Phillips Brewing Co. – Schottleweizen Dark Saison

Phillips Schottleweizen Dark Saison Review


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3.8 out of 5


  • Brewery: Phillips Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Saison
  • Pros:

    Dark and unique twist on the Saison

  • Cons:

    Unconventional brew, not as sessionable as a typical saison

  • Conclusion:

    A unique dark twist on a German style dark saison

Phillips Schottleweizen Dark Saison Review

Phillips Brewing Co. – Schottleweizen Dark Saison

Phillips has taken to adventuring in wheat and with a dark twist. The Schottleweizen is a dark, wheat beer. Described as as brewed with Saisonal yeast and darkness. This strong beer pours a deep, lightly clouded colour topped with two thick fingers of head. The aroma is of wheat, traditional Saison, orange peal and a touch of spice. The taste is similar to the scent with a smoothness and darkness running in parallel. Minor chocolate tones add to the orange peal and dark Saison flavours leading up to a very dry finish. Phillips Brewing as achieved a unique and dark beer while maintaining the sessionability of a summer Saison.

Alcohol – 7.5%
Size – 650ml
Price – $6.60 (Private Liquor Store)

Phillips Schottleweizen Dark Saison Review
Phillips Schottleweizen Dark Saison Review

Categories: Beer Reviews
Tags: phillips, saison

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  1. Frank_Z
    Frank_Z 18 May, 2014, 13:21

    In my opinion this fits the style “Dunkelweizen” very well, this is actually the best BC brewed one I ever had. Is dark saison actually a style?

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    • Beer Me BC
      Beer Me BC 19 May, 2014, 22:41

      Great point Frank, The beer does resemble that of a Dunkel but a Saison is an Ale while a Dunkelweizen is actually a lager. The flavours have similarities but the beers are still quite different.

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  2. Terry
    Terry 24 May, 2014, 18:24

    I was pretty impressed with this one, I would buy it again for sure. Kooky name, but great beer!

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