Full Review
Vancouver Island Brewery

Vancouver Island Brewery
Hermann’s Dark Lager

Category: Dark Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Vancouver Island Brewery
Hermann’s Dark Lager

Category: Dark Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.5%
Nearly opaque dark brown color. Lively, roasted aromas and flavors of dark toasted rye, dark roasted nuts, dark chocolate, and tamarind with a satiny, soft, bubbly, off-dry medium body and a tingling, engaging, buoyant lettuce, grilled pear salad, coffee, and bubblegum finish. A pleasant, very roasted dark lager for stout and porter fans.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty & smooth & mild
Aroma Aroma: dark toasted rye, dark roasted nuts, dark chocolate, and tamarind
Taste Flavor: lettuce, grilled pear salad, coffee, and bubblegum
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: with food or on its own
Recipes Pairing: Turkey Reuben Sandwich, Chicken Shawarma, Muenster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant, very roasted dark lager for stout and porter fans.
The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
2330 Government St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5G5
Canada
1 250-361-0007
Dark Lager
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Serve in a Mug
Dark lagers (also known as Dunkel or dunkel-style lagers) range in color from dark brown to black and range in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. At their best, these beers combine the dryish chocolate or licorice notes associated with the use of dark roasted malts and the roundness and crispness of a lager. Munich dunkel style lagers are also included in this category. These beers tend to be fuller-bodied with a hint of bready sweetness to the palate, a characteristic of the typical Bavarian malts used. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail Session Black Premium Dark Lager, Hofbräu Dunkel and MOA Noir Dark.