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Mönchshof Bockbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Mönchshof BockbierMönchshof Bockbier

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-05-2003)
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Reviews by Zimbo:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This girl gives a good and easy three inch slab of head. Underneath the beer is medium darkish copper with some reeasonable beading.
To taste there is fruit, candy sugar, some yeastiness with notes of toffee which are sharpish and lead to an edgy almost metallic end. There is just a flake of chewiness to the body which promises to deliver sticky sappiness which appeals to the palate.

There's alot going on here but it ends up being a cacophony of many flavours which just doesn't bring much harmony or joy.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 20:04:42 | More by Zimbo
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-25-2014 11:50:22 | More by patre_tim
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-22-2014 21:03:14 | More by samEBC
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

04-14-2014 21:11:15 | More by saintjulien
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

04-11-2014 18:09:36 | More by Lgarciaosuna
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-05-2013 02:15:06 | More by herrburgess
Photo of StJamesGate

New York

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber tan with streamers and a big pile of craggy eggshell foam.
Light sour toffee and flinty grain nose.
Brown baguette, caramel apple, and salted peanuts with a light noble buzz.
Toast and dried apricot finish and drying cut hay linger.
Light with only thoughts of medium, crisp, slight warmth.

On the dry, hoppy side of bocks, and I'm not complaining. Sweetness is restrained in favor of nutty, toasty, salty malts. Soft fizz, super clean finish and at this strength the ABV is still somehow not overplayed. Yum!

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 11:30:10 | More by StJamesGate
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-26-2013 14:14:42 | More by videofrog
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Clear copper body with a big, cream colored head, long lasting

Aroma: Malty sweet; caramel; dried fruit

Taste: Smooth; juicy malt; sweet on start; slightly bitter mid and finish; a little too syrupy

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 21:43:20 | More by IchLiebeBier
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-23-2013 02:43:45 | More by KingSlayer
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-22-2013 18:44:43 | More by Ciocanelu
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3/5  rDev -20%

02-22-2013 10:22:04 | More by BILF
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-02-2013 00:26:19 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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3/5  rDev -20%

10-09-2012 19:17:02 | More by Damburger
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-21-2012 17:30:16 | More by Florya
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-11-2012 20:37:06 | More by pappetros
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3/5  rDev -20%

04-02-2012 14:59:11 | More by kurgan3
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-06-2012 08:31:02 | More by javiernano
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-18-2012 10:43:04 | More by phaedrusovchaos
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-30-2011 20:43:58 | More by cdwil
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-06-2011 18:41:58 | More by Rochefort10nh
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the better German 'normal' beers. In fact almost all beers in Germany are normal, only a few are mindblowing.

This was a pleasant exeption in the beermass. Bottle best before december 2012.

Poured in my Struise glass as always this beer looks like tea, a nice brown colour. Thick head, five fingers. Some carbonation but not much, a pity.

Decent smell of malt and some light citrus notes. The foam sticks nicely in the glass.

Sweeter taste than for a normal German beer with some bock feeling at the end. Not bad, try it when you see it.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 12:49:29 | More by Brabander
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3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper in color, clear with orange highlights. Head is whitish tan, pops up nicely but has no stick or legs.

Aroma is fairly strong, not bad, with a good dose of fruits, a hint of herbal hops, earthy malts, and a little boozy apple.

The flavor is alas a bit too light to be a strong contender in the bock category. Fruitiness is there, both ripe and overripe. Good balance of sweet and sour there. Toasted malt stays out of the way, but comes up short in the backbone. Finishes nutty with a hint of carbonation and alcohol.

Drinkable, but the sour fruit finish might annoy some and the body is a little too light to be considered a standard. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 02:27:05 | More by BretSikkink
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml swingtop bottle served into a Guinness brewhouse series true imperial pint glass in Belfort, France. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger head of fair cream, good thickness, and good retention. A light copper colour. Semitransparent.

Sm: Cream, musty hops.

T: Nutty hops, amber hops, and nice cream on the finish. The climax is a nice culmination, but the hops are meshed not layered. Nice complexity, but certainly still far from unique. Caramelized malt and barley foundation. Built and balanced well.

Mf: Nicely coarse, but wet enough to stay refreshing. Complements the flavours of the body, but is far from a perfect match.

Dr: Very drinkable, especially for the ABV. Well priced in Germany. A great beer all around.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 20:17:11 | More by kojevergas
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3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

.5L swing-top, best before 11/3/11.

Pours a lovely ruby-amber hue, with a decent bubbly head. Lacing is good, retention is average.

The aroma is rich and bready with subtle notes of raisin and fig.

The flavor is satisfying. Plenty of malt to go around, though not too sweet. Toasty, caramel-like aftertaste. Only problem is the alcohol is detectable in flavor. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, and the carbonation is soda-like and not convincing.

Nicely balanced Bock here. Doesn't make me want to go out and grab a case, but it's tasty and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 20:41:15 | More by dasenebler
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Mönchshof Bockbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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