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Banff Avenue Lower Bankhead Black Pilsner

Banff Avenue Lower Bankhead Black Pilsner
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Brewed by Banff Avenue Brewing Company
Style: Schwarzbier
Banff, Canada


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Retrieving coal from the depths of the earth requires a dark soul like the one this pilsner possesses. Roasted malts add character, flavor and color to this classic German style Swartz beer. Dust off the head lamp to get to the bottom.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5681) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Black with white head. Licorice and sweet. Mild hops. Not bad. Had this as part of a flight at Banff Brewing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (844) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Dark chocolate and roasted coffee aroma. Pours dark brown with a creamy head. Black coffee and dark chocolate. Medium body. Long malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iphonephan (6245) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2016
On draft at the brewery in Banff. Pours a clear cola with an ecru head. Malty nose. Light smoky toast flavors. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Modest head and a brown copper body with minimal carbonation. Aroma of spicy hazelnut but not too strong. Has a slightly burnt nutty flavour with hints of caramel. A little too weak on the mouth. Not too exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (15804) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Ugly light brown and full of yeast. Sweetish character, light fudge but pretty thin, no pils character bur could be a ghetto supermarket schwarzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14649) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
On tap at Banff Ave Brewing, pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out English malt, metallic notes and herbal qualities - doesn’t strike me as a pilsner. Flavour also tastes more like a bitter - the German malts taste English, with herbal notes, a fungal quality, and some dry biscuity notes on the finish. Certainly quite drinkable, but as for being a "black" pilsner (it’s amber colour) and a German beer, it’s off style. Still, quite decent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TimE (5081) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 13, 2014
thin, not enough roasty character. Moderate bitterness. Nothing exciting happening at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
brown with a thin white covering of fine lace on the surface. Nose has sweet malts, hint of nut. Some faint roast. Malty taste, light coffee. Noble hop notes with a decent lingering bitterness. Nice carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
Medium coppery red amber, short-lived off white head. Low grainy aroma, not much else to say. Flavour is grainy with just hints of caramel and earthy hops. Quite thin in the body

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
Pours a medium brown with a small off white ring. Aroma of light roasted malts, cocoa and some grassy hops. Taste is roasted malts with that clean crisp pilsner taste and some earthy hops as well. Gentle bitterness throughout, nice Schwartzbier.

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