Full Review

Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Dominion Dark Lager

Category: Dark Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Vancouver Island Brewing
Dominion Dark Lager

Category: Dark Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.5%
Dark brown in color, with lively aromas of dark roasted pecan, raisin swirl bread, toasted oats, black coffee, and graham crackers. On the palate, dry flavors of buttered nuts, mocha latte, baking chocolate, and braised greens tingle into a medium-length, malty finish. This is an easy-drinking but deliciously roasty black lager; great for autumn sessions.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty
Aroma Aroma: dark roasted pecan, raisin swirl bread, chocolate, black coffee, and toasted black bread
Taste Flavor: braised greens and buttered nuts
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Macaroni & Cheese, Steak Fajitas, Muenster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy-drinking but deliciously roasty black lager; great for autumn sessions.

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.