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Mönchshof Schwarzbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

544 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 56
Gots: 15 | 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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muswellbeerbelly

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-02-2014 12:12:12 | More by muswellbeerbelly
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Raziel313

California

3/5  rDev -26.1%

06-01-2014 07:22:20 | More by Raziel313
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ssgunbond

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-31-2014 21:29:23 | More by ssgunbond
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-28-2014 00:18:50 | More by shehateme
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.99/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured from the bottle into a pokal glass.

A bit murky looking color and appearance, but a real nice mahogany and reddish colored body, with some nice rising faint bubbles. Head is easily three fingers tall, foamy, full of swiss cheese retention and coffee cocoa brown in color. A little bit of soapy lacing. Neat looker.

Real nice clean aroma. Light powdered cocoa, hints of light cream and drip poured diner coffee. Some fresh ripping grain to match. This is very solid.

Palate comes with a lighter body than I expected, but more than delivers on the taste. Light amounts of milk chocolate and wafer like crispy malts. Small hints of milk and coffee finish, with a hints of clove like aroma. Slightly fruity interestingly, with a dry aftertaste and grain aromas that really last.

Overall a real clean and refreshing Schwarzbier, good one to know about, but probably enjoy Kostritzer a bit more.

05-25-2014 19:56:35 | More by smakawhat
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-24-2014 23:18:34 | More by oriolesfan4
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Pens1967

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-21-2014 02:44:39 | More by Pens1967
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VicVinegar

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-18-2014 02:31:55 | More by VicVinegar
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-16-2014 16:50:19 | More by bigred89
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cuy50

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-29-2014 03:14:34 | More by cuy50
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-18-2014 03:10:11 | More by alex_hart
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Lgarciaosuna

Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-11-2014 18:13:26 | More by Lgarciaosuna
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jofat

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.2%

04-06-2014 05:43:04 | More by jofat
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jgunther71

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-23-2014 03:13:32 | More by joemochas
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-22-2014 23:02:25 | More by afsdan
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-22-2014 17:01:44 | More by BrownAleMale
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BradC

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-21-2014 01:52:43 | More by BradC
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krome

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

Nevada

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-09-2014 01:26:22 | More by mmilyko
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-08-2014 04:43:37 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Inglewood

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-27-2014 17:33:05 | More by Inglewood
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-24-2014 13:42:48 | More by InspectorBob
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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joe1510

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%

500ml Bottle
$3.49
Rudy's Liquors - LaSalle, IL

Monchshof's Schwarz pours like black coffee. Chestnut highlights glow along the bottom of the mug and a dense head of dirty white foam crowns the body. The head reaches two fingers in height and barely falls, becoming craggy and dense as it does. Foam spiderwebs the glass. Lookin' good!

The nose is slam packed full of goodness. A soft roast gets things moving before a smooth nuttiness joins the fray. A little black bread spiciness and a clean earthiness. Mild notes of coffee add to the mouthwatering depth. We have mild sweetness, soft roast, and a welcoming spice.

The flavor profile follows the path the nose suggested. Light roast comes in a wave laying down a solid base. The coffee is more pronounced than the nose suggested and pushes through to the finish. An undercurrent of both nuttiness and earthiness add depth and the spicy black bread rolls through on the finish and lingers slightly after the swallow.

There's a fullness to the body that's absolutely appropriate with an above average heft and a velvety feel. The carbonation is moderate and keeps the body moving. A touch of residual sugar sticks around after the swallow. Highly drinkable.

Monchshof is one of my favorite schwarzbiers out there. It's not as complex as some but the drinkability and enjoyment factor are off the charts. I could drink this by the case and do find myself buying it often. If you haven't had this beer yet and are a fan of the style, get some.

02-16-2014 03:32:47 | More by joe1510
Mönchshof Schwarzbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
91 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.