Blackwell Brewery Reviews


Bov
Blackwell Cherry Cherry Lady 3.9
draught@Armageddon, Liebefeld - black beer without foam; decently woody with notes of black cherries, hints of licorice and tobacco; low carbonation; full-bodied, assertive, sourish; dry and with a long woody aftertaste of black cherries
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Bov
Blackwell Waldbeeren Krisengipfel 3.9
draught@Armageddon, Liebefeld - pours a hazy pinkish-red beer without foam; aroma of red fruits, light herbal, citrus and vanilla; quite low carbonation, decently sourish, thin-bodied, rounded and clean; quite dry; accurate and assertive red fruits finish - subtle, delicate and very pleasant
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Bov
Blackwell the Saison Horror Show 3.7
draught@Au Trappiste - light hazy amber-orange beer with a moderate foam left; aroma of tea, quinces and prunes; moderate malt backbone and a low carbonation, light sweetness and decently bitter; light spicy; long hoppy finish dominates by notes of passion fruits
Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Bov
Blackwell I Can See your Flanders 4.5
draught@Meet the Brewer, Au Trappiste - hazy reddish-brown beer without foam; sourish and very fruity aroma (plums, apples, sour cherries); medium-bodied, lively and fairly sour, dry, woody notes and more prunes, cherries and an everlasting sourness in the finish - great !
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bov
Blackwell Tonnerre de Brett 4.1
draught@Meet the Brewer, Au Trappiste - cloudy orange beer under a solid creamy beige foam; delicate aroma of mango and litchies; clean, rounded, full-bodied, moderate carbonation, light sweetness; very fruity aromatic finish (ripe tropical fruits), light funky - wonderful
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bov
Blackwell One Night in Lima 3.9
draught@Meet the Brewer, Au Trappiste - black beer with a modest foam left; gently lactic with fair notes of chocolate, light roasted, coffee notes appear while the beer gets warmer; medium-bodied, subtle carbonation, light sweetness and gently sour and tart; quite dry and long chocolatey finish with lingering lactic notes
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bov
Blackwell Mermaid on the Rock 3.2
draught@Meet the Brewer, Au Trappiste - cloudy ruby-brown beer without foam; aroma of boiled red fruits and vinegar; quite thin-bodied, low carbonation and fairly sour; dry and long sour fruity finish (plums, cherries)
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bov
Blackwell Peat Show 3.8
draught@Meet the Brewer, Au Trappiste - fully cloudy lactic-orange beer without foam; aroma of smoked bacon, light flowery; moderate malt body, low carbonation and fairly sour; short and dry sour finish where the smokey notes are more discrete; light astringent
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bov
Blackwell Drahtesel 4.4
draught@Meet the Brewer, Au Trappiste - fully cloudy lactic-orange beer with a little white foam left; very fresh citrusy, pear-ish aroma, hints of apples and yeast; moderate malt backbone, low carbonation, very dry, light bitter and solidly sourish; very citrusy finish with more notes of pears and mango - fresh, lively and deeply pleasant
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

SinH4
Blackwell Sahti 3.3
draught at erzbierschof a while back, uploading now. Dark orange color with hardly any head. Lots of juniper berries in the aroma, maybe some other more exotic fruits. Taste is intensely sweet with the berries, ripe fruits in the aftertaste. Sticky. Something very special.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Bov
Blackwell Nelson’s Sour Power 4.2
courtesy of Tobias and Samuel Aeschlimann - pours a hazy lactic-blond beer without foam; sourish aroma of fresh fruits (berries, apples and citrus), moderate malt body, lively and tasty palate; fairly sour and very dry; long fruity hoppy finish with notes of lemon, grapefruit, berries and pineapple - deeply pleasant
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bov
Blackwell / Full Measure Nelson Terro{i}r! 4
courtesy of the Aeschlimann brothers; rated from memory - pours a bright and cloudy orange beer with a little foam left; fairly hoppy aroma of lichies and berries; full-bodied, tasty and gently sourish, clean palate and with a long hoppy finish of exotic fruits - balanced and very enjoyable
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bov
Blackwell Tannenbaum Effect 2.0 3.2
from Au Trappiste - light gusher; cloudy brown beer under a giant beige foamy head; piney and woody aroma, light earthy and malty; overcarbonated, astringent and solidly bitter; quite dry resiney, piney and woody aftertaste with notes of marzipan, herbs and spices - the excessive carbonation is a bit ruining this one
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

fiulijn
Blackwell Tannenbaum Effect 2.0 2.4
Bottle courtesy of Philippe (Bov)
Gushing bottle. Dark brown color, huge frothy head. Chocolatey beer with a huge amount of spruce tips, resiny, artificial. Not good.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bov
Blackwell Shishiga 4.3
courtesy of the Aeschliman brothers - pitch black beer with no head retention; lot of vanilla and licorice; black cherries and tar; then come the 3 H: huge sweetness, huge malt backbone and huge bitterness; very long sweet/bitter finish with tons of chocolate, vanilla, plums and a robust warming alcohol presence - the perfect beer for women
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bov
Blackwell Huell Melon T’Artagnan 4.1
courtesy of Andreas and Nadja Otz - hazy and bright blond-orange beer with a little foam left; aroma of melon and sour berries, lemongrass; moderate malt body, sourish and assertive, solid carbonation; light salty and long sourish fruity finish of melon, sour apples and berries; bitter and very dry - fresh, charming and classy
Thursday, March 05, 2015

mmargarucci
Blackwell Tannenbaum Effect 2.0 3.6
Bottle at Trappist biere Cafe bern. Pours dark opaque brown w foamy head. Aroma is a bit sour earthy with pine and spruce. Palate is heavy full bodied. Taste is strong pine and spruce balanced by the caramel malt. Great but not sure I could drink more than 1 in a sitting.
Saturday, February 14, 2015

SinH4
Blackwell Tannenbaum Effect 2.0 3.6
Brown color with huuuge beige head. Overfoaming immediately. Nice lacing soon. Very ethereal smell, like forest oils, resin. Forest forest forest (well, what do you expect when it’s brewed with spruces). Taste is more oily ethereal forest feeling, gingery. Earthy finish. Very full-bodied, it also tastes very strong. Fine perlage. This is very interesting, but I’m not sure if I really like it. Nonetheless, well-brewed. I guess this would be a fine brew for sipping after a long hike.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015

MarkoNm
Blackwell Hop Suicide! 3.5
Pours a completely hazy dark amber/light brown color, topped with lots of lasting off-white head. Very pleasant citrusy aroma, some other fruits as well. Taste starts slightly fruity, but immediately hoppy bitterness kicks in - strong one. Some spices and fruity notes in the aftertaste. Pretty decent and strong.
Thursday, December 25, 2014

Bov
Blackwell Sahti 3.7
draught@Erzbierschof - pours a cloudy copper-orange beer with a little foam left; aroma of ripe bananas, litchies and juniper; low carbonation, rounded and pretty sticky, moderate malt backbone compared to its alcohol content, sweet (very) and salty (a bit); manages to have few residual sweetness; long and light chewy aftertaste of ripe fruits (apples, bananas) - pretty nice
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bov
Blackwell Hop Suicide! 4.5
courtesy of Nadja and Adrian Otz - pours a cloudy dark amber-orange beer under a long lasting foam; a solid hoppiness with notes of oranges, resine and grapefruits; full-bodied, some malt sweetness soon overwhelmed by a huge bitterness: tasty and assertive; pretty dry and very long fruity hoppy finish (orange peels, grapefruit and citrus) - a beauty !
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bov
Blackwell Vanilla Polunocnica 4.5
courtesy of Toni - quite opaque black beer with no head retention; strong aroma of vanilla in the front and a fair presence of black chocolate behind; notes of tobacco and Bourbon wood; a solid sweetness, sticky, huge malt backbone, a late but robust bitterness yet the 200 IBU are almost not enough to balance the sweetness; tons of pralines, vanilla and hints of wood again in the finish - amazing !
Saturday, November 08, 2014

Bov
Blackwell Motueka T’Artagnan Neo-Berliner Weisse 4.1
courtesy of Samuel Aeschlimann - pours a hazy bright lactic blond beer under a white and long lasting head; very aromatic fruity nose (star fruits, lemon pie); moderate malt body, a fair carbonation and a solid tart acidity; lively and tasty; quite dry and long sourish, citrusy and grapefruity finish - beautiful !
Friday, August 29, 2014

Bov
Blackwell Brewer’s Reserve Bipolar Frostitute 3.9
courtesy of Samuel Aeschimann - pitch black beer leaving a brown hute on the side of the glass; no foam; apparent alcohol, notes of Portwine, tar, black chocolate, nuts and black cherries; decently roasted; thick and with a huge malt backbone; gigantically bitter, warming alcohol, more chocolate, tar and marzipan in the finish - a beer to sip very carefully ... with a cigar maybe ? Impressive !
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

fiulijn
Blackwell Koschei 4
Courtesy of Philippe (Bov); bb 29.03.2018
Pitch black color, small head, a few big bubbles; thick. Nice aroma, roasted malts with a delicate woody and vanilla component. Strong body; round mouthfeel; strong flavor of roasted malt, dark caramel, with moderate residual sweetness; it has a bit too much liquorice for my taste, but also a light vanilla drop; correct bitterness level; warming alcohol.
Very good; American take.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Bov
Blackwell Koschei 4
courtesy of the Aeschlimann’s brothers - pitch black with no foam left; aroma of whisky and prune; full-bodied, thick and sticky; hints of vanilla; some sweetness soon overwhelmed by a powerful bitterness; quite dry oily, chocolatey and coffeish finish with more notes of whisky, licorice and marzipan - beautiful
Monday, November 04, 2013

Bov
Blackwell Brewer’s Reserve Blueberry Sour Ale 3.8
courtesy of the Aeschlimann’s brothers - cloudy red-violet beer with no foam; light yeasty notes in the front; blueberry and vinegar take control afterwards; low carbonation and with some initial sweetness; a lively palate and wit a pretty high concentrated sourness; decently dry with a lingering blueberry finish with notes of cheese and vinegar
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bov
Blackwell Saurerstoff 4.1
courtesy of the Aeschlimann’s brothers - dark beer with a poor head retention; some smokyness, deep roasted aroma of black chocolate, cocoa, vinegar and sour cherries; medium-bodied, a solid lactic sourness, very dry; long aftertaste of licorice, chocolate with a lingering sourness and smokyness - deeply interesting and very good !
Thursday, September 05, 2013

Bov
Blackwell Grodziskie/Graetzer Resurrection Series 3.3
courtesy of the brewers - hazy blond-yellow beer with no head retention; a decent smokyness with notes of melon underneath; thin-bodied, decently tasty, subtle carbonation and a light sweetness; a long and well integrated smokyness in a quite dry and gently fruity finish - interesting
Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bov
Blackwell Flying Dutchman 3.2
courtesy of Samuel Aeschlimann - pours a cloudy dark brown beer under a little beige foam; aroma of candi sugar, ripe bananas and biscuit; very sweet and full-bodied, lot of residual sweetness with hints of prunes and banana in the finish - pretty stylish
Sunday, February 10, 2013

Bov
Blackwell Baroness Framboos 3.5
courtesy of Samuel Aeschlimann - gusher ... pours a cloudy reddish beer with a modest head left; dry raspberry aroma with some herbal tones; moderate malt body, some herbal tartness; quite long grassy and raspberry-ish aftertaste; pretty dry - very interesting
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Bov
Blackwell Wellington Boots 3.3
courtesy of Samuel Aeschlimann - very dark brown beer with a long lasting beige foam; a medium and well-integrated smokyness, roasted malts, coffee and walnuts; medium-bodied, low carbonation, moderate bitterness; the finish is chalky, chocolatey with a lingering smokyness and dusty notes
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Bov
Blackwell Rusalka 3.8
courtesy of Samuel Aeschlimann - black beer under a long lasting dark beige foam; fairly roasted with notes of vanilla, pralines and tar; full-bodied and with some fair sweetness, creamy palate yet pretty thick; solidly bitter, some residual sugars; strong notes of coffee, walnuts and roasted malts - solid and very well-made
Thursday, January 24, 2013