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

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3211) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2975) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2844) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2739) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
[bottle at Wellington Gastropub] Sweet molasses and dark malt aroma--toasty and with a faint, lagery sulfur note. Opaque brown-black with a lasting, light brown island leaving dots on the glass. Creamy vanilla and toasty molasses flavour that is sweet, but more or less balanced by a moderate bitterness. Accents of peanuts and coffee with milk and sugar. Light body, medium carbonation, lasting coffee flavour in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2729) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
Best beer at Oktoberfest not in a cask. Pours pitch black with a frothy beige top. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and mocha. Taste is great light to well roasted flavouring on the malts with some dark chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2670) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
Drank on tap (12 oz) at the Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest 2012, September 29. Cola color, medium head. Aroma of smoked pea, pale malt. Malted barley taste slightly sweet, note of mocha coffee, sweeter than bitter. It is very well made for a strong Schwarzbier!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2624) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2612) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2517) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014

600ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Near black in colour with a thin tan head, light lacing. The aroma is very toasty, nutty, some coffee. The flavour has some light fruit, some sweetness, roasted malts, light coffee. Finishes long, bitter.


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