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Argus Brewery

Argus Brewery
Cygnus X1 Black Lager

Category: Black Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.56%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Argus Brewery
Cygnus X1 Black Lager

Category: Black Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.56%
Mahogany color. Aromas of char roasted espresso beans, bacon, and juniper with a silky, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a medium-length barley tea and B.L.T. finish. A malty, smoky beer that will be great with pub grub and friends.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty
Aroma Aroma: char roasted espresso beans, bacon, and juniper
Taste Flavor: barley tea and B.L.T.
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Jambalaya, Meat Loaf, Muenster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A malty, smoky beer that will be great with pub grub and friends.

The Producer

Argus Brewery

The Producer
11314 S. Front Ave
Chicago, IL 60628
USA
1 773-941-4050

Black Beer

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Serve in a Pilsner Glass
Black beers, or schwartzbiers, are dark brown to black in color and range in alcohol from 4-5%. These beers feature a bitter chocolate, roasted malt note and a rounded character. Hop accents are generally low. Black beers originated in eastern Germany, but are brewed in markets ranging from Japan to the US today. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Samuel Adams Black Lager, Guinness Black Lager and Rogue Chateau Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager.