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

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RATINGS: 780   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 (2439) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (902) - 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 (3578) - 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 (1141) - 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 (1747) - 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 (102) - 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 (1538) - 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 (466) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kafarion (111) - POLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Aromat karmelowy, przypieczona skórka od chleba, paloność, troszeczkę owoców, czekolada, z butelki czuć trochę wędzarni. Piwo czarne, nieprzejrzyste, piana solidna, drobna, ładnie zdobi szkło, dość trwała. Smak to lekkie nuty kawowe i tyle, goryczki brak, lekko słodkie. Piwo bardzo pijalne, lekko wysycone, delikatne, wodniste. Ogólnie lekkie piwo codzienne, do posiłku, nic nie urywa, choć aromat bardzo przyjemny.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Raisinny aroma and flavor with roasted malt. Coffee. Very well made beer. Re-rate: tap. Coffe and caramel aroma. Its more a dunkel than a schwarzbier. Sweetish with a hint of licorice and caramel. A late bitterness coming up, partly hops, partly chichory. Unexciting, but good enough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
500 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear dark brown color with a small foamy light khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, toffee, molasses, light dark fruit, and roast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of roast/bready malt and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, toffee, molasses, light dark fruits, and roast/yeast earthiness. Light amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, toffee, molasses, light dark fruit, and roast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of roast/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very nice schwarzbier style. All around good robustness and complexity of roast/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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