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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: 18   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (13594) - 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 (9633) - 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 (4149) - 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 (1581) - 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 (1543) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wanja (696) - GERMANY - OCT 7, 2012
Nice dark color. Standard black beer taste, a little bit boring, nothing special. We have much netter blacks in Germany...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mnurda (1199) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
On tap at Banff Ave Brewing in Banff. Nice coffee flavour. Not csrbonated enough for my liking. Nicely hopped ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mdnguyen (31) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2152) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
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.

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