Saturday, September 17, 2011

Guinness Black Lager

I tried a new beer out tonight. Saw a Guinness Black Lager in the shop and thought why not give it a try. Black lager is already a style of its own; it’s called Schwarzbier, so Guinness has not come up with something new here. I’ve actually triad a couple of different schwarzbiers over the years, both from bottles here is the US but also on draught when I have visited Germany. Unfortunately Guinness did not make a beer to match some of the great German versions.

This beer was just OK. I thought it tasted well enough but nothing special.  It certainly had that classic lager crispness with a slight bitterness but the beer was dominated by the roasted barley malt (presumably the same malt used by Guinness to make their signature Dry Irish Stout). I may buy it again, we’ll see. It received a rather poor rating on both Beer Advocate and Rate Beer

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