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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (969) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours black with huge tan coloured head that leaves a nice lace all the way up the glass. Aromas consist of roasted malt, coffee, light noble hops, a clean nose. Flavours consists of rich bitter chocolate that lasts through the finish, medium bitterness which lingers a bit, crisp flavour that is dry on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1222) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Thanks to cfrancis for this beer. Pours an opaque black with a spotty brown head that leaves a bunch of sticky lacing. Aroma of cocoa, sweet molasses and grass. Taste is yeast/chocolate and coffee finishing with a nice grassy bitterness. Alcohol is hidden and it is very easy to drink. Very nice example of the style

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (413) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
(650mL bottle from Sleepless Goat, Kingston ON) Pours dark brown/black, frothy tan head that left lacing. Aromas of roasted dark malts, chocolate, a little molasses-like sweetness and grassy bitterness. Flavour fairly closely matches the aroma, malts balanced between roast and sweet with some grassy hop bitterness, nuts and a bit of dried fruit. Finishes fairly dry. Alcohol hidden, smooth, moderate carbonation and fairly hefty mouthfeel for the style. As far as schawrzbiers go, a very good one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
From a bottle, pours a nice black, with a light tan head, aroma is roasty and so is the beer, the flavour has lots of chocolate and really smooth, very stout like to me, overal this one was a nice offering

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4012) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Very decent for a schwarzbier. I usually don’t like the style much. Pours black/dark brown with a little head and lacing. Smells boozy and malty. Taste has some fruitiness, some sweetness and a bit of nutty bitterness. Medium carbonation. A little spice in the aftertaste as well. Tap at Barhop.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
A deep dark beer with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nutella chocolate, coffee, grassy hops. In mouth, a chocolate, bitter coffee, floral hops, nice and smooth. Cask at Beau’s Oktoberfest Sept 29 2012.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2286) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
Shared with PaleAleRider at Pub Italia in Ottawa, ON. Written on front label, packaged SEP 24 12. Pours a dark brown colour with red highlights. The head is big, foamy, beige coloured, long lasting and with dirty lacing. Beautiful roasted malt aromas with notes of dark fruits, coffee and molasses. No alcohol burning at all, not even warming. Goes down refreshing with a silky mouthfeel. Nicely balanced between the roasted malt and hop. Not too powerful, making this a beautiful strong schwarbier that has great drinkability. Was great with the food from Pub Italia. For those who want the flavours of a dark beer, but not the heavy body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2012 October 31, 2012 - on draught at the Bar Hop Black & Orange Fest. Deep ruby-black, large lovely creamy lasting tan head (4+). Simple Schwarz aroma - light roast, dried grassy bitterness, not much alcohol or sweetness. Taste follows, a tad lactic. Appropriate flight body, good carbonation, increasing bitterness and a bit of molasses in the finish. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
2012-10-08. Black body with a nice tan head and lace. Aroma has an interesting tangy quality to it, mild roasty malt character. 6+ Flavour has sweet malty core, modest bitter roast, tangy accents. 6+ Very sooth average plus bodied palate, velvety carbonation. 3+ Okay, it is a decent take on a schwarzbier but it is not really to my own tastes. On tap at Brewmarket, Brick Works, Toronto

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BreWedge (314) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2012
600 ml bottle @ Wellington Gastropub Ottawa. Pours an opaque brown with a moderate mocha head. Aroma is raspberry, chocolate, and molasses. Taste is coffee, cocoa, and a nice bitter hoppy finish. Medium body and a longish bitter finish. Great desert beer.


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