Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2001
I think this was my first experience with a rauchbier, although I had no idea when I opened it. I didn’t think i would like rauchbiers but this was great. Nice pleasant smokey taste that complements the beer beautifully. 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. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Dark brown appearance with a red edge. Coffee in the aroma and the taste. Some sweetness from the roasted malts, but not cloying. Nicely carbonated, giving it a medium-bodied flavor. Smooth, slightly smokey finish. Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 20, 2004
Dark roast, you can feel nice depth behind it. Masters job, simple nose, but how was it done. That woody, roasted malt, and iron earthy finish. While you drink you will notice second malt tone, lighter and sweeter. Warm alcohol, pleasant sipper. grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2004
very roasted beer. Pours black as night, with not too giant a head. smells like burnt wood, cracked pepper, and aniseed. It’s like your chewing on deep roasted grain. Good brew. Aftertaste is round and satisfying. I could drink a couple.
rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2005
Dark blackish hue, with an elusive foam, burnt toast, roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, coffee, burnt grains aromas follow through a medium-bodied palate, with dark coffee, roasted coffee grains, hint of cacao saying hello!, within a discreet bitterness finish, coming from his roasted malt. only my nose had the chance to take a bath in this beer. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Dark color. Lacy and fluffy head. Nose of roasted coffee malt. Slightly tart backed up with lots of roasted maltiness. dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2005
You supposedly could take a bath in this beer. Seems like a waste of money. Good aroma (bittersweet chocolated), little head. A decent beer and certainly out of the ordinary. Apparently doesn’t pass the German Purity Law (or any of these Neuzellers). Cantabrian (1131) - 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. There’s no explanation on the label, but I do like the idea of bathing in it. It says it’s “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 there’s 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: it’s 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’ (Gandalf’s) rationale: this is exactly how it should be. Must be exhilarating. 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.