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

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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nice creamy head, stong malt flavour on the nose.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WVHouseofBeer (1068) - West Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Pours black with a decent sized khaki head that leaves some lacing. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, ash and roasted caramel. Body is too thin and watery with a slightly creamy finish. Overall a pretty standard Schwarzbier; nothing special but it gets the job done.


3.9
phenom5 (16) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2017
Ohh I like this beer! Pours black as, with nice foamy head. Easy on the palate (maybe a bit thin), but those malts!!! Nice smooth chocolate, toffee, vanilla and toast and zero or little bitterness to finish. This is a very easy drinking black beer with lots of taste - and smooooth!

3.5
Ross1969 (7) - - JUN 22, 2017 does not count
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3.3
luttonm (6310) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. My brother found this somewhere out East. Gray-tan head, nice dark malty body. Looks good. Nose is a touch sweet, but with some nice roast. Body is a bit creamy, some coffee, some dark bread. Body is muted, a bit waxy. Flavors are fine but a bit underwhelming. Some burnt licorice. Fairly nice.

4.1
JuanFernandes88 (55) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2017
Nice drinkable black beer. Good dose of chocolate, coffee, caramel and biscuit. A lighter dark beer, less creamy and more carbonation. Almost like a session dark beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
explosivedog (1193) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2017
330ml bottle. Coffee, plums, smoke, toast. Little creamy as it warms. Over carbonated. Not bad.

3.6
GraemeL (37) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2016
Dark colour, white creamy head, pleasant roasted malt aroma. Similar taste, smooth. Very enjoyable.

3.2
LazyPyro (1220) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
330ml bottle. Almost black colour with a one finger creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma: light roasted malts, notes of dark fruits, coffee, chocolate. Taste: same as aroma. Texture is quite thin, as is the body. Not a bad beer but not outstanding in any way.

2.5
StuffWine (167) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2016
Poured a lively solid but fizzy black with good tan head that stayed well. Aroma dry and of faint espresso. Flavour initially mild espresso but then moves into simple dusty cocoa / dark chocolate notes. After a while than secondary flavour seems chalky. Watery on palate, yet medium body due to lively carbonation, long finish. Overall ok, something to quaff rather than savour. Perhaps a good introduction to dark brews.

2.6
Skarecrow (754) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2016
330ml bottle Roasted malt nose. Poured black with not much head. Mild bitterness with roasted malt finish. Body a bit thin. Also a touch oxidized. OK session black beer I guess.

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canadiankiwi (148) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2016
Poured from a tap. Smells like a less salty marmite. As a mainstream beer this is quite enjoyable. Nothing fantastic but has more flavour to it than a lot of other standard monteiths. Smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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