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


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RATINGS: 840   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2609) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Dark tan, not quite black. Bready nose. decent roastiness and flower. feels a bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmbeer (1389) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2016
1 pint 9oz. bottle served in a shaker- poured a non transparent black when held to a light source, creamy off tan head formed 3mm in depth that laced very nicely upon the vessel. Aroma of a heavily roasted malt, with some dark chocolate and some nuts. Hits the mouth with an even medium body, malt was nicely roasted, some chocolate in the middle, finish is smooth, even, and delightful. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gangstergafje (666) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2016
The beer has a nice look. The color of the beer is a nice dark brown, almost black. With a strong light, a ruby red glow can be seen. The beer is quite cloudy. On top of the beer a nice layer of soft light brown foam is formed. The bulk of the foam collapses, to leave a nice layer of creamy foam. The smell of the beer is nice. I smell lovely dark bitter roast aromas, together with a nice sweet smell of malts. The two are in good balance. They are accompanied by a nice almondy aroma. This combines good with the caramely bitter and sweet malts. The taste is good. There is a nice bitterness, balanced out by sweeter tones. The roasty aspect gives the beer a slight savory touch. It is in good balance. A lovely beer, like a Schwarzbier should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (630) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2016
Pours dark, almost black with medium beige head. Aroma is classical schwarzbier - creamy, caramel, burnt stuff, sourness, some smoke. Taste is creamy, sourish, bitter, some smoke, sweetness, caramel. Quite fulfilled with different tastes. Very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsporrer (622) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with a thin tan head. Light carbonation with plenty of lacing. Nice aroma of roasted malts and a hint of sweet and tart notes. Extremely smooth, rich and lightly creamy. Nice roasted malt flavor. Very smooth finish with some lingering flavors. Very enjoyable. Better that Kostritzer IMHO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alex_leit (1988) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. Brownish amber. Aroma: jam, caramel, dry, sweet. Taste: caramel, jams, malt, sweet, not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
metalspice (630) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2016
Helt svart med lysbrunt skum. Lukter kjeks, rosiner, karamell og maltekstrakt. Noe marsipan sammen med det som kommer gjennom duften. komplekst smaksbilde som man bruker lang tid på å komme gjennom.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (972) - NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
Bortimot svart farge med beige skum. Lukter karamelmalt og sødme. Svak søt og noe røkt i smak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cthulhu (961) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - JUL 20, 2016
50 cl bottle. Dark brown/black. Big beige head. Chocolate, caramel , roasted malts with some pleasant fruitiness/esters that makes all the difference . Medium to light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
knasputte78 (542) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
Mörkbrun, nästan svart. Maltig rund smak. Lite nötig karaktär, mycket trevligt till lite grillat ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (224) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Nice aroma and appearance but the taste was bland. I’m wondering if my taste was off that much but thinking the "dry" word used in the description may be the explanation as to why it didn’t appeal to my taste.

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