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Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

Weltenburger Kloster Barock DunkelWeltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel

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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.08%

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-15-2002)
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Photo of dcmchew


4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | 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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 12:00:06 | More by dcmchew


4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 08:26:15 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Photo of Bouleboubier


3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
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

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2014 16:09:28 | More by Bouleboubier
Photo of Lemke10


4.29/5  rDev +10%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 02:13:08 | More by Lemke10
Photo of BlakeAJurgens


3.78/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 16:34:33 | More by BlakeAJurgens
Photo of StonedTrippin


3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 02:18:40 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of Fatehunter


3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 22:01:57 | More by Fatehunter
Photo of Luiz0930


4.7/5  rDev +20.5%
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


Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 05:26:22 | More by Luiz0930
Photo of JonnoWillsteed


4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 19:45:23 | More by JonnoWillsteed
Photo of pkalix


4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 00:12:24 | More by pkalix
Photo of patre_tim


4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 03:14:03 | More by patre_tim
Photo of MattSweatshirt


3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 21:33:59 | More by MattSweatshirt
Photo of beerpadawan


3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours deep brown with garnet tint, clear. Head is medium tan, one finger or so, receding after a minute but not completely disappearing. Lacing on the glass.

On the nose, some toast and light sweet notes of chocolate, caramel. Raisins. Nice but not particularly rich.

Flavor and finish are clean. Body is medium with medium-dry finish. Finish does not linger long--some mild bitterness and spicy noble hop arises mid-quaff and quickly subsides. Taste is definitely malt-forward, if a bit subtle. Some bready/toasty notes. Very slight chocolate.

Easy-drinking beer that would probably rise and fall repeatedly without becoming tiresome deep into a social evening filled with talk and laughter.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 03:19:05 | More by beerpadawan
Photo of DrDemento456


4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 16oz bottle of this for $3. Not a bad deal.

A - Looks awesome like a dunkel should. Deep amber hue almost black with some clarity at the base of the glass. Head is a nice 1/2 inch sticky tan colored head that makes for a great looking lace ring.

S - Smell is mildly skunky yeast but mostly showcasing dark fruits, coffee beans, and a mild dark chocolate. All great in my book.

T - Very balanced sweet malts making way with mild raisin and prune with a sweet chocolate base. Coffee roast is minimal and hops come mid palate.

M - Medium bodied and chewy with a light ABV.

Overall I had a feeling the Germans can make a kick ass Dunkel and it was well worth the price of admission. Seek out if you can.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 23:58:40 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of claytri


4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured an amazing translucent dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is of hints of coffee over a sweet malt base. The taste is a rich sweet malt with touches of coffee and chocolate on top of that. The feel is medium and wet. This was a great example of a Dunkel, rich a full bodied taste with some great flavors in it. This is a Dunkel I will come back to.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 00:43:38 | More by claytri
Photo of falloutsnow


3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: "00201218" stamped on bottle label
Glass: Ayinger Willi glass

Weltenburger's Barock Dunkel is a fairly rich, substantial Munich Dunkel Lager, boasting noticeable chocolate and toffee-like sweetness alongside a balancing European hop bitterness. Compared to others, it has a fuller, more chocolate flavor compared to Hirter Morchl and Capital's Dark, which focus more on the toasted nuts and toffee sweetness of the style.

Pours a 2.5cm head of dark tan foam, mixed small, medium, and large-sized bubbles resulting in a swiss-cheese like appearance. The foam gradually subsides to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass. Significant lacing is left, mostly large stripes and lines, along the glass' sides. Body is dark amber brown out of the light, lighter amber brown when looked at through light. Carbonation is steady and visible, from the base of the glass.

Aroma of burnt malt, cocoa powder, light toffee, chocolate syrup, with a hint of lingering smokiness to the charred grains. Not incredibly complex, and could be stronger, but still pleasing. My perception of the aroma may also be due to the age of the bottle.

Front of palate picks up some minor-key milk chocolate under dark malt sweetness. Mid-palate notices continued milk chocolate, charred malt, toffee, and a mild bitterness to help things balance out a bit, though the sweetness, roasted-ness, and chocolate-ness are dominating components. Back of palate detects charred malt and cocoa powder buried beneath roasted and brown malt sweetness. Lingering aftertaste of bittersweet milk chocolate, a mix of chocolate and brown malts with some European bittering hops.

Beer is medium to medium-light bodied, with medium-high levels of carbonation that foams the beer up substantially on contact with the palate. Resulting mouthfeel is at first fizzy, then smooth and creamy. Finishes wet, with little residual stickiness around palate or lips.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 00:52:00 | More by falloutsnow
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made on premises. Served in a glass mug at the Kloster.

Clear dark reddish brown with a tan head. The head has very good retention and leaves plenty of sticky lacing.

Aroma: fine roasted malts with an overtone of hops.

T: quite malty; sweetand bitter in balance. Light herbal hops.

M: medium-light carbonation seems about perfect. Medium body.

O: A flawless albeit straightforward Bavarian dunkel. Make the pilgrimage.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2012 22:57:15 | More by chinchill
Photo of eduardolinhalis


3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml served in a pokal glass.

A: Pours a deep amber clear color forming a small yellow head leaving some lacings

S: Sweet, smoky, toffee and roasted. Fruity too. Not bad at all

T: Sweet upfront, very toffee. Grapes, sweet grains, yeasts. Very bready

M: Light to medium and bit molasses body. Sweet toffee upfront and very mild bitter aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Bit too sweet but nice beer

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 00:41:47 | More by eduardolinhalis
Photo of beergoot


3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark, reddish copper body with a nice thick head. Long lasting head with decent lacing down the glass.

Moderately rich, roasted malt smell. Some caramel and toffee scents.

Pleasant, lightly roasted malt taste with a faint bit of sweetness. Bitterness is rather subdued, yet seems well-balanced against the malt profile.

Smooth and medium-bodied with a clean, dry finish.

A fair enough dark lager. Smooth and lightly flavored dark beer that's easy drinking. Nice balance with the roasted flavors and the hop bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 19:10:51 | More by beergoot
Photo of sfprint


3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

exp 10.4.12

A: No head, pretty dark, no visible rising carbonation.
S: Really smokey, funny smoke flavor. Burnt beans!
T: Smokiness is there but translates more into a nicer toasted sort of flavor. Rather pleasant for a rauchbier. Inoffensive. Very smokey which dominates the flavor, but the malt underneath is fairly neutral. Very earthy
M: Unnoticeable. Little carbonation.
O: Pretty good for a rauchbier.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 04:52:50 | More by sfprint
Photo of StJamesGate

New York

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nut brown that goes chestnut in light with a creamy taupe head that leaves a few trailers. Cinnamon and hazelnut cake nose.
Almond skin, brown bread, apples with spicy hops to end. Sweetness in the malts come out as it warms.
Cocoa powder end and toasty linger. Medium, some chew, crisp, soft, oily.

Lots of tart dark malts, but also has creamy body. Some real depth, too. Superior dunkel.

2nd tasting brought dark toast and treacly syrup notes, verging on cloying. Needs more bitterness to balance. Good but not great.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 12:36:47 | More by StJamesGate
Photo of RodneyFarva


3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

50c bottle

one finger head, pours a deep dark brown, head dissipates with little lacing

malty sweetness, perhaps some light fruits and spices, but not too much else

bready malts, some sweetness of toffee/caramel, but the mouthfeel is a bit watery for me. not all that complex, but enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 13:03:44 | More by RodneyFarva
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a brown color with a one inch head. Moderate lace sticks to the glass during the session.

Smell: malt sweetness and some soft earthy tones are easy to pull from the glass.

Taste: nice malt profile with some hints of brown sugar, mild earthiness, and a soft bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout. Aftertaste is short lived.

Overall: superbly easy to drink dunkel. If you are looking for a nice malty dunkel, this one hits the spot.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 18:54:01 | More by Gavage
Photo of TheQuietMan22


4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a pilsner glass. The color is dark brown. Two fingers of slightly tanned head dissipated quickly to leave a spotted lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: Sweet and dark at the same time. Sweet candy caramel, slightly toasted caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, cocoa, plum, prunes, raisins, and nuts (though do not ask me what kind). Very complex aroma.

Taste: Basically it mirrors the smell, though there area few elements from the smell that are missing. Sweet candy caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, cocoa, prunes, raisins, and nuts.

Drinkability: This is very good brew. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing, and it also offers a ton of complexity.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 05:09:51 | More by TheQuietMan22
Photo of laituegonflable


3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish-brown colour with clear body. Head is beige, nicely dense with decent level of lace. Pretty nice.

Smells sweet, with lots of brown sugar and leather. Cinnamon with poached pear, vanilla and a raw bread dough yeastiness at the back. The latter strikes a slight over-sweet duff note but otherwise decent.

Taste is fairly subdued. Sweet malt with caramelised pearl barley, puffed rice and milk chocolate upfront, some carob with mild sweetness in the mid, hints of mint towards the back with some banana and some clove. Fairly pleasant, just a bit too sweet without much edge.

Fairly smooth but thin. Goes down nicely for a lager.

Really drinkable, but a bit too sweet.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2011 02:37:18 | More by laituegonflable
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