Mönchshof Schwarzbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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Reviews by DaveBlack:
3.68/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: Molasses colored beer, maybe a finger's width worth of slightly off-white head on top of the beer. The head dissipates quickly and leaves some light lacing.
S: Sweet caramel, toasted grains, molasses (maybe that just pops into my mind because that's how I described the color). A nice smelling beer.
T: Lots of flavor up front. Caramel, coffee, toasted malts, a little bit of a grainy taste. Sweetness gives way to a malt bitterness in the middle. The finish is a little weak. While there is a woody hop presence, there isn't enough to balance out the front end of the beer. That makes me want to keep drinking it constantly so the initial flavor doesn't fade out and leave me disappointed.
M: Moderate body, above-average carbonation.
O: A great tasting beer, but out of balance, which leaves me wishing for more hops. The roasty flavors are great, the malty goodness up front, the coffee, but I probably wouldn't get it again.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2012 21:08:01 | More by DaveBlack
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3.99/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a pokal glass.
A bit murky looking color and appearance, but a real nice mahogany and reddish colored body, with some nice rising faint bubbles. Head is easily three fingers tall, foamy, full of swiss cheese retention and coffee cocoa brown in color. A little bit of soapy lacing. Neat looker.
Real nice clean aroma. Light powdered cocoa, hints of light cream and drip poured diner coffee. Some fresh ripping grain to match. This is very solid.
Palate comes with a lighter body than I expected, but more than delivers on the taste. Light amounts of milk chocolate and wafer like crispy malts. Small hints of milk and coffee finish, with a hints of clove like aroma. Slightly fruity interestingly, with a dry aftertaste and grain aromas that really last.
Overall a real clean and refreshing Schwarzbier, good one to know about, but probably enjoy Kostritzer a bit more.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2014 19:56:35 | More by smakawhat
Mönchshof Schwarzbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.