Hello again friends! Today I had the pleasure of trying the Eibauer Swarzbier. I bought this beer at a random corner/liquor store near a Arabian restaurant that we enjoy going to. I lost my receipt, but I think it cost me around 25 RMB (around $4.75 CAD). Enough of the backstory, here’s the goods!
This beer poured a dark brown to black colour with a thin beige head that dissipated quite quickly.
It’s smell was a hint of coffee and malt, though it isn’t too strong to the nose.
Taste – a lot of coffee and malt undertones with bitter dark chocolate. It is just slightly carbonated, and the mouthfeel starts with a decent hit of carbonated bitter/sweet but fades into a weak and watery finish. A tad metallic.
Here’s a look at the Swarzbier in my cool Chang beer glass that I picked up in Thailand!
Overall, this beer wasn’t too special. At 4.5% ABV, I think my coffee might have had more kick this morning. Eibauer may have missed the bullseye on this one. The dark roasted coffee was very nice, and the beautiful mix of sweet malty chocolate and bitter was great on the palate, but the mouthfeel was just so flat and underwhelming that that aspect of this beer was my main focus. That being said, this beer was still pretty enjoyable. It packed quite a flavour punch, but it disappointed in the watery finish. I’d drink another, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to find this beer again.
I’d give it a solid C.
Had a Eibauer beer? Maybe indulged in the Swarzbier itself? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!