Mönchshof Original - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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Reviews by stoutman:
3.83/5 rDev +12%
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.
06-12-2009 01:11:07 | More by stoutman
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3.88/5 rDev +13.5%
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.
05-02-2004 19:31:45 | More by Globetrotter
3.73/5 rDev +9.1%
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.
04-08-2007 18:45:54 | More by Absumaster
3.1/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
10-14-2007 15:52:58 | More by TheSarge
3.53/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
10-25-2008 21:12:56 | More by WHROO
3.5/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
12-24-2011 19:56:55 | More by Paincane
3.98/5 rDev +16.4%
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.
03-28-2010 11:10:08 | More by soju6
3.85/5 rDev +12.6%
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.
11-01-2011 20:31:48 | More by atis
2.28/5 rDev -33.3%
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.
10-12-2005 16:04:42 | More by tesguino
3.23/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
12-09-2011 02:11:34 | More by coy
4.18/5 rDev +22.2%
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.
07-07-2010 23:30:04 | More by treque
United Kingdom (England)
3.78/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
11-19-2012 12:12:09 | More by jonb5
3.03/5 rDev -11.4%
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!
09-13-2009 12:45:19 | More by koolk
United Kingdom (England)
3.05/5 rDev -10.8%
This is my first beer review so please don't expect too much. I don't consider myself an expert who can detect notes of this and hints of that. I just know I like and what mings! Anyway here we go...
Appearance: This beer comes in a good chunky swing top 500ml bottle with an attractive colourful label. The pour is good as well and leaves a thick head with below it the beer itself with a clear pale gole colour. Plenty of fizz is evident. As the drink goes down the head holds very well.
Smell: The smell is quite subtle really, all I could make out was hops, pleasant but nothing special
Taste: Once you manage to get through the head and have wiped your nose clean, there is not really a lot to say about this beer. It tasted fine, that's it.
Mouthfeel: My first impression on this was that I could tell it was a beer I was drinking. It was sharp. The carbonation I have already mentioned could be clearly felt as the bubble washed against my teeth. Towards the bottom of the glass however it started to cloy slightly and I was glad to finish it.
Drinkability: OK. All in all this is a pleasant enough beer without being anything special. The sheer fizz would probably cause bloating and serious belching in a session. I wouldn't run back but nor would I avoid it in the future.
04-25-2005 21:47:32 | More by richdebs
3.5/5 rDev +2.3%
Hmmm this is not as good as their Schwarzbier but it ticks all the boxes of a decent pils.
The taste is dominated by clean hoppiness and not that much eslse. Light body and medium carbonation makes this a very refreshing and drinkable summer beer. May have this again.
08-08-2010 18:59:11 | More by DerBayer
Mönchshof Original from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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