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Mönchshof Schwarzbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

523 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 523
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 53
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-19-2002)
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cliff1066

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-10-2012 02:59:36 | More by cliff1066
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-30-2013 23:49:05 | More by Doppelbockulus
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-28-2013 14:58:38 | More by Seaba
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brinch

Denmark

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-18-2012 10:59:20 | More by brinch
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-18-2012 20:25:26 | More by theminutemen
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Deconstructionis

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark brown with robust, sudsy head which persists and coats the glass. The aroma is sweet and malty with a roasty and caramel tinge. The taste is malty and almost but not quite sweet with the balancing bitterness more from the darker roasted malts than any discernible hops. A slight hint of coffee and cocoa in the aftertate so it finishes clean. The carbonation is medium and it's deceptively light-bodied for a dark, flavorful beer. It's very drinkable and perfct for this time of year when the weather is begiining to warm but still cool.

I'm a fan of this style and this a very good schwartzbier.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2008 19:49:02 | More by Deconstructionis
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ninaturner

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

10-13-2013 23:34:32 | More by ninaturner
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-24-2013 16:47:08 | More by JohneHoodlum
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-18-2013 20:42:42 | More by Rhettroactive
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superdedooperboy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served up at the Augsburg Haus in Augusta, GA.

Poured from a 500ml swing-top bottle into a Weizen glass.

Pours very dark, though not quite Schwarz in color, with deep ruby highlights showing through when held to the light. A large off-white head rises to a mountainous peak and falls slowly, leaving thick rings of lace behind.

A wonderfully delicious roasty, toasty, chocolaty aroma wafts into the nose.

Medium-bodied, this one caresses the mouth with its incredibly rich smoothness and light carbonation. Roasted and chocolate malt flavors perfectly complement the roundness of mouthfeel, being balanced by just a hint of hops in the middle and falling down smooth with a slight roasted bitterness.

Oh, what a quaffer. This brew goes down smoothly, easily, and delightfully. Light in alcohol, this makes the perfect session beer, with enough flavor and feel to keep you wanting more. A superb example of a decidedly difficult-to-find style.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 16:25:44 | More by superdedooperboy
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tawny brown with mahogany tones and a low creamy tan head whcih leaves light bits of lace. Light sweet, roasty, and hoppy aroma. Rich roasty malt flavor balanced nicely by classic european noble hops. Light bitter chocolate finish and lingering aftertaste. Light-medium bodied with a light dry finish.

Per M.J. - B.C. book: Color 55 EBC, 12.5 Plato, 1050 O.G., 26 IBU.

(16.9 oz Swingtop)

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2003 14:15:45 | More by RBorsato
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krome

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-20-2014 22:36:04 | More by krome
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kraypd

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Flip-top bottle poured into a glass in Germany.

A – Pours nice with deep black color with a strong off-white head. The retention is good with nice lacing.

S - A nice roast aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee.

T – Very balanced taste with roast malt, chocolate, coffee flavoring. Residual sweetness adds a very slight fruity flavor which is balanced well against the roasted flavor.

M - Medium body with medium to high carbonation.

O – This beer was a nice surprise to me. Definitely one of the best Schwartzbiers that I have been able to try. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 20:00:59 | More by kraypd
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jgunther71

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-01-2014 00:37:17 | More by jgunther71
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-03-2014 00:34:17 | More by Zachtheporter
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tbeer40

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-03-2012 17:49:28 | More by tbeer40
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-17-2013 15:10:56 | More by brez8791
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nlriehl87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-17-2012 22:49:40 | More by nlriehl87
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coolandy007

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-06-2013 10:53:47 | More by coolandy007
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dcf5ve

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-25-2014 19:04:50 | More by dcf5ve
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-23-2013 13:13:10 | More by kvnstfrd
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-09-2012 20:37:45 | More by PEIhop
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OhioBeerMan45

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-20-2011 00:54:15 | More by OhioBeerMan45
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-04-2011 14:55:58 | More by deapokid
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bboven

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, dark brown body with ruby highlights and a great head and lacing.

Strong roast, caramel, chocolate, and molasses in the aroma.

Very sweet taste with caramel and butterscotch throughout.

Smooth, mellow carbonation.

This is a hell of a beer. I will definitely be seeking it out in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2008 01:47:38 | More by bboven
Mönchshof Schwarzbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.