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Mönchshof Schwarzbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

587 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 63
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-19-2002

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Schwarzbier pours a very dark almost black color with a nice large lacing head. There is a rich smokey malt aroma with small hints of chocolate. The taste has a very rich thick and creamy malt flavor, good peated flavors. The body is rather watery, but still some nice flavors. Overall a very flavorful beer, the only knock is the watery body.

Photo of Vengeance526
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color with a rich tan head that holds up very well and leaves a lot of lacing behind.

Smells of roasted malt with a touch of chocolate.

Taste is mostly similar to the smell with a distinct roasty profile with notes of chocolate and caramel. The taste is a little watered down and not as strong and lively as the aroma.

Medium bodied with a fairly smooth mouthfeel but feels a little watered down. Overall pretty solid, worth a try and an easy drinker.

Photo of LordChesterfield
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer poured almost like a dry stout, but without the nitro bolstered head. The taste is initially of a very light porter and with a clean aftertaste that becomes a fruit sensation on the palate. The hop/malt balance is the real achievement here and it really contributes to the supreme drinkability. It's just right. In other words- the mixture of great roasted malt characteristics of a porter with the clean zesty taste of a lager with an absolutely astounding hops balance. The smell upon opening the bottle is not an effective contrival of the taste that this beer is hiding as it only gives you an idea of the rooted flavor that is to be unleashed, the supreme balance and sublime flavor. Great bier. Recommend. I'm drunk.

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very good black beer, yes lots of dark malt and roast.No coffee nor chocolate, just balanced. Well carbonated, a good scattering of lace. Easy drinking mid mouthfeel, very drinkable. On the sweet side though dry finish and a bit peppery. Good brewery.Liked it.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of fattyre
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear dark reddish brown with a moderate rocky tan head. The mouthfeel is thin-firm. The smelll is rich roasted malt. The taste is very mild roasted malt with dry hoppy bitter finish. This is a drinkable, mild malty beer that is pretty enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of MRsojourner
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of DaveJanssen
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Rick778
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

50 cl tap pour into a brand correct mug

A: Deep black with only the slightest tones of red around the edges. No head poured, but could be bartender error. No lace.

S: Big malt with a little alcohol. I enjoyed this in a cigar bar so some of the nuance may not have made it through the smell.

T: A little bland overall. Well rounded malt flavors give the impressions of smoke and umami.

M: Med carb, full body.

D: Extremely drinkable. Won't tire the palate. A good example of the style.

Photo of cuy50
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TheTrevor
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured a fairly dark brown with some ruby highlights and a light brown head. The smell is mostly toasted malts with a bit of vanilla character. The taste starts off with some toasted caramel malts that gives way to some subtle hops. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with a moderate amount of carbonation, and the beer is very drinkable. A good version of a somewhat rare style, a great one for people who are interested in Schwarzbiers to try.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Mönchshof Schwarzbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.