Mönchshof Schwarzbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.15/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 16.9 oz flip top brown bottle with no freshness date to be found.
Appearance: Very good lacing effect on the glass most of the way down, dark brown colour with reddish hues.
Smell: Clean aroma with some soft sweetness and vague roasted malt.
Taste: Extremely smooth and the medium sized body lays it on as think as it can forming a viscous mouth feel. Mild roasted malt flavour varying from coffee to chicory to faint charcoal but with nothing going to the point of overboard or even astringent. Hops are mild with a balancing presence and nothing else to show. Maltiness drops a splash of sweetness but the beer ends up being relatively dry with highly toasted grain flavours in the end.
Notes: A rich dark lager that holds a great smoothness and drinkability. Roasted flavours are perched perfectly on the taste buds and add a light complexity to the palate.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2002 20:12:07 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
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.