Kirsch-Bier | Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH

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Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by francisweizen on 01-01-2004

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of bmaslakov
4.66/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I bought it at the local store and frankly wasn't expecting a lot from it – and the more pleasant surprise was waiting for me when I opened it! Poured into the glass the beer turned out to be of beautiful mahogany red color with crimson highlights. This is a fruit beer; it has cherry and elderberry juice in it, so the aroma is dominated by delicious cherry blossom with slightest hints of honey and fresh yeast. The taste is remarkable: fresh and fruity, it has a perfect balance between cherry and barley malt, with a bitter cherry stone finish. Possibly some additional carbonation would have suited it better.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimmyOne
4.8/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Fruity and lively on the palate. Fresh smell of Cherry which is appealing. Easy to drink. With golden brown head unusual for a fruity beer. Best I have had

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Photo of igl
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KStark
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcubz
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kiro
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iaido
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of TubaDan
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.04/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pours dark reddish brown. A tall and compact head, slightly pink in color sinks, leaving rich lacings.

S: Bready malt, not very sweet. Bitter hops and in the back (artificial) cherries and also some metallic notes. But the smell is mild. Honey.

T: Very sweet - like concentrated cherrie-lemonade. Artificial.

M: Aftertaste is short, body is medium and carbonation the same. But it leaves a sticky feel in the mouth.

O: Very artificial - like detergent or something.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.49/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500 ml bottle into Guinness pint glass in Berlin, Germany. Reviewed live.

A: Three finger dark red head of nice cream and thickness. Average (two minute) retention. Semi-transparent dark red colour.

Sm: Nothing at all. I apologize for me broken nose, but there's not even a cherry scent, as expected.

T: Cherry and other berry esters overpowering a weak barley body. Some souring hops. Not a true fruit beer in the lambic sense of expectations. Actually rather simple and bland. I wanted this to be better. It's balanced, but how difficult is it to balance two to three notes? Damnit!

Mf: Soft and smooth; wet and mildly delicate. It doesn't quite complement the notes in the body. I wish this fit the taste, but alas, it does not.

Dr: Fairly mild ABV, and a crap representation of the style, let alone cherry. The cherry note is rather artificial indeed, according to meself as well as me Berliner friend assesses. Low cost enough for getting banjaxed, but not a great beer. Try at thine own risk.

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Photo of TheGrunt
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful deep red colour resembling that of berry juice. Very mild sweet smell and taste is along with the smell: Sweet, fruity and very mild taste with almost zero hops. Also very little carbination and thus foam.

Very nice distinctive beer you can surely diffrentiate from other beers at the moment you taste it. I expected a little stronger taste, but it is still something I do not regret buying. Thumbs up!

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Photo of fear025
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma:Cherries and malt.

Appearance:Deep Red. The head is pink in color, with good retention.

Taste:Sweet cherries and sweet malt. Maraschino cherries, pomegranate. No hops at all. The fruit flavors linger pleasantly thru the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:Light to medium body. Light carbonation.

Drinkability:This is a great sweet cherry beer, not sour at all.

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Photo of crossovert
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one intrigued me at the store, a cherry beer coming from a monastery, interesting. 500ml bottle, no best by date. "The taste of paradise."

Pours into my tulip a nice fuchsia/magenta red/brown with a rose pink head that dissipates slowly leaving some lacing.

It smells like someone took grape nuts and threw some dark cherries in it. It isn't like the other fruit beers I have smelled, it has a bran scent with some lightly fruity cherries.

The flavor is on the other hand pure cherry. It is sweet like the New Glarus Belgian Red, in fact this tastes alot like it. That one tasted like cherry pie, this one tastes like a cherry/grape nut mixture.

An interesting brew coming out of Germany, like New Glarus, had they toned down the sweetness a bit, it would be pretty good. If you like WI Belgian Red, you will like this, though NG did a slightly better job.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought at a place a short walk away from KaDeWe is West Berlin.

Pours a dark, dark red with a nice white head. Okay lacings.

Smells quite sweet but there is definately some nice dark malt back there somewhere.

Whoa that's a sweet beer. It isn't an artificial sweetness like, say, a Chapeau, but it certainly does make you pucker a little bit. However, it just takes a few minutes to adjust your expectations and then you can get used to it. It's a bit of a shame because some nice malt is covered up by the cherries. Both are sweet and the malt gets canceled out.

Fine body, nice carbonation.

An interesting beer. Haven't had too many actual German fruit beers (as opposed to those nasty mixed drinks) and am glad I had the chance to give this a shot.

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Photo of paterlodie
2.56/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Best before 15-12-05. Nice redbrown and clear beer with slight head. Nose is very greenmalty, smells as in a maltery but next to the greenmalty nose a maltery that needs cleaning. Just not a fresh brew and probably over it's top. Next to malts also in nose something there from cherries. Taste is very sweet cherries and vlierbessen dominate and next to that some malts but again not of freshest. Strange and unbalanced mouthfeel and drinkable for some maybe but certainly not me.

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Photo of BeerBeing
4.42/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 0.5 liter brown glass Euro-generic bottle, gold and white on cherry red label

Appearance: deep burgundy and brown color, big reddish head, good lacing

Smell: STRONG cherry with light sourness

Taste: light body, light, but very pleasant mouthfeel, strong cherry taste, sweetness is much stronger thn sourness, some malt on background

Notes: I like it VERY MUCH, if available in US, could became my regular drink

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.12/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes in a tall brown bottle with a (cherry) red and gold label featuring a happy monk holding a mug of beer. The label proclaims: "fruity as paradise, good as heaven". They get around the purity law by calling this a "mixed drink," consisting of Bockbier (made, of course, in accordance with the law), cherry juice, another kind of juice (Holunder?) and sugar syrup. Best before 8/24/04, I opened it on 5/14/04.

Pours a slight cloudy light burgundy under a one finger reddish head that fizzles quickly to film but leaves some decent lace spotting on the glass. The nose is sweet soda pop cherry. The mouth is light and prickly, with lots of sugars. There's a very sweet cherry taste, not tart or sour, just fanta-like sweet. I detect very few beer characteristics, although the aftertaste coaxes out a hint of bready maltiness. Cherry overwhelms everything though, and it's watery cherry.

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Photo of erica
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer came back from Germany and got opened New Year's Eve. It was late in the evening (early in the morning?) but I do remember it well, which to me says it's not a bad beer. It was a dark reddish brown colour, and it smelled spicy with cherries and yeast in there. What can i say, I'm a sucker for sweet and fruity. It made me happy, I drank it, it was great. It wasn't something like Quelque Chose, not that much cherry, you could definitely taste the malt and yeast part of it a lot more than in a *fruit* beer. I can't think of a better way to describe it. Just that it's not an overpowering taste. Mouthfeel was good, maybe on the syrupy side, but not sickening. Drinkability is good because of the cherries not being 'in your face'. I would've had more if we had more than one bottle to share.. But I was glad for the experience.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew was a dark cherry red in colour with a nice off-white head of foam. The aromas were of a sweet ale base with cherries or cherry syrup added. The taste was very malty and quite sweet with a nice cherry sweetness in the background. The mouthfeel was quite thin and a bit syrupy and the drinkability was decent...nice.

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Kirsch-Bier from Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 22 ratings