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

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RATINGS: 787   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.


Kavu's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2481) - Helsinki, - FEB 12, 2013
0,5l bottle from Alko. Pous dark amber with a high light tan head. Aroma is slightly roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts with some nuts and hops. Not too remarkable, but quite decent.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rulymel (166) - SPAIN - JAN 26, 2015
Brown misty colour with a good creamy beige head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts and a hint of hops Taste is nice. Coffee, roasted malts and good balanced hops. Medium body. Long and tasteful finish. Good carbonation. Very nice beer and only 4.9 %ABV Fantastic!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1901) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Dark and mysterious. Or maybe the only mystery is what Mönchshof means. Bittersweet chocolate and licorice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (985) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
0,5l fles meegebracht uit Duitsland. Uitgeschonken zwart met een mooie fijne en stabiele schuimkraag. Geur is bijzonder, aards, cacao en moutig. Smaak is bitterzoet, met wederom de cacao die de boventoon voert, een mooie pure chocolade achtige droge afdronk. Body is bovengemiddeld, een van de stevigste schwarzbieren die ik gedronken heb. Nice

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheFoamhead (124) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2015
The coffe flavour dominates the whole tasting experiance together with a very light sour note. The body is light, common to German Schwarzbeers, but still a bit too light. I also miss some hop. The sweetness is there but humpble. Short and dissapointing finish. Overall watery. It tastes a bit like a light version of a German Schwarzbier. Try a better one first if you don’t know this style yet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (228) - 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 (1866) - 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 (1030) - 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 (930) - 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 (3635) - 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 (1175) - 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.


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