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Brewed by Kulmbacher Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Schwarzbier
Kulmbach, Germany

bottled
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RATINGS: 803   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Mönchshof Schwarzbier- "the Black Pils"- is a brewing wonder and a brew-lover's dream. Supremely drinkable, dry and beautifully hopped, yet loaded with dark malt flavor.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (255) - MEXICO - DEC 31, 2014
Reviewed on 02/09/14. Bottle, 500ml. A deep dark red beer with a big brown creamy head. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee and alcohol. Taste is bitter with a heavy roasted character. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Some carbonation and astringency. Not very dense, yet rich. Pleasant sweet aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1905) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Strong Schwarzbier with moderate hops, dark brown medium bodied, with ample sweet chocolate and coffee malts. Picked up an old beat up returnable swing top for $4 USD @ Total Wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1268) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
500ml bottle, pours dark with a lasting tan head. Aroma is oatmeal, chocolate malt, light roast, body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is average. Finish is moderate bitter with floral and earthy hop notes, with chocolate in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1055) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Black color , good creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt and bread . Sweet taste with same roasted notes and hint of coffee and dark fruits. Roasted bitterness in roasted aftertaste )).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4008) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle from my father (bought in Germany). Dark malty smell with caramel. Similar taste with some roasted aromas. Hard toasted bread. Nice malty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1354) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2014
This beer pours a very dark brown color with a large off-white head. The aroma blends roasted malts and some earthy hops, and the taste has some a mild umami, slight malt bitterness, and a touch of sweetness with a really roasty aftertaste. The palate has a slick texture, medium body, and a soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1963) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Drafk at Bierstube. Murky brown pour with some modest off-white foam that dissipates rather quickly. Dark sweet bread. Molasses. Liquorice. German chocolate cake. Pecans. Rye. Greek coffee. Truffles. Burnt oranges. Cloves. Soild Schwartzbier.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (282) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
0,5 l bottle. Clear dark brown to black with tan creamy head that leaves nice lacings on the glass. Aroma/taste of dark chocolate, roasted malts, licorice. Medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation. Slightly bitter finish. Quite delicate beer!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1564) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
The aroma of sweet dark malts with perhaps some wood notes drifts up from a solid brown/black pour producing a rapidly dissapating tan head and ringed lacing. The taste is overall politely sweet. Notes of dark rosted malts, subdued sweetness with a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. In summary, an enjoyable example of a Schwartzbier. Subdued not robust.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (727) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: roasted dark malts, roasted caramel, roasted barley. Appearance: nice hazy dark brown color, beige head. Taste: low bitterness, roasted malts, roasted caramel, coffee substitute with milk, slightly acid, balanced and mild. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Quite pleasant dark beer, very smooth and easy drinking.


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