Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
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Reviews by pons:
4.18/5 rDev +6.6%
I actually first found this beer when I was in Montreal last May and really loved it. I spotted it again months later and decided to review it based on the second drinking, as well memory of my first encounter with it.
The beer was poured into a pilsner glass, leaving a 3/4 inch head and lingered nicely throughout drinking. The beer has a delicate brownish hue, slightly transparent. You can smell the Munich malt straight away. The initial taste is a bit heavier than expected, with a slightly bitter aftertaste, yet not overpowering; pleasantly piquant. After a few quaffs, nuances of bread (the whole grain variety) begin to show, with maybe a hint of sweetness akin to caramel.
This was a pleasant change of pace, as Dunkels are not a normal drinking repertoire for my tastebuds. I'll definitely go back to it when craving a darker beer.
02-05-2006 02:21:01 | More by pons
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4.22/5 rDev +7.7%
Wow what a nice pour!A medium brown with a reddish tint with a huge foamy head that sticks nicely to the glass,aroma is very cracker-like with a touch of cocoa but just a touch.A very clean tasting beer lightly sweet and grainy with a touch of iron and a hint of clove.Now this is a beer to drink for any occasion clean but satisfying and just enough flavor to make it interesting a real winner.
07-30-2004 00:32:05 | More by oberon
3.48/5 rDev -11.2%
Appearance This one was brown with a reddish hue and a fairly big head that didnt show much retention.
Smell The malts were very sugary here. I could pick up some caramel and sweetened molasses as well.
Taste The malt was much bigger at the taste. The molassess also came out big. The finish was extremely sweet, almost fruity.
Mouthfeel This Dunkel Lager is light to medium-bodied with some subtle carbonation and no bitterness.
Drinkability This is not my idea of the style, but it wasnt bad and definitely drinkable.
09-14-2004 01:17:31 | More by RoyalT
4.2/5 rDev +7.1%
A: Deep chestnut.
S: Malt and molasses.
T: Round, deep, toffee'ish
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.
04-24-2013 19:45:23 | More by JonnoWillsteed
4/5 rDev +2%
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.
08-23-2012 22:57:15 | More by chinchill
United Kingdom (England)
3.38/5 rDev -13.8%
Rasins and mollasses in both nose and flavour, some burnt toast. Creamy and raisiny palate, with some nice burnt bitterness in the finish, some roast, slightly sticky and sweet, pleasant dunkel however it couyld be a little less sweet and could with a touch less of that mollasses flavour.
09-17-2003 01:46:56 | More by rastaman
3.68/5 rDev -6.1%
This beer has a brown clear appearence and a fast disapearing head. The aroma is light sweet and vegatal. There is a light toffee aroma.
The taste is soft and malty. the dark malt ad a caramel taste and a sticky sweetness. The taste changes into light toffee and cappuccino flavours.
The after taste is changing into a light bitterness from dark malt.
A nice soft and mild beer.
03-14-2009 18:22:46 | More by schuim
4.28/5 rDev +9.2%
500ml bottle dated 26.01.02. I didn't notice when I purchased it but this is one old dunkel.
Served cold, poured into a pint glass, it has a great amber red color with excellent clarity. The creamy head sticks around a good long time but slowly settles leaving a sheet of lacing on the glass.
Aroma is sweet and malty with bready yeast and orchard fruits.
Flavor is rich and spicy with a strong malt backbone to support the lightly roasty and bitter flavors. The caramel and toasted nuts are a nice compliment to the beer.
Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with moderate carbonation. Very well balanced from start to finish. Sweet up front with a bitter spicy finish.
Overall, this is better than expected. I don't know if the age helped or hurt this beer but it's still pretty solid even after almost 8 years.
12-20-2009 21:47:15 | More by GilGarp
2.73/5 rDev -30.4%
Burnt sienna tops with a healthy stack of beige.
Nose of burnt honey and molasses, interrupted by rusted metal and rude minerals.
Begins toasty, bread flaked with bitter chocolate. Expands towards butterscotch and caramel, but is cut short by the same sense of machinery as clued by the nose. Salt and calcium, iron, and rust. Rides out with astringency, without noteable hop contributions.
Light bodied, but too coarse to be drinkable.
04-04-2005 23:01:08 | More by cokes
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel
Appearance: A frothy head the color of sand dies down to form a 3 mm cap over a mainly clear, deep ruby accented dark mahogany brown body. With each sip a wall of lace forms as you tilt the glass back, breaks apart, and then leaves behind a ring of craggy lace as you set the glass back down.
Smell: A gently roasted malt expresses notes of dark baked bread crust, chocolate, cocoa, and wood. Only some minor grassy hops are found.
Taste: The nose indicates the flavor spot on. It starts with dark chocolate and warms to display some of the sweet cocoa and toasty breadiness. The grassy hop notes appear every now and again; and it's supported by a firm bitterness. Some smokey, roasted notes linger in the finish along with a bit more of the bready maltiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and remarkably smooth with a moderate, very-fine bubbled carbonation that gently caresses the palate.
Overall: An interesting, if not particularly complex, well polished and rounded lager. Charming to say the least!
06-07-2011 16:01:08 | More by NeroFiddled
3.48/5 rDev -11.2%
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.
01-19-2012 04:52:50 | More by sfprint
3.7/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
06-09-2013 22:01:57 | More by Fatehunter
4.6/5 rDev +17.3%
On tap at Haus Staudt, 0.5 liters served in a big ol' stein.
Pours a translucent medium brown color with a nice off-white head that leaves thick foam and excellent lacing.
Sweet malty aroma, fairly nutty and toffeeish. Smells pretty good.
Flavor is great. Sweet caramel malt, toffee, brown sugar, nuts, and toast.
Medium-full bodied for the style with a smooth and slick mouthfeel.
Great, great dunkel overall. Really surprising. A beer even worthy of "Barock" Obama (although I hear the prez prefers Bud Light, that sellout).
10-22-2010 00:30:23 | More by nickd717
4.88/5 rDev +24.5%
Now this is what I am talkin' about! The beer has a nice chocolate presence that is balanced out by some rich prunes, a light nuttiness all on a nice sweet pils backbone. Really outstanding. The mouthfeel is very rich without being too thick and the carbonation is simply perfect creating a full rich body. On the one hand, I'd like to describe it as so thick I need a spoon . . . but on the other hand, it finishes very light, not quite crisp, but certainly on the lighter side.
Basically, it is a near perfect beer. It is complex without sacrificing drinkability, rich and full without being too thick. Basically, this is why I drink beer. So good.
03-02-2008 20:57:09 | More by shbobdb
4.35/5 rDev +11%
S: Rich breadiness, very German, hint of raisins, hint of cinnamon toast.
L: Clear dark brown, light tan carbonated head that dissipates slightly.
T: Rich bready malt with some dark fruit undertones, raisins mostly. Medium low spicy bitterness, semi-dry, fairly clean finish.
M: Medium light body, medium high carbonation.
Great Dunkel, great flavors for 4.7% and extremely drinkable.
08-04-2011 01:39:29 | More by bum732
4.43/5 rDev +13%
Poured from a .5L bottle to a tall glass mug. The liquid is a clear brown with good carbonation. The head is light tan 2 fingers and leaved little lace.
The smell is sweet and nutty.
The taste is good light roasted malt and mild hops, Taste notes include nuts sweet fruit and light chocolate. A very good example of the style.
The mouthfeel is good medium body and nice carbonation.
The drinkability is good a very easy drinker. Prosit MK
05-07-2007 18:38:56 | More by MuenchenerKindl
3.73/5 rDev -4.8%
A: Glossy black in the glass is really a deep burgundy when backlighted. A frothy, dirty bone white head sits atop for a fair amount of time before dissipation. Lacing was lame while the effervesce was near silent.
S: some dry chocolate notes, along with a bit of dried molasses sweetness. Lingering about were notes of ripe fresh dark fruit (plumes) and a dark malt sweetness.
T: The flavor, much like the nose, had indications of chocolate along with some molasses and sweet dark fruit. There where hints of some brown ale nuttiness and brownies and a dark malt sweetness upon the swallow. Slightly dry, sweet malt base and bready with a very low, if any, hop presence. Definitely a malt forward beer where the hops take a back seat to flavor.
M: a light to medium body, oily slick texture with some dark fruit twang. Surprisingly I thought I detected some alcohol from this subtle 4.7% offering. Carbonation was quiet.
D/O: Low abv of 4.7% but somehow feels like it drank bigger in alcohol and flavor. For those that think low abv beers don’t pack a punch or flavor should be referred to this beer. Smooth drinkability with a light dry sweetness from the malt and an overall flavor character suited well per style.
06-02-2011 23:47:18 | More by beerthulhu
3.63/5 rDev -7.4%
5L mini-keg from Rudy's in La salle, IL. BBD: 12-17-07
Had some help drinking this, but it was light enough to drink 2/3 of it.
Poured a reddish orange, with offwhite, eggnog foam. Visible streams of carbonation. Head retention was good in a pint glass.
Slightly nutty and malty aroma as it warmed.
Flavors were mainly caramel and almond, some toasted character developed in the aftertaste. A metallic note came and went, not present throughout. Fairly light bodied, good malt presence, nothing too out of the ordinary. Not bad for a session.
02-02-2008 15:33:13 | More by emerge077
4/5 rDev +2%
500ml bottle into pilsner glass.
Deep ruby hue, bordering on brown, with a one finger tan head that slowly settles to a thick cap.
Lots of caramel with a little bit of balancing noble hop aroma.
A little bit of smokiness and roasty grains mixed with the same caramel from the aroma. The hops add a little bit of bitterness, but not much flavor. The finish is the lingering toasty grains.
Good sessionable beer. Probably a good alternative for a brown ale if one is looking for something different. Recommended.
08-30-2008 23:50:52 | More by BeerSox
4.22/5 rDev +7.7%
Pours a beautiful amber/brown color with a nice fluffy light brown/tan head that retains well. Great aroma of nice earthy yeastiness and some smooth caramel maltiness. The first taste is that of the caramel maltiness that nicely transitions into some great chocolatey flavors. The earthy/herbal yeasty qualities are also very much present in the flavor as well and are very nicely done. The maltiness of this brew gives it a great smoothness while it is kept fairly chewy by the yeasties and is also well carbonated. This is one very drinkable brew and I would definitely suggest it to any who can find it.
08-17-2002 08:27:59 | More by Murph
Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
88 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.