Klosterbräu Schwärzla | Brauerei-Gaststätte Klosterbräu

Klosterbräu SchwärzlaKlosterbräu Schwärzla
BA SCORE
4.01/5
40 Ratings
Klosterbräu SchwärzlaKlosterbräu Schwärzla
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei-Gaststätte Klosterbräu
Germany
klosterbraeu.de

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ein Bier mit schöner dunkelbrauner Farbe. Leichtmalzaromatisch und milder, weicher, süffiger Geschmack. Sehr gute Schaum- bildung.

Added by UncleJimbo on 10-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,886
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
40
pDev:
9.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of alalvarez75
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Bierteck in Bamberg, DE. Exact price unknown but only a couple of Euros.
0.5 Liter flip-top bottle stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Dated 11.01.18.
Aroma – very distinct toasted malt. Lasts the entire beer.
Head – large (Maximum 5.3 cm, aggressive pour), light tan, low density, short retention time, diminishing to an irregular three to six mm ring and a rocky partial layer.
Lacing – poor. Just a few tiny islands.
Body – dark brown, clear.
Flavor – very toasted malt forward, just a touch of bitterness. No discreet hops flavor or aroma. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – medium, approaching creamy, soft carbonation.

An excellent beer! This is one of my suitcase beers which traveled from Bamberg to Nurnberg to Frankfurt to Toronto to home. Somehow I didn’t make it to Klosterbrau on my recent trip to Bamberg which was definitely my loss. Next trip I’ll split between Klosterbrau and Schlenkerla.

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 5, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.5.

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Photo of herrburgess
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of seanyfo
4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half litre serving in a willibecher at Klosterbrau, Bamberg

Klosterbrau schwarzla

A- Stout black body with very light getting through showing some ruby highlights with excellent clarity. Off white head produces average retention and lacing.

S- Milk chocolate, treacle, sultana cake

T - Light smoke and dark chocolate with toasted malt coming through mellowing with a cake sweetness. Finish is clean with a lingering light hop note.

M - Medium carbonation and body

D - Extremely tasty with superb aroma. Enjoyed very much.

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Photo of Derek
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from the brewery, kept refridgerated, best before 27 04 06.

A: Black, pours a huge, creamy off-white (almost tan) head. Pour retention, but initially it leaves a little lace.

S: Malty (bread & nut), molases, a little mocha, hint of floral/grassy/spicy hop flavours (a light blend of continental, nobel hops?).

T: Only slightly bitter, with a little roasted/burnt malt. Quite malty, bread, molases, slight fruityness. Pleasant (but light) nobel hop flavours (a little grass & spice).

M: Moderate, malty body (surprising for its strength), moderate carbonation. Very smooth & pleasant.

D: Very drinkable.

There's so much good beer in Bamberg, but if you're ever there, do yourself a favour & give this one a try!

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Photo of Rihup
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sixpoint
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of crisis44
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of jmhart
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap from Klosterbrau in Bamberg.

Deep dark brown with a almond head that dissipates quickly without much residual.

Cinnamon and hints of cocoa with some floral hops on the nose.

Toasted nuts and caramel are the first things you taste, but the floral hops finish the beer out and linger in the mouth.

Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Bold enough to support the flavors and thick enough to linger. Not much bite

Highly drinkable. Full bodied with full flavor, but remarkably smooth and enjoyable.

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Photo of skypup
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased one bottle from Kaufmann in Bamberg.

.5L bottle served in a Schwarzbier glass.

A- Nearly black, dark brown hues in the light; three finger tan head, had to pour in two steps. decent retention and lots of lacing.

S- Roasted malts, nearly sweet toffee notes.

T- Roasted sweet malt, touches of coffee and bitter chocolate lingers on the tongue.

M- full bodied, medium cabonation.

D- This is a great beer. Retains my opinion as an excellent beer in the bottle and at the tap. Served with hard cheese and crackers made a great pairing.

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Photo of stevoj
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice fluffy foamy head into German lager glass. Head remained, leaving ample lacing on the glass. A deep, dark coffee brown, almost no light gets throughthis one. A hearty malty smell followed by some nice roast grain flavor, with no bite or bitterness on the tongue. Zehr lecker!

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had at the brewery. one of the best black laf=gers ive had

appearance: deep dark brown, lackig had retention

smell: bif coffee, dark, carmael, chocolate

taste: Coffee, carmelized malt, dark rich flavors, great, malt backbone

mouthfeel: medium bodied but heavy for style, good carbonation

drinkability: well balanced, equally drinkable lager.

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Photo of philipquarles
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

500ml swing-top BBE March 12 09 (seven months ago). Opens with a bang and pours dark brown/black with a large light beige head. Nice lacing. Smells of sweet roasty malt with some caramel. Light diacetyl and a bit of oxidation. These two come out even more in the flavor, but the nice roasty character that's supposed to be there is not lost. Sweet over all, with some chocolate notes. Very full, creamy body that's quite impressive for the ABV. This would be a very nice beer fresh, I'm sure, so I tried not to let the off-flavors affect the rating.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crnipeter
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml, BB reads 11. February 2011, into tulip.
Impenetrable to light yet clear, dark brown, nearly black body with garnet highlights, topped by medium, semi-stable tan head.Aroma is rich Munich-like malt, aromatic sweetness and dark chocolate from roasted malt. Clear malty flavor with some metallic oxidation, coffee and dark chocolate from roasted malt. The chocolaty sensation lasts into the finish while aftertaste is roast and hoppy bitterness. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation and smooth, creamy texture.
No burnt notes and clean lager character with complete absence of fruity esters.

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Photo of Domingo
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another unique tasting beer from Klosterbrau. Poured at their brewery/pub in 06/11.
A nearly black brown beer with a small but consistent amount of foam.
This is a schwarzbier with some definite roasty and sweet molasses notes going on, but it also has a whiff of smoke even though it doesn’t actually use any smoked malts (that I know). Little bits of chocolate and liquorice, pop up here and there, too. Like most other beers in town, they’re also not skimping on the hops. While clearly a lager, it reminds me a bit of the flavor profile for a strong sweet stout.
While other dark beers in town tend to lean more in the dunkel or some kind of hybrid direction, this one’s a real schwarzbier at heart. It's a fine one, too. That smokiness is a terrific addition to the roasty and sweet flavors.
Good stuff, and much like their Braunbier, a beer worth going back for in a town with a million options.
If you're only in Bamberg for a day, I'd put this on a list of beers you *have* to try along with Keeseman Herren Pils, Spezial Rauchbier, and Mahr's Ungespundetes.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5.2%ABV Flip-top, half-litre bottleBBD 19 Jan 2013: poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard @ home on 21 Nov 2012.

Large pop as I opened the bottle, the beer wanted to get out: the glass filled with tanned foam and only half the actual beer left the bottle before my glass almost overflowed with the huge head I'd produced.

Once everything had calmed down a bit I poured the remaining beer into my glass and had a good sniff: toasted/roasted bread/biscuity malt esters in the smell. The taste was also mostly of malts, I found some toffee flavours before stronger dark chocolate and mildly hoppy finish rounded off each sip.

This is one of the better brews I've had in this style: more depth of flavour and body strength from start to finish.

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Photo of bamberger603
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of nlriehl87
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of clarknova
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of pixieskid
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased at the brewery. This beer pours a dark brown with a nice, short lived head. A bit of toasted malt to the nose and mouth. Enjoyable. Decent flavor.

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Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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