Brewed by Backus y Johnston (SABMiller)
Style: Schwarzbier
Lima, Peru


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Formerly Malta Polar.
Brewed at the Ate plant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Thanks to my bro (beer_hawk) for bringing me this home from Peru. This brew pours with a dark brown to black body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty with a slight roastiness. A roasty smokey note is very evident in the nose. A little thin and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an average creamy off white head that settled to a ring and left light lacing. Sweet aroma of honey and malts. The flavor had sweet malts, caramel, honey, and a very nice roastiness to it. Maybe lightly smoked also. Light body with a sweet malt after taste . Went well with my beef heart and chicken gizzard dinner down here in Chiclayo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a thick beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt and chocolate. Good Peruvian beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
Very dark. Sweet aroma, with light roasted malt. Drier than Cusqueña Malta, less sweet, more roasted malt, light liquorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
(355ml bottle) Many thanks to my friend, Lubiere for bringing this back from his trip to Peru. Pours a thin, fizzy, almond head and a near opaque body. Nose of tart coffee and bitter chocolate. From my limited experience thus far with South America I am impressed - this is fairly full-bodied. Only mildly fizzy and oily yet good cocoa flavour. Good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10472) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2004
This is better than the Negras I had in Argentina. Deep dark beer with a nice moka head. Sweet fruity chocolate aroma. A bit too sweet to the mouth but enjoyable vinous taste, a little roasty or woody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4379) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2003 This was a really drinkable schwarz. Unexpectedly good. The aroma is rather one-dimensional raisinettes, but it smells delicious. Undeniably sweet, arguably even a little sugary, it doesn't tilt off too far -- in fact the sweetness helps support the roastiness. Good mouthfeel, fades off a little tartly then finishes with coffee. Good beer appearance, slight appearance dings for the twistoff and the squat bottle. Also, I don't know what the ABV is, but it's warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Almost passed on this one. It was not toobad though. Better than average. Nice body & authority. Somewhat sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2002
More like a sweet porter than a Schwarzbier; chocolaty/raisiny. I was worried because the label said ’Malta,’ putting images of non-alcoholic cloying syrup into my head; but this turns out to be beer, and fine beer at that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5711) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2002
Very impresed - sweet, thick, but not syrupy. Appearance - black as night. Thick Creamy head with slight caramel afteraste - great find at the local Pub. Will buy again (once I try everything else!)

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