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Sunday, January 15, 2012

1/14/11 Samuel Adams Black Lager

So last night I decided to have what I thought would be one of the poorer beers because it was out dated for a couple of months. So I decided to have a Samuel Adams Black Lager. The temperature was 32.9 degrees with a large head at 3 1/2" and a fizzy medium brown color. The head lacing was excellent and the head dissipated slowly. The body color was brown with a dark clarity and a toffee taste and a citrus aroma. The flavor was light with a short finish length and a watery mouth feel. The tongue hit was towards the front with excellent body lacing. Overall I would rate it an A- because of the uncertainty of what it would taste like if it wasn't expired. That being said this was a truly excellent beer with a great taste. The more Sam Adams I have the more impressed I am with their line up. I have yet to have rated a bad Sam Adams. Thanks for reading and as always please drink responsibly.




Information from myfitnessplan.com

Sam Adams - Black Lager

  1.   
Calories191Sodium18 mg
Total Fat0 gPotassium0 mg
Saturated0 gTotal Carbs13 g
Polyunsaturated0 gDietary Fiber0 g
Monounsaturated0 gSugars0 g
Trans0 gProtein0 g
Cholesterol0 mg  
Vitamin A0%Calcium0%
Vitamin C0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Information from Sam website

Our brewers’ interpretation of a traditional German schwarzbier.

When one sees a beer with a darker complexion these days, more often than not it’s a porter or a stout. But looks can be deceiving. There exists a style older than both and generally less well known; the schwarzbier, which literally translates to “Black Beer.” Unlike its dark cousins which are ales hailing from Britain, schwarzbier comes from Germany and uses a bottom fermenting lager yeast.  Samuel Adams Black Lager is brewed in the tradition of the latter. A medium bodied beer brewed using several different roasts of malt to create a smooth body and depth of malt character that has to be tasted to be believed.

Flavor: Smooth and malty with a deep roasted character and dry finishColor: Deep ruby black, 50 SRM
Original Gravity: 14° Plato
Alcohol by Vol/Wt: 4.9%ABV – 3.8%ABW
Calories/12 oz.: 191
IBUs: 19
Malt Varieties:Two-row Harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland pale malts, Munich 10, Weyermann dehusked Carafa®
Hop Varieties: Spalt Spalter and Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops
Yeast StrainSamuel Adams lager yeast
Availability: Year round
First Brewed: 2004

Black Bean Soup

The sweet and roasty flavors in our Black Lager blend nicely with the mellow, slow-cooked nature of a smoky black bean soup. However a beer like Samuel Adams Boston Lager, with its balance of hop flavors, will also be able to work through the heaviness of the soup's texture with the added crisp bitterness.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds great did you see this article on the health benefits of beer? I'll post it on your facebook apge

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  2. I did read the article I have been telling my wife that beer is more important than kale for weeks now. Did not know about the stronger kidney's though. Great article.

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