Mönchshof Schwarzbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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Reviews by falloutsnow:
4.1/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Poured a bit vigorously from a swingtop bottle into a pint glass, which produced a 2cm, off-white head that quickly collapsed into a think coating of bubbles along the top of the beer. Would have liked the head to stay around a bit longer, but there's excellent lacing along sides of the glass: a full spectrum of streaks and rings. The body is a transparent brownish-amber with some hard to detect (against the darkness of the brew) carbonation.
S: When cold, the beer has a faint smell of toasted malt. The treat comes when the beverage warms, however, for then pleasant toasted malt combines with hints of sugared honey to produce a very inviting scent.
T: Toasty grains, a bit of caramel, some nuttiness, at times I want to say that I taste cherry preserves, and all ending with traces of fruity hops. Some general bitterness and coffee sourness occur in the middle and remains with the aftertaste, which I find enjoyable.
M: Medium to medium-light in body, similar to a thicker lager. Carbonation is moderate: stronger on the front of the tongue than in the rear, which leaves the experience crisp and refreshing. Dry finish from the hops.
D: Excellent warming effects in the nose, hearty malt taste (which is good), and a sound mouthfeel all make this very enjoyable, completely drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2006 04:15:08 | More by falloutsnow
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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 522 ratings.