Brewed by Wanaka Beerworks
Style: Schwarzbier
Wanaka, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
A rich malty black beer with hints of caramel and chocolate. Slightly hoppy with a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34666) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of caramel, malt, and nuts, as well as a lighter note of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel, combined with medium notes of sweet malt, and lighter notes of roasted malt, and metal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear, dark, orangey brown with a small, rough, beige head. Lightly burned, peaty aroma. Medium in body with sweetish, roasted malt accents - almost port like - and some burned caramel. Almost no bitterness. Baltic Porter? 200208

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23724) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown, full creamy head. Coffee aroma. Medium sweet and medium bodied with pleasantly soft mouthfeel. There’s lots of roasty malt flavour and some more unexpected blueberries. Velvetty finish with fairly low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9606) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
The beer highlight of my recent New Zealand trip was finding the microbrews from Wanaka Beerworks. All are terrific. This one pours a dark brown. Roasted malt with a sweet chocolaty, toasty, caramel palate. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
Dark black beer. Nice milk chocolate aroma. A bit of roast, toast, and coffee in the nose as well. Sweet full-bodied palate with a very creamy texture. Flavour is also sweet, rich chocolate, some toasted malts and a touch of herbal character as well. Another great brew from Wanaka.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 14, 2004
decent enough. pretty black, some milo sweetness, some kahlua in the aroma. not much sign of hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (5339) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. Aroma has caramel, roast, some hops. Clear, dark coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is toasty, mild, has a little coffee and chocolate, some grassy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2010
330ml bottle. Looks good when poured but it didn’t really produce the goods overall when it came to enjoyability. Deep and bold black with a crisp crackling tan head and a smoky burnt wood aroma. Good mouthfeel with a well balanced flavour and a burnt smoky aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4336) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2014
330ml bottle with 5.0% ABV -- BB March 2014 Pours clear, dark reddish brown with a good head. Feel: a bit too thin but nicely smooth, with soft, medium carbonation. Aroma: caramel and dark roasted malts with hints of coffee and chocolate. Flavor: good balance; slightly sweet; nice roasted finish. O: easy drinking, lighter Black ale that smells great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3965) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Danish bottle. Pours a light black with a beige head. Sweet with lots of burnt malts. Hints of coal. Medium bodied. Dry burnt finish.

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