Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle
Style: Schwarzbier
Neuzelle, Germany


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RATINGS: 247   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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edpeg (904) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2012
0,5l bottle. Pours almost black with reddish glimpse. Beige frothy head with good lacing and dense bubbles. Aromas are caramel, little roastiness, malty and some plums. Palate is medium bodied, watery with smooth soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Taste is roasted malts, caramel and stout like dryness. Aftertaste is fruity, lively with medium long dry finish.A refreshing beer with nice stout/porter like bitter dryness, yet palate is thinner and floral. Nice one.

kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Poured to a dark brown with a thin tan head that dissipated quickly and left little lacing. Aroma was mlaty roasted nuts, with some chocolate. Unfortunately, the flavor was bland, body very watery, and the palate somewhat metallic. I swore I could taste a little soapiness in finish. Not bad for a novelty, but if I buy another one, it will be for bathing vs. drinking.

labeerinthum (870) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle courtesy of Roberta Reganati. Il gusto al naso riconosce l’orzo. L’intensità olfattiva è normale e la persistenza olfattiva è sufficiente. Il cappello di schiuma di colore marrone chiaro ha una scarsa tenuta. La grandezza delle bollicine è medio-fine. La carbonazione è media. Il colore è marrone scuro. Il corpo è strutturato. Il dolce è medio in buon equilibrio con l’amaro medio. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è sufficiente. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di facile beva. Il finale è pulito e dissetante. Il retrogusto è di media intensità. Sul palato arrivano sentori di caramello, miele, crosta di pane e liquirizia.

krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2002
dark brown with rouge filigree and tan foam. the label’s leering monk, in addition to the subtext: ’monastery fun’ and the tips on bathing make these jolly kloistered fellows a little suspect. alterboys beware. i chose to consume the beverage in lieu of dumping it in the bath as reccommended, and i believe sanity supports my choice. the nose says ’schwarzbier’, however, MY nose said ’porter’, and so then the two noses got into an argument about top and bottom fermenting yeasts, and my nose ended up pouting and leaving. malt toasted dark but not burnt, just moderately sweet with some raisin and cola. smooth once it’s room temp. very nice.

SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle 50 CL. Pours dark brownish with thick brown head. Notes of coffee, caramel, milk chocolate, ash. Ok.

- beerbasher

wilnatp (703) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Nutty almost port like flavor, but very weak flavor despite good aroma. Take a decent beer, add water. Then add more water and that is what this beer represents.

shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2005
Why doesn’t this have a higher rating, I wonder? Beautifully dark red like Coca-Cola, a tall and lacy beige head that doesn’t last too long, and a faint nose of malt, iced coffee, pumpernickel and olive oil. The body is exceptionally smooth, a bit oily, a bit creamy, like goat’s milk hand soap. Then, that flavour of iced coffee, a whiff of chocolate and cola, some prune. Slightly bitter finish with zero astringency. A bit thin, perhaps flat, but it adds to the guzzlability factor. I enjoyed this beer greatly.

bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2002
Pretty good - but nothing spectacular. Slight coffee aftertaste. I will pass on adding it to my bath water as well. Maybe I can see bathing in champagne - but not beer!

TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2002
Bottle- Very dark color with a quickly disappearing head. Strong flavors of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. A unique beer with an equally unique name and history.

maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Deep reddish brown, small brown head dissipates in about a minute. Smells roasty with sweet malt and stewed fruits. Cola and chocolate in the forefront, followed by grainy flavors, roasted nuts, coffee, an unappealing lactic sweetness, and ending on a buttery note (diacetyl?). Finishes with dark chocolate, fruit, almond, and a touch of copper. Altogether a pretty one-dimensional and average dark beer, okay but not memorable.

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