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Brewed by Vancouver Island Brewing
Style: Schwarzbier
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
All the taste of a perfectly balanced German Dark Lager, but made right here on the 48th parallel. Excellence knows no borders.

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4.7
r0b99 (7) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002 does not count
Dark brown, very malty. Not overpowering in the hops department. The best beer for a steak and ceasar salad!

4.1
SardiniaMan (42) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Small head. Nice malt profile. Touch of chocolate with caramel and a slight hint of coffee. Well balanced of hop aroma and flavor. A very nice dark lager.

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LarryBeast (616) - - AUG 6, 2012
Call me crazy, but I’ve always loved this beer. Simple, yet effective. I don’t like many lagers, but I thoroughly enjoy this dark, subtle, delicious local beauty. Refreshing in the summer, comforting in the winter.

3.9
stephen louis (166) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2004
This is a very fine beer...and you should try it.

On opening,sharp but malty(oxymoron I know)...pours a nice glowing chestnut gold black.Guinness style coloured head but without the density.

On taste:Sharp and hoppy yet with a nice blend of crystal and black malt,a real full flavour,mildly nutty and earthy in a dirty sort of way.Not Burnt like most examples.

The finish is sharp like a expensive cheddar and dry.

the body is outstanding for a lager.

3.9
Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Very dark brown, no head.
Aroma is caramel, toffee, light alcohol roasted malts. Taste is a light roastiness, caramel, light alcohol, chocolate.

3.8
HermanW (1069) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2010
0,3 litr fles gekocht in Ucluelet (Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada). Een 6-pack voor Cad $ 15,20 Maar het is het wel waard een heel lekkere dunkel. Hij is beter dan ik had verwacht.

3.8
Moxen (7) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013 does not count
No matter what time of year it is this is one dark lager that I don’t mind having a pint of. The coffee chocolate start with a smokey finish is always great. A great beer for all seasons!

3.7
austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 29, 2003
An odd, indescribable smell wafts from the glass. Sits in the glass like a black elixir. This came as perhaps one of the most pleasant surprises of my beer sojourn to Vancouver. More than a lager with dark food coloring, this possessed complexity and malty character that made me contemplate its depths. Bravo!


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