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Wild Oats Series No. 23 - Dark Helmüt - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Wild Oats Series No. 23 - Dark HelmütWild Oats Series No. 23 - Dark Helmüt

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BA SCORE
86
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: liamt07 on 11-01-2012

Our Schwarz is bigger than your Schwarz... and tastier too! This extra-strong version of a German black lager displays pronounced roasted flavours juxtaposed with a lager’s enjoyable crispness.
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Photo of Franck
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Nose of roasted malt, coffee and anise
In mouth, the roasted side dominates. Aromas of strong espresso, black chocolate, wood, hint of anis and alcohol.
Bitterness is long and bitter. All flavors disappear quickly.
That's an average beer. Lack of balance and roundness. .

Photo of Sammy
3.11/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Black with a big bubbly head and lacey. A strange sulpher aroma. Wine like initially, and a chocolate taste, thinner than expected for the style.Roasted, but some astringency in the finish. so-so drinkability owing to flaws. Private Beaus buying club bottle..

Photo of dogfishandi
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of byronic
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Xithyl
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of kjyost
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of lgmol
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerluvr
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Bottle: Poured a dark black color lager with a huge dark foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate malt and dry roasted coffee is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by some black chocolate notes with some dry roasted coffee. Limited residual sugar with a dry but not astringent finish. Body is about average for style with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Easy and smooth drinking with enough complexity.

Photo of Hoppy_McGee
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Jotora
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of bigox420
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of alienmario
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of tbeckett
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of peensteen
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bf_89
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. About $6 CDN for a bottle. Star Wars esque looking label.

Appearance - very black, all light it is eradicated when looking in the glass. Two fingers of tan head are poured, but it dissipates quickly. Some strongly lacing left behind.

Smell - roasty coffee aroma stands out of front, but there's a hidden black lidocaine smell in there too. Other than that not a lot, but the aroma is simple straightforward and moderately potent. Also a whiskey like aroma blended in.

Taste - starts mildly sweet like a vanilla and caramel cutting through the coffee and black licence bitterness, before turning rather bitter for good with a lasting aftertaste. Slight booziness of this beer shines through here. Very well crafted.

Mouthfeel - spritzy, highly carbonated, but with a light feel given the appearance and flavor profile. Moderately wet finish.

Overall - a very well crafted brew, one of my new favorites in the schwarzbier style, and probably one of the best five offerings I've had from Beau's. Some thing I would spend money on to purchase again and a great afternoon sipper while watching football.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TerryW
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Wild Oats Series No. 23 - Dark Helmüt from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.