Brewed by Hausbrauerei Altstadthof
Style: Schwarzbier
Nürnberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6901) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Draught at Altstadthof. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (coffee, chocolate, roasted grain, husks), with a note of diacetyl. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Such a shame when a once-great beer is no longer so. Not as bad as the Helles, but very dull and disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2011
En fût. Verre de 200 ml dégusté directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales grillées et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe de chocolat et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales grillées en arrière goût. (Rating #3854)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (6595) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle and on tap at the brewery. Deep dark brown color with nice huge beige creamy head. Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel. Taste, milk chocolate, fruity hints, caramel, roasted malt. Nice coffee bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (7173) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2011
on tap at the brewpub. Thick creamy off white head. Dark amber pour. Nice :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilpou (18) - St-Hubert, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
Sweet, raisin taste mixed with a little roasted. Nice foam structure. Hops not so present in the main taste. Very good I recomende it for all people who visit nuremberg!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Dark mahogny with a big, beige, creamy head. A bit more roast in the nose, still quite on the sweet side. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
My Bottom Line :
This Schwarzbier seduces with its tight and muscular flavor layout comprising raisins, roasted cereals and chocolate-tinged caramel, all in a lush body.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam tops the blackened brown, leaving no lacing at all.
-This is a tad sweeter than your average Schwarzbier, but all the flavors are cohesive and nicely expressed.
-The finish is a bit too quiet for my tastes in the style. I would have preferred lengthier malts or hop bitterness.
-The malt profile is complex and quite flavorful.
-Hops seem accessory, but the wooden, herbal connotations add depth to the compelling malt profile.

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1318) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2011
500 mL from a pot tankard at the Altstadthof hausbrauerai in Nurnberg. Foamy brown head, faint roasty aroma. Tastes like a mild, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36878) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2011
From tap a the brewpb. Pours dark brown, clear, with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, light citric and dark breadish roasted malty. Ends bitter and roasted malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (14073) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
Süffig-hefiger und leicht herber Antrunk, noch etwas hefiger werdend. Nun konstant, spritzig-süffig. Zum Ende erneut würziger, sehr harmonisch, erst hier bananig. Gelungen! 12/10/11/10//11

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