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Silversmith Black Lager | Silversmith Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Silversmith Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada | website

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sammy on 10-29-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
46
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
19.59%
 
 
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Reviews by hopsolutely:
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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
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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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
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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Photo of yesforbeer
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this beer on a crisp Spring day. Perfect for the weather. Poured dark. Carbonation was spot on with light delicate head. Notes of mocha on the nose that carried through on the palate with a refreshing lager acidity and light body. Nice finish and low alcohol made for easy drinking.

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Photo of mlockman
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very good schwarzbier; initial coffee bitterness transforms into sweeter taste of chocolate malts as the brew warms.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of ssmack
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
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 -3.4%

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.16/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whatup14
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of KyleMcD
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justmebro
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Rlombardi75
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of leaks
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Brewsed
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leaddog
3.88/5  rDev 0%
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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4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wajohnst
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ktat
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Silversmith Black Lager from Silversmith Brewing Co.
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