Devils Backbone Schwartz Bier

I found yet another crazy local beer while I was at Beer Run. Have I talked about the sandwich I had there? If not, it was awesome. It was a bratwurst with homemade sauerkraut and mustard on a pretzel roll. I am a serious sucker for pretzel rolls. Plus, I really love bratwurst and sauerkraut, so the sandwich in general was going to be a home run for me anyways. So, I first heard of this brewery when I went into the local spice store (where I picked up a bunch of great spices to use for either beer or barbecue). It ends up that the woman who owned the spice store sold them a bunch of spices for a brew. Totally cool. Onto the beer…

ABV: 4.9%

Style: Schwarzbier

Trivia: From what I could find on the website, a pilot batch of this was brewed in January of 2013 and this is a beer that they occasionally brew.

Random: I’m watching a grizzly bear eat a frozen fish on my documentary.

This brew poured with a finger of tan head that dissipated very slowly. It left significant lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown color that was almost black with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was light for the style. It presented with roasted malt and a touch of smoke and char. The body was a bit bigger than the nose. I got smoke up front with some chocolate and roasted malts. The body was borderline watery, even given the style. The finish was quick with smoke. This brew was nothing all that special to me. It had some nice flavors, but given how watery the beer was, it took away from the experience.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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