Brewmaster's Black Lager - Okanagan Spring Brewery
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3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
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
Brewmaster's Black Lager from Okanagan Spring Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.