Mönchshof Kellerbier (Kellerbräu) | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Mönchshof Kellerbier (Kellerbräu)Mönchshof Kellerbier (Kellerbräu)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Germany
kulmbacher.de

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnW on 10-14-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
327
Reviews:
168
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
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Ratings: 327 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of Yoann
2.13/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of alugeris
2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of sim0n17
2.32/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

VERY disappointing. It tasted stale and very homebrew-gone-bad. Smelled a bit yeasty and was cloudier than should be... Poor aftertaste - again this stale, blech finish. I should've known there was an issue when it was on sale at Kaufland for 8 euro for a case of 20 X .5 liter bottles. Don't waste your time as there are SOOO many other more interesting ales/keller biers.

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Photo of jandadeboer
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of janubio
2.77/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Hazy amber colour, with a normal head that fades leaving a good lace. Aroma is weak, I only detect some grains and caramel. Medium body, correct carbonaton. Taste of caramel and fruits. Correct beer, but nothing special.

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Photo of stevoj
2.84/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Flavor is kind of nutty, some wood, burnt toast. Aroma is faint, seems kind of sour, musty. Color is dark amber with thin, oily head, lots of lacing. Not the best keller I’ve tried....

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.86/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clouded hazed amber hue with off white head fine coated lacing left between sips. Aroma is a bit flat not much going on, semi malt bready tones a bit of a nutty edge to it with the yeast sediment. Doesn't taste off just a bit dated stale non lively brew going on. A touch of caramel malt crispness to it, nutty yeast grassy finish. Pretty boring. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied carbonation is soft and smooth, nothing crazy here. Pretty forgettable stuff here, go find another fresh German lager to compare this with.

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Photo of metalspice
2.93/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kinger
2.94/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1st Kellerbier I've tried. Pours a murky river water brown with a decent off white head, golden color around the edge of the glass. I was not expecting a lager to be this dark so this was indeed a nice surprise. Aroma is faint and a little funky. There is a bland breadiness quality mixed in with some grassy aroma. Mouthfeel is decent watery yet crisp I can't complain. The flavor is decent, slightly sweet with the bread quality rounded out by some light malts. Drinkable but not very exciting it's a decent brew.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
2.97/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

hazy dirty copper color, minimal and fleeting off white head and lacing. caramelly, honeyish bready, nutty malt aromas follow through on the taste, but this lacks enough hop bitterness to balance it out. finishes sweet. light to medium in body, smooth, slick mouthfeel from the too light carbonation. becomes cloying rather quickly, diminishing drinkability.

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Photo of Sailracer
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of RD1163
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Damburger
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of kurgan3
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of RoyFokker
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Beerman1977
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of MattRiggs
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

-Sweet malt aroma, with just a bit of hay
-Poured a nice frothy head that dissipated somewhat quickly
-Hop bitterness is overwhelmed by the malty sweetness
-Enough of a German hop aroma to remind you of its origin.
-Flavorful: sweetess up front turns into s bit of fruit and then into toffee, bread, roasted nuts
-A wonderfully complex yet drinkable beer
-Proof that "Bayerisches Reinheitsgebot" allows for quite a bit of variety

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Photo of kojevergas
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a 1 litre stein at Bergkirchweih in Erlangen, Germany in June 2011. Reviewed from notes. Cost was obscenely high given festival pricing.

A: Pours a 2-3 finger slight tan colour head of nice but light cream, fair thickness, and decent retention. I can't see the colour due to the nontransparency of the stein. A poor serving vessel choice; I'd take points off presentation if that was a category.

Sm: Slight cream alongside weak barley.

T: Body is more hoppy than expected, with some limited underlying cream. Not a complex beer by any means. Badly handled amber hops plague the plateau before the climax. Little fills out the body; it's just plain malted barley.

Mf: Smooth, but with adequate coarseness on the climax to bring out the flavours. Nicely wet. Matches the flavours somewhat.

Dr: Decent drinkability, but nothing to write home about. Priced very highly by German standards. Acceptable, but nothing special or unique. I might try it from the bottle at a low price.

C+

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Photo of baklo
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drabmuh
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The elusive and rare Keller Bier, always a treat. I've only reviewed one other of this style and I really enjoyed it. This was served on draft at a local beer bar.

Beer is hazy and has a thin white head. The overall color is amberish and there is a lot of lacing on the glass. Carbonation is steady and moderate.

The aroma is overall bready / yeasty in nature. There are some fruity flavors in the aroma but they are taking a backseat to this other almost grainy aroma, that's unfortunate.

This beer is thin and bland. Not what I expected at all. Seriously, this beer is practically water, there is a slight wheat flavor at the end but only if I hold the beer in my mouth for a long time. My palate is either zapped which it should be or this beer is bland. High drinkability, very quenching, overall not impressed.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours muddy light amber with a white thick head that slowly sinks into decent lacings.

S: Malty smell, bitter hops in the back. There's some honey and grass and even banana.

T: Rather mild taste for a Kellerbier, the malt and the hops are both kind of weak (for this style). Some honey.

M: Medium body and mild carbonation. Aftertaste lingers for a little while holding some bitterness.

O: For a beginners Kellerbier, this could be a nice introduction to the style, but it really doesn't stand out in any way.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a slightly dark amber, with a tight foamy head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like faint grassy hops, and doughy, and slightly gummy, malt.

This is much more faint, and honestly bland than I would've hoped. There just doesn't feel like much to it. It's watery, with faint grassy hops, and a slight malt backbone. It's puzzling how little to this there is.

It's certainly drinkable, though, easy to put down, and refreshing. The carbonation level is normal.

I just wish there was more to this, though. There are better domestic and imported kellerbiers on the market.

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Photo of Douberd
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown bottle of 500 ml, bought in Germany. ABV is 5,4%. Poured into a lager glass.
Colour is light amber/deep copper orange, big white headof almost three fingers that unfortunately goes down rather fast and minimal activity in the glass.
Pleasant aroma, well balanced between maltiness and hoppiness.
Taste is sweet with the sweetness coming from the malts mainly, along with some sugars. Some caramel and metal on the aftertaste.
Very low carboantion, almost watery, thin body and very dry on the palate.
First one for the style for me, so I don't have anything to cmpare it with, but I think it was a good one.

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Photo of russpowell
3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Mid-town Tulsa pick up

Pours a slightly hazed amber 4+ fingers of fluffy khaki colored head. Hazes more & becomes darker= caramel colored as the bottle is drained. Good head retention & lacing

S: Fruitty with hints of brown bread, most of this fades as it warms

T: Fruitty, much pear & apricot with crackery notes, herbal & leafy hops up front. Getting slightly smoked malt & toffee as this warms, starts to skew a bit butterscotch-like, yikes, plus more apricot, cardboard forms on the edges of the throat as well, some herbal hops tries to rescue this to no avail. Finishes fruitty, somewhat herbal hoppy & dryish, almost pulled a 3.0

MF: Medium bodied, smooth, pretty creamy

Drinks okay despite some big flaws. I love kellerbiers, but this one either had a rough crossing & or got the shit kicked outta of it here. Approach with caution! I will re-review if I can find confirmed fresh product, this could just be a bad bottle

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Mönchshof Kellerbier (Kellerbräu) from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
3.83 out of 5 based on 327 ratings.
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