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Silversmith Black Lager - Silversmith Brewing Co.

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Silversmith Black LagerSilversmith Black Lager

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BA SCORE
85
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 7.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Silversmith Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 10-29-2012

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3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

So-so serviceable dark beer. shwartz. Enjoyed at Wvrst. Black bodied, with lots of lace. Like a nitro beer, as it is missing taste, kind of watered down sweet with licorice finish. A Basic roast taste, a more engaging taste. Would like more body. Still OK drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours near total black, with only a few amber edges. The frothy, tan head doesn’t last that long, but coats the glass in swathes of lace. The aroma is of roasted dark malts with some coffee and fruityness. A substantial roasty, dark chocolatey maltiness takes the lead in the taste. Some citric, woody hops lay in the background. The mouthfeel is lighter than the appearance and aroma would give on, with a creamy, soft carbonation. The finish is bittersweet with a long cocoa flavor mixed with black malt roastyness.

This is a fantastic black lager. More stout like than the other couple examples of the style I’ve tried, but still light bodied and ‘lagery’. Highly recommended.

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3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked this bottle up at the "brewery" yesterday - a beautifully re-purposed church in Virgil that will be the site of future brewing after the tanks get installed later this year. Have thoroughly enjoyed this beer on tap at several Kitchener & Stratford establishments and wanted to visit/support the new brewery.

Unfortunately, much prefer the mouthfeel of this beer on draught as this bottle strikes me as thinner and less carbonated than I’d choose. Still pours an attractive near-black, albeit with a limited coffee-coloured head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of roasted dark malts with a bitter edge and a hint of anise. Not an element I'd ever noticed before, so it may be my imagination. Pleasantly complex flavour of dark malts with some chocolate tones, ending with a nicely dry finish. Definitely a decent black lager.

Think this beer will appeal to a wide audience and the brewery is likely to become a real attraction in the Niagara area. Congratulations, Silversmith!

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3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a dark cola brown with a finger of bubbly beige head.

Smell- Roasted malts, cocoa, hint of dark fruits, light earthy hops.

Taste- Roasted malts, moderate bitterness from the cocoa and light earthy hops, and a dollop of dark fruits.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light-to-moderate carbonation.

Overall - A pleasant schwarzbier with nice roasted malt flavours and earthy hop / cocoa bitterness that lasts well into the finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.16/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I finally tracked this down during a trip to Niagara Falls. Smooth, full flavour of burnt dark malts. Excellent

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Silversmith Black Lager from Silversmith Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.