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Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Company
Style: Schwarzbier
Greymouth, New Zealand

bottled
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available

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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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
Bif (1295) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Pours a deep mahogany color with anicetanhead that fades to web like l acing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, bit of grain and a hint of chocolate in the background. Taste of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness, dark fruit, with a trace of chocolate and coffee. Nice bitterness and the finish is quite clean. Moderate body and smooth. Nie balance. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kurtos (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle. Looks a bit like coca-cola except without the fizz and a slightly more dense body. Aroma. Can smell mocha espresso flavours, with also notes of cream and biscuit. Flavour. Can taste flavours of Coffee, Dark Chocolate and a slight lingering bitterness, along with general roasted grain flavours. Overall. Good beer, nice and smooth from start to finish with no off flavours. Definitely my favorite Monteiths Beer.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2013
first time i had this about a year ago i can remember it being not bad. this time i think i got a bad bottle as everything was horribly metallic and rather a put off. i’ll give it the benefit of the doubt and split the difference. couldn’t taste much of the coffee or chocolate that i remember from last time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (1847) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A black beer with red fruit and chocolate flavours with roasted notes on the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (1701) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Had this in Wellington and enjoyed it at the time. it was a nice smooth SB.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2013
Mörkaste brun i färgen med offwhite skum. Doftar mörkt rågbröd, fruktigt med mörka bär, lite choklad och kaffe. Smakar söt mörk malt, lite gräs, karamell, fruktigt med mörka bär. Lätt bitterhet på slutet.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cantabrian (762) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 16, 2013
On tap. Everything is average on this beer. It is not bad, but nothing extraordinary either. The flavour has the potential to be a bit more complex than an ordinary Schwarzbier, but it does not make it much further. It will still be my choice out of the Monteith’s family in any pub.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1010) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2013
330 ml bottle Pours like cola, settles black with ruby tints. One finger light brown head with good web like lacing. Settles to a fine film. Nose is lots of roast, coffee, some rolled oats, and slight aroma of caramel. Coffee, roast, licorice, slight sweet malts and caramel taste. Palate is good lingering roast and coffee. Slightly thin in the mid palate but decent in the finish. Nothing too bad but nothing earth shattering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (763) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2013
Poured an opaque black with a red tint. No head; no lace. Aroma of roasted grain and a slight malt sweetness. Taste of sweet malt, roasted grain and caramel. Medium to light body. Short smooth finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rangi (508) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
Nice dark poor, some nice coffee and roast notes come through on this beverage. Over all an easily drinkable and enjoyable beer.


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