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


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RATINGS: 848   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finwe (434) - Grankulla, - OCT 4, 2012
500ml bottle @ Zinnkeller, Helsinki. Pours very dark reddish brown, almost black. Aroma of roasted malt, bread and some plum and other dark fruits. Roasted flavour with caramel and some grassy hops. Dryish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (674) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 14, 2016
Black colour, big beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, hops, hints of chocolate and nuts. Dry sweet taste with light bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Thin body and average carbonation. Nice dark beer, with mild taste and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fules (825) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - OCT 4, 2016
Közepes, bézs, tartós hab, sötétbarna szín. Feketecsokis, kakaós, porteres illat. Íze csokis, kakaós, némi komlós fűszerességgel. Könnyed, épp csak nem vizes, közepesen szénsavas, enyhén kesernyés. Nem rossz, könnyű kis sör, de nem nyűgözött le különösebben.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalNHopHead (1454) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Drinking German beer is a pretty great way to get a glimpse into a brewing culture of stylistic rigidity and drinkable simplicity. Kulmbacher Mönchshof Schwarzbier definitely delivers on those fronts. Dark brown pour. The head isn’t huge, but it’s creamy and rich. Toasted bread aroma with just a hint of hops. For as dark as this brew pours, the roasted sensations rather easygoing. Definitely some bittersweet toast and smoke character, but it’s mild-mannered. Dark bread, nuts, and semisweet chocolate flavors. Just a bit of earthy, spicy hops near the end. Medium-bodied and smooth. For anyone wanting to learn about Schwarzbier this seems like a must-have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fdomig (841) - München, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2016
500ml on tap at El Patio Munich. Aroma is light coffee, malt. Appearance is cloudy brown/black with a fine and thick brown-ish foam. Taste is light sweet. Soft carbonation. Great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Myonlyvice (156) - DENMARK - SEP 22, 2016
Dark brown with a slightly tan head. This is almost purely malt and caramel. Very slight bitterness. A bit on the thin side, but very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Michael27 (888) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2016 Aus der Flasche getrunken (Supernarktkauf). Schwarz, fast undurchsichtig. Es dominieren wässrige Röstaromen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerme31 (645) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown medium tan head. Aroma of sweet dark malt, chocolate, caramel, and hops. Medium-high sweet taste. Medium-light body, exceptionally creamy and smooth. Finishes clean with sweetness, roastiness, and some light hop profile. I really liked this one, another solid offering from Kulmbacher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (557) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2016
Dunkelbraun trüb mit beigem Schaum. Aromen sind Karamell und Milchschokolade. Das Bier ist leicht süß, der Hopfen spielt nur eine Nebenrolle. Gutes Dunkles!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmbeer (1390) - 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 (696) - 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.

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