Blackwell Brewery Reviews




anstei
3.6
Blackwell Artemis Saison
Bottle, courtesy of DerA. Pours cloudy amber. Aroma is malty, vegetable, some funk. Body is medium, low but crisp carbonated, funky, clear specialty grain. Dry and fruity palate. Good.
Friday, April 14, 2017

anstei
4
Blackwell Girouette Bière de Garde
Bottle, courtesy of DerA. Pours cloudy amber. Aroma is candy and yeast, typically Belgian. Body is medium, lively carbonation, sweet and little fruity, full taste and flavours. Fruity palate. Very tasty and balanced.
Friday, April 14, 2017

SinH4
3.4
Blackwell Artemis Saison
Bottle. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is fresh yeasts, some Dinkel. Taste is dinkel spice, peaches. High but soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Not bad.
Friday, April 14, 2017

SinH4
3.9
Blackwell Girouette Bière de Garde
Bottle. Deep golden color with white head. Aroma is dough, bready, spicy, phenolic, estery, peach. Taste is bready, peach, apricot. Medium carbonation. Nice and interesting!
Friday, April 14, 2017

anstei
3.4
Blackwell Apollo III Saison
Bottle, courtesy of DerA. Pours cloudy pale amber with a decent foam. Aroma is slight funk, yeast-forward, little butter. Body is medium, dominantly bitter throughout, some sweetness and quite herbal, almost crisp carbonation, phenolic. Rather dry, yeasty. Good.
Friday, April 14, 2017

SinH4
3.7
Blackwell Apollo III Saison
Bottle. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is rustic, fresh yeasts. Taste is peach, tart, fresh, some lacto, phenolic. High but fine-bubbled carbonation. Spicy, but not totally dry finish. Nice one!
Friday, April 14, 2017

PabloZab
3.4
Blackwell Apollo II Saison
Butelka 330ml (29.10.2017). Piwo klarowne o jasno-złocistej z bardzo obfitą czapą piany. Aromat owocowy, przyprawowy z delikatnymi fenolami choć daleko w tle jest niepokojąca nutka starego chmielu. W smaku zbieżnie z aromatem, delikatnie przyprawowo-pieprzowe, przy czym piwo jest dość wysoko nasycone nawet aż za bardzo, z płaskim finiszem. Ogólnie taki sesyjny saison, przyjemnie rześki choć pijalność zdecydowanie obniża wysokie wysycenie, no ale taki styl.
Thursday, April 6, 2017

kermis
3.2
Blackwell Peat & Hainer
Cask at In De Wildeman. Hazy golden with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of big peat and citrus, oak and some elastaplast. Flavour is above light sweet and moderate bitter and sour. Light to medium bodied with very soft carbonation.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

mmargarucci
3
Blackwell Jubilee Porter
Pours a dark black color no head. Aroma has Coffe dark chocolate and vanilla notes. Taste is well balanced with roasted nuts and coffee with a hint of vanilla and chocolate at finish. Decent but nothing special.
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ritzn
3
Blackwell Sommernacht
Cloudy pink with lots of floaties. Aroma is raspberries citrus some lacto. Taste is rather dry with not much fruit. Much chalk on the tongue and while swallowing. Medium drinkable. Hm. A bit disappointing.
Sunday, March 26, 2017

jonas
3
Blackwell Sommernacht
Bottle, light gushing. Cloudy pink, floaters, pink head. Light Tart berries, light body, a bit metal, pleasant fruitiness, fresh, perhaps a bit too restrained.
Sunday, March 26, 2017

SinH4
3.6
Blackwell Sommernacht
Bottle, many thanks derA! Slow gusher. Hazy pinkish-orange color with white head. Aroma is raspberries, a bit herbal-earthy. Taste is raspberries, lacto, gentle funk. Dry finish. Very high carbonation. Super drinkable. Nice!
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bov
3.1
Blackwell Jubilee Porter
from Craftgallery - black beer with no head retention; aroma of pralines and vanilla, hints of tobacco; very low carbonation; light sweet, thin-bodied, moderately long chocolatey finish with more vanilla, pears and walnuts
Saturday, March 25, 2017

MrTipple
3.4
Blackwell Apollo II Saison
Dusty straw, farmhouse, pale grain, cereal malts. Hazy gold, massive frothy, white head. Light bitter. More grain and cereal malts, light farmhouse, bread, light, dry bitterness, soft carbonation, medium bodied. OK Saison, well-balanced, nothing too spectacular though. Bottle from Drinks of the World, Zürich.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

MrTipple
4
Blackwell Jubilee Porter
Intense chocolate, cacao, filter coffee, dark toasted malts, a touch of bacon. Clear, very dark brown, small, frothy, beige head. Light bitter. More bittersweet chocolate, soft carbonation, sweet, dark, toasted malts, medium to full bodied, bitter and dry, chocolaty finish. Beautiful Porter, well-balanced, complex and intense. Bottle from Drinks of the World, Zürich.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

markoijelena
3.6
Blackwell Zeitreise Münster-Länder
Draft 0.15l at In De Wildeman Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 02.02.2017. Taste with kermis. Pour it dark reddish color with no head. Aroma roasted malt with some tart notes. Taste balsamic vinegar, pinch of black currant in the middle, decent dry finish, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

mmargarucci
2.8
Blackwell Mercury Saison
Pours a light golden color with good carbonation but no foam. Aroma definitely has rye spiciness mixed with some funky Belgian yeast banana flavors. Palate is a bit watery lacking a full mouth feel. Taste is light. Mixture of cardomon spice and a slightly bitter finish. Not a personal favorite.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

mmargarucci
3.6
Blackwell Hausgeist Berliner Weisse
Bottle purchased from brewery on a warm sunny afternoon. Pours a cloudy whitish yellow with little foam but lots of bubbles. Aroma is of banana, sour grapes. Taste is tart but super refreshing well balanced with slight citrusy hop finish. Very good!
Saturday, March 11, 2017

mmargarucci
3.4
Blackwell / T-H-C Millie’s Amber Ale
Pours a brownish red color. Aroma is light of roasted nuts and malt. Some hints of hop fruitiness. Taste is light with minimal carbonation. it is supposed to resemble a real ale and it does. Enjoyable.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

CraftBeerNick
3.6
Blackwell Zeitreise Münster-Länder
Tap at DeWildeman, 16th February 17. Pours a dark reddish amber. Aroma is slight sour, wine vinegar. Taste is sour, malt, some fruit, refreshing, unusual for sure.
Friday, February 17, 2017

DwarfeD
3.8
Blackwell Zeitreise Münster-Länder
Draught at In de Wildeman, Amsterdam. Clear dark reddish brown with a medium soapy slightly off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice sour, bitter and sweet tones. Caramel, vinegar, bread, dark fruits, oak and vanilla. Nice one.
Friday, February 10, 2017

fonefan
3.3
Blackwell Brewer’s Reserve Dark Arts

Draught @ Hotel Room, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

[ As Blackwell Brewer’s Reserve Dark Arts ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, tart, dark malt, wine - red wine, wood, alcohol, light burnt. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic with a long duration, tart, red wine, wood, dark malt, roasted, acetone notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is lively. [20160904]
7-3-7-2-14

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

fonefan
3.1
Blackwell Kaffee-Pausen-Clown

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Blackwell Kaffee-Pausen-Clown ].
Hazy - murky matt medium yellow color with a average to large, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, tart, coffee - dusty coffee, lemon - tart lemon. Flavor is moderate sweet, light to moderate acidic and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, tart, lemon, pale malt, coffee bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20160904]
6-3-7-3-12

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

fonefan
1.3
Blackwell Zeitreise Münster-Länder

Bottle 330ml. @ Hotel room, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

[ As Blackwell Zeitreise Münster-Länder ].
Clear medium amber color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, tart, wood, vinegar. Flavor is moderate sweet, acidic and acetic with a long duration, vinegar, tart, caramel. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. [20160904]
3-2-3-2-3

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

fonefan
3.1
Blackwell Apollo Saison

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Blackwell Apollo Saison ].
Clear light to medium yellow color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy tart lemon and tart apple, moderate yeasty, fruity, sulfur, baking yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, tart, earthy, citrus, sharp, medium dry, yeasty, dough, fruity. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft to lively. IMO. more like a berliner weissen. [20160904]
7-3-6-3-12

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

fonefan
3
Blackwell Retro Weisse

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Blackwell Retro Weisse ].
Gusher !!
Murky matt light to medium yellow color with a quick (short) and huge, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy tart, sour, citrus, pineapple, dough - baking yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, tart, pineapple, apple, leomn - citrus, sour, dough, medium dry, peel bitter. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. [20160904]
7-2-6-2-13

Monday, February 6, 2017

fonefan
3.2
Blackwell Peat & Hainer

Bottle 330ml. @ our Hotel room, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

[ As Blackwell Peat & Hainer ].
Murky matt medium yellow color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, tart, lemon, lime, tart lemon - lime, tart apple - apple cider, peat, smoke. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic with a long duration, apple cider - tart cider, peat, smoked, tart, dry, citric, salty. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20160904]

( This beer was realy hard to rate ... it reminds me of our long gone dog a Sankt Bernhard called "Buster" .. he had a love hate relation to lemon fruit.. if we gave him half a fresh lemon fruit, he will put in his mouth try to eat it and then figur out it was tart and acidic, quickly spitting out the fruit .. look at it for a few seconds ... and then try again ... the same thing happens again .. tart - spitting out - waiting - try again ... etc. Thats the way i feel about this beer something i like and hate at the same time ... so i can give it 4-2-6-3-9 when i hate it and then 10 seconds later it think nice 7-2-8-3-12 and this goes on and on like with "Buster" )

(4-7)-2-(6-8)-3-(9-12)

Monday, February 6, 2017

dutchbeerpages
3.4
Blackwell Zeitreise Münster-Länder
a sour alt? whatever it is it is my first introduction to Swiss sours and if that country keeps turning out beers like this I would be very happy. Tap at In De Wildeman
Sunday, February 5, 2017

kermis
3.5
Blackwell Zeitreise Münster-Länder
Tap at In De Wildeman. Near clear amber brown with a small short lived cream head. Aroma of tart red berries, mineral notes, vinegar, malt, light leather and caramel. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not sure why this is listed as an altbier, comes across closer to a Flemish brown.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Bov
3.4
Blackwell Apollo II Saison
[email protected] - hazy orange bee with a long lasting white foam; aroma of bell pepper, cucumber and hints of ripe fruits; moderate carbonation and thin-bodied; gently tart, earthy, spicy and dry finish; some lingering sourness
Monday, January 30, 2017

kermis
3.6
Blackwell Wild Raspberry 16
Draft at In De Wildeman. Near clear pink red with a pink head. Aroma of raspberry, brett funk, hairspray, cranberry and minerals. Flavour is light sweet and moderate sour. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

anstei
3.6
Blackwell Hausgeist Berliner Weisse
Bottle, courtesy of DerA. Pours cloudy pale yellow. Aroma is slightly fruity and mostly carbonation. Sour taste with a crisp carbonation, light body. Super refreshing experience, simple but nice.
Monday, January 23, 2017

anstei
3.6
Blackwell Kafitante Gose
Bottle, courtesy of DerA. Pours almost clear pale yellow. Aroma is light horse blanket, rope fruit, some pine needles. Body is light, crisp carbonation, well balanced salt, with a short but fruity palate. Pleasant and nice.
Monday, January 23, 2017

anstei
3.7
Blackwell Kaffee-Pausen-Clown
Bottle, courtesy of DerA. Pours hazy pale yellow. Aroma is meaty, salty, greencut grass, sausage. Body is medium with a very present salt taste, lively smooth carbonation. Dry but fruity palate. Impressive for such a low ABV, great experience.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

anstei
3.3
Blackwell Apollo II Saison
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. Pours cloudy amber, pale orange. Aroma is mostly saison yeast, but quite fruity. Orange. Body is medium with a soft carbonation. Almost no bitterness, little sweetness, quite dry. Short palate. Easy to drink, yet not super exciting.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Bov
4
Blackwell Girouette Bière de Garde
from CraftGallery - light hazy amber-orange beer under a firm and long lasting beige foam; aroma of grain, spices and banana, hints of marzipan; creamy palate, full-bodied, pretty sweet; long fruity, earthy and spicy finish - very good
Friday, December 30, 2016

Bov
3.9
Blackwell Mercury Saison
from CraftGallery - pretty clear blond beer; aroma of fresh yellow fruits, light cheesy; moderate malt backbone, subtle carbonation; gently sourish and quite dry; yeasty finish with notes of pineapples and rose hip - subtlety and elegance
Friday, December 30, 2016

Bov
3.9
Blackwell Sommernacht
from CraftGallery - light hazy golden-bronze beer with a little foam left; aroma of straw, herbs and raspberries; tart, gently sour and fairly dry; a good malt backbone, very long herbal and raspberry finish; very nice
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Bov
3.7
Blackwell / T-H-C Millie’s Amber Ale
from CraftGallery - quite clear reddish-brown beer with a poor head retention; aroma of earth and caramel with hints of red fruits below; medium-bodied; moderate malt backbone; light grainy and bitter; decently dry and quite long earthy and spicy finish with lingering notes of caramel
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

anstei
2.2
Blackwell Mercury Saison
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. Pours almost clear amberish yellow. Aroma is very citric, artificial, like sour candy. Body is super late, watery, with ripe banana and yeast flavours. Tastes like a Hefeweizen gone wrong. Palate turns bitter. Weird.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

SinH4
2.5
Blackwell Mercury Saison
Tap. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is Brausetablette-yeast-funk, wheat, some spicy rye. Taste is bananas, wheat, watery, with some spicy yeasts. Oily mouthfeel, but also watery. The aroma is interesting, the taste is too German-Weizen (but more watery) for me.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Bov
3.3
Blackwell Brewer’s Reserve Dark Arts
[email protected] Liebefeld - almost black beer, hazy; poor head retention; well-integrated woody notes of Pinot noir, gently roasted, black chocolate; fairly sour, moderate malt backbone, the alcohol is well-hidden; aftertaste of vinegar, dry with more notes of chocolate and cherry
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Bov
4.5
Blackwell Poetry Slambic 2012
[email protected] Liebefeld - very hazy golden-yellow beer without foam; fruity and very cheesy, fair and fresh fruity tones, light honeyish; medium-bodied, light sticky, very sour; dry and long cheesy aftertaste with notes of barnyard and yellow fruits - absolutely superb
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

derA
4
Blackwell Retro Weisse
enjoyed on brewery premise during a tasting: this is an excellent expansion of the Berliner Weisse style into the fruity region with a nicely executed no-boil creation. Nose is lacto-sour mixed with fruit salad, very sharp taste is instantly mellowed by pepper, pappaya, orange, citrus melange finished of by a perfect non-weisse mixture of lemon, salt, coriander and ample tropical fruit. This is definitely a beer I could be entertained by more than once especially given its very low abv.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

derA
3.3
Blackwell Apollo Saison
enjoyed on brewery premise during a tasting: cloudy white nice appearance, nose is fairly pig stable but no medicinal funk, mouthfeel is full and satisfying. Finishes dry with hints of brett lingering for a while and not a lot of hops competing with it. Some corn and leather aromas make it a very nice drinking beer.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

derA
1.3
Blackwell / Bierversuche Die 4 ??? Wild Ale
enjoyed on brewery premise during a tasting: this one just absolutely went against my palate in a strange way. Nose is overwhelmingly glutamate with some vegetal and grass notes, taste of more glutamate like reduced mushrooms in a salt brine.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

derA
3
Blackwell / T-H-C Millie’s Amber Ale
enjoyed on brewery premise during a tasting: transparent brown ale, nose is oddly faulty, a little green, some hints of caramel, extremely timid and non-offensive. some amber malts come through with very low carbonation, palate is lacking texture and finish is a little watery. This one will need some more time to bottle condition until its faults are fixed.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

derA
4.3
Blackwell Brewer’s Reserve Ice Hoppy Pacamara
enjoyed on brewery premise during a tasting: very confusing nose of coffee, licorice, anis maybe some hop fruit like apricot? palate is entertaining interplay of licorice sweets and coffee-fruit. no noticeable toast or burnt aromas but finish is very hop-pronounced. Excellently balanced at a very high abv with a lot of different tastes going on at the same time in a chaotic manner.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

derA
4.2
Blackwell Brewer’s Reserve Arctic Tannenbaum
enjoyed on brewery premise during a tasting: This is a bender of tastebuds, dark with no head, not much carbonation and a nose of cough syrup, tree sap and vegetation. Aroma of tannins more tree sap and oddly medicinal remedy. Fairly vegetal palate but excellent vermouth and wormwood finish. Alcohol is surpressed but warms for a long time. The description might not give it away but this eccentric combination of flavors just somehow works.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

derA
3.4
Blackwell Brewer’s Reserve Dark Arts
enjoyed on brewery premise during a tasting: dark without any head, citrus nose with some solvent and a hint of roast, quite a lot of wood but no perceptible vanilla, mouth is fairly neutral with the right amount of sour to work out with the wood. finish is not sharp but rather mellow sweetness combined with the perfect amount of acid. A fine example of a sour stout but a little too simple for my taste.
Sunday, November 6, 2016