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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle
Style: Schwarzbier
Neuzelle, Germany

bottled
common

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unknown

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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.


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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3148) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 22, 2012
floral, chocolate, hay, bubblegum, raisin, cooked vegetables, medium sweetness, lightly sour, lightly bitter, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2002
Most reviewers have really panned this ’beer for bathing’, but it seemed true to the schwarzbier style and was rather enjoyable. Though I did not bathe with it, I enjoyed its roasty, coffeeish flavor. It was thin enough, that I didn’t feel like I’d just eaten a whole meal, like you do after a stout. Better than expected.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003
Black beer, malty aroma, coffee, chocolate. Porter/Imperial Stout hybrid. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (5603) - 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 :-)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (6161)
- Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is black (not opaque). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate, coffee, toasted dark bread), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Deliciously balanced and textured, clean, and has a wonderfully attractive malt aroma. Difficult to stop drinking long enough to write a review. Me like Neuzeller.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tnkw01 (1058)
- Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 29, 2008
OK, this is my first rating. I picked this beer because I absolutely love this beer. Unfortunately, it is not available in our area anymore. I pray they bring it back. Anyway, It pours a dark color. Almost black, but dark amber when held up to the light. It has a pleasant roasted malt taste with just the right amount of bitterness. Alas, poor Bath Beer. I will miss you.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Tasty beer. Don’t know about following the directions and actually bathing in it, but definitely a decent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2391) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Pours with a one-finger tan head that fades to nothing leaving no lace. Almost black. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is roasted coffee. Starts like a mild porter with some roasted coffee at the finish. $3.04 for a 500ml bottle from Oliver’s Beverages Albany, NY.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black in color with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of fresh baked black bread, roasted malts and caramel. Mild roasted malt flavor with lots of yeast and a somewhat bitter finish. Very aggressive carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable beer.


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