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Mönchshof Schwarzbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

595 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 595
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 66
Gots: 28 | 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 Chico1985
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Been meaning to review this for awhile now. Brought two bottles to a tasting months ago, didn't drink them/left them there accidentally, one wound up getting drank without me, the other eventually wound up back in my possession, it sat in my fridge for over a month, now here we are.

A - 500ml swingtop bottle poured into bad-ass 1L Monchshof mug. The color is dark brown-leaning towards-black but definite translucence there. Big puffy+bubbly beige head retains decently, a slight cap and thick ring remain by the end.

S - Smell is pure German malt with toasted nuts, dusty caramel, slight roast, earthiness and some maple notes. Somewhat reminiscent of a good doppelbock.

T - Taste is less sweet and leans a little more towards chocolate malted milk balls, toasted grains, and roasty coffee-ish tones. Some nuts and earthy hop. Good but unfortunately seems muted and kinda plain when compared to the scent.

M - Good body considering the ABV, full of smooth malts, kind of on the watery side with lowish carbonation. Easy-drinking like a good schwarz should be.

O - Mad appreciation for the style and I love a good schwarzbier. This one is nice, and though the scent is very promising the taste unfortunately winds up feeling too watered down.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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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Mönchshof Schwarzbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.