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Mönchshof Landbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
82
good

24 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
Germany

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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

rredshift, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

dcmchew, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Ciocanelu, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

herrburgess, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

pastramionrye7, Jul 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

AnitaBrewski, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Evil_Pidde, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of selator
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

selator, Apr 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

kurgan3, Apr 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

RoryOMoore, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

ThirstyBird, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

jonb5, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of RuudJH
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

RuudJH, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of dasenebler
2.63/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

.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.

dasenebler, Nov 16, 2010
Photo of Brabander
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Brabander, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of jenitivecase
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

jenitivecase, Jun 29, 2008
Photo of Pepeton
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

¡Salud!

Pepeton, May 11, 2008
Photo of seanyfo
2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

seanyfo, May 22, 2007
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3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

HappyHourHero, Jan 14, 2007
Photo of stoutman
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

stoutman, Dec 25, 2006
Photo of Absumaster
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Absumaster, Aug 28, 2006
Mönchshof Landbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
82 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.