Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle
Style: Schwarzbier
Neuzelle, Germany


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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (6623) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2013
Pours out of the bottle in a clear golden colour with creamy steady head and smooth body. Nose of hops and soap. Taste of mild hops, light barley, grains, flowers, hay and piment. Light hints of soap, but actually quite nice and tasty. Nothing spectacular, but just nice drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (24429) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty bready caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel bready flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stefano (1986) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013
Dark brown coloured beer with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee and some faint hops. Light to medium palate. Watery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (2616) - Tuusula, FINLAND - APR 23, 2013
Bottle at home. Dark brown, almost black color, smooth white head. Roasty, smoky, bread, corn. Quite light body, roasted, some smoke, corn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (1363) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Black with a medium lightbrown head. Roasted malty aroma with chocolate and dark fruits sence. Sweet taste with a shorth choco ending, medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2013
Soft malty smokey nose with some coffee notes. Large pale beige head. Clear dark black reddish color. Soft malty and slightly smokey taste with some coffee notes. Some syrup too. Mild hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5893) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2013
50cl bottle thanks to onkelgobber. Pours a chestnut or dark honey colour with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has smokey/earthy/malty notes. The taste is smokey like charcoal, running into a burnt sugar note on the end. The palate is medium bodied and textured with a good length. Overall, a good beer that grows on me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fantti (970) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin colanruskeana ja kirkkaana, vaahdon ollessa runsas, isokuplainen ja likaisen valkoinen. Haju on valtavan hapan, limppuinen, maitoinen ja paahteinen sek hieman kyneen hedelminen. Maku on happaman maitoinen, limppuinen, maltainen, mausteinen ja hennon hedelminen. Suutuntuma on keskitytelinen ja tasaisen tyttv. Kokonaisuutena hauskan makuinen olut, josta ei pullon alkuvaiheessa osaa sanoa, mit mielt tst pitisi olla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakrock (130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2013
Appearance, sound and foam promise a lot and it does wont let you down. Rich, fresh, acid - slightly citrus, although a bit light. Balanced taste. Perfect friend to summer sauna and smoked sausage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (1074) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2012
Forget the Schwarzbier style. Badebier = Bath Beer. Well, I guess this is supposed to be a beer in which you can bathe. Theres no explanation on the label, but I do like the idea of bathing in it. It says its the original, which pretty much sets the standard, so I have nothing to compare with. If it is medicinal, I do not get much of an elixir or tonic in it. No salts, iodines, sulphurs or minerals. And thanks God theres no flavours of fish liver oil. It is neither a floral bath. So what do we get? Sweet malts, a bit of roast, honeys, Port, freashly baked bread, muesli, pumpernickel, and a suggestion of plums that have seen a banana at least once in their lives. Chocolate, smoke. Woody, grassy, hayish, but let me be clear: its dry wood and dry hay. This is still lacking more fruitiness, which would give it the right flare, the freshness that that could make it a great drinking beer. As for a bathing beer, we must use the wizards (Gandalfs) rationale: this is exactly how it should be. Must be exhilarating.

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