Dark Helmüt

Dark Helmüt is an extra-strong version of a German black lager. It displays a mellow roasted character that is juxtaposed with the enjoyable lager crispness.

Imperious Schwartzbier
7.3% • Wild Oats No. 23

History & Style

Schwarzbier is the name for the German black lager style. It has refined mocha inflections and a surprisingly subtle roasted flavour for a beer as dark as the furthest reaches of the galaxy. We first brewed this beer recipe in 2012 for our annual Beau’s Oktoberfest celebrations.

Tasting Notes

Malty, bready notes (think pumpernickel without caraway) provide the backdrop to this clean, crisp beer. Malt depth maintains a pleasant balance and keeps the bigger alcohol presence nicely integrated. The finish is bright and crisp.

Food Pairings

Rack of pork stuffed with rye-soaked prunes; Cajun-spiced
chicken breast; ragout of mushrooms, bacon & shallots on toast; spiced
mushroom & lentil burger; Munster-style cheeses like Magie de Madawaska, or
Swiss-style cheeses like Kootenay Alpine Cheese Co.’s Nostrala.

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 7.3%
  • INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, organic barley malts, organic hops, brewer's yeast.
  • MALTS: Pilsner, Munich, Carafa, Carafoam (All Organic)
  • HOPS: Aramis, Hersbrucker, Tradition (all organic)
  • YEAST: German Lager yeast
  • IBU’S: 33
  • OG: 17.6°P
  • FG: 4.3°P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 8-11°C


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