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Mönchshof Schwarzbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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545 Ratings

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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 56
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website

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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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

AdrianMendez, Nov 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

cliff1066, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Doppelbockulus, Jul 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Seaba, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

brinch, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

theminutemen, May 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

Deconstructionis, Mar 28, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

ninaturner, Oct 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

JohneHoodlum, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Rhettroactive, Jan 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

superdedooperboy, Jan 30, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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)

RBorsato, Feb 25, 2003
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

J_Dub, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

krome, Mar 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

kraypd, Mar 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

jgunther71, Apr 01, 2014
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altmer, Aug 02, 2014
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Zachtheporter, Jun 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

tbeer40, Jun 03, 2012
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brez8791, Mar 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Convo_Architect, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

nlriehl87, Feb 17, 2012
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coolandy007, Jun 06, 2013
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Slashytits, Jul 18, 2014
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dcf5ve, Jun 25, 2014
Mönchshof Schwarzbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.