Eichhorn Schwarzer Adler Dunkles Vollbier
Brewery: Brauerei Eichhorn
Color: dark brown, ruby highlights
Head: creamy, tan
Nose: slight chocolate
Body: full-bodied, a bit over-carbonated
Palate: dry, some chocolate notes
Finish: clean, dry
Served: on tap at the brewery
Impression: I’d had this beer in a bottle and thought it was pretty good so put it on the list. Oddly enough, wasn’t planning on getting there this particular day but when another Schwarzer Adler in nearby Stettfeld was unexpectedly closed, I remembered this being just up the road. So, was expecting a Hellerbock but found this tasty Dunkles in front of me instead. This is a newer beer from the brewery and I was the only one in the pub that seemed to be drinking it. Aside from it being a bit overly carbonated, I quite enjoyed it. It looked amazing when served and once the fizziness subsided, it was a fine brew. It’s not a typical beer for the area, more like a southern Bavarian Dunkles and by those standards, it was a dry delight. Hopefully, it finds some takers in the pub. They’d help their cause by serving it less fizzy as their Kellerbier is surely a low carbonation affair.
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