Beer Academy Black Lager

Formerly brewed at Beer Academy
Style: Schwarzbier
Toronto, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The dark specialty malts in our black lager imparts bold chocolate and espresso roasted flavours, yet the beer remains clean and quenching from start to finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
Draught at the brewpub
Black color, with creamy head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, some dirty water. Dry mouthfeel, roasted malt with dry dark chocolate; correct bitterness. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (14384) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft - Roast malts and some coffee bean. Jet black with a beige head. Burnt toast and a light bitterness. Lighter than the smell lets on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
A dark brown schwarzebier with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet chocolate malt with chalky notes, grassy, OK. In mouth, a bitter chocolate with chalky notes, coffee, not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Pours oily black with some head. This is more malty, malted chocolate beer than a dry or bitter shwartzbier. A sweeter version of the style. An above average mouthfeel. There is roast, but it is hitched to the chocolate and chocolate malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
2012-09-14. Very dark brown-black body with a small tan head. 3+ Sweetish dark malt, muted dry roast. 6+ Mild aroma, dusty roast. 6+ Smooth average plus body. Decent, but simple and a touch too mild overall. On tap at Beer Academy, Toronto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
Deep black pour with a tight tan head. The nose is great. Soft cocoa aroma with some herbal backnotes. A moderate sweetness through the middle but it's balanced nicely by a little bit of light bitterness. Great balance. Another tasty lager from these guys. Roastier than is typical for a schwarzbier but it works. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 [4780-20120914] Tap. Mild toasted grainy poop aroma. Clear, very dark black red body with a medium-lasting off-white head. Toasted boozy grains flavour. Medium body. Tasty. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(TBW @ brewery, Toronto, ON)

[4931B-20121109] Tap. Smoky burnt grain malt aroma. Clear, reddish black body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Smoked wood and burnt sweet ash grain malt flavour. Medium-full body. Tasty. (7/4/8/4/14) 3.7
(@ brewery, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (8584) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Pretty good for a scharzbier, if thats what it is. Smells a little dark and has some character. Tastes better than yer average black lager, whatever that means. Hell, last beer of night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7595) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
Draught at the brewery, Sept. 14. Pours black, very black, with ruby hues and a small diminishing creamy beige head. Aroma of light smoke, toasted malt, some fruit and dark chocolate. Flavour is malty with hints of smoke and coffee. Average bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Seems right on style to what they wanted to make. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (7290) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 13, 2012
On tap at brewpub Batch 1
Aroma proper dry roast notes. Clean feel with hints of charcoal ,dry ash , dark chocolate. Solid true to style nose. 8-
Appearance dark brown with beige medium cap. Some lace shown. 4-
Flavor and Palate : yes, this is tri Schwartz. Medium light body yet not empty on palate. Dry roast with slight metallic touches. Clean, refreshing excellent thirst quencher. Very approachable version of this style. Nothing extreme square mid of style description. If to look for negatives here maybe was tad too soft. Finishing with hint of smoke.

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