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Brewed by Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.
Style: Schwarzbier
Vankleek Hill, Canada

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Our Schwarz is bigger than your Schwarz... and tastier too! This extra-strong version of a German black lager displays pronounced roasted flavours juxtaposed with a lager’s enjoyable crispness.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Toasted bread generosity moves into roastiness, as herbal hops freshen up this lean and soft Schwarzbier.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tower of foam slowly crumbles into the brown-edged black.
-This is very drinkable for a 7%+ brew.
-That being said, the 7% is not necessary at all. The same flavors and body would have been great at 5% (like most German Dunkels or Schwarzbiers).
-A lightly fruity acidity increases drinkability.
-This is authentic, despite the high abv.

Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (479) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
600ml bottle. Black with a creamy tan head. Flavors are roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and smoke with herbal and fruity notes. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, slick texture.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1939) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
600 mL bottle. Stout dark with a thin beige head. Appealing aroma is an even mix of roast and caramel. The flavour is more roast than sweet, but finishes quickly. A little thin, but it is a lager after all. It’s better than I’m making it sound. It’s actually one of the better Beau’s offerings I’ve tried.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (202) - CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
This came from the same mixer pack everyone else bought. I’ll skip the deets as they’ve been covered below, but this stuff is really nice. It’s got all these stout-like characteristics, mouthfeel is wonderfully creamy, and yet it’s still kind of light and crisp. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helsdon (194) - Toronto, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
The last of the mixer, which has been excellent. It’s a dark one, with a great nose of roasted malts, that works with a distinct but not overwhelming smoke, and some molasses. Very rich. Taste lots of nutty, roasted malt, smokiness, mildly acerbic. Really well balanced beer. Plus awesome name. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
OntBeerDrinker (444) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Lots of mocha head. Jet black can’t see into it. Smells fimiliar. Smells smoked and like mocha. Taste its a little thick, a littl watery(a tad just to remind you it s a lager)because its a bitter smokey mocha boozy more dark bock/stout tasteing beer. Reminds me of like mocha stout by souther teir and like mocha boozy beers I had b4. Winter time beer its like. You can taste and feel the % some and its really good. Cheer’s.!!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsandBolts (93) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Appearance: Pours a thick impenetrable black with a couple of fingers of tan head dissipating quickly. Aroma: Coco, coffee, dark chocolate. Flavour: Smoke, toasted malt, coffee, hints of dark chocolate. Mouthfeel: Smooth and rich. Overall: This is a really wonderful Black Lager with a real richness and complexity of flavours. I really liked this beer as I did all of the beers in the Beau’s Octoberfest pack this year.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2512) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
600 ml bottle from LCBO (part of Oktoberfest mix pack). Pours a dark chestnut brown with large, creamy, light tan head. Aroma is roasty with lots of dark chocolate and some fruity notes. Flavour is fairly roasty with dark chocolate the most prominent note, but also a little fruitiness and a bit of herbal bitterness. Slick mouthfeel. Pretty nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4818) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle: Poured a dark black color lager with a huge dark foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate malt and dry roasted coffee is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by some black chocolate notes with some dry roasted coffee. Limited residual sugar with a dry but not astringent finish. Body is about average for style with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Easy and smooth drinking with enough complexity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1326) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
Bière pétillante de couleur rouge sang, mais assez opaque pour sembler noire ; le nez est de grains grillés et de sucre d’orge. Couche de mousse crème en surface. La bouche mince mais assez crémeuse, et surtout extrêmement savoureuse : café et chocolat assaillent le goûteur, avec en finale une petite amertume, le tout rappelant presque un stout impérial. Cette lager a du corps comme une ale, tout en ayant cette signature discrète et précise. Superbe, délicieuse schwarzbier.


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