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Mönchshof Original - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 06-30-2003)
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Reviews by stoutman:
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3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light clear golden pour, a large frothy head, good carbonation,malty hop grain flavour, some crispness aroma of floral hops and honey, pale malts, with a subtle yeastiness. A mild bitter but good hop taste at the finish. Has many characteristics like some Czech brew, this would be a nice session beer.

stoutman, Jun 12, 2009
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Ciocanelu, Nov 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

pastramionrye7, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

DOCRW, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of shamrok
3/5  rDev -13.5%

shamrok, Jun 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

kurgan3, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Globetrotter
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Comes in a tall brown half liter bottle with a swing top and a multicolored label featuring a pretty happy monk admiring a full beer stein. Purity law applies. Best before 8/21/04, I opened it on 4/28/04.

Pours clear straw gold under a 1.5 finger white head that settles quite quickly, but the collar leaves outstanding lace. The nose is full of fresh flowery hops. The mouth is light and prickly. The taste opens with some mild malt camoflage, but this is all about crisp, slightly metallic hops. The bitter bite lingers well through the finish and into the aftertaste, with some barley returning late. This is a good drinking beer.

Globetrotter, May 02, 2004
Photo of Absumaster
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a fliptop bottle and a cheap looking label. It pours a bright golden beer with a creamy mousse head.

Smell is malty and has some sulfur notes and has some straw and a light husk smell. It smells pretty full bodied and strong.

Taste leans heavily on the malt, again the sulfur notes and a nice bitterness, which is pretty clean, just a little earthy and 'noble'. A good beer but nothing earth shattering, just well done.

Absumaster, Apr 08, 2007
Photo of Kitsune
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Kitsune, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of nmoeschler
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

nmoeschler, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of TheSarge
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kulmbacher's Moenchshof pours nicely to produce a thick amount of head. The body is kristall klar and is light gold in color.

The fragrances I detect are a bitter spiciness and lemony hops.

This tastes a little watered down. There is a grainy huskiness and herbal flavor, but is almost subdued by the watery feel.

This brew is okay, but nothing to rave over.

TheSarge, Oct 14, 2007
Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

AnitaBrewski, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of WHROO
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Swingtop Pint...

A: Golden Straw, clear, brilliant white fluffy head...with good lacing

S: Lemony citrus, floral, grassy.

T: Again citrus in flavour, a smigeon of sweet malts, with crisp bitterness to finish.

M: Light & sharp, very clean.

D: not overflowing with flavour, yet well balanced & did enjoy it. Not brilliant but enjoyable.

WHROO, Oct 25, 2008
Photo of patra7
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

patra7, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Paincane
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden yellow with white head when poured from flip-top bottle.
S: Grain, grass, and hop aromas produce a pleasant fresh nose.
T: Grainy, grassy and a sharp hop bitter finish.
M: Light-medium bodied with good carbonation.
O: Enjoyed this beer but will not need to revisit it. Good but not great.

Paincane, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of soju6
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Monschshof has a golden color, with a good head and light carbonation. The smell is of grains and is pleasant. The taste is crisp and refreshing, slightly bitter. It is smooth and clean. This is a very enjoyable beer and is great for session drinking.

soju6, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of atis
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear light yellow with huge creamy head, patchy lacing. Aroma is simple grainy malt, bits of floral hop aroma.

Taste is malt with pleasant, crisp zesty bitterness. Mouthfeel is light with rather high carbonation.

Overall, quite good Pils. Nothing too memorable, but nothing bad either.

atis, Nov 01, 2011
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2.28/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A german pilsener, good for mexican food, american food, serving in a pint glass, in general its apperance like a czech beer, but made in bohemia, smell in the average, taste is bad, mouthfeel and drinkability are acceptable, recommended for a common drinkers.

tesguino, Oct 12, 2005
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3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

50 cl bottle into a mug. Clear pale golden body, medium head, ok retention and lacing, nice bubbling. Subtle grassy hops and grainy malt in the smell. Pale malt with a note of apple in the background in the clean taste, finishing dry with a slight grassy hop bitterness. Medium-light body, high carbonation. Overall a decent german pils, nothing spectacular but a good, drinkable beer.

JTuomi, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of coy
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle, traveling does not help this beer.

appearance .- Light pale gold, almost no head disappears very fast.

smell .- Bready.

taste .- Bready, Bitter.

mouthfeel .- Light, refreshing.

overall .- Good for a hot day, not my favorite beer.

coy, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of treque
4.18/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hue leaning more to yellow than to orange, a creamy white head, with high retention and residual, very consistent carbonation made of very tiny bubbles.

Excellent malty aroma

Excellent pilsner taste, with ideal bitterness, sharp end without being extreme.

cooling and lightweight body makes it possible to drink large, without resentment.

treque, Jul 08, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

rredshift, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of jonb5
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden colour, clear, decent sized head which it held on to quite well. Aroma seemed to be Hallertau hop with notes of apple. Tasted slight clove and banana. Finish was grassy and malty, slight hop bitterness but not over done. Mouthfull was crisp, fairly well carbonated which gave it a slightly coarse edge. Decent character for a German Pils, won't blow anybody away but much bitter than big name brands.

jonb5, Nov 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

AlexAfonin, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of koolk
3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted in Frankfurt 09.

Pours a clean light golden colur with a firm white head that holds well.

Clean aromas with a slight herbal hop note. Some grainy malt and perhaps even a little lemon. Not much happening.

Palate falvours mimic the nose with some slight herbal hop notes and a mild maltiness. Very low flavour intensity.

Nice enough mouthfeel but very thin and watery towards the end.

Figure this is standard Germany swill Pils as it isn't very exciting. 1.50 EUR from the corner store though, so no complaints on value!

koolk, Sep 13, 2009
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Mönchshof Original from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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