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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24
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Ratings: 327 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of BeerAndFilm
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Martine
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NightINgale
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SLeffler27
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A beige meringue head reaches three inches before gradually settling over an almost clear, honey amber (SRM 10-12) beer. Lazy columns of random carbonation meander within, while a quilt of lacework never fully diminishes.

The Stiegl stange showcases fresh bread dough with undercurrents of caramel malt, sweet wax-laden honey, and a modest floral perfume.

While this one lacks the hop characteristics of a Kellerbier, robust flavors of honey and cookie dough are clearly present against a very sweet backdrop. Caramel is prominent, with some earthy notes. The finish is sweet, with honey as it peaks quickly with a drawn-out fade.

The body is medium to full with a slick texture, similar to wet clay. Carbonation is modest and there is no trace of alcohol.

Monchshof is a fantastic beer to enjoy with friends and casual conversation. Relaxing like a warm coat on a brisk afternoon, this would easily pair with summer sausage and Gouda or the strong flavor of pheasant.

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Photo of MichialTanner1
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GemutlichRoc
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of XeroD
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AirBob
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donspublic
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monk2021
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EXScotT
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Malt_Man
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served cold from 500ml swing-top bottle into straight pilsner mug.

L) Light brown colour, opaque cloudy, fluffy white head.

S) Fruity malt and a bit of yeast.

T) Lightish slightly roasted malt flavour, very slight hop bitterness. Fairly clean lager flavour when you consider the look of it. A bit of sweetness on the aftertaste.

F) Very clean taste, no yeast funkiness, carbonation is on style; fairly muted but adds some acid bite to the feel.

O) A good kellerbier. Not always my favourite style but I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of dgilks
3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A perfectly serviceable Kellerbier if that's what you're in the mood for. With its color and yeast, it could easily be mistaken for a Dunkelweiss. It does have the banana esters going on and it is a little heavy, especially for a lager. That's what happens when you leave your yeast in, I suppose.

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Photo of thatsmyspot
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber brew, rather lively, fairly clear. Creamy head, decent retention, and nice lacing.

Sweet, clean, bready aroma. A touch each of banana and fig.

Flavor follows, with a fair amount of banana (but nowhere near Hefe levels), dark bread, and fruitcake.

Despite the flavor profile, it goes down crisp, clean, and easy. Light drinking beer at a relatively low ABV. It's a remarkable format for the flavors, which are normally represented in a bigger, darker beer.

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Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nordbier
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dentist666
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dirty cloudy brown/amber beer, huge golden head, loooong retention. Aroma - yeasty, dusty, malty. Flavour - the same with light bitter finish. A bit cloying beer.

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