Klosterbräu Schwärzla - Brauerei-Gaststätte Klosterbräu
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4.1/5 rDev +2.2%
500ml swing-top BBE March 12 09 (seven months ago). Opens with a bang and pours dark brown/black with a large light beige head. Nice lacing. Smells of sweet roasty malt with some caramel. Light diacetyl and a bit of oxidation. These two come out even more in the flavor, but the nice roasty character that's supposed to be there is not lost. Sweet over all, with some chocolate notes. Very full, creamy body that's quite impressive for the ABV. This would be a very nice beer fresh, I'm sure, so I tried not to let the off-flavors affect the rating.
11-06-2009 00:09:44 | More by philipquarles
3.83/5 rDev -4.5%
A- Nearly pitch black; thick off-white head.
S- Hints of smoke and coffee; just a slight herbal spiciness.
T- A roasty, malty bitterness up front with a slight sweet tang. The roast flavors give way to a hop bitterness in the finish with virtually no malt backbone in between. Hints of licorice and coffee give this nice complexity for a lager.
M- A little fuller than your typical Schwarzbier.
D- It drinks like a big beer, much more so than it's 4.9% ABV would lend you to expect.
Overall: This is a very flavorful Schwarzbier. My personal criticisms are that I would like it to have a little more malt in the middle while toning down the roast malts just a little. Still, not a bad beer by any means.
11-15-2007 21:26:46 | More by Windigstadt
British Columbia (Canada)
4.38/5 rDev +9.2%
Purchased from the brewery, kept refridgerated, best before 27 04 06.
A: Black, pours a huge, creamy off-white (almost tan) head. Pour retention, but initially it leaves a little lace.
S: Malty (bread & nut), molases, a little mocha, hint of floral/grassy/spicy hop flavours (a light blend of continental, nobel hops?).
T: Only slightly bitter, with a little roasted/burnt malt. Quite malty, bread, molases, slight fruityness. Pleasant (but light) nobel hop flavours (a little grass & spice).
M: Moderate, malty body (surprising for its strength), moderate carbonation. Very smooth & pleasant.
D: Very drinkable.
There's so much good beer in Bamberg, but if you're ever there, do yourself a favour & give this one a try!
06-01-2006 00:50:49 | More by Derek
3.88/5 rDev -3.2%
This beer poured a very, very dark brown (almost black) color, with reddish highlights near the edges. The foam was creamy and light brown in color and settled slowly while clinging to the glass. The smell was sweet malt with notes of caramel. The taste was malty and not sweet with low hoppiness, though the hops did come out a bit in the finish. The mouthfeel was dry with medium-full body and strong carbonation, and it was relatively clean overall. This was a good dunkel bier.
03-20-2006 06:51:51 | More by UncleJimbo
3.95/5 rDev -1.5%
Best before 27-04-05. Poors out good with not too much head but whats there stays quiet good. Color of foam is yellowish and beercolor is almost black.Nose is malty; lots of roast and also some cara and probably munichmalts there. Just litle and decent yeastaromecomplet the smell. Taste is like a schwarzbier should taste; burnt, sweetmalty and litle metallic. Nice combination and aftertaste is just a hop and roast thing. Also well balanced. Mouthfeel is impressive for a just 4.9 %ABV beer and the drinkability of that beer is cause of the low alcohol also good. Great beer but could have just a litle more alcohol in my vieuw.
02-16-2005 16:13:47 | More by paterlodie
3.9/5 rDev -2.7%
Enjoyed a glass of this vom Fass at the Klosterbräu Gaststätte in Bamberg. It is a deep, dark brown color, clear yet still opaque. Some glimmers of mahogany and garnet shine through. Head starts at 2" of mocha-colored whipped topping but fades to a fine layer, with decent lacing. Nose is roasty and coffee-ish, though mild. Body is medium, and even a touch chewy. But it does have an above-average carbonation level, producing a prickly/bubbly feel on the tongue. Lots of roasty, dark malts are present in the flavor profile; chocolate and coffee notes abound. It is almost stout-like in flavor. Let it warm and the bitter finish at the outset fades into a pleasant, slightly hoppy ending. Good stuff!! Prosit!!
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4
10-06-2003 22:42:05 | More by Bierman9
Klosterbräu Schwärzla from Brauerei-Gaststätte Klosterbräu
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.