Matsons Black | Matson's Brewery

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Matson's Brewery
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by chinchill on 01-20-2014

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by chinchill:
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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.

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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)

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