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

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle, 2012 Oktoberfest Mix Pack, thanks Kristi! Pitch black, ice cream like lumpy foamy head. Roasty aroma. Taste is awesome - roast, alcohol over a foamy lively yet smooth body, long slightly bitter finish with licorice and molasses. Just an awesome Schwarzbier, amped up. Man these Beaus one offs are for the most part blowing my socks off. Good job folks!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (623) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
Had a 600ml bottle with Chopz at Pub Italia. Poured a chocolate milk looking foamy head. Has a very dark brown appearance. Laces the glass very nicely. Aromas of mild coffee, various roasted malts, light and dark. Has huge molasses flavour at first. Hints of caramel, coffee roasts, dark malts. Mix of varied chocolate flavours also. Tingly bitterness and smoothness on the palate. A bit peppery. Easy going down. Smooth finish. Pretty good, too bad about limited quantities.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daifingua (15) - Manchester, - JAN 6, 2016
Always been a fan of Beau’s special brews when I can find them. Very chocolate toffee, with some surprising fruity/floral undertones. More spice than expected was a good surprise, and properly thick.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 30, 2015
From 600ml bottle, poured into tulip glass

Aroma: roasty, coffee, caramel,

Appearance: black, frothy, tan head, clear

Taste: medium sweet, light bitter

Palate: light body, oily texture, average carbonation, bitter finish

Overall: Pretty good Schwarzbier. I thought the taste was much more prominent than the aroma, but my nose might be clogged/allergies or something. It’s a great tasting Schwarzbier, so maybe I’ll revisit the aroma when my head isn’t clogged. Nice and roasty, Easy drinking. Very clean lager.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Metalflake (73) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
Don’t have much to add to the other reviews here, other than to echo the sentiment that it really didn’t need to be so Imperious - thought the extra alcohol wasn’t noticeable in the mouth, it definitely limited me to one bottle, and I really would have enjoyed having another! Very, very tasty, inky-black Schwarz goodness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and malt. Similar flavor. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3264) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle 600ml. Pours black with huge creamy head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, sugar, bitterness, some alcohol. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Medium carbonation. Somewhat creamy. Overall: Very nice schwartzbier. Complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5192) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle (600 ml). Shared by Minderbinder, thanks! Split 2-ways,

Appearance: Dark brown with a medium easy to revive beige head, decent retention and some lacing.

Aroma: Dark chocolate, toasted malts, moderate fruitiness, caramel notes, herbal hops and light roastiness.

Taste: Slightly to moderately sweet with caramel, moderate fruitiness, caramel, light roastiness, herbal notes and light chocolate bitterness. A touch of alcohol and light spiciness.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit oily and chewy. Caramel-ish finish. Mild spiciness.

Overall: Very good Scharwzbier. Tasty and easily drinkable. Very good depth. Alcohol is rather well hidden. Nice!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oldschool_Mike (316) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle into pint glass. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet malt with some roast malt notes and a little fruitiness. Taste is nice roast and a little fruitiness. Feels kind of creamy not that crisp. More like an ale than a lager. Pretty good beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3734) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2015
One of a large number of samples I had at the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston 3/21/32014. Diacetyl choc and roast.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3253) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
600ml bottle, dark brown-black color,with a big rocky pillowy tan-beige head, with a mild dark coffee, bready, roasted, black, toasted, caramel malty nose, with a yeasty, doughy, light fruity, chocolate chip cookie dough, faint brownie, burnt toast, chocolate cake dough accent, with some light black coffee ground bean, molasses, cocoa, chocolate granola bar, toffee notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet earthy roasted, black, chocolate, toasted, caramel malty, black coffee, dark bitter chocolate, molasses, mocha, toffee, chocolate pie, burnt toast character, with some burnt brownie, chocolate granola bar, light flowery leafy, grassy,hoppy,cocoa powder, cappuccino flavours, leading towards a doughy yeastiness,burnt toast, burnt molasses, chocolate cake, bitter chocolate, lingering toasted, chocolate,black, roasted malt bitterness finish.


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