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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Crystal clear shimmering full gold. Extremely fine bright white fluffy head settles slowly to a complete cap leaving nice lace. Nose is dominated by pure, soft crackery malt. Just oozes class. There’s a slight richness that comes through as the beer warms. Very faint hop, but this is a classic Helles malt fest. Gorgeous stuff. Oh, so lovely in the mouth. Medium-full, with waves and waves of fresh malt caresses every nook and cranny. Beneath this is a real whip crack of hop bitterness that provides excellent foundation and balance. Remarkably long and lingering. Tiniest hint of heat shows as it warms, which keeps this at a 4.5. Amazing mouthfeel. This is one of those magic beers that just fills the mouth and glides down the throat. This really deserves more than a 5 for drinkability. So fresh, so wonderful, what do you mean the 5l mini keg is gone? Been through two mini-kegs of this so far this holiday season, and looking very much forward to my third.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JesSayan (9) - USA - JAN 18, 2007 does not count
OK, so I admit it, I’m a total Monchshoff fan-boy. I think they’re one of the best lager producers in the world. This beer is no exception. It’s crystal clear with an assertive and lingering ivory head. Quick prickle of noble hops and a deep, warm and rounded malt character. A sharp needle of bitterness as it warms, just teasing the palate. Drink some more. Finish is the sharp prickle of bitterness and a lingering Munichey sweetness. Subtlety, depth and refinement. Beautiful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3306) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 22, 2012
caramel, grass, herbs, cough drop, cooked vegetables, amber, frothy, hazy, golden, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, astringent, sticky, medium body,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (11056) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 11, 2011
Wie gewohnt ist auch diese Mönchshof Flasche mit "Plopp"-Verschluss und schönem, Weihnachten angepasstem, Etikett geschmückt. Gold, aber wirklich Gold ist die Farbe des Bieres. Hopfig herbe Geschmacksnoten entfalten sich beim Trinken im Mund, das Bier ist schön würzig. Im Nachgeschmack kommen malzige Noten zum Vorschein, die nach einem ersten wässrigen durchhänger quasi aus dem Nichts zusammen mit einer bitteren Note emporkommen. Wie von der Brauerei nicht anders gewohnt ein weiteres Genießerbier. So und nicht anders muss ein Weihnachtsbier schmecken. Wäre doch das ganze Jahr Weihnachten.... Test vom 19.11.2005, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 14,13,13,11,11,12 - 12,30

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (1024) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Clear golden, sparkling slightly, thin but creamy head. Dry and grainy aroma, minimalistic and pure, honey brings warmth. Nice mouthfull, feels round and soft with bit crispiness from carbonation, long grainy finish, sweeter than aroma. I have been enjoying the simplicity and good drinkability of these kind of beers lately. Enjoyed this one also.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells of floral hops, toasted malt, some rosey hints. Tastes of sweet malt, some crisp spicy hints and a floral finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierkrug (2133) - - NOV 29, 2009
500 ML fliptop bottle from shrubber85. The beer is meant to be had on a cold winterday at an outdoor feast. It goes well with the spiced sauages and xmas foods found in Germany at these feasts. A spicy well made beer with a great head and is a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2009
Bottled 50cl. Courtesy of pivnizub. Beautiful deep golden with a nicely remainig lacing head. Both nose and taste really remind me of persimmon. A flawless beer with plenty of character. Nice malt and hop profile. Spicy, biscuity, highly drinkable and surprisingly warming on the swallow- without being alcoholic. Balanced finish which is reminiscent of dried apricot, candy floss and persimmon. Absolutely top notch Weihnachtsbier. Thanks a lot pivnizub!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darioklc (541) - Karlovac, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2014
Dark golden beer. Lightly sweet pale malts in the nose along with grassy hop undertones. Same thing in the flavor although the malt sweetness and grassy hops balance each other. Maybe a touch caramel towards the end, and an almost imaginary hop bite in the finish. The mouthfeel is headed towards crisp, but not quite there. A nice, smooth, drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 3, 2003
Great appereance (just as all the Monchsof beers), good head. the taste is malty and sweet, a little bit stronger than the other pilseners brewed by Kulmbacher. A good one, but not the best from this brewery.


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