Post Tenebras Dignitas

Winter 1556 in Geneva was so abominable that the inner lake froze for 30 days. However, in spite of the cold and the north-blowing “bise”, an itinerant merchant offered the population a curious sight at the Rive market. He exhibited a naked-chested and muscled black slave dressed in red and yellow feathers.

The slave was chained but carried a parrot on his shoulder whose litany of rude words and expressions greatly amused the jeering crowd. Yet one day, the slave managed to escape. Running away from those pursuing him, he ran across the frozen inner lake. The ice, however, gave way and he drowned on the spot since called the “Black Port”. Upon hearing about this, angered Calvin forbade the Rive market from ever again featuring exhibitioners and other hucksters.

From the cathedral pulpit, he launched a vibrant call to make Geneva the world emblem of tolerance and respect for human dignity.

As a hommage to Geneva, a city open and welcoming to the oppressed, we, the Brothers Papinot, have brewed a dark beer with reminiscences of coffee, caramel, and licorice. Long-life to Liberty!

A beer with a unique character!

  • BITTERNESS 20% 20%
  • malted 85% 85%
  • fruity 10% 10%
  • spicy 20% 20%


A 6% dark beer of the “stout” type of double fermentation, first high then low, brewed with four barley malts, two of which are very roasted, giving it a complex taste with aromas of coffee and liquorice.

Calvinus Geneva Craft Beer

Strong beer

Calvinus beer alcohol degree

6% alcohol content

bitterness craft beer calvinus

20 IBU, barely perceptible hop notes

craft calvinus beer color

Colour: Browny-black

Calvinus artisalane beer taste

Full-bodied and roasted aromas (coffee), slightly molasses, liquorice, dark chocolate

Calvinus Beer Degree

Drink in a range of 7° and 9°C


Spring water, barley, hops and yeast

Available in

Icone Calvinus Bière bouteille 33cl

33cl returnable bottle

Nutritional values

For 100ml:

Energy: 220 kj | 53 kcal
Fat: 0.5 g | of which saturated: 0.5 g
Carbohydrates: 5 g | of which sugars: 0.5 g
Proteins: 0.5 g
Salt: 0.01 g
Carbonic acid: 5


Cereal containing gluten

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