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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle
Style: Schwarzbier
Neuzelle, Germany

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Flavor = toffee rich malts with a coffee touch. Carbonation is medium while head low. Deep red-black and tanic. If you need a bath, evidently, this is the beer for you. Aroma of sour molasses malts. Light hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
taunusmies (331) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2011
Dark brown, almost black, colour. Strong notes of roasted malts with caramel. Has some ash notes too. Light mouthfeel, almost a bit too watery. Better when not so cold.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Fizzy pour, black with a touch of red. Small brown head fades quickly. Roasty, toasty, chocolate aroma. Smooth, coffee and chocolate, some bitterness in the aftertaste. As it warms the bitterness fades and sweetness dominates. Honey, caramel, maybe even some fruity flavors.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Beautiful pour. Looks the way a dark beer should in a glass. Head is a dark tan color and the beer is black and opaque. Smell is kind of on the weak side. Taste is good but lacks any kind of finish whatsoever. Taste went away as soon as it was swallowed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2007
16.9oz bottle. i’ll call the hue midnight ruby. slowly receding head of oily proportion. the aroma took me aback from the bottle to the glass. malts here are all over the place. there’s also a roasted malt here that smells like it’s been mixed with brown sugar, as well as a mellow taffy i haven’t grasped in many other brews. tastes like a schwarzbier mixed with a touch of brown ale. flavors of sugar, caramel, a bit of fruit on the back end (apples mostly), and a tad bit of water (though not thin in taste) dominate. i’ve had a few in this category, but i don’t remember the tastes being up to par with this one. the finish is medium-long, but pleasing. the mouthfeel is very smooth and pleasant. it’s a good beer with a deep character. i could go for a few more.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Semi-sweet with hints of chocolate and coffee. Very palatable, smooth and somewhat dry. Nothing overly special here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Bottle. Beatiful near black color with a glow of ruby brown when held in the light. No discernable head, a few bubble streams rising. Smells of smoky roasted malt with a little breadiness. Roasted malt flavor with a lingering sweetness to counter the bitter roasted flavor. Moderate carbonation and a thin, easy drinking body. Has a slight medicinal quality, maybe brought out with the alcohol. Flavor not unlike a thinner oatmeal stout. Not too smoky, thank God. Pretty tasty as I don’t like my dark beers overly dry and astringent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Pours black with tan head. Nose is smoky and reminds me of peat moss. Flavor is strange. Roasted chocolate malt. Thin body with little mouthfeel. Not a favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2005
A black beer with a medium sized foamy head. It has a definite coffee aroma and coffe flavor. It is lighter bodied than I would have expected.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Wow was this good...dark, mildly coffeeish, with chocolate malt flavors. It wasn’t overly thick or heavy, making it very drinkable. Something in the aftertaste I couldn’t pinpoint. Friend said it tasted like fish, but I’m not sure that’s it.


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