922. Buzzard's Bay Black Lager

922. Buzzard's Bay Black Lager

A labmate took his qualifying exam on December 1st, so we went to The Muddy Charles for some beer afterwards. They had Buzzard's Bay Black Lager on tap so I ordered a pitcher.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Buzzard's Bay Brewing
Alcohol: 5.00%
Serving: Tap
Style: Schwarzbier, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 3.5 | Smell: 3.5 | Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 3.5 | Drinkability: 4.0

Overall: 3.55

Pours a dark black with brown tints at the edges. Topped by a thin, sudsy, beige head that fades to a bubbly film. The aroma is roasted malts, coffee and a bit of breadiness.

Lightly sweet, chocolate notes upfront over a dark roasty backbone with a bit of roasted and hop bitterness in the finish. Moderate carbonation, medium- bodied. Roasted grains give the beer a bit of husky dryness.

Decently flavorful. Nice, but not terribly complex.

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