Klosterbräu Schwärzla

dark beer in glass
Klosterbräu Schwärzla

Brewery: Klosterbräu
Town:
Bamberg
Style: Schwarzbier

Color:
black, garnet highlights
Head:
tan, dense, creamy
Nose:
roast malt, dark chocolate, coffee
Body:
full
Palate:
roast malt, underlying hops for good bitterness
Finish: clean, dry, bittersweet

Served: on tap at the brewery

Impression: This is one of the beers I looked forward to trying when I first went to Bamberg and I generally try to have one if in town during the cooler months. It’s one of the most different of all the beers in town and if you’re a fan of a very dark beers, this is one you have to try. It’s a roasty treat and though technically a Schwarzbier, it has some stout-like elements, including a full creamy body.  According to their website, it’s been brewed for nearly 500 years so perhaps as much their own beer style as any brewery can claim. The finish is clean and invites you to have another.

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