I really drink so little German beer, it is only right that I give it its own category filled with with a revisionistic retagging. And, really, what is a "quick note" anyway? You have no idea how long these posts take, the difficulty in finding a flag that you will mistake for a civic banner of a small rural Bavarian municipality.
When I saw this unfiltered kellerbier at Tully's last June for a reasonable $4.10 USD, I snapped it up. After the Bamberger Ungespundet-hefetrüb experience of almost a year ago, I was a fan of unfiltered lagers after one beer. Mönchshof appears to be a range of beers brewed by Kulmbacher Brauerei of, you got it, Kulmbach. It pours a sub-copper dark pine with an off-white head and gives off a nutmeg caramel sort of scent. In the mouth there is plenty of butter honey roundness in with the malt graininess, notes of nutmeg and maybe ginger and apple. Some drying hop but not steely so much as black tea. I am a bit surprised how rich this is and how it reminds me of a Scots heavy minus the black malt toastiness. Sherry-ish, amontillado-ish. The finish is a bit yogurt tangy but just a bit.
Utter capitulation from the BAers.