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Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Schwarzbier
Greymouth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nice creamy head, stong malt flavour on the nose.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2004
Dark black beer with a quickly diminishing head. Creamy, chocolate aroma. Very malty and smooth. I lighter tasting dark beer. An excellent crisp, hoppy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2004
Quite enjoyed this. WOuldn’t tush out and buy a carton or anything, but the flavour was evident right from the start. Slight chocolatey taste at first and quite roasty afterwards.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2004
Prominent chocolate aroma and taste. The pick of the MOnteiths line up for me - I was quite partial to the Krystall, but that was last years brew, and this years is not quite to the same standard.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2004
Pours a deep red/black with a head that lasts as long as a brides nightie. Some chocolate and coffee notes apparent in the restrained nose. Body is slighty thin IMO. Big chocolate flavour, with a light bitter finish - slightly one dimensional, but I still like it. Could some pub put this on tap for me in Brisbane please?

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2004
A bit of a musty chocolate smell to this one. Appearance is almost black, with no head at all! There is a slight roastiness to the mouthfeel but not a great deal of depth. Not a bad beer though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2004
Deep dark malts, bit of chocolate and a touch of dry hoppiness. Super dark with a head that laces. bit of sweet then coffee flavour. Rather nice beer. I think I'd enjoy drinking this of a friday evening after work.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (34273) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2004
The aroma is sweet caramelic with notes of roasted bread. The color is dark brown and it has a small disappearing head. The flavor is of caramel, roasted malt, and a light maltyness, before it ends on an OK bitterness. The body is thin. A boring schwarzbier.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2004
Dark brown coloured. Some chocolate in the aroma. Slightly roasty and malty. Rather thin.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeopardMan (53) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2004
Nice beer! It's a little too watery but then on the other hand, possesses a mild chocolate flavour which is quite pleasant. Nothing much, as far as I can tell, aroma-wise; besides a little more suble chocolate and water. It's appearance is that of a mild Cola with a nice slightly brownish-white head which lasts only approx. 20 seconds. Anyway, after a few attempts at enjoying this brew, I've decided that it's actually quite good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4630) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2004
Flat looking black beer with a good coffee aroma, but a fairly weak malty flavour. Overall a plain dark beer.


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