mcberko (5919) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
TimE (3089) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
thin, not enough roasty character. Moderate bitterness. Nothing exciting happening at all.
Masterkush7 (494) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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
Reimer96 (1159) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Wanja (602) - GERMANY - OCT 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice dark color. Standard black beer taste, a little bit boring, nothing special. We have much netter blacks in Germany...
mnurda (1104) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Banff Ave Brewing in Banff. Nice coffee flavour. Not csrbonated enough for my liking. Nicely hopped
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mdnguyen (31) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour: mahogany with a quickly diminishing white head. The aroma: lots of sweet notes including sugar cookies, burnt caramel, molasses, a bit of milk chocolate, and some alcohol. The taste: feels dry in the mouth with a medium-heavy body. Bitter-sweet throughout but finished sour. The verdict: a unique and interesting Pilsner, has depth in its aromas and a nice feel on the palette.
piscator34 (1946) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewpub. Tawney brown in colour with moderate carbonation. Aroma s are of milk chocolate and toasted nuts. Malty and toasty notes dominate on the palate, along with some mild black/carafa malt elements. Light bodied and easy drinking. Fairly good, but could use a bit more punch.
reebtogi (4035) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap at the brewpub poured a pale amber color with a small white head and some sporadic lacing. Aroma is light toasted malts and a hint of hops. Taste is a lightly toasted malty sweetness with a lingering bitter hoppy finish. Light to medium body and mild carbonation. This is a little light in color and aroma for this style of beer, but otherwise a refreshing beer which is quite easy to drink.