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Monteith's Black - Monteith's Brewing Co.

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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Monteith's Brewing Co. visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2002)
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Reviews by PolarBear3:
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3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Poured a deep black colour with one fingered beige head that retained fairly well

S - Roasted chocolate and coffee malts although not that pronounced.

T - Strong coffee, chocolate biscuit with a hint of caramel with a slight bitter or metallic finish.

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation

O - Not a bad beer but lacks a little in complexity to really make you wanting more. A little disappointing in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 09:00:44 | More by PolarBear3
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint at the brewpub in Greymouth 11/3/14 from notes

A dark cola liquid with a dense finger of foam that's gone in a flash but even after it falls the thin film leaves continuous lace deep down the glass

S a little sweet with a hint of peat smoke, milk chocolate and coffee come out a little but it smells pretty tame but then again it was served ice cold

T mimics the smell without the peat but still a little smoky, simple brew for sure, decent but needs a little something

M lighter side of medium, soft carbonation, creams up after a few seconds, a little charred wood and chocolate linger

O OK stuff, pretty basic but drinkable, not going to be blown away but no reason not to try it ect..ect..ect...

the ice cold serving temp probably doesn't help its cause. just another brew that I won't remember down the road.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2014 01:03:10 | More by wordemupg
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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.

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A: Pours a deep mahogany color with anicetanhead that fades to web like lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, bit of grain and a hint of chocolate in the background.

T: Taste of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness, dark fruit, with a trace of chocolate and coffee. Nice bitterness and the finish is quite clean.

F: Moderate body and smooth. Nie balance.

O: Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.

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2.2/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Brown-black body with a tall, but thin, tan coloured head. Leaves a small amount of lacing down the glass.

Aroma: Black american-style coffee (not espresso), roast grains, and a little bit of 'dry' sweetness.

Taste: Quite bitter and burnt flavours at the front, with some smoother (but not smooth enough) caramelised malt following. Finishes with a slightly mettalic ash taste that is quite unpleasant. A bit flat and thin. I can tell that it definitely is not a stout!

Mouthfeel: Quite dry, with medium carbonation. Quite a light body, but too harsh and astringent to be enjoyable.

Overall: No thanks. I didn't enjoy this at all, but am not sure if it is the beer or just the style, as I haven't had another Schwarzbier before. I think I can understand what it is trying to achieve, so I will try to find a better example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

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Monteith's Black from Monteith's Brewing Co.
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