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Brewed by Vancouver Island Brewing
Style: Schwarzbier
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 64   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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3.3
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
on tap @ Pacific Shore-pours a retaining creamy tan head and dark brown color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt, hint of dark fruit. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, secondary light hops bite, dark fruit. OK carbonation.

3.2
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2007
light malty aroma. Pours opaque black. Kind of like porter lite. Light body, roasted malts with slight bitter and sour finish.

3.5
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
Pours a deep black-amber with an off-white head and some lace. Slight molasses aroma, slightly sweet and a bit stale. A very present port-like taste with light roasted and dark crystal malt, slight hop presence, slightly stale with a warming finish. Carbonation reminiscent of soda-pop, decently creamy but thin, with a dry finish. Not a bad beer, some complexity to it, but too light in body, despite the pleasant finish.

3.9
Enniskillen (2051) - 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.

3.1
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
On tap at Irish Times. Accompanied by Oysters. Creamy head. Very dark beer. Faint hints of light come through when held to the light. Nice malty body. Light stout-like. Flavours of nuts and coffee. Session quality.

2.5
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2007
341 mL bottle from BC Liquor Stores, served almost cold in a rocks glass.

App.: Fairly dark cola, clear, mocha head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Tight nose, kinda dirty and skunky with some odd earthy, nutty notes. A bit of roasted malt as it warms (I’m stretchin’ it here...). Palate: Medium body and fairly full, sharp carbonation. Flav.: Some roasted malt notes, bread crust/toast, a bit nutty, maybe a bit of floral hops in the background. Finishes with a hint of bitterness and little residual roastiness.

Schwach, Herr Hermann. Nicht so gut.

3.7
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 27, 2005
Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights with a small off white head that never stuck around too long. Aroma much like near-burnt toast with hints of currants maybe? Nutty taste with a crisp roasty finish and a small serving of hop bitterness. Very nice.

3
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Dark brown colour. mild roasted malt nose. roasted malt taste with faint hops.

3
Radek Kliber (7320) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 12, 2004
Sweet medium roasted malt that seemed to be a bit like a bock. Medium bodied, slightly oily texture. Smooth mellow with bunch of soft malt. Short finish.

1.8
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2004
Meaty, lactic, licorice aroma. Clear, dark brown with thin off-white ring of head. Lactic, meaty flavour. Smooth but thick mouthfeel. Lifeless and still. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).


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