The Black Lager | Silversmith Brewing Company

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3.86/5
Very Good
68 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Silversmith Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
silversmithbrewing.com

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
Ranking:
#15,687
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
68
pDev:
9.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of KaitlinLewis
2.8/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black in colour with a cream coloured head. Subtle maltiness in aroma. A far too mild and lightly roasted flavour. Light bodied with a clean finish.

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Photo of reddfoot
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It's black. A sour taste took some getting used to, but not too bad. It's like I'm drinking slightly balsamic vinegary tasting beer. Call me a rookie, but that's how it tastes to me. Good thing I love be balsamic vinegar.

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Photo of fizzyted
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Pmicdee
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of harveystarr
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of tom10101
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of TerryW
3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jamesd345
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

An excellent winter brew with an interesting taste balance between a coffee and sour.

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Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dipso123
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of baylz
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of ejh06752
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deonreds
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Coronaeus
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of DaPan
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
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 jp32
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black in color with good head retention. Roasted dark malts dominate both the aroma and the flavor of this beer. It seems quite simple, basic, and true to it's style.

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Photo of and723
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours coffee black through which a 100 watt light bulb won't prevail. Thin head disappears quickly, seems to have little carbonation.

Smell: Coffee and chocolate. Subtle alcohol

Taste: A smokey coffee flavour transitions to chocolate for the aftertaste. Steady flavour

Feel: Substantial volume, smooth, low carbonation.

Overall: Wonderful black lager!

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Photo of Wajohnst
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsolutely
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
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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Photo of ChayDudeBrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Bf_89
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BeerClubNiagara
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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The Black Lager from Silversmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 68 ratings