Mönchshof Schwarzbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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Reviews by ajayma:
4.13/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Deep mahogany in color. Head is whippy and rocky, and fades from a redish foam to chalk-white at the top. Head fades but leaves a sticky lacing with each gulp.
Toasty malt, maybe a faint whiff of molasses.
Medium-light in body, very smooth down the hatch. Tame, tiny carbonation.
Begins and ends with a firmly toasted maltiness and a gently roasted bitterness. If there are hops they don't make themselves apparent--it's all about malt here. Finish is fairly dry and reminiscent of lightly roasted coffee.
Flavorful but not filling. I'd love some smoked fish to go with this. Or perhaps lasagna, with that meaty sauce and those charred bits of crust...
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2009 09:25:44 | More by ajayma
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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 531 ratings.