Dark Beer / Kláster Tmavé 10% - Pivovar Klaster

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 17.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: pbrian on 08-08-2002

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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 58
Photo of Offa
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent dunkel, a bit thin and bland but reasonably firm and not overly sweet like some.

Very dark brown, almost black, it has a thin, weak foam that quickly thins to a foamy ring.

The aroma is burnt sugar, slightly sour plums, and brown bread, and beans.

The taste is heavily toasted bread, fermenting plums, hints of earth, chocolate, and burnt sugar. It starts off a little sweet up front with faint sourness and burnt bitterness. However, the finish is more interesting, lightly spicey-peppery with a quality of root beer mixed with burnt toast. It's mostyl rather bland but it does have a little complexity and is light and rather drinkable. It seems a pretty middle-of the road dunkel for me.

Photo of rkuhnel
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz bottle this poured a chocolate brown with a small and quick fading light tan head and minimal lacing. Mouthfeel is medium and fairly smooth. Nose roasted malts, and some roasted nuts. Flavor is of burnt malts and some chocolate. Sweet finish.

Photo of botham
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pint bottle poured into a flute. pours a a deep chocolate brown with a half finger of light tan head. amber highlights with moderate lacings.

aroma is lightly roasted, with a brown sugar like sweet character that is sided by a chocolate aroma.

taste is more of the same with a bit more chocolate and some caramel mixed in. could use a bit more CO2 to liven up the body a bit.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture and a smooth finish of residual malt.

drinkability is good. this is an easy going dunkel with good concentration and solid flavors, just a bit thin on the texture and body.

Photo of Godot
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a dark brown with a little head that dropped quickly to a ring around the edge which left a little lacing. It had a hazy appearance which surprised me a little, I was expecting a dark beer but with clarity which this didn't have. It has a sweet malty smell with no hop aroma. The taste is sweet up front with some toffee notes carrying it through, finishing clean. This one is all malt, but it is good. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth and a pleasure going down. I enjoyed this beer, a little too sweet and maybe too one-dimensional to really stand out, but interesting enough to be enjoyable.

Photo of marcobrau
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

My second dark lager of the evening....a murky brown lager that pour with ample carbonation, but somehow the head falls flat....disappointing. The nose is interesting...sort of a caramel and chocolate affair. Tastes almost like a weizenbock to me, with a soft mouthfeel and sweet caramel malt and toffee flavors. The bitterness is restrained, but a tart, mineral-laden finish is sort of interesting. This lager comes across fairly hearty for its four percent alcohol and it's fruity character (buried underneath the caramel malt) almost has thinking of British Mild. Overall, this is a lager that drinks more like an ale; it gets better as it warms up, fruitier and more tart. I would like to experience this beer on tap.

Photo of mmmbeer
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. brown longneck with no freshness date. It pours a lightly-hazed mahogany with medium carbonation, topped with an inch of khaki head that leaves light lacing. The aroma consists of caramel, lightly roasted, and dark malts backed by an almost cloying sweetness, to which the flavor adds lightly citric hops that contribute a mild bitterness on top of a light, tingly body that imparts a medium finish. Overall not too bad, but it's lacking a certain something - glad to try it but I probably wouldn't revisit.

Photo of Durge
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rather quiet deep mahogany with scant tan head and similarly whimpy lace. The aroma captures a fairly typical molasses/brown sugar malt quality, fairly strong with a touch of grassy highlight. The first taste brings a mildly carbonated brown sugar with a bit of bitterness, almost a bit flat as suggested by the lack of foam and lace. There is some grapefruit hidden in here as well. As you go along I think it grows on you and shows some complexity. I'd like to see more wholesome carbonation but the flavor appeals to me, quite sweet. This is easy enough to drink but I don't think it would stand up to drinking more than a couple, needs a little more body or something, but not bad.

Photo of sraimondi
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a minimal tan head. A beautiful dark ruby to brown color. Some spot lacing.

Sweet aroma with some hints of caramel.A very faint bit of smoke too with some toffee/choco at end.

Sweetness dominates the taste but not cloying. Malt all the way, with little going on in the hops arena. Some choco hints and a very faint metal flavor at the finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit on thin side, but not thin. Some good, subtle carbonation.

Not a bad dunkel, but no real "excitement". However, a good session beer given the ABV and middle of the road character.

Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A light brown with a lot of ruddy red and a small tan head lining the top of the glass.

S - A slightly sweet and smoky malty aroma with a clean aroma, a hint of elderberries as well.

T - A slightly smoky malty flavor and a bit of sugar plums. Aftertaste is of a slight bit of hops and a lingering malty finish.

M - Slick, smooth, oily, a little refreshing.

D - A pretty smooth beer overall. It is a pleasant lager, but it isn't worth hunting down.

Photo of scottum
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with almost zero tan headskie. Sweet chewy nose well balanced. Goes down very smooth and is quite easy to drink. If it were just a touch less sweet I could drink it all night. A very decent dark lager. Quite surprised to run into this one, but I'm glad I picked it up.

Photo of Drew966
3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Klaster Dark Beer pours a dark mahogany brown with a light brown head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is mildly sweet. The taste is pretty much one note, mildly sweet caramel flavor, and maybe just a touch nutty toward the end. I would expect a more malty flavor from a beer this color. The mouthfeel seems a bit thin too. Not bad, but not really good either. I'd just like this beer to taste like more of something, anything.

Photo of Sammy
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Never have a problem with Czech beers anytime. Good dark brown, no lingering head. A whiff of licorice aroma. Medium or less mouthfeel, quite drinkable with active carbonation. Good taste,with chocolate malt, competitive with English browns, with this sessionable ABV.

Photo of sleazo
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at fruit store Huron and Manhattan.

A-Pours a dark clear brown with a fluffy/soapy type head which dissipates at a moderate rate leaving a nice cap. Good lacing

S-This smells pretty nice, a nice clean roasted slightly caramel malt scent. Slight interplay with the hops, but the malt is the centerpiece. Maybe a little pumpernickle as well.

T-Immediately sweet but followed up by a nice dry bitterness This is pretty crisp actually and the hops are there, a grassy floral finish. The sweet roasted malt provides a slightly honey like taste. This is pretty straighthfoward but good.

M-Light bodied with a low ammount of fine carbonation. I could go for a little more bubbles.

D-This is a nice session lager and the sweetness provided by the malt provides a nice counterweight to typical lagers.

Photo of stephendr
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle- color of dark brown , with a minimal white color head – sweet nose is malty , milk chocolate , dried bananas , and a hint of red berries – taste of malty , sweet dark milk chocolate and vanilla - body silky , and light – aftertaste of dark milk chocolate , malt , and sweet/ sour

Photo of gmfessen
3.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a brown color with a deep ruby hue and a two-finger, pillowy, cream colored head. The smell is sweet of malt, amber and slightly toasted biscuits. The taste is also quite sweet, with too little bittering hops to balance. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a creamy carbonation. This beer would be more drinkable if it wasn't so sweet. Not a terrible beer, but not very impressive either.

Photo of pjwilson
4.27/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: pours a dark red into a tulip. a nice layer of head forms which lasts the drink

smell: mmm very complex as the beer warms. Belgian candi like smells of chocolate, nutmeg, butter, and sugar. some alcohol in the smell. almost like a belgian dark beer, but only 4 percent.

taste: candi like roasted malts mix with sweet liqourice flavors. a nic sipping beer.

mouthfeel: nice spitzly like carbination. goood

Photo of Enola
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer actually caught me by suprise. It is a dark brown in coler and there is a small head and almost no lacing. The smell is sweet and there is caramel in the smell as well as taste. The beer is smooth. This is a nice brown beer that I could drink again sometime.

Photo of guinnessfan
4.65/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into Das Festhaus pint glass

A: Deep, dark chocolate/mahogany color with a deep red hue. Dark tan 2 finger head that goes away quickly.

S: Roasted malts and some chocolate.

T: Roasted malt, softened with a chocolate undertone. Very good taste. No noticable hops flavor. Smooth and rich.

M: Thin mild, not to watery though. Leaves a very mild sweet, roasted aftertaste. Good carbonation.

D: I could drink this all night. Easy to drink but not easy to forget, for me.

This was one of those beers I bought on a whim. Never heard of it, but I am slowly learning about Munich Dunkels. I am now hooked on this beer. I will definately be looking for it in the future.

Photo of Byeast
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: darker , clear reddish brown/ mahogany , with a small off white head.

Smell: mainly of the malts , roasty characters , bit of mustyness , hint of dried dark fruit / raisin.

Taste: nice dunkel flavor , if maybe a little thin , roasty maltiness and slight dark fruit , bit of tart like hop bite in the back to balance.

Mouthfeel: slightly creamy yet not thick.

Drikability: a very drinkable dunkel lager from the Czech Republic , in the Munich style.

Photo of katdaddy210
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad pour on this. Dark rich mahogany, with a thin cream colored head.

Smells sweet with caramel and a slight nut in the background. but not overwhelming.

Tastes of mild sweet malts and a tiny bit of balanced hops to stop the sweet at the end, A bit more of caramel malt taste

Not an overwhelming heavy brew, but a good cooler day sipper. It has a creamy finish and.... I think I will have another. Great beer fo a couple, but not too many. Lighter alcohol feel and taste could probably get you later on if you push it. A great beer to try

Photo of lackenhauser
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep chestnut colored beer. Slight head and some nice lacing. Low aroma-sort of a mellow metallic smell to it. Slightly roasted with a very slight caramel like sweetness. Same traits of the aroma are in the flavor though more amplified. Somewhat nutty tasting. Lingering sweetness in the finish. Decent mouthfeel for only 4%. Not a bad beer-almost too sweet for me for a dunkel. Dry it out a bit it could be a killer beer-especially for a hot day when you want something darker.

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazt brown with russet highlights; a decent head of foam leaves some lacing around the glass

Smell: Rich caramel aroma with a hint of butterscotch

Taste: Caramel, and mile chocolate flavors predominate through to the finish; low hops presence

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A nice example of the style; very easy to drink

Photo of keilerdunkel
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1/2 L bottle poured into a guinness imperial pint glass. Nice 1" head that lastes for a couple of minutes so I could pour the rest of the bottle into the glass. Crystal clear, brown with red highlights when held up to the light. aroma is al toasted malt with a hint of hops.

I love dark lagers, and this one does not disappoint. Nice balance between the malt and hops, with a slightly metallic aftertaste which is not too distracting - amazingly disappears when it warms.

nice mouthfeel with good carbonation and at 4% I could drink these all night. This one is slightly past its prime, but still good - I have had fresher examples in the past that were even better. If you are looking for a good introduction to czech dark lagers, look for one of these.

Photo of HochFliegen
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ruby with a nice tan head that remains frothy on top my beer.
The aroma was very faint. It was sweet and nutty smelling and a finish of carmel in there as well.
The taste was very sweet with a nice amount of bitterness in the finish. It was a bit watery, more so than I would have liked.
Overall an easy beer to drink but doesnt leave a lasting impression.

Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle

Pours a clear dark mahogany brown with a tan head that recedes. A hint of ruby shines through when held to the light. Not much lacing.

A very light aroma. Slightly nutty with a mild roasted background and hints of caramel.

A light nutty flavor with a bit of a roated malt flavor. Some hints of caramel and chocloate also come through. Finishes slightly sweet.

Rather thin body.

Easy to consume, easy to forget.

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