Brewmaster's Black Lager - Okanagan Spring Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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:
Beer added by: BDTyre on 10-05-2008

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.
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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Brewmaster's Black Lager from Okanagan Spring Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.