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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2003 Deep brown in colour. Aroma of roasted malts, and slight coffee and chocolate. Flavour is of licorice, coffee, with a nice amount of malt and some sweetness. Finishes with a medium bitterness and very refreshing. Thanks CapFlu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5950) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2003
This is my first schwarzbier so I don't have much to compare it too. Dark brew with a nice head. Roasted coffee taste. Light and very pleasant bitterness at the end. I would drink this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
2004 version (seal). Deep black but clear with a nice moka coloured head. Smoked malt and bitter chocolate taste , where the roasted notes come out well, and light hop in the finish. Very good body. However, in a blind tasting, this would have been classed as a porter as I tought the malts and hops where more typical of that style.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2002
Nice roasted malt bitterness and red fruit…Balance throughout and pleasant coffee aftertaste…Extremely refreshing schwarzbier…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4835) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2003
660 ml bottle, thanks to MartinT. Luscious dark brown-black pour with large cumulus head. Malty/yeasty/biscuity nose with hints of roasted coffee. Flavor roasty and "dark", malty but not really sweet, only hints of hops. Very drinkable, nice clean but long finish, but I am still not the world's greatest schwartzbier fan. Good value for an American in Montreal, I'll say that!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2003
Pours dark almost black with a froathy brown head. Not get much of an aroma. Wonderful roast flavor with some coffee and chocolate flavor. Carbonate water mouthfeel. Very slight bitterness on the finish, but mostly roast flavors carry on in the finish also. I really enjoyed this one, Many Thanks Martin T!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2669) - 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.

   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.

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