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


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnurda (1085) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - APR 30, 2013
On tap at the delta Meadowvale in Mississauga. Dark brown colours. Nutty malty taste. Kind of thin tasting but very drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9427) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (108) - Toronto, Alberta, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rcasta (813) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6153) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OntBeerDrinker (388) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
black for the most part a bit chestnut brown bottom. some sips r like a watery dark ale w/ citrus sour n chocolate. later more bitterness/some roastedness show.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergenbrewing (23) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Tall can from lcbo Nice dark black color with a good head that stuck around. Toasty dark notes but clean and no astringency. Tastes more like a lager stout than a shwartzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
LCBO fresh can. Metallic finish, with some roast and lots of lace and retained head. OK drinkability, but the metallic clearly built up as I drank a multiple sample.Also just too sweet and sticky sugary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Motobashi (62) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
On tap at Moe’s Smokehouse- Colchester, ON. Jet black with nice thick white head the lasted.NIce lacing. Wonderful toasted malt and chocolate notes. Medium sweetness with no real bitterness. Slightly oily texture. It is described as a black lager, very closely resembles a stout. Very similar to a Guiness but without the oakey tannins on finish. I really liked this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (197) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
Can from the LCBO. Dark brown pour with a big tan head. Nose is coffee and chocolate and roasted malts. Sweet chocolate and caramel front but finish provides a little bitterness though somewhat soft. Medium creamy mouth with medium carbonation. Decent.

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