My schwarzbier has been kegged for over a month, and seems to be at its peak. Tasting time!
Dark Helmet Schwarzbier
- The Basics
- 1.046 o.g., 1.014 f.g., 4.2% abv, 26 estimated IBU, 28 SRM
- Clear brown beer with a slight ruby tinge. The head is a light tan color and persistant.
- Light chocolate aroma with a slight roastiness; very nice!
- Clean and smooth, with a nice bready maltiness backed up with a bit of roasty chocolate and slight coffee notes. There is a modest bitterness, which melds quite well with the malt.
- Smooth, light, and crisp; moderate carbonation and a gentle bitterness to the moderately dry finish.
- Would I brew this again?
- Indeed! This beer has matured into a delicious and very drinkable lager. I feel like I nailed the style pretty well. Although we are squarely in the heat of summer, this is one dark beer that I don’t mind having around. It’s surprisingly refreshing! Overall, there is very little I would change about this beer. It’s nice to have another reliable session beer in my portfolio, too.