Blackwell Brewery Reviews




MrTipple
3.4
Blackwell / Aberration Ales Hopfenfantasien Wild IPA
18Jan2018 Wood, oak, dry, bitter citrus fruits, orange peel, bitter grain malts. Hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More funk, bitter, dry sweet citrus fruits, orange peel, bitter orange, marmalade, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent, complex but maybe not quite in balance. Bottle shared at Leighton's - sourced from SimplyFine, Thun.
Saturday, January 20, 2018

WingmanWillis

mR_fr0g
3.1
Blackwell / Aberration Ales Hopfenfantasien Wild IPA
Bottle shared at Leightons place 18/01/2018. Many thanks! A dull yellow straw coloured halo of white head. Aroma is wheat, grassy, midget, pineapple, light funk. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, moderate carbonation, oxidised.. Grassy. Palate is semi sweet,, grainy, ok.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

madmitch76
2.9
Blackwell / Aberration Ales Hopfenfantasien Wild IPA
18th January 2018
Bodney Towers Bottleshare. Hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry, modest fine carbonation. Wheaty dry malts, semi sweet. Tangy lemon and orange. Some mild pith. Okay.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Leighton
3.3
Blackwell / Aberration Ales Hopfenfantasien Wild IPA
Bottle shared in Hackney - thanks to Tips. Pours unclear gold with a creamy, white head. The aroma holds peach, pale bread, a little funk, grapefruit pith. Light to medium sweet flavour with mild soapy notes, dried pale malts, hay, lemon rind, grass. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Grassy finish, more pithy citrus, husky pale malts. Not bad.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

jonas
2.3
Blackwell / T-H-C Fred's Cream Ale
Bottle. Cloudy dark amber, offwhite cream. Dirty rural, DMS, phenolic. Medium body, foamy. Roasted sugar, honey, peas, gunpowder, beet sugar. Sorry, but this wasn't good for me.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

SinH4
3.5
Blackwell / T-H-C Fred's Cream Ale
Bottle, many thanks derA! Deep golden color with creamy white head. Aroma is fresh citrusy, quite wild. Taste is buttery, dough, caramel, citrusy, flowery. Oily mouthfeel with high carbonation. Pleasant!
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Ritzn
3.5
Blackwell / T-H-C Fred's Cream Ale
Aroma is yuzu, citrus, grapes, some stink socks. Taste is rather boring berries, not much sourness, not much sweetness. Tasty.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

fanthom
2
Blackwell Mercury Saison

Sunday, January 7, 2018

wombat23
3.2
Blackwell Saison de Table
Draft at CBFZ 2017. Hazy pale yellow, white head. Aroma is mildly fruity. Taste is fruit, funk, yeast. Quite drinkable.
Sunday, December 31, 2017

SinH4
3.5
Blackwell / Aberration Ales Hopfenfantasien Wild IPA
Bottle, many thanks derA! Murky yellow/grey-ish color with white head. Aroma is flowery, fresh yeasts, a touch dough. Taste is dough, earthy, flowery, bitter finish. Silky mouthfeel with medium carbonation, a touch mealy. Nice!
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Bov
4.2
Blackwell Alpha Sour Pale Ale
from CraftGallery - light hazy blond-orange beer with a persistent white foam; very aromatic fruity hoppiness of grapefruit, citrus and tangerines; a good malt backbone, a decent sourness; lively and tasty palate; a fair yet subtle carbonation; the finihs is more sour than bitter; decently dry and lasting very long with more notes of tropical fruits; clean, fresh and with tons of character
Friday, December 15, 2017

Bov
4.4
Blackwell Kafitante Gose
from CraftGallery - translucid pale golden beer with a little white foam left; aroma of coffee, esters with notes of apples and pears below; subtle carbonation, quite velvety palate; moderate malt backbone and fairly sour; long aftertaste of coffee, candied fruits with a lingering sourness - superb
Friday, December 15, 2017

SinH4
3.9
Blackwell Teatime Wild Ale
Bottle, my 250th Sour/Wild. Unclear golden color with huge stable creamy white head. Aroma is a beautiful combination of fresh wild yeasts and smoked tea, a touch citrusy, lemongrass. The combination really is amazing, though not too intense in flavour. Taste is Saison-style dough, tea, bready, citrusy. Silky mouthfeel with high but soft carbonation. Very long aftertaste of mild smoked tea. Tasty and well-balanced, I love it.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

rand
3.5
Blackwell Jubilee Porter
Bottle 33 cl / Drinks of the World - Bern (CH). Dark beer with an average tan head. Aromas of roasted, chocolate-coffee, nuts and licorice. Like the taste soft and creamy, roasted with mollasses.licorice, toast-ashes. Hoppiness mild, roasted-earth. Spreading on chocolate. Well made.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ritzn
3.6
Blackwell Tannenbaum Effekt III
Black with medium brown head. Aroma is kitchen sponge, amarena, some forest, wood, maple syrup, wood sugar, barrel flavours. Taste is dark roasted malt, with some syrup/molasses bittersweetness, quite harsh, resin. A bit alcoholic. Still soothing and nice. Dry and oily. Cool.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

jfb
3.3
Blackwell Tannenbaum Effekt III
(bottle) murky deep brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of forest earth and grass, slightly rotten, with a touch of fresh mushrooms and talcum powder. flavour is mostly green mould and earth, with lots of treebark, grass, some brown sugar and a light-bitter dark chocolate mushroomy finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

jonas
3.2
Blackwell Tannenbaum Effekt III
Bottle. Murky brown, brown cream. Spruce, mossy, earthy, mint aroma. Foamy mouthfeel, creamy. Mint chocolate, wood, resin, clean enough, wood pulp finish. Interesting.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

SinH4
3.9
Blackwell Tannenbaum Effekt III
Bottle. Brown color with beige head. Aroma is strong spruce, chocolate, minty, fresh yeasts, ethereal. Taste is spruce, minty, earthy, chocolate. Silky mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Very interesting, and much more balanced than version 2.0.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Bov
3.4
Blackwell Saison Barrique
@Craft Beer Festival Thun - cloudy blond beer with a moderate foam left; cheesy with notes of ripe fruits; medium-bodied, low carbonation; dry and quite bitter, sour; juicy and mineral finish with notes of pears
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Bov
4
Blackwell / Vaat Schnapsidee
@Craft Beer Festival Thun - quite clear amber-brown beer with no foam; aroma of prunes and vanilla; low carbonation; full-bodied, sticky and chewy palate; apparent alcohol in the finish with long notes of cognac, prunes, wood and vanilla
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Bov
3.9
Blackwell / Aberration Ales Hopfenfantasien Wild IPA
@Craft Beer Festival Thun - cloudy blond-orange beer with a white foam left; clean and distinctive hoppy aroma of mango and melon; juicy; moderate carbonation, light chewy, quite dry and very bitter; tropical fruits in a very aromatic finish
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Bov
3.5
Blackwell / T-H-C Fred's Cream Ale
@Craft Beer Festival Thun - cloudy dark blond beer with a good head retention; flowery and light buttery aroma; moderate malt backbone, creamy palate; light sweet; flowery finish - quite shy and delicate
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Bov
3.8
Blackwell Malahide Stout
@Craft Beer Festival Thun - black beer under a huge creamy dark beige foam; nice lace; roasted mocha aroma with notes of flowers, caramel and speculoos; creamy palate, gently sour and bitter; long aftertaste of roasted mocha, walnuts and flowers - very aromatic
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Bov
4.1
Blackwell Whisky Sour - Randall Edition
@Wortspiele #4 - very hazy orange beer with a moderate foam left; gently peated whisky notes with notes of oranges and citrus; quite full-bodied, lively palate, subtle carbonation, light sweet; peated Whisky-like and orange-ish finish, light grainy and citrusy - very good
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Bov
3.8
Blackwell Wildeman - Randall Edition
@Wortspiele #4 - cloudy orange beer with no foam left; aroma of cherries with notes of sauerkraut and pineapples; sour, a good malt backbone; lingering sourness in an aftertaste of pineapples and cherries
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Bov
4
Blackwell Peat & Brett
from Bier-Bienne - hazy golden-blond beer with a solid white foam left; smokey aroma with notes of sauerkraut and raisins; medium-bodied, subtle but fait carbonation; juicy, lively palate; light sour with a hint of sourness, fairly dry and long aftertaste of yeast, yellow fruits and sauerkraut with light hints of smoke
Thursday, November 23, 2017

miloszd
3.5
Blackwell Artemis Saison
hay, floral, grass, leaves, alcohol, bubblegum, golden, cloudy, rocky head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, lively, bitter, abrupt finish,
Saturday, November 18, 2017

SinH4
3.2
Blackwell Die Grüne Weisse
Bottle, 3.9%. Unclear golden color with white head that goes down quickly. Aroma is yoghurt, lime, some earthy funk. Taste is lime, very tart and acidic, some earthy-herbal flavours. Fizzy carbonation. A bit overdone.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

tosh3
3.8
Blackwell Teatime Wild Ale

Friday, November 10, 2017

tosh3
3.6
Blackwell Saison de Table

Friday, November 10, 2017

SinH4
3.7
Blackwell Saison de Table
Bottle. Slightly hazy yellow color with creamy white head. Aroma is earthy, citrusy, hay, fresh yeasts, funky, beautiful. Taste is light biscuity, earthy, lemongrass, simplistic, with a dry finish. Thin-bodied and simple, but I wouldn't call it watery. There is a long pleasant aftertaste of earthy lemongrass. Still lacks a bit of flavour, at least for the cold autumn night on which I'm having this. A super balanced brew with beautiful aroma, though. And don't forget this is only 2.9% - I can hardly imagine a better beer at this strength that gets by without fruit, sourness, or overuse of hops.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

anstei
3.6
Blackwell Whisky Sour - Randall Edition
At Wortspiele #4. Pours murky yellow. Aroma is dusty, funky, little smoke. Body is medium, funky and sour, low fruit flavours, a bit metallic, also smoke and wood indeed. Wooden whisky palate, almost juicy. Good.
Friday, November 3, 2017

anstei
3.6
Blackwell Wildeman - Randall Edition
At Wortspiele #4. Pours murky yellow. Aroma is funky, fruity, lemon, grapefruit. Body is medium, apricot, fruity, boozy, low but crisp carbonation. Some mint, cheese and blackwell funk. Sweet & bitter palate. Good, quite strong for a Blackwell.
Friday, November 3, 2017

rand
3.4
Blackwell Apollo II Saison
Bottle 33 cl / Drinks of the World - Bern (CH). Nice golden beer with a white compact head. Aromas of yeast, cereals, herbs, fruity and caramel. The mouth is mossy, the taste soft with yeast and its earthy bitterness. It's fruity with vegetable notes, chicory. Dry in finale but the goal, light and quenching, is reached.
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Nisse666
2.6
Blackwell Alpha Sour Pale Ale
Bottle many thx to cons 2017-10-29 Göteborg AR: citric salty lemon AP: hazy golden, frothy Snow White foam F: sour citric green grapes, salty, wee dull
Saturday, October 28, 2017

miloszd
3.2
Blackwell Die Grüne Weisse
grass, citrus, dough, barnyard, leaves, skunky, pale, slight green, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, heavily sour, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, abrupt finish,
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Bov
4.1
Blackwell Preach Berliner Weisse
@CBFZ - hazy lactic yellow beer with a fast wanishing head; pears, lactose and sauerkraut in the nose; moderate malt backbone; fairly sour, clean palate, very dry, lively; lactic and fruity finish - fresh and very good
Friday, October 6, 2017

Bov
3.4
Blackwell Saison de Table
@CBFZ - hazy dark golden beer with a white foam left; funky fruity aroma where notes of pineapples dominate; hints of spices and hay; thin-bodied, light earthy, quite dry fruity finish with hints of marzipan
Friday, October 6, 2017

SinH4
3.9
Blackwell Brewer's Reserve Demotape -1-
Bottle, many thanks derA! Brown color with beige head. Aroma is fresh yeasts, chocolate, cherries, fresh yeasts. Taste is chocolate, earthy, bready, nice bitterness that's kinda smoky in the back. Oily mouthfeel with rather high carbonation, and a bit chalky in the back. Very nice, and ridiculously tasty for a 4.6%!
Monday, October 2, 2017

anstei
4.2
Blackwell Brewer's Reserve Demotape -1-
Bottle, courtesy of DerA. Pours darkest brown with a strong beige foam. Good retention. Aroma is smoked, roasted malt, apricot peel. Body is medium, sweet and bitter and dense, coffee, tannins, chocolate, soft carbonation, slightly funky. Dry chocolate palate. If it weren't for the light dry palate, this beer would feel like a 9% impy stout. Dense and intense and full of flavours. Unbelievable, a masterpiece.
Monday, October 2, 2017

MrTipple
3.1
Blackwell Black Magic
Smoked, dark cherries, light sourness, dry cacao, some funk. Hazy, very dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Medium sour. More sour cherries, bitter, dark malts, charcoal, cacao, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Doesn’t quite work for me this Sour. Keg at The International Beer Bar, Zurich.
Sunday, September 24, 2017

MrTipple
3.6
Blackwell Teatime Wild Ale
Citrus fruits, lime, lemongrass, tea, light smoked, sweet grain and bread malts. Slightly hazy, tiny, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More bitter, smoked, malts, light tea, black tea, sweet grain and bread malts, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice Smoked, well-balanced. Bottle at The International Beer Bar, Zurich.
Sunday, September 24, 2017

MrTipple
3.5
Blackwell Alpha Sour Pale Ale
Citrus fruits, lemon, lime, zesty, lime peel. Hazy gold, medium, creamy, white head. Medium sour. More sour citrus fruits, bitter, zesty lime, acidic, soft carbonation, light bodied. Decent Sour, well-balanced. Bottle at The International Beer Bar, Zurich.
Sunday, September 24, 2017

anstei
3.5
Blackwell Black Magic
At BBD Koniz. Pours black with a lot of foam. Beautifully runs down to be a beer. Aroma is chocolate, porter, funk. Body is medium, strongly sour, a but stingy, medium carbonation. Rather dry, still sour on the palate. Works quite well.
Sunday, September 24, 2017

anstei
3.6
Blackwell / Aberration Ales Hopfenfantasien Wild IPA
At BBD Koniz. Pours hazy pale yellow. Aroma is perfume, soap, lemon, flowers. Body is light, strongly bitter, still floral and perfumed, with a discreet carbonation. Silky, perfume. Super bitter palate. Light and pleasant. Nice!
Sunday, September 24, 2017

anstei
3.6
Blackwell Saison Barrique
At BBD K�niz. Pours almost clear yellow. Aroma is soft wine, barrel, funk, moss, forest floor. Body is light, soft, silky soft carbonation and texture. Still grapes and wine, softly acidic. Fruity palate. A bit thin. Still: Good.
Sunday, September 24, 2017

anstei
3.9
Blackwell Casquette Biere de Garde
At BBD K�niz. Pours almost clear amber. Aroma is funk, foeder, wood, grass, leaves, wild. Body is medium, gently sour, funky, lively carbonation. Softly rusty. Herbs. Lingering funk palate. Good.
Sunday, September 24, 2017

anstei
3.9
Blackwell Rumpelstilzchen Porter
Tap at CBFZ 2017. Pours black. Aroma is funk, roasted malts, apple, light coffee, rum, coconut. Body is medium, slightly acidic, quite bitter, again rum, coffee and coconut flavours. More funk/wild than a porter, but not getting rid of the latter altogether. Soft carbonation, balanced. Dry and gentle palate. Good!
Sunday, September 17, 2017

anstei
3.6
Blackwell Preach Berliner Weisse
Tap at CBFZ 2017. Pours cloudy very pale pinkish yellow. Aroma is strong peach, almost boozy, dried fruit. Body is lightish, acidic, with a fizzy carbonation, strong peach and apricot flavours and an astringent sourness. Dry, fruity and sour palate. Good!
Sunday, September 17, 2017