Klosterbräu Schwärzlabock

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Klosterbräu Schwärzlabock

Brewery: Klosterbräu
Town:
Bamberg
Style: Christmas
bock
Color:
black, garnet highlights
Head:
tan, dense, creamy
Nose:
malt, dried fruit, hint of hops
Body:
full-bodied, low carbonation
Palate:
rich malty flavor, dried fruit, hint of roast, hoppy
Finish: long, dry, bittersweet
Served:
on tap at the brewery

Impression: I waited many years to finally get this beer. I’ve been to Bamberg many times and even Klosterbräu plenty but this is one bock that is available only for a short time and isn’t really advertised. Needless to say, my expectations were sky high and uncharacteristically in such circumstances met. It came out looking like a stout but had so much more to it than that, full of dried fruit intermingled with ample hops. At 7%, it was all too easy to drink and its soft palate made it seem a lot more like a session beer.

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