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Monk's Christmas - Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus

Monk's ChristmasMonk's Christmas

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BA SCORE
81
good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%


Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Bock |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 12-11-2009)
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TruePerception

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

09-01-2013 08:37:03 | More by TruePerception
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3/5  rDev -16%

01-16-2014 23:33:35 | More by SaCkErZ9
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KevT

California

4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

01-14-2014 21:00:37 | More by KevT
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

New format I believe: still a 500ml but no flip-top, named "Monk's Christkindl", 7.1% ABV listed.

Bottle poured into a Weissenohe mug, awesome glass. It's a dark copper color with an off-white head that retains mostly as a thin ring.

Smell is a nice mix of toasted and sweet malts. Some earthy, roasted and grainy tones as well.

Taste brings baked bread, dusty caramel, molasses, dark bread, some light grassy and fruit hints. Solid German malt-centric flavors.

Uber-malty mouthfeel, though maybe a little thin and under-carbonated. Just a hint of booze there.

Haven't had a straight-up bock in a while, this reminds me to try some more of them. The malts weigh you down a bit, but that's the way of the bock.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 19:17:31 | More by Chico1985
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-18-2013 12:12:18 | More by crbnfbr
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weissenohe Monk's Christkindl has a medium, crackling, spongy, cream-colored head, a clear, copper, bubbly appearance, and a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of brown bread crust, some syrup, and a little sweetness. Mouthfeel is between light and medium, and Weissenohe Monk's Christkindl finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and easy drinking. Overall, one would not suspect that it is a 7.1% lager. I like it!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 16:58:06 | More by RonaldTheriot
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

a very strange beer, light copper in color with minimal head. the nose is an international confusion, being brewed in Germany, but smelling more like English caramel malts, and having a defined American hop profile, its really is strange. I am most disappointed by the flavor though, which is muted and dull, almost nothing to it. granted, this is a 2011 vintage, and has undoubtedly sat beyond its peak, it just doesn't taste like much more than watery or otherwise diluted English malt. the feel is fine and all, and I could see myself liking this fresh, but so much of it has died off. if you have on in your cellar, drink it now, it doesn't age well at all. I will have to acquire a fresh one and compare, but I was extremely disappointed with this beer that seemed so promising from the nose. a real curiosity here.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 16:18:54 | More by StonedTrippin
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-05-2013 03:26:35 | More by brandonld23
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nick0909

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +19%

08-28-2013 01:48:57 | More by nick0909
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redleg411

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -37%

06-28-2013 19:43:48 | More by redleg411
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eulerthegrape

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-16-2013 17:17:06 | More by eulerthegrape
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16%

05-12-2013 16:53:13 | More by mikeburd1128
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12%

04-07-2013 18:17:23 | More by Jason
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DoubleJ

California

3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's not too late for a Christmas beer, is it? 500 ml of bock on the way. On to the beer:

A half-inch of fuzzy head sits on top of this carmelized orange beer. Visible bubbles run through its body, head retention is nothing to shout about. Its aroma is very sweet. If you like your bread and dough with a very strong, sweet scent, you've come to the right place. Bits of raw caramel and grass are mixed in too.

Grass dusted caramel makes much of the taste. There's a soft pudding note and lots of liquid bread found behind the strong caramel. Touch of cooked banana comes around. I can sense a small bit of the alcohol on the palate, which cuts a little of the sweet flavor away. less sweet and more grassy as the beer dries and goes into the aftertaste. Regarding mouthfeel, the body is medium full with a slight syrupy texture spotted and moderately crisp bubbles.

Pleasant bock overall. The sweetness mellows out as it warms, which helps this beer go down.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 07:01:15 | More by DoubleJ
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-27-2013 04:35:19 | More by morebeergood
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AgentMunky

California

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a half-litre Hallertau glass at Gourmet Haus Stadt from a small, unchilled firkin.

A: Flat, translucent amber. A bit reddish.

S: Fruity sweet. Burnt sugar. Rather nice.

T/M: Molasses. Smooth, sticky, sugary, slightly burnt molasses. Hop or roasted bitterness fades to a dry-bitter-fruity aftertaste.

O: I enjoyed it quite a bit. Recommended and consumable. Would have again.

Serving type: cask

12-29-2012 06:31:38 | More by AgentMunky
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diverite

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +19%

12-17-2012 13:20:50 | More by diverite
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sbanacho

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-04-2012 04:00:24 | More by sbanacho
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 4/2010 notes. Poured into a Caracole small snifter.
Pours a nice red brown color with a rich, long lasting tan head. Mild aroma of dark and sweet malts, spicing. Extremely muted flavors. Light malt, a hint of roasted malts, light caramel. Flavors well balanced, but faint. Nice medium to heavy mouth feel. Seems like this should be an outstanding beer, but not assertive enough.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 23:21:26 | More by LiquidAmber
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from John's Grocery in Iowa City IA
No bottled on date
Poured into an Ayinger willi glass

Weissenohe's winter beer is a fairly solid, though somewhat mild, bock that hits all the right notes. There's the requisite toasted malt flavors, toasted nuts, soft noble hops, and light brown sugar I associate with the style. I would assume that when fresh, this is quite the bock. After importation and an unknown number of months on the shelves in the US, this is still good, but not comparable to a fresh Schell's or Sprecher bock. Would I go for it again? At $5 a bottle, probably not, unless I couldn't find other bocks in the area.

Pours a tall (>3cm) off-white head of small and medium-sized bubbles, which reduces, in a few minutes, to a thin ring around the glass and some scattered islands of foam atop the beer. No lacing is left. Body is reddish-brown amber, transparent, and with fairly active, visible carbonation.

Aroma is that of toasted, dark bread with a bit of brown sugar and toasted nuts (almonds, hazelnuts). Good smells, in general, but would benefit from being a bit stronger.

Taste is prominent on malts, in particular caramel flavor, with moderate toasted malt components as well. Opens with toasted malt flavors and some sweetness, progressing to toasted, heavy bread with some light brown sugar. Toasted nuts appear at mid-palate and beyond. Closes out with a soft amount of noble hop spiciness alongside the toasted sweetness. Aftertaste of toasted malt sweetness, caramel, and very mild, soft noble hop bitterness.

Beer is surprisingly heavy in body, going along with my assertion that the brewer at Weissenohe manages to cram more malt into his bocks and marzens than many others. Carbonation is modest, but high enough to make this foam up pleasurably on the palate and be easily drinkable. Finish is semi-dry, with a bit of wetness around the edges of the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 16:50:50 | More by falloutsnow
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beerman999999

New York

4/5  rDev +12%

01-19-2012 03:39:44 | More by beerman999999
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A finger of offwhite head. A bit of lacing, and a hazy brown body.

Nose has sour malt , orange, fig, much like a holiday fruitcake.

Serious malt character and plenty of sweet dark fruit. It's German, but the style suggests a cross between English and Belgian. Really very fruitcake-like, that's the best way to describe it, but in a good way, of course.

Feel is very smooth and doesn't coat your mouth on the aftertaste, which is nice for something so sweet.

I wasn't sure what to expect, the answer was a fruity dunkelweizen, and I rather enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 01:49:56 | More by zaphodchak
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Bendurgin

Maine

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a Christmas gift from Andy. Thanks! Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a clear chestnut color with two fingers of frothy beige head. It settles leaving a ton of sticky lace.

Earthy hops in this one with some nice toasty malts and some nuttiness in the background. A hint of brown sugar rounds this out. Malty right up front with some toasted nuts to this. A little bit of grassy hops linger; but not much at all.

Light body with softer carbonation that I would have expected. Overall not bad. Really mild on the flavors so this one is pretty easy to kick back with.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 03:11:13 | More by Bendurgin
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FlandersNed

Indiana

4/5  rDev +12%

11-30-2011 04:01:07 | More by FlandersNed
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DefenCorps

Oregon

2.55/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle from Franklin's from their Christmas/Holiday beer section.

Pouring a clear mahogany with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this is a gorgeous beer. However, that's about all that's appealing. The nose has a nice Munich malt character, moderately bready, with a bit of caramel as well. However, that's about it. A touch dusty, a touch of earthy hops. Cleanly fermented, there's no off-aromas here. I've had a few good bocks, and this isn't one. The palate opens with light bready flavor with a definite Munich malt flavor. However, this is very thin, making this taste rather stale. A little bit of hop bitterness and light hop flavor are present. The finish is rather poor,drying and mildly grainy with a mildly husky tannic character. This beer is light in body, moderately carbonated and a little watery to boot. The carbonation is high enough to add a mineraly, carbonic acid character to the finish Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 15:16:39 | More by DefenCorps
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Monk's Christmas from Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus
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