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Brewed by Brasseurs RJ
Style: Schwarzbier
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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.


Brantírn's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brantírn (6) - Montréal, QUEBEC!, Alberta, - APR 11, 2006
tout d’abord, la signature classique de la levure Rj, mais ensuite, un bon gpût grillé franc fort plaisant. Une mousse peu présente, qui disparaît assez rapidement, mais jamais tout à fait.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sseb69 (1490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
Bouteille 341 ml. Bue en 2010. Couleur noire, reflets rougeâtre. Arôme de pain grillé, malt. Notes de malt un peu de cacao. Bonne.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gilvanblight (775) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Metalchopz (2285) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pforei (338) - USA - JUN 6, 2008
Dark with slight red tinge. Small transient head. Sweet yeasty aroma of roasted caramel malt and faint sour fruit. Upon tasting; chocolate is revealed. Beer becomes sour from middle to the finish. Light carbonation. Thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
Bouteille de 650 ml achetée chez Épicerie Lauzière (Drummondville, QC). Arôme: Odeur de café avec une pointe de petits fruits foncés. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe chocolatée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #1681)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
660 ml bottle. Dark black-reddish beer. Small head, medium carbonation. Light burnt taste. Dry finish, really nice !

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2006
Brown-black body (not totally opaque) with a short-lived white head. Aroma of roasted malt, some smoke, chocolate and toasted bread. Very pleasant to the nose but the taste is a bit of a letdown. Rather watery, sweet, vinous, malty and some coffee notes with some unexpected tartness. Cacao powder finale. A good beer. Part of the profits go to a fund used to save endangered species. And if they don’t succeed the Escousse would probably accompany very well the broiled bird on the label.

3.9
   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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