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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
codfishh (121) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours jet black with a big frothy tan head that sticks around. Very clear, some ruby highlights around the edges. Smooth coffee like toasted malt dominates the aroma with some toasty notes behind it. Big malt flavor, tastes of toasted bread crust, with a touch of caramel and a smooth toasty coffee note, the roast is very smooth with no astringency. Mouth feel is creamy with a medium body and medium carbonation. Really nice example, a little more of a caramel than I expected.

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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonaldjames (10) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Aroma of chocolate with musty, earthy notes throughout. Pours dark with a rich, lingering tan coloured head. Strong dark chocolate flavour with hints of grain, oatmeal, and sweet mocha. Pleasantly carbonated but not very light for a dark beer, left me wanting more complex texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Black, appearing dark red when held to light. Tan foam. Aroma of voffe, espresso, malt. Body light and effervescent. Bold malty espresso flavour. Pleasant mild bitterness. Finish is looong and dominated by bold coffee, espresso flavours. Bold yet surprisingly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (304) - - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shorlin (713) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
Solid black with a little bit of tan head. Aroma is super roasty and toasty. Very biscuity with a little coffee. Nice. Very serious malty taste, more roast and bitterness. Feel is thin, but hey, this isn’t an RIS, it’s a lager. Good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1383) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Bière à l’apparence de cola sauf pour ce qui est de la mousse, nuageuse et cottoneuse et de couleur crème. Le nez est de céréales fortement torréfiées, brûlées presque. En bouche, elle a bien la minceur et la buvabilité d’une swartzbier, mais les saveurs riches et chocolatées d’un stout. Une bonne représentante de ce style, à pratiquement tous les points de vue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
Thankfully currently on tap at Jack Astor’s. Black with a fizzy tan head. Aroma was nice. Rosted malt, coffee, a little vanilla. Light and soft. Smooth with a slightly sweet finish. This is the best Hop City beer I’ve had yet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (301) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap at the Cue and Cushion, pours a jet black with a slight foamy head. Aroma is dominated by large coffee, espresso, and rich malt notes. Tasting notes include caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, nice carbonation to this beer, and goes down quite easily! Very drinkable..almost to drinkable! Definitely a great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
97hill (71) - - FEB 7, 2014
can from LCBO, pours with a nice foamy head. Reddish black colour is interesting for a "lager" Very tasty, espresso and coco sneaking through. Smooth very drinkable, for sure picking up more of this.


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