REVIEW: Black Lager by Silversmith Brewing Co.

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BLACK LAGER BY SILVERSMITH BREWING CO. 

  • STYLE:  Schwarzbier/Black Lager
  • ABV: 5%
  • IBU:  20-22
  • COUNTRY: Canada
  • REGION: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
  • BREWERY: Silversmith Brewing Co.

From Silversmith Brewing Co.,

Introducing our German style Black Lager {Schwarzbier} that will teach anyone to speak the language of great beer. Brewed in Niagara using classic East German black lager recipes dating back to the late 1300’s this local lager is simply a reminder of what good enjoyable beer should taste like.

Appearance | Pitch black with a mocha head that laces around the glass.

Smell | Smoke, dark malts, and liquorice.

Taste | Smokiness, roasted dark malts, and dark cocoa.

Aftertaste | Dry, smokey, and liquorice.

Overall | This is the flagship brew of Silversmith Brewing Co.  Don’t let the appearance of this dark brew deceive; it is not a stout or porter, as its dark colour might suggest. The carbonation in this brew is a pleasant surprise, making it refreshing and original.  It is light and gentle on the palate.  The smokey, dark malted flavour is never tiresome, making it a potential session brew. Beware though, smoke and liquorice are sometimes an acquired taste. According to Silversmith Brewing Co., they used American 6 row lager malt, extremely dark roasted German malt, Munich malt, Northern Brewer hops, and Saaz hops to conduct this delectable beer. A chance to try this beer makes the trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake well worth it. Silversmith Brewing Co. has a guest rotating tap that features other Ontario Craft Breweries. On a congratulatory note, The Brew Head welcomes Silversmith Brewing Co. to the Ontario Craft Brewers!

Available @ Brewery | 650ml

four-pints

4 Pints / 5 Pints

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