Kyritzer Mord Und Totschlag | Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH

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Kyritzer Mord Und TotschlagKyritzer Mord Und Totschlag

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH

Style: German Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mord & Totschlag ("Murder and Manslaughter") was a legendary schwarz, or black beer, brewed for the knights of Kyritz an der Knatter as early the 17th century. Famous at such far-away places as Hamburg and Lubeck in those turbulent times, this rich, robust German dark specialty beer is now offered to the (presumably) more peace loving connoisseur.

Added by Smakawhat on 10-23-2013

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Smakawhat
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a pokal style glass.

Cake like, and very evenly forming tall and rich head. Light tan in color, with very fine bubbles easily reaching to a good growing three fingers, filling up like an almost dark Guinness. Deep dark reddish brown body c olor, with a superb dark ruby highlighted edge. Aggressive and unique looking brew, great stuff for the eyes to feast on.

The aroma comes out slightly sour grain like, but with touches of real dry char and ripping roasted barley. Real dry flavor sensing on the nose, with minimal chocolate tones and a much bigger grain like husk quality. Interesting not sure where this is going, doesn't quite hint infection or intended sourness but maybe?

Real interesting palate if very unexpected. No intended sourness, and not infected but a real unexpected flavor. Very dark rich mineral body and flavor, has touches of light coffee and sharp roast and grain. A faint hint of dark cocoa powder on the finish, even with matching bitterness but very subtle. Chewy yeast like profile interestingly, with this cake batter like lightness but with a dense taste.

Real neat schwarzbier, great stuff.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a fairly dark black, with a fluffy white head, and a good bit of lacing.

This smells like sweet creamy chocolate, fruity esters, and roasted malt.

This has a really surprising level of chocolatey goodness- it's nearly stoutlike in it's decadent. There's a slight hop character, but it's very subtle. There's a nice roasty character, and a fruity finish. This may just be the best schwarzbier I've ever had.

This is very creamy, with a light but substantial enough body, and a normal level of carbonation.

This was a really nice surprise- it's not often I have a beer that's completely off my radar and it's this good.

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Photo of Lembeh
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like any other scwarzbier in the glass, very cola like, dark in the core with red edges. Aroma is caramel, roasted malts, sweet coffee. Taste follows the nose but this is quite a refreshing beer. Very crisp on the taste with just the right amount of carbonation. Wish most American craft breweries were making this style. If they need to look for some inspiration look no further than Mort Und Totschlag.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear brown color with frothy beige head. Aroma has toasted malts, bread crust and some burnt sugar. Taste is sweet at first with crunchy bread crust notes but gets more bitter with earthy hop notes and toasted malt. Medium to light body and medium carbonation. Overall it's quite good and easy to drink for its ABV.

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Photo of Bogdawg
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobier10
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle, no date.

The beer pours very dark brown with ruby highlights. Despite how dark it is, you can see clarity around the edges when held up to the light. A frothy, tan head sits on top and is persistent throughout the duration of the beer.

Aroma is mostly milk chocolate and freshly roasted malt with hints of coffee and smoke. Freshly roasted malt dominates the flavor but never comes close to tasting burnt. Medium bodied and lightly bitter in the finish with a creamy texture feel to it.

One of the strongest schwarzbiers I've ever had in terms of alcohol strength and roasted malt character. This was downright delicious though and so easy to drink. This year is off to a good start beer-wise. Cheers!

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Photo of freewizard
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dewsby
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morebeergood
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drmeto
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

-pours the darkest of brown with only faint hues of light coming through and a big,foamy,beige head
-coffee,licorice,black bread,medicinal,nutty,woody,syrupy,cooked potatoes
-blueberries,licorice,black bread,spicy,nutty,syrupy
-light to medium body
-low to medium carbonation
-faint alcohol detectable
Very much a good Imperial Schwarzbier

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Photo of Kemper7
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and faint cola brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy tan head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark and roasted malts with lighter notes of brown sugar/molasses.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of dark and roasted malts with a light to moderate amount of brown sugar/molasses. There are light flavors of chocolate and a hint of licorice/anise. Moderate amounts of roasty bitterness in the finish which lingers for quite a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Very enjoyable and quite rich for the style - I notice some aspects of baltic porter present in the flavors and aromas as well. Easy to drink and definitely worth grabbing if you enjoy a dark lager.

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Photo of wattersmike90
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TH28
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. No production date visible. Appearance: Jet black with a touch of deep ruby under light and clear. Thick khaki foam head with scent lacing. Aroma: Fresh coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Taste: Light roasted malt with a touch of sweet chocolate, with moderate bitterness accentuated by the roasted malt. Mouthfeel: Light body with some slickness on the tongue, moderate carbonation. Finish: lingering roasted malt with a touch of chocolate. Malt forward. Overall: Good schwarzbier. Roasted malt character is dominant but not overpowering, with a nice milk chocolate complement. Very drinkable considering the high roast character.

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Photo of fourstringer
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 0,5L capped bottle into a Brewers Art goblet. Moderate hand. No identifiable date. Cool label. Murder and Manslaughter! Und keine Angst!

A: Deep, dark amber-brown body. Opaque black in the glass. 1 finger of creamy, tan head. Ok retention. Light lacing.

S: Rich roasted malt with coffee, lesser chocolate notes. Earthy hops lurking in the background. Faint smoke. Molasses and toffee as it warms.

T: Full-bodied, roasted malts up front and throughout. Nuts, coffee, dark chocolate. The hops build slowly to bring about a mellow, chocolatey bitterness and slightly dry finish. Savory chocolate notes and a hint of smoke linger in the aftertaste. Alcohol presence is consistent 7% ABV.

M: Moderate to low carbonation with a medium to full body. Certainly more viscous than your typical Schwartzbier. A tad sticky on the lips as it goes, but smooth, creamy and satisfying on the palate.

O: Drinks more like a Doppelbock than your typical Schwartzbier, which usually has more of a lager feel to it. Regardless, this one's tasty. Wish I had more.


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Photo of kilo_005
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Half Litre on draught in a standard German beer glass. Note: had this in US not Germany.
A: very dark and a lot of head, similar to what you'd see in an English dark beer. Head lingers for a while.
S: I wish you could smell the hops a bit more. You mainly get mild black fruit and chocolate hints.
T: incredibly good. There's a lot of milky chocolate taste, with a perfect amount of bitterness and bite from the alcohol. It's hard to get the balance right on all these things and they did it.
M: you get this nice lingering bubbly feel on the tongue. And this is so tasty you want to keep going back for another sip.
O: this beer is great. To me it's very different than other Schwartzbiers, and seems more like an English style dark ale albeit with higher alcohol. But they really nailed the flavors and carbonation on this.

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Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of notchucknorris
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tilly
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opaque dark brown, almost black with a thick foamy 2" head.
Not much in the aroma department but mild malt, chocolate.
Tast is different. Great malt, grain, chocolate, molasses and a hint of smoke.
Nice mouth feel. Clean, crisp witha pleasant carbonation.
This is a truly a wonderful Shwarzbier. I think any stout or dark beer drinker would truly enjoy this beer

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Photo of Svingjo
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This pours a dark brown with a mousse like finger thick tan head that has a long retention. The nose leads with roasted malt, smoke, bread, molasses and coffee. The taste follows much of the same characteristics, but there is a finishing sweetness and slight alcohol burn. The mouthfeel is creamy and the carbonation is subdued.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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