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Brewed by Hop City Brewing Company (Moosehead)
Style: Schwarzbier
Brampton, Canada

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
This lager poured a deep amber colour with a quick living head. Scents of smoke, malt and caramel. First swig was nice but a little thin in the mouthfeel dept. Malty, smokey flavours most prodominant. Finish is smokey but very good. Thicker would be better... That sounds terrible!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (243) - - MAY 8, 2014
Pours a nice dark, reddish hued black (think Coke). Thin off-white head. Leaves thin lacing behind. Aromas of mocha, dark chocolate, with the slightest hint of wet cardboard. Medium mouth feel. Tastes of light chocolate, and cherries. A bit of Apple peel. Overall this is a nice light snack of a beer. Not heavy, very sessionable, but with a lot more going for it than you might think. I’d buy it again.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Helsdon (207) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
I’m familiar with the seven deadly sins (intimately, wink, wink) but the 8th is a new one on me. What is it? Booziness? Horribly pouring a beer? (There was this time in Singapore...) At any rate Hop City’s version of it pours a dark coke colour with a tan foamy head that fluffed it way up only about a finger. Smells of coffee, roasted malts, and little chocolate in there too. The smell alone got my gluttony and greed a-goin’. The taste however didn’t follow through, mostly malts, with some breads, cereal and a lot less roast than I was expected. There is a metallic hint too, but overall it’s rather light on flavour. (Easy drinking is what the marcobrewers sinfully call it.) Is the 8th disappointment? The Pope might not say so, but for me it just might be. It’s an okay beer, drinkable, but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1596) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
A fine black beer from an unexpected source! Pours a mahogany dark brown - clear with a fair off-white rocky cap. Aroma is perfect for the style - understate and malt-subdue, some roast and light hops - Schwarzbier is not big on aroma. Flavour profile is very good for the style as well with big roastiness over subtle pale malts light supportive noble hopping - medium bodied and not too dry in the finish. A very drinkable and tasty Thuringer styled balck beer I’ll buy more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (632) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Pour from super cool looking tall boy is inky black with a one finger whipped cap. Flavour comes on strong with: a full deck of roasted malts, a hint of espresso, leather, hints of smoke & a slightly salty after taste. Wow. That’s a big bag of flavour! You wont go wrong picking one of these up if one of these bad boys winks at you at the LCBO.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10439) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
A reddish copper brown lager with a thick receding lacing mocha head. In aroma, nice bitter chocolate malt with coffee grind, roasty and nice. In mouth, a nice roasted chocolate malt with light grassy hops, a bit thin but overall nice. On tap at loose moose.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (368) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Can. Dark pour with just a slight red tinge. Nice tan head. Aroma is chocolaty and roasted malt. Taste is similar, chocolate, some coffee. Crisp finish. Enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rcasta (839) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 31, 2014
que buenisima birria - mucho mas mi estilo en el loose moose bar de toronto, frente al CN tower con una banda que tocaba musica de los 90s - coolness

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Can, sent to me by Robbie-- thanks buddy! Dark brown with an almond coloured head. Aroma is quite chocolatey. The palate is again mostly chocolate, with a touch of bitter roast. A little sweeter than I like my schwarzes but a nice session nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Where and how: LCBO , can 473 ml
Aroma dark chocolate, cocoa hint of coffee. Nice and clean. Bit lacking roasty feel and its marked acidity of German Schwarzbiers.
Appearance :3-
Top: lighter fizzy bright white look well contrasting with base.
Base: dark brown, slight haze(?).
Palate : medium bodied with thinner walls. Average plus carbonation.
Taste: Mineral notes with proper black charcoal vibe. Refreshing and crisp. Clean.
Other notes Am I impressed with this brew. Yes I am. Solid example for style brew right in Ontario.


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