Kyritzer Mord Und Totschlag | Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH

Kyritzer Mord Und TotschlagKyritzer Mord Und Totschlag
BA SCORE
89.5%
Liked This Beer
4.04 w/ 57 ratings
Kyritzer Mord Und TotschlagKyritzer Mord Und Totschlag
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH
Germany
klosterbrauerei.com

Style: 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 imbibehour on 10-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,416
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
57
Liked:
51
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
6.68%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of Lembeh
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
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 -9.7%
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 +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobob10
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
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 +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dewsby
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of morebeergood
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drmeto
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of Kemper7
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TH28
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
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 +3.7%
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.

Prost!

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Photo of kilo_005
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
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 -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of notchucknorris
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tilly
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
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%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BastardFromABasket
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's been awhile since I have had a German black lager nice to see this in the beer aisle today.Pours a deep cola color with some ruby highlights when held to the light,a large fluffy tanMildly roasted grain,chocolate,and brown sugar in the nose although not overly sweet smelling. crown atop.This beer does not seem nearly as big as it is,flavors of molasses and lightly roasted nuts,a metallic tinge in there as well,as I drink more chocolate comes into play more.Man it slides down easy,a killer schwarzbier.

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Kyritzer Mord Und Totschlag from Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH
Beer rating: 89.5% out of 100 with 57 ratings
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