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Brewed by Silversmith Brewing Company
Style: Schwarzbier
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (4472) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
Draft - Light roast malts and some pale malt sweetness. Deep brown with a nice beige head. Roast malts, vegative bitterness and almost a bit of farmhouse and manure in the finish. Toasty roast or toffee sweetness is not there. Odd long light bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4135) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Pours black with decent head. Smells a little coffeeish. Palate is very light, typical of style. Thereís some coffee in the head, a little bitterness in the front of the taste but almost no aftertaste. Very typical of style. On tap at volos.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (2910) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle (650 ml). BB 31-09-2014. Thanks to Andrew for this one! Black with a medium brown head and some lacing. Aroma is mild with roasted malt, liquorice and hints of dark fruits. Taste is also light with liquorice, roasted malt, dark fruits and gentle cocoa finish. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly silky mouthfeel. Short aftertaste. Nothing is "off" and itís quite drinkable. A little more body could help, but itís an interested Schwarzbier.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2452) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap at the Only Cafe. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty malt and nuts. Flavour is moderately roasty dark malt and a decent nuttiness. Medium body. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
Tap, pours a nice black, aroma is light roasty, flavour at first seemed minimal but I as I worked through the pint it became smooth and very drinkable with a really nice back bone of a roasty brew. I got a nice flavourful beer. Decent offering

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matt7215 (2190) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
on tap at imbibe in kitchener, dark brownwith a tan head. nice light roast nose, simple. flavour is a little oxidized, firm malt body, a little under hopped. certainly a drinkable Schwarzbier, probably not in the best condition. this is one i will have to retry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1912) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Pint on tap at The Griffin in Bracebridge. Black, with a small brown head. Certainly a big aroma for a lager, with lots of roast. The same can be said of the flavour, where cocoa powder joins the roast. Light sweetness. Great body for the style. Probably the best schwartzbier Iíve tied.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1831) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Keg at loose moose Toronto. Dark reddy brown colour. Pleasant roasty sweet aroma. It's decent - caramel, roast malts, some fruit, a touch of coffee but still fairly light. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1683) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013
Again, thanks to Cantabrian for spoiling me with this offering from Canada. This beer appears as black as sin in the glass, but for a faintly murky mahogany colour in the dimple of the glass. It also presented a good mocha head. The aroma was of muted charry roastiness with a dusting of ground coffee. It didnít seem lagerish at all because of itís slightly thicker body, it was more porter-like. It is a tasty number this one: dark and brooding with lingering bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1591) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2012
On tap @ Gigs: Dark brown with some ruby highlights, 2 finger cap, laces the glass. Aroma is roasty but demure with some twiggy hop tones. Flavour has a tarditional Thuringa Schwartzbier profile - roasty up front, light bodied, noble hops bite, finish is clean, roasty and crisp. A very good rendition of the style, light, roasty, dry - Kostritzer couldnít do better.


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