Mönchshof Schwarzbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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Reviews by tenesmus:
United Kingdom (England)
4.15/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Demi-litre bottle with flip top, goes off with quite a snap when opened.
Pours out a mahogany red appearance with effervescent dense light tan head foaming over, nice lacing down the glass.
A whiff of toasty barley, chocolate and coffee on the nose, a touch of grassy hops.
Taste is more impressive, bitter cocoa, roasted coffee, walnut and dark fruits, cherry and prune, some hints of tobacco, a little smokiness. There is a pleasing sweetness and some hop structure in the background as well as a vegetal undertone. A lingering bitter aftertaste.
Very nice beer to sample, super smooth on the tongue, a light carbonation provides lift, the experience is cleansing and very accomplished.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2012 19:35:33 | More by tenesmus
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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.