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Brewmaster's Black Lager - Okanagan Spring Brewery

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Brewmaster's Black LagerBrewmaster's Black Lager

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BA SCORE
86
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Okanagan Spring Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This unique style of beer was introduced for all those who love their beer a little darker and a little bolder. Rich in colour & flavour, our Brewmaster’s Black Lager finishes crisp and clean.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 10-05-2008)
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Reviews by biboergosum:
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

20oz "Heli-Pint" at the Chopper's Landing resto in the Panorama Mountain Resort.

This beer appears a clear, very dark chestnut brown hue, with two skinny fingers of puffy, bubbly, and somewhat frothy beige head, which leaves a decent paint job of splattered lace around the glass as things slowly drop away.

It smells of lightly roasted, and kind of meaty caramel malt, a soft oily nuttiness, some weak dry cocoa notes, ethereal hints of day-old coffee, and tame ashy, earthy, and leafy hops. The taste is bitter roasted bready caramel malt, weak black coffee, a muddled gritty nuttiness, and mildly acrid leafy and weedy hops.

The carbonation is average, and mostly just straight-up frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and a bit on the thin side, but basically smooth. It finishes just off-dry, the toasty, and still meaty caramel malt persisting.

Overall, this is a generally agreeable schwarzbier, the toasted character is well rendered, and it's quite drinkable, especially with my sore legs and slowly thawing disposition.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2009 08:06:22 | More by biboergosum
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.9%

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British Columbia (Canada)

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-13-2013 13:58:44 | More by KStark
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

3.09/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Purchased from a sampler. Pours a very fizzy black not unlike coca cola with two fingers of beige head. Smells malty with some burnt marshmallow notes, and I'm also making out some coffee here too. Pours very thick, though it doesn't feel that way in the mouth. Mouthfeel is very smooth, but you get some carbonation on the tongue for sure. Taste is not as great as I would have wanted. I'm tasting some coffee, but it's not bitter, just somewhat unpleasant. Aftertaste is sour, although this may be attributed to the bottle being in my fridge for six months. I'll try a fresher bottle when I can, but if the next one is like this, I'm not making a repeat purchase.

Looks and smells great though.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 09:06:44 | More by Olek4374
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-23-2013 08:57:19 | More by schopenhauerale
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-10-2013 02:22:48 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

OK Springs 'Brewmaster Black Lager' @ 5.0% , from a 6pack of 330 ml bottles ,
(originally had on tap @ GCBF 4.5 rating)
A-pour is dark brown/black with a fine tight tan head , leaving spotty lacing along the stein
S-roasted dark chocolate malt
T-smooth taste , not as crisp as I remember it tasting on tap ,
MF-mild/medium carbonation , medium/full body
Ov-tasted better on tap @ GCBF (won my Bronze Medal) , but still a good beer in the bottle form

cheers LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 09:13:05 | More by LampertLand
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LagerHOGGER

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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British Columbia (Canada)

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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-11-2012 08:11:44 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at Le Mondial

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: A cola brown body with a fat finger of dark brown foam.

Smell: A certain nuttiness mixed with some grainy coffee.

Taste: A mix of light charcoal, dark Munich malt and light molasses in the tail end.

Mouthfeel: Crisp yet strong bodied for the style and carbonation is spot on.

Overall: An enjoyable take on a style that isn't readily available.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 11:38:45 | More by papat444
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Brewmaster's Black Lager from Okanagan Spring Brewery
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