Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle
Style: Schwarzbier
Neuzelle, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (6099) - 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 :-)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maltdog (621)
- 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (12111) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (6200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Interesting to say the least. Nice deep dark black appearance. Pleasant, malty aroma, kind of a smoky tinge to it - usua;lly do not like smokjy flaovr - but does well here. Have to laugh at the label - Bathbeer - Monastery fun - the taste of paradise!

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