Kulmbacher Monchshof Schwarzbier

As a matter of comparison to the last review, I purchased this brew, a true German schwarzbier. Yet another thing I’m not used to in NJ, a beer bar that has bottles, but charges a corkage fee (pretty much like wine). Despite this, beer is still insanely cheaper in Virginia than New Jersey. So, let’s see how this one fared.

ABV: 4.9%

Style: Schwarzbier

Trivia: This beer is from the specialty profile of the brewery. Cool!

Random: I hate the heat. I’m sitting under a fan and still sweating like crazy. This is not fun at all. Is it fall yet?

This brew poured with a finger and half of tan head that left lots of lacing on the pint glass. By the way, also love this glass. Anyways, the body was a dark brown color with visible heavy carbonation. The nose had smoke, coffee and dark chocolate to it. Compared to the last brew, this nose was really big. The taste was really full bodies with lots of chocolate up front with smoke that quick to follow up. Toasted malts came through as well. The body was medium to heavy with a lot of carbonation. The finish was long with a decent amount of smoke. This wasn’t overly complex, but had some great flavors to it. I really enjoyed this one, especially having it side by side with another beer of the same style. It wasn’t watery, but wasn’t too heavy for the style. The flavors were spot on and I could see this really complimenting a barbecue dish. I would definitely have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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