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Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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88
very good

223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 13
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-15-2002

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Ratings: 223 | Reviews: 130
Photo of mothmanscott
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear brown producing 2 fingers of frothy, tan, shortlived head that leaves motes & streaks of thin lace.
Aroma is toasted malts, dark bread, cola caramel, molasses, dark fruit, nuts & a hint of dark chocolate. Taste is dark malts, molasses, coco, roasted nuts, dark fruit, a hint of orange slice candy & smoke with spicy grass & lemon hops in the finish. Aftertaste is cola caramel, toasted pumpernickel & spice. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, but smooth, low to medium carbonation, moderate prickle from mid-sip into finish, wet fronted, dry & lightly astringent aftertaste. A excellent example of the style.

Photo of Mann0101
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The most well-balanced beer I've ever had. Easy to drink, yet sweet, nutty, and hoppy. You can't beat a well-balanced beer!

Photo of smakawhat
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pokal/pilsner style glass.

Deep chestnut red and brown body, with excellent clarity and lots of rising carbonation. Matches with a creamy three finger head with excellent island top and retention. Falls evenly with some nice ring lacing and coating, just a great looker.

Mild toffee and great clove and brown spice warmth on the nose. Comes off like more of a bigger beer nearly doppelbock territory but not as sweet. Very solid, mild sense of bitter cocoa powder as well.

Palate comes very simply and nicely. Light bodied and hints of malted whoppers candy, mixed with almost a tea like herbality in the mid palate. Steely like finish but very tolerable, giving some nice milk chocolate flavors. Good sense of light crispness going on here, as the beer definitely hits and announces a tolerable easy drinking abv.

A solid very drinkable Munich Dunkel for sure.

Photo of flyingpig
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml Bottle from Beers of Europe:
This one was another very nice beer from the brewery, I'm not entirely sure but my thinking is that last years came out slightly better but this one is still an excellent beer and one well worth picking up. The taste was a sweet and nutty one but certainly wasn't overdone and managed to strike a great balance as I sipped away at it for quite some time; good stuff.

Photo of ordybill
4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500cl bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a sweet roasted malt smell
Appearance- The brew is a dark brown color with a red tint and has a large tan head.
Taste- Has a great strong malt flavor that has a hint of sweetness to eat.
Palate- A Medium-bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall An excellent brew. highly recommended

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Sampling right now on 12/11/14. Comes in a 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for around $3.50. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a O.5L "Warsteiner" handled glass stein.

Pours a deep mahogany brown in color with ruby-red highlights. A good 1 to 2-finger foamy beige head is seen that settles down to about 2-3mm after a good bit. Lots of stick lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of sugary roasted malts with a hint of cocoa and caramel. Pretty much the same for the taste with some molasses as well as some dark fruit in the mix. Very tasty and smooth brew. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation which isn't too much for this great German brew (World's Oldest Monastery from 1050 AD). Overall, really like this one.

Photo of FLima
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber brown color with a thick one finger head with good retention.
Nice aroma of chocolates, mild licorice, light grains, nuts and caramels.
Flavor with notes of caramels, cocoa background, toasted malts, burnt coconut, cola, light wood and some nuts. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness towards the end and a lingering light toasted note.
Light towards medium body with active carbonation.
Straightforward Dunkel, but also flavorful and easy to drink. This beer was first produced over 150 years ago, I wonder how this licensed version brewed in Brazil compare to the German one. By the descriptions it seems to fairly match.

Photo of JTuomi
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

0,5 l bottle (bb 11.12.2014) into a pint glass. Clear ruby brown body, some bubbling, medium foam head with good retention and heavy lacing. Smell - sweet malt, with plum and raisins. Taste - begins with semi sweet malt and the same dark fruits as in the smell, followed by a taste of toasted malt that builds up in the mouth, ending dry with a slight hop bitterness. Soft malty taste with a hint of metal. Semi-light body, medium-low carbonation. Overall a good flavorful dunkel, went down well with over-cooked pork.

Photo of T100Mark
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%

A 500ml Euro Bomber poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - A muddy brown color with a fine, tan head. Good stickage.

Smell - Malty. Sweet. Slight whiff of chocolate. Nutty.

Taste - Malty. Semi-sweet chocolate. Carmel. Mild toasty flavor. A touch acidic. Walnuts. Minimal hop presence.

Mouth - Slick. Average carbonation.

Overall - A smooth, complex, delicious lager that could only come from Germany. Here in Southern California, this is not an easy beer to find (Jagerhaus, in Anaheim, sells it in the bottle or on tap). Go find some. It's worth the effort.

Photo of avalon07
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a brown color and a clear consistency. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A very average aroma of malt and some spicy hops.

T: Tasted of heavy roasted malt, a little caramel, and some spicy hops. A big problem here is that the flavor is very thin and not at all dynamic. A bit underwhelming.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a beer with some good qualities that doesn't quite make it. Not the worst dunkel I've had, but not the best either.

Photo of Italiano86
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Decent Dunkel Lager. Coffee and caramel flavor. Easy to drink, not too much carbonation.

Photo of silverking
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- crystal clear, deep copper. Creamy tan head. Really nice lacing.

S- caramel, chocolate, toasted malt. There is also a light nuttiness to it.

T- caramel, Chocolate, pecan, And a very light hop bitterness.

M- light, refreshing, active carbonation.

O- it is an extremely solid lager. Highly recommended.

Photo of mactrail
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful dark auburn color with red highlights. A fine foam in the Einbecker Pilsner glass. Sudsy and luxurious on the tongue. Aroma is warm caramel and toasting grain.

Rich and sensationally roasted malty flavor. Fairly sweet, but that fades into a Some dark graininess stands out along with a mineral aftertaste. Just a kiss of hops, but the dark roast malt gives it an edge. The caramel sweetness dries out nicely for the finish. Have another gulp!

I think this is a much better than average Dunkel, with more flavor while retaining that soft, mellow sensation. This would be the one to fill your big stein with. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Photo of dcmchew
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber, two finger foamy head, really sticky.
Smell of toasted malts, dark fruit, nuts, faint dark chocolate, nice but pretty toned down.
Taste: dark malts, lightly roasted, a bit smoked, cocoa powder, some nice sweet chocolate, roasted nuts, orange zest and juicy dark fruit (plum, raisin). Has a nice mix of dusty and juicy notes. Noble hops in the finish, green and spicy.
Thin body, but smooth, low to medium carbonation. Refreshing.
Nice dunkel, really drinkable and rich in taste. I can see why it's got quite some awards.

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Mug. Bright amber color, clear appearance. Yellowish, creamy foam creates a rocky crown. A thin & lasting layer remains on top. Floral, crystal malt aromas & chocolate hues. Crispy upfront with slight sweetness & moderate toasted flavors. Light body. Moderate carbonation. Dense texture & spicy touch. Gentle chocolate, dry nut & bitter cocoa flavors in the middle linger into a dry bitter/sweet finish. Well balanced & easy drinkable beer.

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(on tap at Brauhaus Schmitz - poured in dimpled mug... possibly not entirely clean, like last time)

A: hazy, reddish mid-brown... scant foam - open, sudsy bubble structure

S: fresh-ish brown bread with a minerally, toasted grape skin (mild raisin) note

T: lightly chocolaty and roasty... caramelized wood.... mild brown bread crust... malty over bitter, but a clean, polished sort of malt... almost an herbal overtone - an earthy, dried-leaf vein through it

M: fairly light and marginally smooth with a bit of a carb bite on the back end.... perhaps a tad too flat and dry?

O: I suppose fairly flavorful and a touch more complex (rough, ragged) than usual for a dunkel

Photo of Lemke10
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This pours a clear, dark amber color with a slight, foamy head. The aroma is inviting with toasted malts and hazelnut tones. This is highly drinkable with a smooth texture and a decent sweet grain taste that is perfect for the style. Very well made and delicious.

Photo of BlakeAJurgens
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - nice burnt sienna with a ruby hue when put to the light. Mild head (two fingers), eggshell white with a little residue.

S - Nice toffee smell with distinct malt and hop scents; a little too predominant but not by much. Fairly nice aroma.

T - Starts with a sweet caramel taste and transitions into a more malty middle and a slightly bitter hop hint at the end. A slight hint of raisins perhaps in the beginning also. A little more malt would be the only major improvement.

M - Not overly active but certainly not stale. A little more carbonation would be preferred, but the body is comparable to your average Dunkel.

O - the bottle claims its "das Beste Dunkel der Welt"...certainly an overstatement, but not an utterly gross exaggeration. This is a very good dunkel, well worth the drink, and although there are better Dunkels in Germany, it is a nice and balanced beer with pretty even overtones for the most part.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

good not great. not as October as I wanted it to be, but still a tasty brew, quintessentially german in every way. the pours is clear for the genre, lacey on the sides of the glass, with a deep ruby color and a nose of german amber malts and lager yeast. it smells also like warm fermentation for a lager, a little acidic and funny for some reason, but not unattractive. notes of lager yeast and semisweet amber come though, toffee in the finish, with not quite enough hops to balance. yeasty and bold flavored, I wish it wasn't quite so sugary on the back end, but a drinkably dark german beer with a lot of character. decently carbonated, a little bland in the mouth, but a good beer overall, especially for the price.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured three fingers of head on a clear, dark amber colored body. Looks great.
The aroma is of grain and hay, like a barn.
The taste has a strong malt profile with some moderate pine bitterness at the end.
The texture is a little sticky with moderate carbonation.
Delicious.

Photo of Luiz0930
4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A German classic. This beer is a bit like having Coca Cola Slurpee. tastes of malts with a rich carbonation finish. Germans make their beer from the same ingredients and come out with flavors that tend to be balanced and easy drinking. A good Dunkel

Great!

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep chestnut.
S: Malt and molasses.
T: Round, deep, toffee'ish
M: Smooth
O: Nice example of a good deep spicy and interesting German beer.

The label is marked with 'World Beer Cup - Gold award'. Well I've no idea what that is, but if it is as the name infers, I'm not hugely surprised.

Photo of pkalix
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

dark brown, transparent, with little foam. suspect another old brew from THE DELI
nice roasty aroma; toffee and sweet.
taste is the same- roasty, toffee, sweet. typical commercial german malts but very standard and acceptable.
overall, another great german brew although they are starting to run together in a similar groove. not the commercial hofbrau malts, but a shade of variance. a great standard.

Photo of patre_tim
4.57/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown with a slight red tinge, little carbonation, semi-opaque with slight cloudiness, huge cappuccino colour head.

S: Dark malts, candy malt, slight molassis, slight toasted wood smoke.

T: The taste follows nose, but was better than I was expecting. Rich and smooth and creamy. Dark toasted malts, slight molassis, no smoke.

M: Low carbonation, medium heavy bready body, but very smooth and creamy.

O: Delicous piece of history that should be tried. Would go well with dark rye or pumpernickel breads with whipped butter, or with light cheeses. Saw it overpriced in China, got this one slightly cheaper in the US. Great German beer

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 15.05.2013
Bottle drank on election night.

Poured into a big wine glass at a hostel in Spain.

A big fluffy off white head on a dark amber body. Lots of lace.

Lots of bread and toasted malt.

The taste is kind of like the smell. There is a great dark breadiness and slight toasted character.

Lighter side of medium body that is fairly carbonated. Great.

Probably the best Munich Dark Lager I've ever had. A touch of metallic character is off-putting but otherwise it is a solid brew.

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Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
88 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.