Blackwell Brewery Reviews




Bov
4
Blackwell Mermaid on the Rock (2016)
@Craft Beer Festival Zurich - black beer with no head retention; aroma of rye, sour cherries; fairly sour, low carbonation,medium-bodied, dry and long aftertaste of black cherries and a lasting sourness
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sissio
2.6
Blackwell Apollo Saison
bottle @ home clear pale, cream head herbaceous, hops, grassy, hint of sour, cellar, solvente very bitter, lemon peel, solvente
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bov
3.9
Blackwell Eclipse
@Craft Beer Festival Zurich - hazy reddish-orange beer with a moderate head retention; aroma of oranges and strawberries, herbal, gently sourish; medium-bodied, dry, light sweet; fresh fruity finish; quite dry
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

anstei
3.6
Blackwell Eclipse
Tap at CBFZ 2016. Beautiful raspberry over more citric aroma, tart and lively. Light body, fruity until the very end. Juicy. Short finish. Well done!
Monday, September 12, 2016

CH-303
2
Blackwell Retro Weisse
Appearance: Bottled 28/5-2016. Hazy yellow, huge amount of white head.
Aroma: Sour, light citrus. Light tartness.
Taste: Pretty damn sour, citrus, fruits. Short aftertaste, luckily.
Bought: Craft Gallery, 330 ml, CHF 7.90
Info: 9/9-2016, BB: 28/11-2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

King_Alex_II
2.8
Blackwell Mermaid on the Rock (2016)
Dark brown color without foam. Roasty coffee and alcohol in the nose. Sour and roasty water with a weird finish. Sour roasty aftertaste.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

King_Alex_II
2.7
Blackwell Apollo Saison
Pale yellow with foam layer. Fresh somewhat diffuse fruitiness. Creamy not too light saison with a diffuse fruitiness. Milky layer in the aftertaste.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

anstei
3.2
Blackwell Mermaid on the Rock (2016)
Tap at CBFZ 2016. The sourness and the stout are noticeable in the aroma already: Burnt, some chocolate, little coffee, and those Bretts. Mouth is basically sour only, with some salt, and an acidic palate. Works, but it is unusual.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

anstei
3.4
Blackwell Apollo Saison
Tap at CBFZ 2016. Light tartness and acidity, smooth and soft, light body. Little farmhouse. Highly refreshing and drinkable, only a little sticky on the palate. Nice.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

UjoKlobasa
3.4
Blackwell Apollo Saison
Bottle. Golden color, cloudy liquid, white head. Aroma of pear, earth, bread. Over-fermented. Still good though.
Thursday, September 08, 2016

callmemickey
4
Blackwell Retro Weisse
Golden colored, bright fruity citrus with moderate acidity and a clean tartness. Light bodied and refreshing, with effervescent carbonation. A great representation of the style.
Thursday, September 01, 2016

Countbeer
4
Blackwell Brewer’s Reserve Dark Arts
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Brown to black beer with a brown head that disappears within seconds. Nose of funk, tart fruit, cheese, roast, some red fruit, slight hint of brown sugars, wood, apples, manure... Flavour is quite tart, light tart fruity, tart yeasty and a little dryness. Funky and herbal. Some lacto tones, specially in the beginning. Little vinous notes. Tart fruity funky aftertaste. Low carbo, watery tart mouthfeel, more than medium bodied. Good stuff!
Monday, August 29, 2016

MrTipple
3.9
Blackwell Apollo Saison
Dry saison yeast, wood, sour grapes, white wine barrel. Hazy, pale gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light sweet initially but turning dry sour very quickly. Dry sours intensify, wood, oak aged white wine, saison yeast, dry, sour and bitter finish. Great classical Saison, very true to the style, well-balanced. Bottle from Beers’n’More, Zurich.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

adamnowek
3.5
Blackwell Zeitreise Münster-Länder
Dirty brass colour and looks thick as mud. Aroma is vinegar and lemon juice. Taste is pretty sour at the start with a citric, vinegary finish.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

adamnowek
3.3
Blackwell Retro Weisse
Super cloudy yellow. Huge, bubbly head. Pretty sour aroma. Taste is mildly sour, a bit salty, and some hard candy.
Friday, June 24, 2016

adamnowek
4.1
Blackwell Peat & Hainer
Incredibly hazy peach colour. Zero head. Low to medium carbonation. Aroma is smoke and peaches. Taste is strong in peat with a lovely citric undertone.
Friday, June 24, 2016

adamnowek
3.6
Blackwell Kaffee-Pausen-Clown
Hazy, almost muddy yellow appearance. Persistent head. Aroma is sea salt. Savoury, salty taste. Fairly high carbonation. Nice, but nothing special.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

adamnowek
3.9
Blackwell Wild Raspberry 16
Beautiful popsicle pink colour. Hazy. Rose-coloured head. Really active carbonation. Aroma is sour raspberries and wet grass. Taste is mildly sweet raspberries with a tart, lip-smacking finish.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bov
3.7
Blackwell Apollo Saison
@Brau- und Rauchshop - lactic-orange beer with a poor head retention; fruity funky and light cheesy aroma; moderate malt backbone; dry and light sour fruity yeasty finish
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Bov
1.8
Blackwell Chapter VII: A Mad Tea-Party
draught@Erzbierschof -hazy pale blond beer; strong aroma of rancid milk; thin-bodied, low carbonation, sour,rancid lactic finish with notes of vomit - without me, thanks
Saturday, March 05, 2016

anstei
2.9
Blackwell Chapter VII: A Mad Tea-Party
Bottle from Beers’n’more. Lots of elderflower over an incredibly sour Weisse. Impressive flavour for such an ABV. Is overly dominated by pinchy sourness and lacticity, making the whole thing one-sided.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bov
3.9
Blackwell Cherry Cherry Lady
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
3.9
Blackwell Waldbeeren Krisengipfel
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
3.7
Blackwell the Saison Horror Show
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
4.5
Blackwell I Can See your Flanders
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
4.1
Blackwell Tonnerre de Brett
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
3.9
Blackwell One Night in Lima
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
3.2
Blackwell Mermaid on the Rock (2015)
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
3.8
Blackwell Peat Show
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
4.4
Blackwell Drahtesel
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
3.3
Blackwell Sahti
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
4.2
Blackwell Nelson’s Sour Power
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
4
Blackwell / Full Measure Nelson Terro{i}r!
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
3.2
Blackwell Tannenbaum Effect 2.0
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
2.4
Blackwell Tannenbaum Effect 2.0
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
4.3
Blackwell Shishiga
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
4.1
Blackwell Huell Melon T’Artagnan
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
3.6
Blackwell Tannenbaum Effect 2.0
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
3.6
Blackwell Tannenbaum Effect 2.0
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
3.5
Blackwell Hop Suicide!
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
3.7
Blackwell Sahti
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
4.5
Blackwell Hop Suicide!
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
4.5
Blackwell Vanilla Polunocnica
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
4.1
Blackwell Motueka T’Artagnan Neo-Berliner Weisse
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
3.9
Blackwell Brewer’s Reserve Bipolar Frostitute
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
4
Blackwell Koschei
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
4
Blackwell Koschei
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
3.8
Blackwell Brewer’s Reserve Blueberry Sour Ale
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
4.1
Blackwell Saurerstoff
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
3.3
Blackwell Grodziskie/Graetzer Resurrection Series
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