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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.


Kurtos' rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kurtos (184) - Sydney, - 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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StuffWine (148) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2016
Poured a lively solid but fizzy black with good tan head that stayed well. Aroma dry and of faint espresso. Flavour initially mild espresso but then moves into simple dusty cocoa / dark chocolate notes. After a while than secondary flavour seems chalky. Watery on palate, yet medium body due to lively carbonation, long finish. Overall ok, something to quaff rather than savour. Perhaps a good introduction to dark brews.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Skarecrow (226) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2016
330ml bottle Roasted malt nose. Poured black with not much head. Mild bitterness with roasted malt finish. Body a bit thin. Also a touch oxidized. OK session black beer I guess.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
canadiankiwi (146) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2016
Poured from a tap. Smells like a less salty marmite. As a mainstream beer this is quite enjoyable. Nothing fantastic but has more flavour to it than a lot of other standard monteiths. Smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (1277) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear dark brown, brown head Hint of ash, cream, coffe, cacao, ovomaltina, amaretti Easy drinkable with complex aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lrkmilani (100) - BRAZIL - JAN 18, 2016
Had it from bottle. Nice beer, easy drinkability. Not as strong as it thought it would be, but still nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (1457) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
Coarse sustained light brown foam covers a limited aroma of hard roasted malt. The flavor is excellent and contains lots of rich roasted malt tones with a little bit English licorice in the background. It is certainly very tasty and can certainly be equated with many of the best German schwarzbier. Only a slight hoppy bitterness contributes to the long after taste where malt is used to continuously maintain the taste buds. It is certainly worth recommending.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3664) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2015
On holiday dark brown black colored body with an off white head with a roasted malt hops aroma a hop malt coffee sweet taste with a slight bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (623) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle to pint glass. Lovely dark mahogany, medium head. Some coffee, soy sauce and milk chocolate. A little on the thin side, but flavours were pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidAust (194) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2015
Coming from a warm country, I tend to drink cold beer. This Schwarzbier version has enough flavour to still provide plenty of taste straight from a cold fridge, without making you feel you are drinking a heavy beer. Because it is a lager and not an ale, it still has quite a crisp and clean finish (unlike the dark ales fruity finishes) which means the flavour doesn’t linger as long, but it is more consistent in it’s chocolately / coffee flavour. Good mouthfeel with nice carbonation which provides a nice frothy head if you give it an active pour. Will come down at a moderate pace and leave nice lacing on the glass. Because of the lack of lingering finish, you do keep going back for more quickly making this quite the session beer - so on the colder nights (only around 12 to 15 degrees Celsius) this is a great beer to polish off with mates, Goes well with chocolate brownies.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bule (1836) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Mild hop flavors and nice roasted malt.


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