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

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RATINGS: 762   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.


hogan873's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2010
Deep reddish brown body with a thin but clinging beige head. Light yet inviting aroma. Caramel, nuts, malt. I thought the palate was a bit thin but smooth. The flavor is excellent. Caramel and brown sugar tempered only slightly by a crisp fruit finish. Highly drinkable!


1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
rayaron (40) - ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle 0.5l. Dark brown with medium light brown head. Heavy coffee aroma, roasted malt, smoked, dry red wine. Flavor of coffee, smoked, sweet raisins, notes of fruits. Low carbonation. Light body. Dry and sticky sour aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (654) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
DWFIE; Bottle 0,5 l. Pours dark brown with a moderate creamy, lacings, tan, moderate lasting head. Nose is roasted, heavy malt, caramel, light coffee and spice. Taste is moderate sweet, light bitter and light spicy with a short to moderate lasting finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Davhgbrew (929) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle wob cap hill. Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is strong coffee and slight dark chocolate. Body is medium light, spritzy carbonation. Dark malt flavor and light roast up front. Middle leads into a bready toasty malt flavor and it finishes moist and malty sweet. Overall a mostly bitter, roasted, pronounced bitter Sessionable dark lager. Molasses malt flavor lingers. Very awesome brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (3938) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Clear dark ruby brown under a tight foamy light beige head. Wonderful nose of biscuity malts, a touch of cocoa powder, and light toast. Maybe a hint of coffee as well. Tasty flavor of dark cocoa sweetness and biscuity lager malts, a hint of coffee and a dark toast sweetness. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mateuszk (178) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Draught. Pours dark with beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark malty, chocolate, no roastiness. In flavour similar, the beer is quite sweet, roastiness is appearing. Medium bodied, lively carbonated. Sweet schwarzbier - this is not stuf for me/

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TH28 (99) - - JUN 13, 2014
Appearance is dark brown but not quite black, with ruby hints and a tan, creamy head. Aroma is toast, rich caramel, toffee, and a hint of coffee. Taste is a rich Munich caramel with molasses and a touch of roast coffee. Slight fruitiness and licorice. Definitely more rich caramel character than black roasted malt. Firm, well balanced hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a balanced hop bitterness and a lingering caramel and toasted malt. Overall a very light and drinkable beer considering the dark malt character.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nealblind (684) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2014
on tap. Creamy brown pour. Aroma of mild malt and soil. Tastes like day old coffee-acidity of coffee is out of control. very slight carb. I can feel the heartburn setting in. I remember this one was good in bottles though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bax (1099) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
(bottle 08/06-2014) large beige head, almost black color, light sweet roasted aroma, soft co2, fit body, easy drinkable. BB date 11-01-15.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9999) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottled, 500ml at Alter Kranen, Wurzburg, Bavaria. Virtually black with cream head. There is certainly a darkly roasted coffee, malt element to this once you have fought your way through over carbonation, damn them. Fruity sweet, some liquorice too, even hints of tar. Getting there.


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