Lower Bankhead Black Pilsner - Banff Ave. Brewing Co.
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3.68/5 rDev +4%
650ml bottle, procured via the brewpub's off-sales venture, in the midst of an on-premise water pipe emergency - gotta give props to their customer-comes-first attitude.
This beer pours a clear, dark amber hue, with one fat finger of tight foamy beige head, which leaves some consistent coral/honeycomb lace around the glass as it genially recedes.
It smells of lightly roasted pale malt, a bit of wet ash, and mild earthy hops. The taste is more mildly toasty grainy malt, a mild fruity yeastiness, and earthy, leafy hops.
The carbonation is fairly mild and unobtrusive, the body a wet behind the ears medium weight, and milquetoast smooth. It finishes with a nice zingy leafy hoppiness to complement the sturdy and stoic, yet not all that, um, well, blackened, malt.
A nice pub drinker, I would imagine, the darkness well rendered unto the base pilsner. I had to forgo this during my time at the actual establishment, but am glad to have had the chance to enjoy it as takeout.
01-28-2012 22:47:25 | More by biboergosum
3.9/5 rDev +10.2%
This beer poured a dark mahogany, copper color, not quite as black as I was expecting. Short head that faded quickly with no appreciable lace. The smell was mainly malt, maybe a touch of smoke. The flavor has a very malty base, some nuttiness. Much more on the sweet side, not much hop or bitterness, even in the finish.
Medium towards full body, long lasting finish of flavor. Another enjoyable example of one on my personal favorite styles.
Banff Ave was at last year's BeerFest where I got to try a couple different selections, and have been anxiously waiting for another chance to get back out to the brewpub.
06-24-2012 15:52:51 | More by BigBry
3.68/5 rDev +4%
Appearance- Pours a dark chestnut brown with half a finger width of bubbly head.
Smell- Roasted malts, grains, nutty aromas, light vanilla
Taste- Pretty much the same as the aromas but has more of a bitterness to it.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Has a nice smoothness to the body.
Overall- An agreeable and enjoyable Schwarzbier by Banff Avenue. The flavours are kept simple and the bitterness is just right.
01-23-2013 02:17:18 | More by leaddog
3.75/5 rDev +5.9%
This beer poured a dark copper color, with a small head that didnt last very long. The smell was a bit weak, but of malts. The flavor was very malty, and therefore a bit sweet. The flavor was strongt and stayed on the palette for a while. Overall a very good overall beer, very enjoyable.
05-20-2011 03:08:10 | More by vette2006c5r
Lower Bankhead Black Pilsner from Banff Ave. Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.