Brewed by Brasseurs RJ
Style: Schwarzbier
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2004
Deep brown/black beer topped with a nice creamy beige head. Coffee and roasted malt aroma and flavor. Very long bitter final. This is definitely a Schwarzbier that has nothing to envy to the legendary east-german ones.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2005
Aroma:Dms,light chocolate... Appearance:Dark brown,good head... Flavor:Cereal,light smoke,small rosted malt....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2973) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2884) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2804) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2004
BottlePoured out black with small light tan head and good lacing. Aropma was a faint compilation of molassas, coffee, and smoke. Taste was more of the smoke, charcoal, but also prunes, dates and cola. Feel was quite fizzy, medium to thin body. Moderately sweet and lightly acidic, bitter trailer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
Bouteille 650ml (Grand Pingouin). De couleur noire-rouge foncée et transparente. Nez de grains de malt rôtis, léger de houblon herbeux et de pain grillé (levures) avec des notes de chocolat noir, de mélasse et de café ainsi que des traces épicées (réglisse noire) et de bois fumé. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement bas-moyen et une texture moyennement crémeuse. Léger goût de chocolat et de levures avec de faibles notes épicées (anis) et des traces de fumée de bois lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût moyennement amer de grains de malt assez rôti et accompagné d’un léger goût de pain grillé, de mélasse et des notes de caramel puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger goût de houblon herbeux (petites notes de foin) ainsi qu’un petit goût de café asséchant. Post-goût long et plutôt sec, moyennement amer de grains rôtis, léger de houblon herbeux et de café ainsi que des petites notes de chocolat noir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2648) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2007 C’est riche mais peu pesante. Superbe goùt de malt grié, elle est une délisse à boire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2600) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Bottle. A rich deep brown to black color with a lush dark brown head. Toasted malts with some licorice and coffee. A medium body with a strong coffee finish and a dry chocolate cake flavor. Thanks to Rastacouere for the trade.

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