Brewmaster's Black Lager - Okanagan Spring Brewery
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3.09/5 rDev -19.5%
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.
05-08-2013 09:06:44 | More by Olek4374
3.45/5 rDev -10.2%
Bottle: Poured a deep clear black color ale with a large light brown color head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with nice caramel touch. Taste is also a good mix between light bitter roasted malt with some good notes of caramel. Body is a bit thin with good carbonation. Not the most complex beer out there but interesting nonetheless.
02-11-2011 03:19:56 | More by Phyl21ca
British Columbia (Canada)
3.48/5 rDev -9.4%
A fairly decent offering from OK Spring, a brewery I usually don't pay much attention to.
Black-ruby colour with a coffee-and-cream head. The scent is metal and overly bitter hops. Taste is far better: traces of chocolate and coffee, and combined with sweet malts. The hops are done just right, and provide a decent, low-lever bitterness.
Smooth carbonation, and very enjoyable. One of my favourite OK Spring beers.
10-05-2008 23:55:31 | More by BDTyre
3.53/5 rDev -8.1%
Bottle from a 6-pak. Black with carb bubbles, soapy light brown head, lace. Aroma of mollasses and malt. Above average carbonation. Some creaminess. A cross between an ordinary brown ale and a shwartz beer, not hitting the style, and the carbonation of a macro.OK drinkability.
07-31-2011 19:19:18 | More by Sammy
British Columbia (Canada)
3.55/5 rDev -7.6%
Appearance. Deep brown, almost black with a small tan head that doesn't last long or leave much lacing.
Smell. Grainy with just a little roast. Hints of coffee and licorice.
Taste. Lightly roasted grains, a little herby, floral hops. Slightly sweet.
Mouthfeel. Medium-light body with smooth, medium carbonation. This beer's stronger point imo.
Overall. Easy drinker. Pretty subtle flavours with nothing offensive.
07-26-2011 23:42:29 | More by Rutager
3.6/5 rDev -6.3%
341 ml brown twist-off bottle poured in a pint glass. From a sampler 12-pack.
Very little head on the pour. Leaves a dark tan ring around the edge. Very dark with brown highlights when you hold it to the light. Tiny carbonation bubbles. Almost looks like a cola.
Aroma is malty and a little sweet with a touch of caramel and burnt.
Dark malts and burnt malt off the start. Moderate sweetness balances it out in the middle then fades away. Burnt, wet finish.
Thin body with lots of tiny carbonation bubbles. A little on the harsh side when it comes to mouthfeel.
A reasonably good offering that is missing a little in mouthfeel and drinkability. A decent Schwarzbier, but not the best available in this area.
07-11-2010 03:17:16 | More by Noxious26
3.65/5 rDev -4.9%
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.
06-07-2012 11:38:45 | More by papat444
3.7/5 rDev -3.6%
New to OK Spring, but I bought a sampler pack that has 3 others in it as well. I prefer dark beers so I felt compelled to grab this one first.
A: Good, nice and dark, not see through but when the glass is held up to the light you can see some nice dark red/brown hues coming out from a very dark brown, nearly black overall appearance. the fluffy tan head was nice at the pour, but within a couple of minutes it was down to a rim that remained throughout the entire glass.
S: roasted coffee and choclate malts are the most pronouced, there is a slight berry smell alongside with a bit of hops.
T: good, it's dark and malty with very slight bitterness. the roast is quite enjoyable and there are choclate undertones with hops also being noticable.
M: honestly a little thin and a little too 'fizzy' for my liking, but it did thicken up some, but initially was very thin and the carbonation is strong.
D: not bad, i enjoyed it and would purchase again.
11-09-2009 04:46:51 | More by EsoxLucius
3.73/5 rDev -2.9%
Great looking dark black. Lets some light through. Can smell the roastiness right away. A little coffee too. Good malt flavor, hop bitterness comes through late. Carbonation is a little high, but still very smooth. Not heavy at all. Pretty good overall
02-11-2012 20:18:33 | More by slimspady
3.75/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
01-12-2009 08:06:22 | More by biboergosum
Brewmaster's Black Lager from Okanagan Spring Brewery
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