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

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly Malta Polar.
Brewed at the Ate plant.


3.2
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14380) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4493) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9866) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4107) - 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.

3.5
   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.

4.1
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5451) - 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!)

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2001
What is going on down in Peru? They have Japanese running their country (well, not any more I guess, but for decades they did) and guys named Backus and Johnson brewing their beer. Not that they did a good job with this one. It is very dark brown in colour, with little head; brown sugar, toast & coffee in the nose (though that makes it sound better than it really was); thin body, sugary taste, cloying finish.


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