Brewed by Hausbrauerei Altstadthof
Style: Schwarzbier
Nürnberg, Germany


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11946) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2008
On tap at Altstadhof Brewpub, Nurnberg. Black with cream head. Quite a tarry, coffee impact right from the start then a heavy sweetness. Fruity sweetness, blackcurrant, right through with a dark roasted malt flavour. A reasonable beer.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
Had this on tap at Schwarzer Bauer, Hausbrauerei, Nuremberg, Germany, Tuesday 5th June 2012 Pours very, very dark brown with an off-white head. Bubbles tingle in the mouth again this has a good soft carbonation and has a nice sweetness with caramel and some dark sticky fruit als present. A very decent beer much like the Maibock but not quite as good. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2004
on tap at the brewery which is a damn nice place. had a big beige head peering out from the top of the ceramic mug, a quick pour of a few drops into a used hefeweizen glass showed it to be a dark brown with a purple tinge. aroma of sultanas, cocoa powder and a faint hint of some stewed fruit. incredibly lush in the mouth and then does a nice little disappearing act. hint of charcoal in the lightly bitter finish. all class, hard to imagine a better schwarzbier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Draft. Poured into a ceramic mug with a beige head. Light roasted malts, a hint of fruity sweetness, and a crisp finish. Very refreshing for a schwarzbier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2007
Draught at the brewpub November 2006. Very dark brown with tinge of red. Aroma contained roasted notes with some sweetness. Very drinkable, with chocolate and caramel prominent. Excellent.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 13/V/13 - 1L swing top bottle @ Dieter’s place - BB: ??/XII, no year indicated, so not a clue as to it was this year’s December, or last year’s. (2013-464) Thanks to Dieter for sharing the bottle!

Clear red brown beer, big aery beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, bit earthy, overripe banana, bit lemony. MF: lots of carbon, light body. Taste: very unpleasant sourness, vinegar, bit of dried fruits. Aftertaste: very sour, lemony, vinegar. Clearly infected. Too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6905) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (6600) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 6

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50