Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle
Style: Schwarzbier
Neuzelle, Germany


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RATINGS: 241   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2002
Bottle- Very dark color with a quickly disappearing head. Strong flavors of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. A unique beer with an equally unique name and history.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Near black color, red tints, with a medium off-white head and long lacing. Fruity aroma, roasted plums and cherry juice, wads of tobacco as well. Sweet and roasty flavor at first, medium body, gives way to a sticky finish not unlike grape juice. A decent and at times tasty beer.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Well as it says it’s pretty much black with a creamy/bubbly tan topping. Must have been a pretty dirty person leaving this bathwater behind. Fortunately the flavour is not at all of bath water - roasty malts and chocolate although it could be more robust. Enjoyable though - cheers Radek.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kustie (479) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle. Black color with light brown head. Aroma has roasted malt and some chocolate. Taste is malty with sweet aftertaste. Flavors of roasted malt, fruits and some chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2004 Very dark with a small head, aroma of coffee grounds, a little metallic and smoky. Thin mouthfeel, some chocolate, coffee and vanilla notes, sweet, a little scorched like charcoal. Drinkable, but it seemed a bit washed out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2001
I think this was my first experience with a rauchbier, although I had no idea when I opened it. I didn’t think i would like rauchbiers but this was great. Nice pleasant smokey taste that complements the beer beautifully.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2004
very roasted beer. Pours black as night, with not too giant a head. smells like burnt wood, cracked pepper, and aniseed. It’s like your chewing on deep roasted grain. Good brew. Aftertaste is round and satisfying. I could drink a couple. grat

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - NOV 16, 2001
Nice mixture of maple syrup and hops, treading the line between sweet and sickly sweet. Vague port scent and sugary aroma accompany this dark, watery beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Not a bad base but the carbonic acid shows through as if one of those artificially carbonated cans of Boddingtons Ale. Aroma is very nice: toffee and oaty. Very dark black color but very unintense smoky coffee flavor in comparison, perhaps partly due to the H2CO3. However, this beer is quite drinkable and may even be a good choice for someone who specifically doesn’t like the intensity of most German black beers.

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