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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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WilliamPhilaPa

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 16.9oz swing top bottle, with no BB date that is noticeable however I believe the numbers on back label have this encrypted within. There is also a Michael Jackson review stating World Classic & 4 stars **** on the back label. Appearance: Pours a dark brown with some ruby highlights, with a small tan head, leaves thin layers of speckled lacing. Aroma: Dark roasted malts with Euro hops, fairly clean overall.
Taste: Nice light roastiness, nuts and dark malts creating some bitterness with some hop bitterness going down, balances the flavor out .
Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body this one has a nice steady carbonation and crisp but dry finish on the palate. Drinkability: A fine Schwarzbier very drinkable and very flavorful…a very solid Schwarzbier.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2004 21:11:07 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Steve, 500ml swing top into a tulip.

Fairly black in terms of body, tan head sits atop for quite some time. Great retention and lacing. Nose has chocolate, light hopping, some earthy qualities, slight roast and some sweeter almost caramel/molasses underneath. Taste has subtle chocolate/roast more pils hopping, some mineral quality to the water. Light bitterness in the finish. Light mouthfeel, lower medium carbonation. A very good schwarz, probably the truest schwarz I've had in the vein of the 'black pils' descriptor.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 22:09:20 | More by liamt07
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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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Brenden

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a bit of an older one I'm just getting to. Notes are thorough and complete.

This beer lives up to its German name, nearly black with some brown just sneaking in at the edges. A nice billowing cap of brown head with excellent retention leaves sticky lacing in plenty.
The aroma is a little smoky, malty with a barley presence but not neglecting a little bright citrus hops shining through.
The taste is essentially the same, with notes of caramel malt mingling with darker malts offering just a bit of coffee and a barley grains presence with a hint of smoke that's just enough to round it out. This malts presence works in beautiful unison with a healthy dose of citrus hops flavor. This really is what I'd expect from an attempt at a so-called "dark pils." It's actually dryer than one might think, ending up in a nice, balanced, semi-dry territory.
This beer has a medium body, maybe on the lighter side, with more crispness than smoothness.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 12:49:55 | More by Brenden
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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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javlin624

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-03-2014 22:48:09 | More by javlin624
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

01-25-2013 08:54:07 | More by Ciocanelu
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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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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-13-2012 17:57:39 | More by mdillon86
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dbaker61

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1L can. Brew date: July 7, 2011; best by: not on can.

Appearance: Dark bown in color, dark coppery brown when backlit. Poured with 2 fingers of rocky, dense, light tan head. Very good head retention. Plenty of delicate lacing down the glass.

Smell: Roast malt with a hint of chocolate.

Taste: Very smooth roasted flavor, caramel and black malt, just a bit of subdued bitterness on the back end. This may be the smoothest schwarzbier I have ever had.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied. Just enough carbonation to be refreshing. Crisp finish.

Overall: I really like this beer. This is my new favorite schwarzbier. Quite easy to drink, lots of flavor.

Serving type: can

10-08-2011 14:04:26 | More by dbaker61
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Inglewood

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

02-13-2013 01:39:58 | More by pathman
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-04-2012 00:41:42 | More by drtth
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philly, PA

Poured into a 1/2 liter mug, a translucent dark brown with a nice off-white head. Big malts in the aroma, mild undertones of coffee and cocoa. General schwarzbier goodness in the taste: dark roasty malts, caramel and molasses, with light notes of tobacco and coffee providing a sense of bitterness to balance the overall smoothness and give a drier finish. Smooth, heavy-medium mouthfeel, and very easily drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2011 15:05:05 | More by Rifugium
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BradC

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-29-2012 21:00:12 | More by beaulabauve
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dwescott

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-06-2012 22:50:15 | More by dwescott
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gunclubchris

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-15-2012 06:31:06 | More by gunclubchris
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-13-2012 04:17:51 | More by bigbeerfan
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BeerShirts

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very Dark Brown with little light passing through, thick tan head that slowly drops down to a nice thin layer

S- A caramel and roasted malt with a little bit of a sweet hop smell

T- A strong roasted malt hits you fist with hints of Caramel and coffee, a sweet finish that is from the hops but more so reminds me of the dark fruit tastes you get from a Bock

M- Light to Medium body with light carbonation

D- I will be buying more of this beer. This is a great light dark beer. Very rich in flavor but not going to make you feel as though you just had a meal after a bottle or two.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 20:45:35 | More by BeerShirts
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VicVinegar

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-30-2013 00:18:41 | More by kjkinsey
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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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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-04-2014 22:30:58 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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jmo2k1


4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-26-2012 04:18:06 | More by jmo2k1
Mönchshof Schwarzbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.