- My Rating: [B+], I gave it a (3.8 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Nood & Deugd (Necessity & Virtue), 6.2% ABV – 35 IBUs, 33cl., (Bodegraven, Netherlands)
-It’s been over 4 years since I’ve had a Schwarzbier, the previous one being Kostritzer [C+].
Ingredients: water, pale, choc, cara and roasted barley malts, sladek and saaz bitter hops, yeast (bottom fermenting)
- Style: Schwarzbier (German dark lager, more info @wiki)
- Taste: Sweet creamy smooth roasted coffee/chocolate notes subtle stealth hops
- Where I got it : 16th St. Liquor / West Vancouver
- How much: $6 (after 10% off) – 33cl., April 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yep
Visual: (cellared for 3 years). Their standard basic label, I like. Pours almost jet black with a large 1cm super long-lasting frothy head, sticky lacing, no visible activity.
Nose: caramelized roasted barley malts, hints of chocolate. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: creamy smooth, sharp crisp
Mid-palate: (lvl-6-sweetness), brown sugar sweet roasted barley malt, fruity light coffee,
Finish: light notes of chocolate, subtle hops mixed with roasted bitterness.
Summary: Super clean and smooth with zero sourness – all sweet roast counterbalanced with the hops to finish. The sugars get slightly cloying around 3/4 through and wishing there was a bit more aromatics in the mids to make it an [A].