Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle
Style: Schwarzbier
Neuzelle, Germany


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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4531) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Bottle. Poured a medium sized tan head that contained fine-small sized bubbles that fully dissipated. The body was uncarbonated and opaque with a dark brown hue. The aroma was malty, caramel, some chocolate and coffee notes. The flavor was sweet tasting and smooth. The mouthfeel was smooth but the body seemed to be on the thin side. The lacing was very sparse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2004
Black beeer with a nice reddish hue, with a light collapsing moka head. Chocolate vinous aroma with a touch of fresh air. Pleasant caramle malts, some nice little hops, some vanilla. Bodied is lighter than expected but the beer is thoroughly enjoyable. Sweetness is increased by camembert, which alos refreshes the beer even more. A big thanks to Maibockaddict, who recommend a slow sipping session, which i am doing right now, after a day of biking!!! Haaaaa.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5214) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 8, 2004
This bottled brew poured a medium sized ghead of foamy finely sized light brown colored mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was opaque black with no visible carbonation. The aroma was full of dark malty notes and a mild licorice overtone. The palate was pretty smooth initially then gave way to a more tingly malty mild nite. The flavor contained notes of dark malts licorice and mild roasted coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
igneous1 (1524) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2004
dark brown, virtually opaque. head is creamy tan. aroma is mostly roast and grain. flavor is the same..hops are grainy and earthy. creamy mouthfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Very dark, close to black but there are glimmers of ruby around the edges. The aroma is smoky and toasty. The flavor is medium smoky and toasty. Body is a tad thin. But not too bad really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1599) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Dark brown appearance with a red edge. Coffee in the aroma and the taste. Some sweetness from the roasted malts, but not cloying. Nicely carbonated, giving it a medium-bodied flavor. Smooth, slightly smokey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2004
There is alot of good flavors in this beer, but alot of overpowering unbalance. The flavor is sweet and rich with chocolate, carob and caramel. Some toasted rice flavors in the finish. A bit too thin and perhaps a little chewy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Aroma is chocolate, caramel and blackberries. Appearance is dark with a minimal head. Flavor is chocolate, dark fruit, and licorice. Aftertaste is sweet with a hint of sourness on your tounge. This is a nice one and possibly the longest beer name I've had the pleasure to rate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Black in color with a tan head. Aroma is of coffee and bread with an oddly floral start. The start of the flavor extends the roasty-bitter breadiness with a long-lasting dry dark malt finish. It mostly reminds me of the dryness of chewing a coffee bean. There's some dark chocolate in there to sweeten things up, but it's mostly dry and bitter. I don't really like the overall dryness of the beer, and I'm not sure if it's a flaw or intentional. The body is bit too thin and bubbly, but otherwise a very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 Good beer. Flavor is bready. Malty aroma. Dark in color. Brown head. Very smooth in flavor and texture. Thin body. Interesting and enjoyable.

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