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Formerly brewed at Brasseurs RJ
Style: Schwarzbier
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Black lager This flavorful beer is a tribute to the piping player, an endangered bird species. For each bottle sold, royalties are donated to La Fondation de la faune du Québec for the protection of imperiled wildlife.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (3194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & tupalev - courtesy of jerc. Dark ruby-brown, small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt with a bit of smoke & tobacco. Thin body. Flavour of roasted coffee & dark malt. Finish is moderately dry, with a not entirely unpleasant sourness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
dark brown, small beige head. aroma of weak coffee, dark bread and roast. flavours of toasted cerealy malt, anise, tart fruit and coffee. not bad. thanks brian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle, thanks Jerc. Ok, this is getting late in the evening now. Dark brown pour, small tan head. Roast malt, coffee in mild aroma. Taste of roasted coffee beans over a thin mouthfeel. An interesting style for sure, I don’t care for the thinness of it, but this turned out ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 Bottle - shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc at tupalev’s domicile - provided by jerc. Poured a deep, dark, clear ruby with a large but short-lived light brown head. Aroma - hops, grain, dark roast malt, some slightly obnoxious yeast, and cedar chips. Flavour was quite grainy (Canadian beer, duh), some hops, wet mulch and some roast malt to make it palatable. Average mouthfeel, a little overroasted even for me, a bit harsh and could stand up for itself better (weakish body).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (9849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Bomber with the birds on it - Hmm, I wonder if that means the bottle is very new or very old... or neither. Black ruby tinged body, creamy beige head is fleeting. Dry roast in the aroma is acidic more than coffee. Flavour is dry, like sweetened cold cofffee. watery. Echoes of chocolate are embarrassed as they are prodded into making an appearance. Thinnish palate. Dry chalky finish. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2005
660ml brown bottle, split with PandoraGreen and gilvanblight. Dark brown pour. tightly bubbled tan head. Mild roasted malt aroma with a bit of chocolate malt. Nice dark roasted malt character, coffeeish notes in the flavour. A bit of a sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11178) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2005
best I have had from this style. Aroma of molasses black, smooth without any sourness at all. Anise, well-malted, carmel, cocoasome coffee and roast highlights. Well carbonated,medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
Bottle. Deep black color with ruby reflection, nice foamy brown head fully lasting and nice lacing. Roasted malt and yeast. Very malty, rasoted malt, rich and creamy, very nice. Bière de couleur noire opaque avec des reflets rouge. Beau col brun mousseux qui perdure jusqu’à la fin et qui colle très bien au verre. Odeur de malt grillé et levure. Au gout, elle est très malté, malt grillé, riche et crèmeuse, elle est excellente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2005
Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a thick, frothy light brown head that leaves decent lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, fruits and roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate, fruits and roasted malt with a mild bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2005
Aroma:Dms,light chocolate... Appearance:Dark brown,good head... Flavor:Cereal,light smoke,small rosted malt....

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