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


on tap


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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Nice creamy head, stong malt flavour on the nose.

WVHouseofBeer's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WVHouseofBeer (996) - Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Pours black with a decent sized khaki head that leaves some lacing. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, ash and roasted caramel. Body is too thin and watery with a slightly creamy finish. Overall a pretty standard Schwarzbier; nothing special but it gets the job done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
canadiankiwi (135) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (1149) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lrkmilani (88) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (1435) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3506) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (606) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidAust (169) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bule (1683) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Mild hop flavors and nice roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (814) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2015
330ml bottle into glass. Strong coffee nose. Mahogony dark with big tan head. Looks and smells great. Quite weak watery taste. Ends with iced coffee. It’s all up front with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (940) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 14, 2015
On tap in Haast. Black but not pitch black, hints of brown. Little soft head. Roasty nose, but not extreme. Hints of liquorice in the taste, but altogether surprisingly light and refreshing. As others have mentioned, definitely sessionable.

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