Matsons Black | Matson's Brewery

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Matson's Brewery
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
matsonsbrewery.co.nz

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by chinchill on 01-20-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by chinchill:
Photo of chinchill
3.11/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

"made in the style of German Schwarzbier (black beer). Very dark brown to almost black in colour, it has a smooth roasted malt character with a hint of chocolate."

330ml bottle served in a glass at Town Ball near the brewery in Christchurch

Looks like, and seems to be a scharzbier.

Feel: Light body with high (too high) carbonation. A bit fizzy.

Aroma: weak; more hops than expected.

The flavor is weak but with a tad more hops than in a standard schwarzbier. Ignoring style, the balance is OK. Very mildly bitter aftertaste.

 546 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of alexwalters
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of chogm54
3.12/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into tulip

L - black, virtually nil head - more of an off white lacing.

S - strong whiff of dark fruit (plum, currants), burnt rather than smokey malts, hint of coffee

T - roasted to slightly burnt malts, cheap chocolate, some coffee and a hint of hoppy bitterness in the middle. A tad bland towards the finish

F - watery texture, light bodied, low carbonation

O - a bit bland for a schwarzbier - malt flavours not as pronouced as they should be, but it is a tad bit more hoppy than this style should be (whether thats your thing or not)

 565 characters

Matsons Black from Matson's Brewery
3.29 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!