Pourage resulted in a good amount of head. Despite the fact that many other reviews state that the color is amber, I liken it to caramel. Yeah, yeah…amber/caramel… probably pretty damn close in color. Maybe I’m feeling argumentative tonight. And of course, it is unfiltered, so it has the typical cloudiness to it. 5.4% ABV for those keeping score.
In terms of flavor, it starts off malty. Very quickly I get undertones of what I think is apple. A bit of a mystery, as it isn’t a distinct flavor. Finally, it finishes quite dry with a good bit of hoppyness. I was NOT a fan of the finish.
Now that I think about it, I wasn’t a big fan of the start, middle, or finish on the Mönchshof Kellerbräu. It wasn’t bad by any means, but I certainly wouldn’t pay $6 for another bottle.