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Sweetwater Brewing Co.

Sweetwater Brewing Co.
Hatchery Black Lager

Category: Black Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Sweetwater Brewing Co.
Hatchery Black Lager

Category: Black Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Brilliant brown color. Attractive, savory aromas and flavors of smoked turkey bacon, denver omelet, burnt toast, and hint of campfire with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dryish medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish displaying notes of smoked nuts, grilled carrots and sweet potatoes, and radicchio finish. A fun, slightly smoky black lager that borders on rauchbier and will pair brilliantly with ’cue.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Malty & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: smoked turkey bacon, Denver omelet, burnt toast, and hint of campfire
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of smoked nuts, grilled carrots and sweet potatoes, and radicchio
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Brisket, Meat Loaf, Muenster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun, slightly smoky black lager that borders on rauchbier and will pair brilliantly with 'cue.

The Producer

Sweetwater Brewing Company

The Producer
195 Ottley Dr
Atlanta, GA 30324
USA
1 404-691-2537

Black Beer

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Serve in a Pilsner Glass
Black beers, or schwartzbiers, are dark brown to black in color and range in alcohol from 4-5%. These beers feature a bitter chocolate, roasted malt note and a rounded character. Hop accents are generally low. Black beers originated in eastern Germany, but are brewed in markets ranging from Japan to the US today. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Samuel Adams Black Lager, Guinness Black Lager and Rogue Chateau Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager.