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Mönchshof Schwarzbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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577 Ratings

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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 60
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 03-19-2002)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 4 liter keg into a pint glass. Thanks for bringing it, Alan.

A: Pitch black with a tan two finger head that lingers quite a bit. Thick lacing to match the head. This one means business.

S: Loads of bready malts and dark chocolate.

T: Follows nose in a robust, sweet and very sessionable brew. Toasty.

M: Medium with medium, creamy carbonation.

O: A great party beer. Everyone kept coming back for a pint. The low ABV makes this an all night guzzler. More, please.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear dark brown color with a small foamy light khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, toffee, molasses, light dark fruit, and roast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of roast/bready malt and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, toffee, molasses, light dark fruits, and roast/yeast earthiness. Light amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, toffee, molasses, light dark fruit, and roast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of roast/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very nice schwarzbier style. All around good robustness and complexity of roast/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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I knew that I had another Schwartzbier held in abeyance so when I spied this one on the shelf at Hunger-N-Thirst, I decided to pull the trigger. That, and it is a snazzy bottle!

From the bottle: “World Classic [-] The Original Black Beer”; “Brewed according to the German Purity Law of 1516”; “’**** - WORLD CLASSIC’ – Michael Jackson”; “Monchshof Schwartzbier – ‘the Black Pils’ – is a brewing wonder, and a beer lover’s dream. Supremely drinkable, dry and beautifully hopped, yet loaded with dark roasted malt flavor.”

I hated to break the seal on this wonderful bottle, but once it was Pop!ped and the swing top swung, I began the pour in earnest. The pseudo-cascade was quick and formed a finger of dense, deep-tan head that looked like a muffin top. Color was Opaque/Black (SRM = 44) with NE-quality clarity and garnet highlights at the edges. Nose had a pronounced maltiness, almost like being in the malt room itself. It was earthy, slightly grassy and exactly what I was hoping for. Mmm. I broke out the pretzels for this one! Mouthfeel was full and creamy. The taste was chocolaty, slightly grassy, eminently drinkable. Finish was semi-sweet with the malt really leading the way, but not so aggressively as to be cloying.

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Mönchshof Schwarzbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
91 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.