Brewed by Beaus Brewing Co.
Style: Schwarzbier
Vankleek Hill, Canada


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Our Schwarz is bigger than your Schwarz... and tastier too! This extra-strong version of a German black lager displays pronounced roasted flavours juxtaposed with a lager’s enjoyable crispness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (579) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
A well laced light tan head on a black/brown body. Nose features chocolate, coffee, roasted oats and a touch of cream. A really nice mixture of schwarzbier tastes, pumped up a notch towards imperial status. Chocolate, molasses, toasted malt and oats, some citrusy hops, mild coffee and cream. Stays crisp, but has a slightly slick mouth feel. Not cloying, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1245) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle. Black pour with a decent brown head. Aroma is roasty chocolate and coffee, rich and a bit sweet. Taste is a little sweet up front but nice chocolate and coffee, low carbonation and surprisingly drinkable for the ABV and strong flavours. Balanced finish, lingers on coffee. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPoole (418) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2016
Pours deep dark brown with a small tanned head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee with hints of molasses. Rich molasses and coffee flavours with a medium body. The 4th out of a 2016 4 pack and probably my favorite. Great job to the crew at Beau’s brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (958) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
Had a 600ml bottle with Chopz at Pub Italia. Poured a chocolate milk looking foamy head. Has a very dark brown appearance. Laces the glass very nicely. Aromas of mild coffee, various roasted malts, light and dark. Has huge molasses flavour at first. Hints of caramel, coffee roasts, dark malts. Mix of varied chocolate flavours also. Tingly bitterness and smoothness on the palate. A bit peppery. Easy going down. Smooth finish. Pretty good, too bad about limited quantities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daifingua (15) - Manchester, - JAN 6, 2016
Always been a fan of Beau’s special brews when I can find them. Very chocolate toffee, with some surprising fruity/floral undertones. More spice than expected was a good surprise, and properly thick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 30, 2015
From 600ml bottle, poured into tulip glass

Aroma: roasty, coffee, caramel,

Appearance: black, frothy, tan head, clear

Taste: medium sweet, light bitter

Palate: light body, oily texture, average carbonation, bitter finish

Overall: Pretty good Schwarzbier. I thought the taste was much more prominent than the aroma, but my nose might be clogged/allergies or something. It’s a great tasting Schwarzbier, so maybe I’ll revisit the aroma when my head isn’t clogged. Nice and roasty, Easy drinking. Very clean lager.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Metalflake (73) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
Don’t have much to add to the other reviews here, other than to echo the sentiment that it really didn’t need to be so Imperious - thought the extra alcohol wasn’t noticeable in the mouth, it definitely limited me to one bottle, and I really would have enjoyed having another! Very, very tasty, inky-black Schwarz goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and malt. Similar flavor. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3460) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle 600ml. Pours black with huge creamy head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, sugar, bitterness, some alcohol. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Medium carbonation. Somewhat creamy. Overall: Very nice schwartzbier. Complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5836) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle (600 ml). Shared by Minderbinder, thanks! Split 2-ways,

Appearance: Dark brown with a medium easy to revive beige head, decent retention and some lacing.

Aroma: Dark chocolate, toasted malts, moderate fruitiness, caramel notes, herbal hops and light roastiness.

Taste: Slightly to moderately sweet with caramel, moderate fruitiness, caramel, light roastiness, herbal notes and light chocolate bitterness. A touch of alcohol and light spiciness.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit oily and chewy. Caramel-ish finish. Mild spiciness.

Overall: Very good Scharwzbier. Tasty and easily drinkable. Very good depth. Alcohol is rather well hidden. Nice!

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