ale temps...it's clean and slightly roasty tasting.

I always wanted to know how fruity 2124 would get when fermented at Ale temp (65F).
It works pretty well at ale temps, I tried a clone recipe for 1554 once, turned out pretty alright.
Jesse