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Mönchshof Schwarzbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

531 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 55
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-19-2002)
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Jsteez

China

4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a humpen German beer mug and a pint glass.

A-Deep black with some hints of deep red, but very black; nice tan and creamy 1 finger head; nice sticky lacing left on the glass and on the surface of the beer.

S-quite malty; semi-sweet chocolate; perhaps some ground coffee beans. Fresh.

T-Black licorice, semi-sweet chocolate, and black coffee. Hints of toffee. Very balanced. It was bitter-sweet and that's exactly the way I like them! The aftertaste had a mix of sweet choco, bitter choco from the hops, black licorice, slight alcohol; creamy and malty.

M-I have had several schwarzbiers that range from light, medium, and full bodied. This beer was medium to full bodied, but crisp and easy to drink. Could easily have a couple in one sitting. So creamy, smooth, and soft!

Overall, I recommend this to everyone. I felt like drinking another on my way home in the cab, but I didn't' have one to drink. It's quite a nice brew and it complements German schnitzel and kraut. It's one the best schwarzbiers I've had. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 02:49:28 | More by Jsteez
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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.

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Mönchshof Schwarzbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.