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Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2012, 10:30:54 AM »
It's fermented with WY2124 bohemian lager yeast at ale temps...it's clean and slightly roasty tasting.
I always wanted to know how fruity 2124 would get when fermented at Ale temp (65F).
It works pretty well at ale temps, I tried a clone recipe for 1554 once, turned out pretty alright.
I agree.  I use this yeast at 55-62°F a couple times a year and it works well a little warm.  I've never compared it directly side-by-side, but I'd say it stays as clean or cleaner than the Chico yeast.  Any added flavors it makes at those temperatures are quite mild and pleasant.

Edit:  Oh yeah, Schwarzbier is one of my favorite styles.
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Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2012, 04:30:46 PM »
Kostritzer is the best! Love schwarzbier.
I thought the best was this beer:
http://www.lazymonkbrewing.com/beers/beer-1/

(Self promotion again  ;D)

Man! If we can't try it, how can we recommend it? Get some distribution outside of WI :D

On a more serious note, I look forward to trying your beer when I go through WI next.

I grab a growler or two every time we pass through Eau Claire.  Good stuff.
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Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2012, 07:02:59 PM »
Have you guys ever had a chance to try the Monchshof Schwarzbier? IMO way better that Kostritzer or Xingu.
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Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2012, 09:38:22 PM »
Have you guys ever had a chance to try the Monchshof Schwarzbier? IMO way better that Kostritzer or Xingu.

I really like Monchshof and will never turn down a Kostritzer. Have yet to try Xingu.
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Re: Schwarzbier - love it - how did I miss this style for this long?
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2012, 03:46:06 AM »
Mönchshof is delicious, especially when you can get it relatively fresh and on tap.  I also like Krusovice.  It is less complex than Mönchshof, but it is usually available for a pretty reasonable $2.50/500 mL bottle.

My favorite used to be Kreutzberg, which was rated the best beer in the world by Playboy about 25 years ago. Now, it has been too many years since I've been to the monastery and I'm not sure they make their Schwarzbier any longer.