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Mönchshof Landbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Mönchshof LandbierMönchshof Landbier

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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Absumaster on 08-28-2006)
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Reviews by Pepeton:
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3.28/5  rDev -8.4%

It's color was a quite average light yellow, and no head to talk about --except for a bubbly foam that disappeared really fast. No lacing either.

Smell was malty, some back bitterness.

Taste was really balanced, faint though.

Mouthfeel has a tiny bitter finish, sort of buttery though.

Drinkability for me is low, 'cause this beer is quite light. Won't buy it again.


05-11-2008 20:59:02 | More by Pepeton
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.05/5  rDev -14.8%

0.5 l. of lager, comes in a swingcap bottle, bought during a short trip to Germany.

Looks great at first sight: a nice white head on a golden beer. Too bad there's hardly any carbonation: i'd like to see some more bubbles.

Smell and taste are very musty, grassy, but dominantly malt.
The finish is quick, the alcohol is easy.
Drink this one cold: the lack of carbonation makes the drinking of this lager a bit disappointing, otherwise.

11-25-2010 15:10:12 | More by RuudJH
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-06-2012 18:20:15 | More by kurgan3
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3.63/5  rDev +1.4%

This beer is called Landbier and I was very anxious to try it. I expected a barnhouse beer, but instead it was more like a pilsner.

It pours a nice golden color with a steady carbonation and a lot of glass sticking cream. The head was thick and wooly.
Smell was not very exciting, just a lager beer, with some sulphur and grainy malt smells. Some amber malt which reminds me of vanilla.

Taste was also very lager-ish, a light bitter and a good malt base, which left a husky taste. The difference with a real pilsner is that this is slightly sweet and there are some vanilla notes. Body is medium.

I expected more of this beer which claims to be a Landbier, but tastes more like a tweaked lager.

08-28-2006 18:00:32 | More by Absumaster
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.58/5  rDev 0%

Poured a huge, fluffy, bright-white head that faded slowly leaving scattered patches of lace. Transparent, glowing, golden beer holds a few streams of bubbles. Herbal and floral hops in the aroma along with a bit of faintly sweet pale malt. Herbal and grassy hop flavor combines with a light sweetness from the malts to create a hop tea flavor. It is accompanied by a mild bitterness that develops quite early on and pulls through to the finish. Moderately light body combines. A bit of fine carbonation props up an almost watery mouthfeel. An easy drinking biergarten brew.

01-14-2007 12:48:14 | More by HappyHourHero
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.9/5  rDev -19%

500ML bottle poured into my Zirndorfer seidel

A - Pale golden lagerish blonde, soapy thin ricky white head that disappates very quickly to leave a crown. Lacing is minimal

S- Lots of grain and some vanilla up front. A musty grassy smell fills the nose also.

T - Very musty again, lots of grain. Some nice hop bitterness.

M - Medium carbonation, but almost feels stale on the tongue.

D - Probably the worst looking lager from Germany i have ever seen. A lot more flavour than Carling/Stella/Bud/Miller, but not flavours i associate with Landbier. Zirndorfer beats this easily.
Will drink it, but i know there is much better out there.

05-21-2007 23:03:10 | More by seanyfo
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

Pours light golden and effervescent with a thin foamy, mostly maintained white head. Aroma of malty grain, toasted malt, cracker crispy. Taste is sweet, malty, chewy, with undertones of bready lager yeast. Mouthfeel is between medium / full bodied with lively carbonation. Pretty good stuff.

12-25-2006 22:16:03 | More by stoutman
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3.85/5  rDev +7.5%

I bought this beer months ago when i was in Germany a stored it in my beerfridge. Today was the day to open this one. We all know that the Germans brew a good beer. This one is no exeption.

Poured in my Struise glass the beer looks good. A clear yellow fluid with a very nice white and bubbly head. Too bad there is not much cabonation.

Smell is OK, a bit of citron from the hops. Good and very drinkable for a landbier. I will enjoy every drop of this half liter.

10-24-2010 14:35:21 | More by Brabander
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

A: Pours pale golden with a large white lovely head that rather quickly sets into decent lacings.

S: Grassy clean malts with only little sweetness. Bitter hops in the back. Some citric notes as well.

T: Bready smooth malt, some sweetness. A bit fruity and also bitter.

M: Aftertaste is medium long and a bit sour. Body is medium and smooth, while carbonation is on the milder side.

O: A well crafted Dortmunder.

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2.63/5  rDev -26.5%

.5L, Germany. Best by 5/11.

Pale yellow and nondescript. Good head and lacing, though.

Aroma is grainy, sweet and buttery-yeasty.

Flavor is very similar to the aroma. Little to no hop flavor, and extremely mild in terms of bitterness. Metallic character, especially on the finish. Mouthfeel is a bit abrasive, but the carbonation was at least creamy and medium-high, helping to lift the otherwise below-average flavors off the palate.

Just not a very good beer here. But, you never know what you're going to get with something labeled "Landbier," as it's not really a strict style. Give me the Mönchshof Kellerbier over this any day.

11-16-2010 18:58:05 | More by dasenebler
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3.8/5  rDev +6.1%

The latest entry in the "Jennifer buys too many interesting-looking beers at the grocery stores in Germany" project.

A: Clear, golden yellow with a tiny, wimpy head that disappears almost instantly. No carbonation to speak of. Underwhelming.

S: Hoppy, nutty smell, with underlying fresh grains. Smells a little bit like a field.

T: Tastes like... a hopped up pilsner. Very hoppy character, with lots of initial bite followed by a very grainy, bready taste. Pretty light, but well balanced. I expected slightly more substance, but this is pleasing nonetheless.

M: Creamy and smooth, but disappointingly lacking in carbonation.

D: Easy to drink due to its lightness, but not really something I would want to drink a lot of. The weird, pilsner-on-steroids taste is offputting, as I expected more from something claiming to be a landbier.

06-29-2008 11:28:07 | More by jenitivecase
Mönchshof Landbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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