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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (4046) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
On tap at Beau’s Oktoberfest (Vankleek Hill, ON). Opaque black body with a decent, lasting beige creamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar and vineous hints. Its robust malty/hoppy taste carries plummy, brown sugar, and oaky notes. Ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (4026) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2015
One of a large number of samples I had at the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston 3/21/32014. Diacetyl choc and roast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3790) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2014 600 ml bottle from the brewery via Lubiere (merci!), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 17NO12.

App.: Deep brown-black with a full mocha head. Aroma: Infection tang (dang!), meaty/brothy notes, alcohol sting, touches of minty herbals, a little dark-roasted malt character, a shame that it is infected. Palate: Medium body, rounded effervescence. Flav.: Nice dark-roasted malts, a touch of grape-like fruitiness, still infected, light molasses, tries to be tasty; dry with good bitterness and a long, fruity, sorta dark malt finish.

Boo!

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Re-rated on Sept/ 14/14, from an Oktoberfest mixed pack from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

Aroma: Rich dark-roasted malts, chocolate, a bit of alcohol sting, a carbonic acid sting too, much cleaner this time. Palate: Medium-full body, restrained carbonation for a smooth, rich mouthfeel. Flav.: Lots of chocolate, mainly milk, slightly dark, other dark-roasted malt notes, quite rich, not infected in the least (thankfully); dry with moderate+ bitter moderate+ alcohol presence and a long, unctuous, quite richly malty finish.

A very nice beer. I’m glad I got to re-try it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (3597) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
600 ml bottle from LCBO (part of Oktoberfest mix pack). Pours a dark chestnut brown with large, creamy, light tan head. Aroma is roasty with lots of dark chocolate and some fruity notes. Flavour is fairly roasty with dark chocolate the most prominent note, but also a little fruitiness and a bit of herbal bitterness. Slick mouthfeel. Pretty nice beer.

4
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3386) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 26, 2017
Dark black body a bit of white head. Aroma of lactose and cocoa. Sweet taste dried fruit a dry element and again milk. Really neat schwartzbier. Has some of the characteristics of a schwartzbier and imperial stout. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3307) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
600ml bottle, dark brown-black color,with a big rocky pillowy tan-beige head, with a mild dark coffee, bready, roasted, black, toasted, caramel malty nose, with a yeasty, doughy, light fruity, chocolate chip cookie dough, faint brownie, burnt toast, chocolate cake dough accent, with some light black coffee ground bean, molasses, cocoa, chocolate granola bar, toffee notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet earthy roasted, black, chocolate, toasted, caramel malty, black coffee, dark bitter chocolate, molasses, mocha, toffee, chocolate pie, burnt toast character, with some burnt brownie, chocolate granola bar, light flowery leafy, grassy,hoppy,cocoa powder, cappuccino flavours, leading towards a doughy yeastiness,burnt toast, burnt molasses, chocolate cake, bitter chocolate, lingering toasted, chocolate,black, roasted malt bitterness finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3282) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
Best beer at Oktoberfest not in a cask. Pours pitch black with a frothy beige top. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and mocha. Taste is great light to well roasted flavouring on the malts with some dark chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (3243) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
Shared with PaleAleRider at Pub Italia in Ottawa, ON. Written on front label, packaged SEP 24 12. Pours a dark brown colour with red highlights. The head is big, foamy, beige coloured, long lasting and with dirty lacing. Beautiful roasted malt aromas with notes of dark fruits, coffee and molasses. No alcohol burning at all, not even warming. Goes down refreshing with a silky mouthfeel. Nicely balanced between the roasted malt and hop. Not too powerful, making this a beautiful strong schwarbier that has great drinkability. Was great with the food from Pub Italia. For those who want the flavours of a dark beer, but not the heavy body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (3047) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
[bottle at Wellington Gastropub] Sweet molasses and dark malt aroma--toasty and with a faint, lagery sulfur note. Opaque brown-black with a lasting, light brown island leaving dots on the glass. Creamy vanilla and toasty molasses flavour that is sweet, but more or less balanced by a moderate bitterness. Accents of peanuts and coffee with milk and sugar. Light body, medium carbonation, lasting coffee flavour in the finish.


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