Formerly brewed at Brasseurs RJ
Style: Schwarzbier
Montreal, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Black lager This flavorful beer is a tribute to the piping player, an endangered bird species. For each bottle sold, royalties are donated to La Fondation de la faune du Qubec for the protection of imperiled wildlife.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2003 Deep brown in colour. Aroma of roasted malts, and slight coffee and chocolate. Flavour is of licorice, coffee, with a nice amount of malt and some sweetness. Finishes with a medium bitterness and very refreshing. Thanks CapFlu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2675) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Bottle. A rich deep brown to black color with a lush dark brown head. Toasted malts with some licorice and coffee. A medium body with a strong coffee finish and a dry chocolate cake flavor. Thanks to Rastacouere for the trade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2408) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 21, 2004
2004 edition. Pours black with a fair amount of carbonation. Muted aromas of malt and coffee. Flavors begin with espresso and chocolate malt, and finish with notes of roasted almonds. I'm never quite sure how to comment about the palate of Schwarzbiers, because I tend to associate their flavors with a heavy mouth feel, and they (by their very nature) tend to be lighter and more carbonated. Confusing, but still a delight. Thanks Lubiere!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2004
Bottle. near black in appearance with a small off-white head. faint roasted malt on the nose. The flavour is roasty and smooth. thin body. finish was fairly dry. I didnt really care for it too much at the beginning of my glass but then it kind of grew on me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Dark brown in color. Clear. Thanks Lubiere. Malty flavor. Tan head. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Opaque black with a very nice creamy tan head and excellent glass lacing. Smoky, black patent malt, and chocolates aroma. The flavor is more roasted malt, with chocolate and coffee palying leading roles. Medium bitterness throughout. Dry medium body with a roasty semi-bitter finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sseb69 (1879) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
Bouteille 341 ml. Bue en 2010. Couleur noire, reflets rougetre. Arme de pain grill, malt. Notes de malt un peu de cacao. Bonne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Dark brown with a tan head and spotty lacing. Roasted malts and caramel smell. Something sweet. Some spice. Alcohol and hops. Flavors of smoked roast malts, caramel bitter hops and alcohol Spice and tang in the palate, medium body and a bitter finish of roast. Thanks David!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
Great beer. Very dark ruby colour, with a lasting creamy and frothy tan coloured head. Roasty and caramel aroma with a tinge of cofee. Light caramel and bready flavours with a lightly roasted coffee bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light but satisfying. A well created beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1696) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2006
650ml bomber purchased @ Metro Joanette 3/8/06 Pours a dark clear mahogany with red highlights and a smallish cap that leaves after a few minutes typical for blackbier. Light subtle aromas of herbs, hay and roasted grain husks. Adequate black malt spine, medium-light bodied, slick fluid mouth feel, Sharp roasty herbal character Upfront the a light maltiness is quickly replaced by the dark roast cocoa-java tastes, some woodyness then the finish is where the perle hops get lightly bitter and blend with the roasted husk astringency to dry the whole thing up. Like a sharp dry pilsner with the roast cocoa-java bean tastes from dark patent malts. Next to German dunkels I like Schwarzbiers...this one from RJ is not only very close to style but one of the better ones Ive tasted and certainly the best in Canada. If it was available to me locally I would prefer it to Kostritzer.

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