Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Schwarzbier
Greymouth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Nice creamy head, stong malt flavour on the nose.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Very malty aroma. Jet black colour with excellent head. Nice toffee malt flavour with smooth coffee finish. Heavy body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Morboso (146) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2014
Tastes like a okay black beer, nothing inoffensive but nothing struck me as exciting, I havent drank enough of this type to really offer much more, will revisit this review when I am more experienced with this type

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (3771) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
33cl bottle bb06/2014, bierpost, drunk 05/2014. Nice bottle and label design. More of a Schwarz/porter crossover, with obvious coffee-roasted malts, off-key (corn?) syrup elements showing up amid coy hop presence and somewhat tired yeast profile. Certainly not a bad Foreign Schwarz. Only what is that label text doing there "Some beers are easier to brew than others..." (follows: an interesting exercise in NZ brewing bathos).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skortila (5594) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
On tap @ Shakespears, Auckland. At least I think it was at Shakespears.New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has roasted malts. Black coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is light roasted, has some coffee tones. Quite some carbonation. Thin, watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MRMedellin (288) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAR 22, 2014
In glass is a brown red beer with a small and beige stable head, the aroma is quite shallow, but the coffee and caramel notes coming from the malt are really clear. In palate has a medium body, with a smooth texture and soft coffee flavors and a good bitterness at the end. Being a Schwarzbier should be served chilled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a creamy tan head that holds firm. Very malty aroma with some stonefruit and and coffee. Flavour matches the aroma and is slightly dominated by roasty malt flavour. Hop bitterness is somewhat more pronounced than many dark beers. Surprisingly easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (2313) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
OLD NOTES JAN 5, 2004 The aroma has a fair bit of roasted malt and coffee chocolate to it. Maybe a bit of dark fruitiness in there too. Pours black with a dark orange tinge and a fading head. A roasted malt kind of body. Get a fair bit of coffee and toffee towards the end. A few little dark chocolate and fruit flavours in there, maybe plum. Finish with a bit of metalic bitterness. Not bad, certainly much more full bodied than other Monteiths beers ive sampled.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (18810) - PCastle, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2014
Schwarzes Bier mit geringem Schaum. Geruch rstmalzig s. Geschmack rstmalzig, erdig, minimal suerlich. Ein einfaches Schwarzbier!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4679) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2014
On tap at the brewery in Greymouth, NZ Excellent clarity in this very dark brown ale. The body is topped by a creamy tan head that is very durable and leaves the glass almost totally coated. Both flavor and aroma are about average for style, if a touch more hoppy than a European version. Dark and medium roasted malts lend a lingering malty aftertaste. No burnt notes. Feel: Medium body with medium carbonation. Smooth. O: solid version of style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2013
The head is ok, body darkred-black. It smells darkmalty, roasty. The taste is darkmalty, roasty, bit aromatic. Not that interesting but the malttaste is quite nice.

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