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


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RATINGS: 851   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2010
Deep reddish brown body with a thin but clinging beige head. Light yet inviting aroma. Caramel, nuts, malt. I thought the palate was a bit thin but smooth. The flavor is excellent. Caramel and brown sugar tempered only slightly by a crisp fruit finish. Highly drinkable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radassace (84) - SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2016
First Schwarzbier I’v ever tried. 500ml bottle. Pours a dark coffee brown with a tan head. Kind of a dark Pils, lager type thing. Nose is slightly sweet bread, nutty roasted malt. Taste is similar with a slightly bitter finish. Very nice and I need to try more of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1071) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, dark breads. Taste is roasted malts, dry and bready. Dark toast. Solid and drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ozzy70 (892) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Sample from bottle at Hy-Vee Oktoberfest. Poured black, tan head. Aroma was roasty malts, caramel, toast. Taste was mild bitter, roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (684) - 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 (903) - 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 (1565) - 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 (860) - 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 (182) - 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 (1114) - 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 (666) - 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.

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