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Mönchshof Schwarzbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

529 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 55
Gots: 11 | 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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Jsteez

China

4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a humpen German beer mug and a pint glass.

A-Deep black with some hints of deep red, but very black; nice tan and creamy 1 finger head; nice sticky lacing left on the glass and on the surface of the beer.

S-quite malty; semi-sweet chocolate; perhaps some ground coffee beans. Fresh.

T-Black licorice, semi-sweet chocolate, and black coffee. Hints of toffee. Very balanced. It was bitter-sweet and that's exactly the way I like them! The aftertaste had a mix of sweet choco, bitter choco from the hops, black licorice, slight alcohol; creamy and malty.

M-I have had several schwarzbiers that range from light, medium, and full bodied. This beer was medium to full bodied, but crisp and easy to drink. Could easily have a couple in one sitting. So creamy, smooth, and soft!

Overall, I recommend this to everyone. I felt like drinking another on my way home in the cab, but I didn't' have one to drink. It's quite a nice brew and it complements German schnitzel and kraut. It's one the best schwarzbiers I've had. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 02:49:28 | More by Jsteez
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dcmchew

Romania

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown, huge sticky foam, goes away fast leaving a nice half finger lace.
Smells of coffee, roasted malts, brown sugar, nuts and some low dark fruit.
Initial taste is rich malt, roasted but also sweet, with roasted dark bread, whole grain and slight chocolate cake. Notes of sweetened espresso coffee, caramel, low toffee. Dark fruit, especially raisins and sugared dry figs. Some citrus peel also, dark spices, cocoa powder. Earthy feel, mixed with a clear nutty flavor. Hop presence mild in the finish, with some mild bitterness, helped by the roast.
Mouthfeel is chewy, unfiltered, with low carbonation, a nice warm alcohol, typical for a schwarz.
A nice example, fresh and tasty. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 15:55:51 | More by dcmchew
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled back on 12/14/13. 550ml (16.9 ounce) bottle with a ceramic stopper was chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter glass.

Pours a deep opaque black hue in color with a 1-finger beige foamy head. LOTS of lacing was seen with each sip. The aroma is of roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is even better and very smooth with bitter-sweet chocolate that is perfectly done. No harsh or bitter aftertaste at all. Perfect carbonation. A great brew!

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 22:25:26 | More by BeerWithMike
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Jakep2021

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-15-2013 01:10:48 | More by Jakep2021
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DaveJanssen

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-01-2013 13:52:47 | More by DaveJanssen
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angolmois

Nevada

3/5  rDev -25.9%

11-29-2013 04:11:17 | More by angolmois
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-24-2013 01:02:44 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-16-2013 03:06:11 | More by jaydoc
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-20-2013 07:31:02 | More by RedneckBeerz
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clarknova

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-18-2013 11:14:04 | More by clarknova
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Streetcore

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-16-2013 16:00:38 | More by Streetcore
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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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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-08-2013 03:06:53 | More by emerge077
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mmmbirra

Italy

4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

0.5 liter swing top bottle. Labeled "Naturbelassenes Schwarzbier."

Quite dark. Black until a few ruby highlights appear when shown to light. Off-white/tan head. Thick lacing most of the way down the glass.
A strong mocha aroma emanates, heavy on the bitter chocolate with a little acidity coming from the dark malts.
The flavor isn't as pronounced as the aroma but is nice. Some bitter chocolate again with that slight acidity really coming through. Dry.
Silky smooth, like any good Schwarz should be.
The nose led me to believe this would be a little richer than it actually is, but overall it's a fine beer.
The roast and acidity lingers for quite some time, and calls for another pint.
There really should be more schwarzbiers in the world, or at least more of the existing ones should be available to me.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 18:22:20 | More by mmmbirra
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-26-2013 20:02:42 | More by harpus
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John_Squires

New York

3/5  rDev -25.9%

09-22-2013 19:56:50 | More by John_Squires
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clevelandhops

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-15-2013 14:03:30 | More by clevelandhops
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rheimbro

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-07-2013 21:47:14 | More by rheimbro
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

09-05-2013 03:27:59 | More by brandonld23
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-02-2013 02:14:49 | More by Extrajoker00
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-18-2013 19:29:36 | More by wdarcy77
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Monchshof Rauchbier pours a deep opaque black hue with an off white puffy head. Great lacing and overall appearance. I've had this a few times, once on tap, now I am reviewing the bottled experience. The aroma is so full of roasty malts, it's almost savory. Very mouth-watering. The splendid taste had more of the aforementioned aspects, as well as chicory and coffee, and some faint hops. All very, very balanced and smooth. What a full mouth feel one gets with this for such a low ABV beer! Truly a triumph of a Schwarzbier, definitely my new favorite of the style (I love German Beer). Order it with confidence, and have a couple at only 4.9%! Prost!

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 06:00:50 | More by Neorebel
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Oelschlager

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-07-2013 02:50:07 | More by Oelschlager
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Herky21

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-06-2013 20:53:42 | More by Herky21
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-30-2013 23:49:05 | More by Doppelbockulus
Mönchshof Schwarzbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.