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Brewed by Gösser (Brau Union)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Leoben, Austria

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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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The bottom fermented, dark Gösser Stiftsbräu is brewed according to old, inherited traditions. With a smoky, roasted nose and a thick and creamy taste on the palate, Stiftsbräu is a sophisticated delight for lovers of a slightly sweet, dark beer. The overall impression that Stiftsbräu creates is one of great harmony and well roundedness. 11.8°


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2008
The aroma was WOW, malty and chocolately with a strong depth of character and a nutty and toasty Munich malt presence. The aroma had a light bit of spicy hop nature and even a light smoky phenolic. Complex and interesting! The beer poured into the glass crystal clear amber brown with a beige/tan well lasting head which rose tall and fell very slowly to lace the glass. The flavor was nicely malty with more toasty and nutty Munich malt characteristics and a lightly spicy hop character with decent bittering which kept the caramel of the malt in check. The flavor contained a light bit of that same smoky phenolic which added depth to the beer. The finish was dry with lasting flavors lingering into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a moderate level of carbonation and an almost creamy nature on the palate. This one is a winner folks, getcha some! 12 ounce green bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Very intense in the nose. Aromas of caramel and chocolate. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a thin but lasting head.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graphirus (48) - - OCT 31, 2013
A - Pours very dark brown/amber beer with a nice beige foamy head. No lacing S - Smell of caramel malt and toffee, notes of dark chocolate T - Taste of caramel with some notes of chocolate and hints of sweetness M - Medium bodied, good carbonation. O - Overall very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2400) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Pours a light tan, one finger-head that goes slowly leaving a good lace. Deep amber color. Light carbonation. Medium bodied. Nose is malty. Starts sweet, has a plum flavor finishes smooth and mellow. Nice dark beer. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Liquor Barn Lexington, KY.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
On tap at the Yard House. Smells nice, sweet raisins. Favor is sweet and tasty but w/some ingredient I can’t recognize.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackOut (43) - East End, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2007
This is a nice beer which secured its place in my top 10., Its full of flavour and aroma. For its 4.5% it surely doesn’t feel weak. Well balanced. As mentioned before it goes well with a dinner

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Deep, dark brown/red with a medium khaki head. Fruity yeast aromas with some roasty toasty. Clean, light roasted flavors. Very light body with a dry finish. Light and drinkable with a rich roasted finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Root beer brown with a slight reddish transfer. Thin sandy brown sponged cap with specklies. Keeps a thin residued foam. Adequate lacing thickly trickles the glass in webbings. Distant aroma of Nestle Crunch bar. Tastes of mild chocolate malt with a firm, fluffy bready inside. Very smallish hints to almond, hazelnut, vanilla, and fruits. If the bready tone and chocolate character were a bit longer lasting and bolder it would be sublime. Its overall creamyness and clean profile do ensue a favorable palate gracing soothingness that I am enjoying. Feel is about medium, a tinge empty and light in places but picks up some bolder breadyness and heft as it leans into the finish. Nicely done and cleanly smooth fluffy bready chocolate mildly places itself the whole way through and nothing to off about it. Goes down way easy. Perhaps this is a fresher batch that just came in or something cuz this is pretty desent stuff. Its not a brute on the flavors, but whats there is a subtle chocolate breadyness mildly peaking interest to keep going towards fillin’ another glass. Perhaps I’m being a bit more gracious with my numbers here, but I do like what I’m getting out of this, so up they go. Fine, fine stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Clear dark red/brown color with a big tan head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt. Flavor of sweet roasted malt, caramel and a little chocolate. Very smooth with low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2383) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2006
Took a quick shine to this little baby beer. Love to see it available in pint-sized bottles as before I knew it the glass was empty. Blast.
Pours a deepest cola brown - quite honestly shimmers in the lights - with a tight, inch thick, neat and tidy tan head that held on and laced a lovely weave down the glass. Dusty, dark, bitter chocolate, the distinct scent of Lübeck marzipan and a little cocoa set the aroma scene, all sweet, savoury and sticky. Lightly roasted coffee and charred, pasty grains start it off in the mouth but remain a little premature of judgement. It’s soft and creamy upon the tongue, quite light in body making it sessionable but the sweet malt flavours soon take hold. Dusty, dark chocolate and marzipan again here, as some savoury, dried fruits and a little ’blood & rust’ that sits quite nicely adding a good depth and nice balance. Feint herbal edge drifts in and out of the long malty, rich swallow. Slight peatiness develops; rust flavour lasts in the aftertaste but again just sits nicely on the edge. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Not the most sessionable of beers due to its rich flavour, but a few won’t hurt. Nice (33cL, BBE 04/07, The Beer Store, Morley)


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