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Ettaler Kloster Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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BA SCORE
87
very good

145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2005

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Ratings: 145 | Reviews: 111
Photo of Theheroguy
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very subtle hoppiness with very slowly drying after taste. The aroma is basically non existent a common trait of beers in this style what does emerge is pure malt goodness. Deep malt flavor with a smooth and thin body. It goes down by gallon easy.

Photo of smakawhat
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

Super dark dunkel going on here. Deep mahogany red, with dark brown and walnut edges. Excellent clarity with a moderate amount of carbonation rising through it's body. Head is fluffy to creamy like retention with a small head of about two fingers. Manages to settle slowly to a one finger puck, and stick around looking real inviting. Excellent looker.

Solid notes of clove and spice, with a caramel and sticky lager yeast. A little bit of noticeable sourness, maybe some acrid grain hiding but very small and almost comes off like a fruity ale ester, or possibly some sweet balsamic vinegar interestingly. Pretty solid.

The palate comes off with a nice thick malt action, but not horrifically sweet. Some hint of chewy hazelnut, but also a bit of sour twinge going on as well. Some mild molasses like sweetness, but missing a bit of bready toast and some anticipating bready character.

Overall though very solid brew here, with a hint of classic German character but has a bit of an odd sour quality that I can't seem to ignore. It's definitely not compromised or infected, but a decent beer with a character that sort of distracts me.

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

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BogAl
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This pours a clear mahogany colour with a firm 1" head of white foam.

The smell is that of what dark malts bring to the table. An aromatic mix of roasted and grainy malts that has a lovely sweetness to it. The sweet almost smells fruity, like black cherries.

No fruit in the taste at all. Just solid roasted malt flavour with grain ad a light sweet note here and there. Not particularly bitter nor sweet. In between I'd say.

Medium body, lightish carbonation.

A solid if not great example of the style, imho.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lost my ratings on this beer, but I remember it was pretty good overall. The flavor was pretty tasty and mostly spot on for a German Dunkel.

I had it with dinner at the Hotel Restaurant across the street from Kloster Ettal.

Good beer.

Disregard the A, S, T, M scores. I didn't want to affect the overall score.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mtnasty116
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great dunkel in my opinion. Not too pricey for the delicious taste of this brew. I am no pro with beer tasting but with dunkels I get this almost banana like taste and this one delivers in that respect. Sugary and smooth. Highly recommended by this nobody.

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Ettaler Kloster Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
87 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.