Stralsunder Brauerei Stoertebeker Swartzbier - 5% ABV
I don't know about you, but when I travel I tend to try to avoid any beer that I
have tried before, for I know that somewhere out there is the perfect beer and god willing, i will find it. While in Germany I used my pidgin deutsche to ask for 'lokal' and 'schwartz bier' or 'weissbier' to further my search.
This lovely little find was a ordered from a small cafe in Stade, Germany. I was assured by the server that the bier was a bock, but knowing that bock beers are fall beers and that no German restaurant would serve a fall beer in late winter/ early spring, I am taking the leap and calling this their Swartzbier.
The color was a very dark reddish brown and poured with a creamy off-white head that left nice lacing. The flavor was quite interesting, kind of like the aforementioned bock mixed with a stout. Really earthy, a bit sweet, a bit of anise, cocoa, roasted malts and bread. A nice accompaniment to our dinner. I would absolutely drink this again.
Greifswalder Chaussee 84-85