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Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co.
Style: Schwarzbier
Greymouth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nice creamy head, stong malt flavour on the nose.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8256) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 13, 2013
355mL at the Quad in Las Vegas. Darker cola red pour. Decent tan head. Okay lace. Nose is not great, some old tootsie roll, something savory like worcheshire sauce and soy. Taste is mild soy, worcheshire, Some lactic acid balance. Not bad, savory and lactic. Drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
delnoche (441) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - JUN 8, 2013
33cl bottle poured into a pint glass. Black with a tiny tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor is slight dark chocolate. Moderately bitter finish. A really mild beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Machalel (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
Appearance: Brown-black body with a tall, but thin, tan coloured head. Leaves a small amount of lacing down the glass. Aroma: Black american-style coffee (not espresso), roast grains, and a little bit of ’dry’ sweetness. Taste: Quite bitter and burnt flavours at the front, with some smoother (but not smooth enough) caramelised malt following. Finishes with a slightly mettalic ash taste that is quite unpleasant. A bit flat and thin. I can tell that it definitely is not a stout! Mouthfeel: Quite dry, with medium carbonation. Quite a light body, but too harsh and astringent to be enjoyable. Overall: No thanks. I didn’t enjoy this at all, but am not sure if it is the beer or just the style, as I haven’t had another Schwarzbier before. I think I can understand what it is trying to achieve, so I will try to find a better example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1386) - 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 (95) - 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 (2120) - 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 (1796) - 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 (779) - 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.


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