Mönchshof Schwarzbier
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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From:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
 
Germany
Style:
Lager - Schwarzbier
Ranked #8
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,348
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 11.17%
Ratings:
732
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 07, 2022
Added:
Mar 19, 2002
Wants:
  111
Gots:
  79
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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4.28 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 15, 2021
 
3.75 by BeerWasp from Germany on Aug 16, 2021
 
3.84 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Aug 12, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Jeez from Massachusetts

It pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells absolutely delectable with toasted malt and sweet vanilla over a backdrop of pleasant grain and nuttiness. While the aroma packs a punch, the taste is much more mild. Deep malt and light sweetness are present with only slight bitterness. It's light and easy-drinking with medium carbonation. I would have it again.

Feb 20, 2021
 
4.06 by travelguy from Ohio on Dec 21, 2020
 
4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Sep 26, 2020
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3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

A crowler from Dominion Beer and Wine.

Not impressed with this one more like a Dunkel. Lacking in any level of sweetness and too heavy. Not the typical refreshing beer I have come to love.

Sep 05, 2020
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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Steve555 from Wales

Look is two finger light brown head with solid dark brown body, head retention is good and stays with you throughout leaving good lacing.
Aroma of chestnut, raisins, blackcurrant
Taste burnt malts, very subtle bitterness and black coffee with dark bitter chocolate in the aftertaste.
Feel is light to medium carbonation with a tingling sweetness on the palate, semi dry.
Overall it is a tasty full beer retaining the refreshment of a lager as well.

Aug 11, 2020
 
4.23 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina on Mar 07, 2020
 
4.02 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Feb 22, 2020
 
3.93 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Feb 02, 2020
 
3.95 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Feb 02, 2020
 
4.16 by sjjn from California on Nov 19, 2019
 
4.65 by beerrat from Virginia on Nov 15, 2019
 
4.07 by Jack65 from Pennsylvania on Oct 26, 2019
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4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by rius64

Very good taste

Sep 30, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a very dark reddish brown with thick, tan head.

Smell is rich and slightly sweet. Notes of toasted malt, chocolate, leather and pumpernickel bread.

Tasts is malty with a hint of sweetness. Notes of chocolate, toasted mlt, coffee grounds and a little bit of fruitiness. Vthere is a very soft, floral bitterness, but nothing that overpowers.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice, balanced Schwarzbier.

Sep 10, 2019
 
3.26 by Wellgoose12 from New York on Aug 11, 2019
 
3.58 by jbehlar from Mississippi on Jul 03, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

Smooth, medium to dark roast coffee with dark chocolate notes. Nice lingering notes.

Jun 16, 2019
 
4.37 by surovyi from Russian Federation on Jun 08, 2019
 
4 by sokol_1993 from California on May 09, 2019
 
3.68 by Danielr26 from Michigan on Apr 22, 2019
 
4.5 by AngusOg from North Carolina on Mar 21, 2019
 
3.2 by argock from Virginia on Mar 03, 2019
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4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Gajo74 from New York

Coming out of the bottle it looks clear. However, in the glass it looks like a muddy and murky dark brown color. An aggressive pour yields a huge frothy head that displays excellent retention and lacing.
Aromas open with chocolate malt sweetness. Notes of dark toasted malts, nutty, biscuity as well as a light roast. A light tanginess and lemon zest from the dark malts and earthy hops.
Clean flavor with muted chocolate sweetness. Very toasty along with a touch of roasted malts. Earthy hops flavors add a modest and balancing bitterness. Rustic and woodsy flavors. A touch of lemon imparts a light acidity, perhaps from the dark malts.
Medium to full bodied with a gentle carbonation. Very smooth mouthfeel with a rich and round malt forward flavor. The finish is lightly tart and dry.
A wonderful Schwarzbier, perhaps the best I’ve ever had.

Jan 04, 2019
 
3.94 by srw from Virginia on Dec 27, 2018
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3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jjamadorphd from Florida

There's something about these black lagers that keeps bringing me back...

...and in the case of this brewer's schwarzbier, it is the overall full-bodied flavor this gives. I tell you what, though it wasn't much to smell, it was beautifully black and it was full-bodied to the mouth. There was a watery background to it, but easily overlooked. The taste was malty, dry as advertised, and has a clean finish, which I have an appreciation for. This was definitely a savory offering of the style and one that I would be very glad to bring along to any holiday party this season...

Dec 02, 2018
 
3.88 by Grackos from Florida on Nov 22, 2018
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4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by belgianhead from Pennsylvania

Somewhat sweet as the style demands. A great dark session beer. Cost aside :)

Nov 21, 2018
 
3.74 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Nov 07, 2018
 
3.6 by dukeufo from California on Nov 03, 2018
 
4.1 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin on Nov 01, 2018
 
4.18 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio on Oct 27, 2018
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5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by rodndtube from Maryland

A classic benchmark schwarzbier, from first mouthful, swallow and afterglow. Tasty rich dark black beer.

Oct 17, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

A dark and roasted schwarzbier, with a surprising combination of sweet fruit and chocolate flavors. Smoke is present through out, especially in the nose. Does well to stay true to style bitterness without sacrificing any other favors that make this one stand out. Body is a little dry for the style, but still very light and frothy despite dark flavoring.

Sep 21, 2018
 
4.06 by unclekeith from Alaska on Sep 19, 2018
 
4.54 by KensWorld from Florida on Sep 14, 2018
 
4.25 by TeeCee from Texas on Sep 10, 2018
Mönchshof Schwarzbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 732 ratings