Vancouver Island Brewery – Hermann’s Dark Lager

VIB Hermanns Dark Lager

Vancouver Island Brewery – Hermann’s Dark Lager: This local craft beer is a Bavarian Dark Lager that is brewed in Victoria, BC at a strength of 5.5% alcohol level and was poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass at home.

Aroma and Appearance: It has a dark brown almost amber look to it, pouring with a few fingers of foam and has tiny slow rising bubbles around the glass. Its aroma consists of grassy lemon and mildly roasted coffee and chocolate.

Flavour: Earthy and grassy malt, toasted coffee beans and smokey chocolate with a clean and crisp finish.

Overall Impression: Finally, a truly interesting lager has been found!

Rating: I give it a 8/10 as in excellent due it being interesting, refreshing and quite enjoyable. It retains everything that is enjoyable about a lager, while adding to the experience with the caramel and chocolate specialty malts. I have had others that simply take over the flavour, while this one melds nicely.

Food Pairing: I would match it with something char grilled, like a nice juicy burger

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3 thoughts on “Vancouver Island Brewery – Hermann’s Dark Lager

    • True, although some are a bit too malty sweet for me, yet far more interesting than a traditional lager that’s for sure. I am one of the few people who really doesn’t like Herminator Eisbock for example (I really want to like it, I re-try it every year, I swear).

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