Monday 11 October 2021

Prancing Pony Brewery - Miss Kitty Schwarzbier - Beer Review

Brewed By: Prancing Pony Brewery (South Australia)
Beer: Miss Kitty Schwarzbier
ABV: 4.8%
Malts: Unknown
Hops: Unknown
IBU: 26

Prancing Pony Miss Kitty Schwarzbier in the Craftd Freddy glass

Miss Kitty, the Saloon boss has been spooking around the brewer’s head for a long time. Miss Kitty is dark and alluring with a refreshing personality. A Black Lager styled on a traditional German ‘Schwarzbier’, with roasted flavours, a low bitterness making it perfect for a winters evening.


What the heck is a Schwarzbier anyway? We'd never heard of one before so had no idea what was going to come out of this brightly coloured can after opening it. As it turns out, Schwarzbier - also known as "black beer" is a dark lager originating in Germany.

The aforementioned can has a cool cartoon style design on it - we had to give it a good once over to even find the name of the brewery that made the beer - the artwork really takes place front and centre on this one.

After carefully perusing the can details, we identified that Prancing Pony created it - a brewery that first started back in 2012 and are based in Totness, South Australia.

But back to the beer. The first thing that hits after the dark hue is the smokey flavours - accentuated by the carbonation and fizziness. It's smokey but a really clean flavour, as you'd expect from a lager.

The dark malts lead to a slightly thicker mouthfeel than what you'd normally get or expect from a 'regular' lager but it's still easy drinking with subtle classic lager yeast flavours lingering quietly in the background.

As you can see in the photo above, there wasn't much in the way of head, or the retention of it for some reason.

Along with the smokey flavours, there are hints of chocolate and coffee but all blend well together to leave a pleasant lasting taste in the mouth after each sip. 

Prancing Pony Miss Kitty Schwarzbier Can



Have you ever tried a Schwarzbier or other type of dark lager? Let us know in the comments below.

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