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


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RATINGS: 866   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
missdev (18) - USA - JUL 26, 2012
Lovely deep mahogany color. Very little nose - just a touch of roast. Effervescence on tip of tongue, very mild and drinkable with a pop of roasted malt in the back. Also a hint of hop. A mild cereal roast hangs around after you’re done. An autumn brew.

Kauge (2127) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2017
Bottle from a small shop next to Alcostock in Tallinn harbour. BB 23.02.2018. Deep brown with steady creamy beige head. Pleasant soft roast and black bread aroma and flavour, some mild grassy hops, sweetish molasses, at points almost like chocolate and cacao, some dried dates perhaps; balanced, albeit just a bit too sweet and not very roasty. Very fine carbonation, extremely soft on the palate, excellent drinkability - I just wanna gulp this down and grab another bottle. Superb Schwarzbier.

djoeye (5278) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2017
Aroma; roasted malt, caramel, wort, sweet chocolate, herb note, bread, meadow.
Look; very dark brown body, light brown or beige good head.
Taste; roasted malt, cocoa, dark toffee, prune, chocolate, herb, mocca, and a flourish sweet nice finish with nutty vinous notes.
Feel; normal body, fine co2, pleasant.
Overall; likeable sweet tmavy/schwartz.
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MBlessing (1608) - Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2017
Vom fass, dunkles vier schaum Ok, im Geruch süsslich malzig, im Geschmack hauptsächlich malz recht süß eine Spur Kaffee etwas würzig, nicht so meins

DrNosha (2767) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2017
Vom Fass. Dunkelbraunes Bier, beiger Schaum. Röstmalz mit einer Spur Säure in derBase. Süsslicher Rlstmalz Antrunk. Kaffe, Schokolade. Recht wässerig.

vinivini (3079) - Gomel, BELARUS - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle. Hazy deep brown. decent ivory-coloured head. Light lacing present. Aroma: roasted malts, coffee & dark chocolate, gingerbread, restrained fruitiness. Light body. Rich malty taste. Smooth roastiness. Coffee & chocolate. some berries. Light grassy bitterness at finish. A good representative of its style.

Grumbo (4120) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

Lilja (3541) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2017
Flaska från herr Kenne. Smak och doft av humle, malt, rostade toner, mörk torkad frukt, choklad med toner av brunt socker och läder. Lagom och fin maltsötma, lätt kropp, fina aromer, bra beska.

Jabic (714) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 5, 2017
Ar: Black tea and toast; a slight, clean bit of roast and ash. Ap: Deep brown, opaque; medium light mocha head with moderate-low retention, leaving a donut shape with foam edges as it resides. T: Intense malt with a bit of licorice; softly chocolaty; pear and brown sugar; bitterness is medium, firm, and comes along with a herbal flavor; toasty flavor grows through the palate, with some light ash at the end. P: Medium-light body with high carbonation; finish is medium-dry. O: A beer with a malt focus coupled with a lean and dry drinkability; roast and toast lend quite a bit of richness.

ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2017
DOB: 2623412?

2015 BJCP Category: 8B Schwarzbier

AROMA: Strong caramel/confectionery aroma (slight butterscotch). Slight black licorice (probably dark malt that’s aged) with minor sherry component. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Dark brown the black hue (22-38 SRM). Large tan frothy retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Fairly strong malty sweetness with confectionery flavors of caramel, butterscotch and toffee. Some dark/roasted malt provides some balance. Hops are low with earthy/minty flavor. Bitterness is very low. Clearly an old bottle, but has held up well. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and carbonation. Smooth texture; slightly sweet aftertaste. High drinkable and sessionable at 4.9% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Though likely old, still quite delectable and fun to drink. Alternative to your usual dessert beer. 7/10


funcut (749) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2017
Hvala prijatelju Tomi na ovom pivu.. Tamno pivo neloseg okusa i boje.. Nije slatkasto kao neka tamna piva..osjeti se dovoljno gorcine i moze se piti..dobro pivo..

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