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Mönchshof Kellerbier (Kellerbräu) - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
86
very good

229 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 12
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

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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CDK

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

02-22-2013 22:28:45 | More by CDK
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Tyrolaspenleaf

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-19-2013 22:39:06 | More by Tyrolaspenleaf
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alugeris


2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

02-13-2013 17:33:49 | More by alugeris
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

02-09-2013 12:18:44 | More by bigred89
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mizx

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-26-2013 20:21:04 | More by mizx
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Mulcahey

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-20-2013 22:46:44 | More by Mulcahey
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-18-2013 20:45:12 | More by nmann08
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Greg_Nall

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-15-2013 15:07:23 | More by Greg_Nall
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
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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Beerman1977

Austria

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-30-2012 14:07:27 | More by Beerman1977
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beerthirtysa

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Rich, medium-brown color, with taupe color, long-lasting head.
S: Malty, but not sweet.
T: Medium body, plenty of hops, crisp start and mildly hoppy finish.
M: Robust, medium-high carbonation.

Very true to type, this medium-bodied kellerbier is a nice way to enjoy a fall or winter evening.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 18:55:19 | More by beerthirtysa
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MattRiggs

Germany

3/5  rDev -21.9%
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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prisoner1572

Illinois

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-12-2012 15:37:31 | More by prisoner1572
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allengarvin

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a liter mug, this is a very hazy brown beer with a modest, frothy head. The aroma offers a nice amount of malt, bready with a light toast. Flavor is pretty similar to a light-bodied Oktoberfest, with more toastiness than the nose, giving a hint of bread crust. Bitterness is moderate so there's little sweetness, but there's not any flavoring hops that I can pick up. The body is somewhat thin and watery--I'm not a fan of these swing-tops for beers that are not consumed right away.

An alright Zwickel, but not good enough for me to go seeking out again.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 13:57:53 | More by allengarvin
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TexIndy

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml swing top bottle into a pint glass. Bottling code which appears to be Julian and if so would be 5/24/12 so guessing that's bottled date as this just entered the TX market. It was a very cloudy honey color with slight carb streams. It had a small head that quickly dissipated into a very thin collar. Minimal lacing with none sticking.

My first keller bier so nothing to compare to as to style. The aroma was caramel malt, light fruit and bready malts. Good lager aroma to it. Smells sweet. The taste follows the aroma with a bready and caramel backbone and fruit and yeast highlights to add some character to it. It is pretty sweet but, for me, stops short of being too sweet. Light and bit watery mouthfeel. Could use some more carbonation as well.

Overall, an easy drinking lager that hits the spot if you are looking for something smooth with moderate flavor (i.e. not wanting a hop bomb). Recommend if you can get it especially since this is one of the rarer styles and hard to find (I know - been trying for several yrs). New to TX market. Rotation - would like to try on-tap at least once. Not sure if I'd buy again in bottle unless the mood struck me.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 01:28:52 | More by TexIndy
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Damburger

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -21.9%

10-09-2012 19:19:10 | More by Damburger
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freewill35

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-01-2012 00:02:29 | More by freewill35
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-12-2012 14:04:54 | More by wattoclone
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mattbk

New York

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

A: Deep red, brownish. Darker than I thought it was going to be, and also not as cloudy. Nice rich creamy head. Inviting.
S: Noble hops, flowery, a bit spicy. Bread and caramel malts in the background. Maybe a bit cidery as well, but not out of place for a lager.
T: The taste is fairly different than the aroma, much more malt character. Rich toffee and honeyed bread. Then the hops come back, the flower and spice notes are in the background, with some lingering bitterness. This is almost like a sessionable bock, but a bit more interesting.
M: Light, not very carbonated, seems appropriate.
O: This is not a beer that will blow you away, but a very solid choice for a lager, tasty and just interesting enough. I would recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 00:52:36 | More by mattbk
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-28-2012 22:52:57 | More by PEIhop
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-19-2012 23:00:32 | More by duceswild
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metter98

New York

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy brownish yellow in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that has excellent retention properties, consistently leaving a thick head covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of malt and yeast in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and its unfiltered nature makes it very complex. There are slight hints of malty sweetness.
M: It feels light-to medium-bodied and a bit chewy on the palate with a low amount of carbonation. Although the beer is very malty, it isn’t that heavy due to the lighter-bodied nature.
O: I enjoyed this kellerbier because it is easy to drink but offers rich and complex flavors of malts in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 15:11:55 | More by metter98
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-05-2012 03:20:49 | More by mattparsons
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selator


3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-01-2012 19:53:46 | More by selator
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katiska


4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-16-2012 00:15:16 | More by katiska
Mönchshof Kellerbier (Kellerbräu) from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
86 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.