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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2003 (660ml Bottle) The royalties for the 2003 Escousse are now assisting the cute, little Western Chorus Frog. Pours a medium, beige head and an opaque, black beautiful body. Truly a beautiful black lager. Aromas of thick malt and roasted coffee with hints of chocolate. Roasted flavour with strong reflections of concentrated malt and (as mentioned by Patrice) - sesame oil. Very robust flavour and captivating finish. Delightful lager!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2006
650ml bomber purchased @ Metro Joanette 3/8/06 Pours a dark clear mahogany with red highlights and a smallish cap that leaves after a few minutes typical for blackbier. Light subtle aromas of herbs, hay and roasted grain husks. Adequate black malt spine, medium-light bodied, slick fluid mouth feel, Sharp roasty herbal character Upfront the a light maltiness is quickly replaced by the dark roast cocoa-java tastes, some woodyness then the finish is where the perle hops get lightly bitter and blend with the roasted husk astringency to dry the whole thing up. Like a sharp dry pilsner with the roast cocoa-java bean tastes from dark patent malts. Next to German dunkels I like Schwarzbiers...this one from RJ is not only very close to style but one of the better ones I’ve tasted and certainly the best in Canada. If it was available to me locally I would prefer it to Kostritzer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
Great beer. Very dark ruby colour, with a lasting creamy and frothy tan coloured head. Roasty and caramel aroma with a tinge of cofee. Light caramel and bready flavours with a lightly roasted coffee bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light but satisfying. A well created beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Metalchopz (3078) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
For each bottle sold, royalties are donated to La Fondation de la Faune du Québec for the protection of species at risk. Pours a dark brown colour like cola, with red highlights, a big creamy tanned head, great retention and patchy lace. The nose is roasted with malt, some coffee and molasse. Very tiny active carbonation from the bottom of the glass. Smooth mouthfeel and medium body. This dark lager tastes not too bitter and not too sweet, with the roasted malt and mild hops. Lingering, unoffensive, aftertaste. A very good alternative to those who like stouts and porter, but find them too heavy to drink many. This one has great drinkabilty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
Dark black with a tan head (full but faded quickly). Malt scent present at arms length. Coffee/chocolat also in the scent. Very dark malty taste reminds mof a dark roast chocolat covered expresso bean. Sweet in the finish. Overall very rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Dark black, sticky head & some lacing, all tan. The aroma is rich with roast and subtle hops, all there to balance. The flavor is creamy, light notes of mocha & fruity with some astringency. The hops are apparent in the finish but there’s a nice light carob taste that creams its way through. good!

   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2005
660ml bottle. Very dark ruby color. Nice foamy full lasting brown head and nice lacing. Aroma of fruits, roasted malt hops and molasses. Some smoke. Smooth flavourful body with caramel and roasted malts. Medium mouth feel. Very slight bitterness on the finish. Goes very well with a local dish called “tourtière”.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2897) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2006
La Trappe à Fromage : Dark brown color beer with tiny head. Aroma that vary between roasted malt and spice. Caramelized taste with a low bitterness...not the best from Brasseur RJ but still at the top.

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