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. We first brewed this beer in 2012 for our annual Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest, and it was a huge hit with festival goers! The recipe for Dark Helmüt was designed by Beau’s brew team member Kevin James.

Imperious Schwartzbier
7.3% • Wild Oats No. 23

History & Style

Schwarzbier is the name for the German black lager style. These beers have a smooth malt character and typically finish rather dry. Dark Helmüt has refined mocha inflections and a surprisingly subtle roasted flavour for a beer as dark as the furthest reaches of the galaxy. Malt depth maintains a pleasant balance and keeps the bigger alcohol presence nicely integrated.

Tasting Notes

Malty, bready notes (think pumpernickel without caraway) provide the backdrop to this clean, crisp beer. The finish is bright and crisp.

Food Pairings

Blackened chicken, jambalaya, and BBQ burgers or steak

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: Organic Perle
  • IBU’S: 33
  • OG: 17.6°P
  • FG: 4.3°P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 8-11°C