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Mönchshof Original | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Mönchshof OriginalMönchshof Original

Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 06-30-2003

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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 29
Reviews by stoutman:
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3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light clear golden pour, a large frothy head, good carbonation,malty hop grain flavour, some crispness aroma of floral hops and honey, pale malts, with a subtle yeastiness. A mild bitter but good hop taste at the finish. Has many characteristics like some Czech brew, this would be a nice session beer.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear apple cider like liquid with a fat stack of white big bubble head

Crisp malt and hops on the nose, a little yellow haystack in there as well

Light malts lead the way with slight bitterness in the rear

Light to medium mouth feel average carbonation

Overall a solid staple beer; refreshing and light but doesn't taste cheap.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of pastramionrye7
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of fr0wn3r
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of mishi_d
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shamrok
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of DanielCole
3.64/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of kurgan3
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Globetrotter
3.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Comes in a tall brown half liter bottle with a swing top and a multicolored label featuring a pretty happy monk admiring a full beer stein. Purity law applies. Best before 8/21/04, I opened it on 4/28/04.

Pours clear straw gold under a 1.5 finger white head that settles quite quickly, but the collar leaves outstanding lace. The nose is full of fresh flowery hops. The mouth is light and prickly. The taste opens with some mild malt camoflage, but this is all about crisp, slightly metallic hops. The bitter bite lingers well through the finish and into the aftertaste, with some barley returning late. This is a good drinking beer.

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Photo of drmeto
2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

-pours a clear straw golden with a big,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-honey,slight skunk,grassy,biscuity,grainy,apple
-honey,white grapes,faint sourness,chalky
-sharp, but quickly fading hop bite
-medium carbonation
-light body
Drowning in Mediocrity

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Photo of Absumaster
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a fliptop bottle and a cheap looking label. It pours a bright golden beer with a creamy mousse head.

Smell is malty and has some sulfur notes and has some straw and a light husk smell. It smells pretty full bodied and strong.

Taste leans heavily on the malt, again the sulfur notes and a nice bitterness, which is pretty clean, just a little earthy and 'noble'. A good beer but nothing earth shattering, just well done.

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Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kitsune
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of nmoeschler
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of TheSarge
3.12/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kulmbacher's Moenchshof pours nicely to produce a thick amount of head. The body is kristall klar and is light gold in color.

The fragrances I detect are a bitter spiciness and lemony hops.

This tastes a little watered down. There is a grainy huskiness and herbal flavor, but is almost subdued by the watery feel.

This brew is okay, but nothing to rave over.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of WHROO
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Swingtop Pint...

A: Golden Straw, clear, brilliant white fluffy head...with good lacing

S: Lemony citrus, floral, grassy.

T: Again citrus in flavour, a smigeon of sweet malts, with crisp bitterness to finish.

M: Light & sharp, very clean.

D: not overflowing with flavour, yet well balanced & did enjoy it. Not brilliant but enjoyable.

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patra7
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Paincane
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden yellow with white head when poured from flip-top bottle.
S: Grain, grass, and hop aromas produce a pleasant fresh nose.
T: Grainy, grassy and a sharp hop bitter finish.
M: Light-medium bodied with good carbonation.
O: Enjoyed this beer but will not need to revisit it. Good but not great.

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Photo of soju6
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Monschshof has a golden color, with a good head and light carbonation. The smell is of grains and is pleasant. The taste is crisp and refreshing, slightly bitter. It is smooth and clean. This is a very enjoyable beer and is great for session drinking.

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Photo of DegenErik
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atis
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear light yellow with huge creamy head, patchy lacing. Aroma is simple grainy malt, bits of floral hop aroma.

Taste is malt with pleasant, crisp zesty bitterness. Mouthfeel is light with rather high carbonation.

Overall, quite good Pils. Nothing too memorable, but nothing bad either.

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Mönchshof Original from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 68 ratings
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