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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2003 First schwarzbier I have, so not much comparison basis and I must admit I had no idea what glass to serve this in, I used the Raftman one(smoked beer). 2002 version. Very dark brown body with a rather small brownish head. The aroma reminds of cookies that begin to get burnt. In mouth, the texture is very thin, watery. Very refreshing malty character. More roasted cookies with coffee notes. Interesting and I'd most definitely like to have more from the style to compare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2003
Nice dark brown beer with a thick brown head. Good roasted malt taste and aroma. A very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
Opaque black, tan head of medium size. Aroma first of roasted malt, then some strange metallic smell which soon left room for hoppy berries. The flavour is coffeeish bitter, though some very nice malty nice to balance it. Somewhat thin, though this gives it a nice lightness. Overall, quite a well balanced beer. Enjoyable. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2004
Roasty malt aroma. Black body with generous, thick tan head that lasts nicely. Very appealing looking beer. Huge roastiness in the falvour almost reminiscent of a porter but this has a definite lager mouthfeel and is actually quite refreshing. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3794) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Beautiful full tan head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, dark chocolate, some smoke. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, coffee, roasty, some smoke. Medium body with somewhat dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Thanks to Boutip for this one. I guessed this was a Schwarzbier before I read about it. I guess my beer tasting skills are increasing. Clear walnut color with light head. Malty aroma, licorice root, heavy and woody. I like it. The flavor is lightly malty with carob and light wood. Very “lager forward”” if that makes any sense. Medium slick and carbonated body. Very enjoyable. Wanted to drink it all night actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2345) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 21, 2004
2004 edition. Pours black with a fair amount of carbonation. Muted aromas of malt and coffee. Flavors begin with espresso and chocolate malt, and finish with notes of roasted almonds. I'm never quite sure how to comment about the palate of Schwarzbiers, because I tend to associate their flavors with a heavy mouth feel, and they (by their very nature) tend to be lighter and more carbonated. Confusing, but still a delight. Thanks Lubiere!

   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....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, 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.

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