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Mönchshof Kellerbier (Kellerbräu) - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 12
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnW on 10-14-2005)
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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

02-13-2013 17:33:49 | More by alugeris
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2.33/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

VERY disappointing. It tasted stale and very homebrew-gone-bad. Smelled a bit yeasty and was cloudier than should be... Poor aftertaste - again this stale, blech finish. I should've known there was an issue when it was on sale at Kaufland for 8 euro for a case of 20 X .5 liter bottles. Don't waste your time as there are SOOO many other more interesting ales/keller biers.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 18:03:05 | More by sim0n17
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

02-09-2014 15:56:38 | More by jandadeboer
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

05-30-2013 15:37:45 | More by clarknova
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West Virginia

2.83/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clouded hazed amber hue with off white head fine coated lacing left between sips. Aroma is a bit flat not much going on, semi malt bready tones a bit of a nutty edge to it with the yeast sediment. Doesn't taste off just a bit dated stale non lively brew going on. A touch of caramel malt crispness to it, nutty yeast grassy finish. Pretty boring. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied carbonation is soft and smooth, nothing crazy here. Pretty forgettable stuff here, go find another fresh German lager to compare this with.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2010 23:01:18 | More by WVbeergeek
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2.95/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

hazy dirty copper color, minimal and fleeting off white head and lacing. caramelly, honeyish bready, nutty malt aromas follow through on the taste, but this lacks enough hop bitterness to balance it out. finishes sweet. light to medium in body, smooth, slick mouthfeel from the too light carbonation. becomes cloying rather quickly, diminishing drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2009 14:15:28 | More by MrMcGibblets
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2.95/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1st Kellerbier I've tried. Pours a murky river water brown with a decent off white head, golden color around the edge of the glass. I was not expecting a lager to be this dark so this was indeed a nice surprise. Aroma is faint and a little funky. There is a bland breadiness quality mixed in with some grassy aroma. Mouthfeel is decent watery yet crisp I can't complain. The flavor is decent, slightly sweet with the bread quality rounded out by some light malts. Drinkable but not very exciting it's a decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2008 17:32:36 | More by kinger
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-24-2012 13:29:14 | More by Sailracer
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

04-08-2013 04:44:22 | More by RD1163
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

10-09-2012 19:19:10 | More by Damburger
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

04-02-2012 14:59:34 | More by kurgan3
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-10-2013 19:51:56 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-21-2014 02:16:09 | More by RoyFokker
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-30-2012 14:07:27 | More by Beerman1977
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3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The elusive and rare Keller Bier, always a treat. I've only reviewed one other of this style and I really enjoyed it. This was served on draft at a local beer bar.

Beer is hazy and has a thin white head. The overall color is amberish and there is a lot of lacing on the glass. Carbonation is steady and moderate.

The aroma is overall bready / yeasty in nature. There are some fruity flavors in the aroma but they are taking a backseat to this other almost grainy aroma, that's unfortunate.

This beer is thin and bland. Not what I expected at all. Seriously, this beer is practically water, there is a slight wheat flavor at the end but only if I hold the beer in my mouth for a long time. My palate is either zapped which it should be or this beer is bland. High drinkability, very quenching, overall not impressed.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2009 21:14:12 | More by drabmuh
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3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

-Sweet malt aroma, with just a bit of hay
-Poured a nice frothy head that dissipated somewhat quickly
-Hop bitterness is overwhelmed by the malty sweetness
-Enough of a German hop aroma to remind you of its origin.
-Flavorful: sweetess up front turns into s bit of fruit and then into toffee, bread, roasted nuts
-A wonderfully complex yet drinkable beer
-Proof that "Bayerisches Reinheitsgebot" allows for quite a bit of variety

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 20:39:19 | More by MattRiggs
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3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a 1 litre stein at Bergkirchweih in Erlangen, Germany in June 2011. Reviewed from notes. Cost was obscenely high given festival pricing.

A: Pours a 2-3 finger slight tan colour head of nice but light cream, fair thickness, and decent retention. I can't see the colour due to the nontransparency of the stein. A poor serving vessel choice; I'd take points off presentation if that was a category.

Sm: Slight cream alongside weak barley.

T: Body is more hoppy than expected, with some limited underlying cream. Not a complex beer by any means. Badly handled amber hops plague the plateau before the climax. Little fills out the body; it's just plain malted barley.

Mf: Smooth, but with adequate coarseness on the climax to bring out the flavours. Nicely wet. Matches the flavours somewhat.

Dr: Decent drinkability, but nothing to write home about. Priced very highly by German standards. Acceptable, but nothing special or unique. I might try it from the bottle at a low price.


Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2012 01:37:00 | More by kojevergas
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3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours muddy light amber with a white thick head that slowly sinks into decent lacings.

S: Malty smell, bitter hops in the back. There's some honey and grass and even banana.

T: Rather mild taste for a Kellerbier, the malt and the hops are both kind of weak (for this style). Some honey.

M: Medium body and mild carbonation. Aftertaste lingers for a little while holding some bitterness.

O: For a beginners Kellerbier, this could be a nice introduction to the style, but it really doesn't stand out in any way.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 17:21:40 | More by Evil_Pidde
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3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown bottle of 500 ml, bought in Germany. ABV is 5,4%. Poured into a lager glass.
Colour is light amber/deep copper orange, big white headof almost three fingers that unfortunately goes down rather fast and minimal activity in the glass.
Pleasant aroma, well balanced between maltiness and hoppiness.
Taste is sweet with the sweetness coming from the malts mainly, along with some sugars. Some caramel and metal on the aftertaste.
Very low carboantion, almost watery, thin body and very dry on the palate.
First one for the style for me, so I don't have anything to cmpare it with, but I think it was a good one.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 13:33:35 | More by Douberd
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3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Mid-town Tulsa pick up

Pours a slightly hazed amber 4+ fingers of fluffy khaki colored head. Hazes more & becomes darker= caramel colored as the bottle is drained. Good head retention & lacing

S: Fruitty with hints of brown bread, most of this fades as it warms

T: Fruitty, much pear & apricot with crackery notes, herbal & leafy hops up front. Getting slightly smoked malt & toffee as this warms, starts to skew a bit butterscotch-like, yikes, plus more apricot, cardboard forms on the edges of the throat as well, some herbal hops tries to rescue this to no avail. Finishes fruitty, somewhat herbal hoppy & dryish, almost pulled a 3.0

MF: Medium bodied, smooth, pretty creamy

Drinks okay despite some big flaws. I love kellerbiers, but this one either had a rough crossing & or got the shit kicked outta of it here. Approach with caution! I will re-review if I can find confirmed fresh product, this could just be a bad bottle

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2009 04:33:38 | More by russpowell
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3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

swing top bomber poured into the german style mug. This is from batch 1819111. New style for me.

The kellerbau pours a light amber/copper color. Not much lacing lines the glass but the head is white and pillowy. Some noticeable sediment from the unfiltered german lager. Smell is musky with some hints of bready doughs and yeast. Taste is slightly watery with a sweet finish. Quaff is made up of caremel and toffee with little grainy tastes. Mouthfeel is thin bodied and watery. Drinkability is mediocre. This is really lacking in the taste and aromas categories. Will skip on this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 02:10:42 | More by abrand
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3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Got that pale apple juice color to it, with minimal head that soon disappears, as quick as it was poured. the lace is non-existent on this one. Was expecting a bit more with the look.

Smell: As it was being poured, the smell was very strong. Now taking a whiff, I can get hints of sweetness (there's that apple juice creeping up again). Has a floral scent to it, much like a very mild perfume...interesting.

Taste & Mouthfeel: This is one of the weaker "German" biers that I've tasted in a long time. It's so light that it's virtually a step above water. Has a slight buttery biscuit flavor, then ends with a bit of an alcohol taste. Not much diversity in this one....pretty much a one-note beer. Leaves the mouth with a bit of a "spongy" feel and lingers ever so slightly.

Drinkability: When i think of "German" biers, I usually picture something with a bit more kick to it. This is by no means a bad beer, it's just not the style i go for. This would be great for summer picnics or barbecues with the in-laws, where your more interested in hydration and food, than sitting down and studying a beer and doing some research on it. Not a favorite, but definitely not a drain-pour either.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2009 00:40:41 | More by July2Nov
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3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Cloudy Orange with a pinky think head

S- Grassy hops. Caramel, Metallic

T- malt comes through first with bread/caramel/ and spices. Finishes with a very light grassy hops that a little bit sweet

M- light-medium carbonation that goes down silky smooth

D- Nothing too grand, would not turn it down if offered one but not worth going out of your way for one. If you come on one do try though. This one just was not as much for me but not bad at all

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 17:34:00 | More by BeerShirts
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3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle

This is an unfiltered Lager, I am used to unfiltered wheat beers. It has the same mouthfeel but is much less hoppy.

In fact almost a lack of Hop. Lowe carbonation....Very easy drinking, one that you could have more than one at a time.

It's not bad, would have liked a little more flavor, very malty beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 04:35:55 | More by Adamthome1
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3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Light brown color. Cream color head, good amount, compact.
Maltiness, some caramel (light), hop not in evidence.
Anyway, a delicate and pleasant smell.
At the taste dark malts, and light caramel. Lightly powdery.
In the aftertaste, after the notes of malt and caramel, some herbal hop.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2007 19:27:23 | More by stcules
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Mönchshof Kellerbier (Kellerbräu) from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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