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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2919) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2014 600 ml bottle from the brewery via Lubiere (merci!), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 17NO12.

App.: Deep brown-black with a full mocha head. Aroma: Infection tang (dang!), meaty/brothy notes, alcohol sting, touches of minty herbals, a little dark-roasted malt character, a shame that it is infected. Palate: Medium body, rounded effervescence. Flav.: Nice dark-roasted malts, a touch of grape-like fruitiness, still infected, light molasses, tries to be tasty; dry with good bitterness and a long, fruity, sorta dark malt finish.

Boo!

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Re-rated on Sept/ 14/14, from an Oktoberfest mixed pack from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

Aroma: Rich dark-roasted malts, chocolate, a bit of alcohol sting, a carbonic acid sting too, much cleaner this time. Palate: Medium-full body, restrained carbonation for a smooth, rich mouthfeel. Flav.: Lots of chocolate, mainly milk, slightly dark, other dark-roasted malt notes, quite rich, not infected in the least (thankfully); dry with moderate+ bitter moderate+ alcohol presence and a long, unctuous, quite richly malty finish.

A very nice beer. I’m glad I got to re-try it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle [600ml[. Pours a deep ruby, almost black, with an average size semi-lasting fluffy tan head. Decent lacing on the glass. Aroma of lightly roasted caramel malt, light smoke, coffee and light leafy hops. Flavour follows the aroma with lightly roasted malt, notes of coffee, light leafy hops along with some molasses and dark fruit. Medium bodied. An enjoyable Schwarz. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Awesome nerdy beer. Black with a nice mocha head. Alcohol, raisin, prune, smoke, chocolate. Moderate body and mild carbonation, becomes dry with more chocolate and roasted malt. Very nice finish and worth trying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3113) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
Intense dark roast, and alot of bitterness. Bitter cocoa, and some strong coffee notes. A thin lager like mouth feel, and low to medium carb. The finish is again, quite bitter with pine resin notes. Alcohol is very well hidden, and this is quite drinkable. Interesting take on the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (553) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
Pours darker than Stephen Harper’s sad little heart with a foamy one finger cap that stays longer than a drunken party guest. Taste is yesterday’s espresso, roasted malts, & boozy goodness. Say what you want about Beau’s but this years Octoberfest interpretations of German brewing staples is pretty righteous. Not often that I pickup a mixer pack from the LCBO & find each beer in it wavering between inspired & satisfying.

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

3.5
   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 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.

3.5
   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle 600ml at Cest What?
Aroma: tad too fruity , lacking dry metallic feel, vineous with hints of coffee . Soft finish.
Apperance: dark ruby with touch of brown. Off white lighter top.
Taste/Palate etc. medium bodied with thinner side. Some sugary sweetness with roast, Thinner finish . Tad oily malt in character , felt a bit like bock with dark roasted malts. Good but not as Schwartz.


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