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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle
Style: Schwarzbier
Neuzelle, Germany

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common

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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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An ancient style of dark beer brewed in the Brandenburg region of Germany. Sip one while you take a bath, or, like we do in Germany, add it directly to your bath water.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2004 I have found my calling! My first perfect score! This is the ultimate beer and tomorrow I shall seek a case! Super dark mohogany color and clear, with a lasting brown head. Malty, bready aroma. Fresh bread!!! The flavor is so super smooth and perfectly balanced. Pudding! The malt lingers too eternity! Unfriggenbelievable! Update: 1/5. I have my case. Every bottle is as good as the first. For anyone who likes German Dunkels and Schwartzbier, this is a must (as long as you get one in good condition).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (5592) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2003
UPDATED: APR 4, 2004 Re-rate Light coffee (with a lot of sugar) aroma plus a bit lactic acid and a hint bitterhops. Red black, creamy low brown head. It is yet another variation of the Schwarzer Abt: Sweet sugar and roasted smoky malt. Not quite as sweet as the Abbot though. With age the beer seems to gain a round fruity coffee note. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, milkchocolate aftertaste, with a dash of bitterhops barely detectable. I saw on german tv that they have a kind of spa where you have bathtubs with taps. Both to add beer to the bathtub and to fill your glass of course :-)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maltdog (616)
- Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Deep reddish brown, small brown head dissipates in about a minute. Smells roasty with sweet malt and stewed fruits. Cola and chocolate in the forefront, followed by grainy flavors, roasted nuts, coffee, an unappealing lactic sweetness, and ending on a buttery note (diacetyl?). Finishes with dark chocolate, fruit, almond, and a touch of copper. Altogether a pretty one-dimensional and average dark beer, okay but not memorable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966)
- Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Red-purple/dark brown, sweetish raisin, plum nose. Roasty taste, dry musty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Dark brown, slight ruby/brown highlights, tan head. Burnt coffee aroma. Toasty flavor, finish was slightly bitter and dry. Similar to a porter but lighter. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2003
Bottle: pours a very dark brown with light transparent ruby edges. A large light brown snowy head sits on top of a very nice looking beer. Aroma of burnt coffee beans, blackened toast, dry dark chocolate, and smokey malt. Palate is a little thin, but there is a very drinkable coffee, toffee, chocolate, and oat flavour. Lingering roasty malt leaves a pleasant flavour in the mouth, a solid recommended brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Interesting beer. Had a nice chocolate roasty porter flavor to it. Not as filling as a porter however.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2003
Black with a hint of red (just a hint), medium sized creamed coffee head - left some nice lacing. Medium malts upfront, finished on the watery side with some graininess. Flavors are malty, some roasted coffee with a good amount of cream and sugar in it too. Mildly interesting, I guess I would be willing to take a bath in it....

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Near black body with gray-brown head. Aroma is coffee, moderately sweet. Taste is sugared coffee, with cream even -- not as oversweetened as the Black Abbot (thank goodness), but still too sweet for my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2003
Time to take a bath.Very dark beer.Dark slightly creamy head that leaves a little lacing on the sides of the glass.Very malty aroma with some coffee and dark chocolate.The flavor has a slightly smokey taste to it,medium sweet maltiness,coffee,chocolate slight bitterness to it but it doesn't last very long,And theres one other flavor there that is hard to describe,very diffrent almost a medicinal quality in the flavor.The after taste is malty with a coffee ish taste.The finish is very smooth,and slightly thin in the feel.Over all a pretty decent brew.I wonder if any one has put this in there bath water yet,like it say's to do on the label.


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