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Ettaler Kloster Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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very good

137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2005)
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Reviews by oracle:
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4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap (at the best beer bar I know), serverd in a tall narrow Ettaler labeled beer mug.

Beer arrived deep but clear brown, lacking the reddish tinge common in many darker beers. It was crowned with a .5 to .75 inch creamy dense head.

Smell was faint, but detectible. Note of crisp european hops, faint sweent that seemed slighty carmelly.

Taste was simply outstanding.

In general, I'm an ale man, with a strong preference for IPAs and barley wines. The stronger the better. I love beers that make you sit up and take notice.

This beer was absolutely nothing like that. Like many other lagers, there is a subtle blending of flavors and hops that begs for your attention rather than commands it from a positition of power.

Much milder in flavor than the dark color might make you suspect it would be, it is a delicous blend of sweet nuttiness and crisp eurpean hops.

Very little to no after taste, finishes clean and simple. I could have sit and drink the keg but didn't have the time.

Highly highly recommended on draft.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2005 17:20:18 | More by oracle
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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%

10-01-2013 15:44:07 | More by Duff27

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-18-2013 21:26:23 | More by WOLFGANG
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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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 12:45:40 | More by IchLiebeBier
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-28-2013 16:56:34 | More by herrburgess
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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%

05-20-2013 22:44:53 | More by Slatetank
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4.5/5  rDev +16%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 00:01:31 | More by mtnasty116
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle, just out of date when poured into my 'Judas' stemmed massive tulip glass on 4 Apr 2013.

Looked really great: a reddy, mahogany brown body with a very large head of foam on top.

Malty notes hit your nose: sweet molasses, caramel and toffee hints come through more and more as the beer warmed in the glass.

Those same sweet malty aromas are also within the taste, this is a sweet brew:most likely the sweetest beer in this style I've had so far.

Body suits the alcohol content and overall a pleasant and easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 21:16:45 | More by BlackHaddock
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Fine, fluffy egg shell coloured head. Dark redish brown apperance at first glance, when backlit it displays a briliant ruby red color. crystal clear. nice lacing.

S: Carmel, toffee and bread crust malt in the nose. A bit of fruity german lager yeast.

T: Cleeean! The first sip was so smooth and easy drinking it brought a tear to my eye. Toffee and carmel notes are prominent and subtle at the same time. I get a touch of a woody spicy hop bitterness (hallertau?) but overal the sweetness overpowers the hops. Typical german lager flavor that i can only identify as fruity.

M: Crisp, clearn, moderate carbination, very light body.

O: If I had to drink one style of beer for the rest of my life, i think it would be Munich Dunkel's. This was a great example of the style. get it, drink it, share it, Prost!!

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01-25-2013 01:54:54 | More by guityler83
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Bright and clear brown with red tints. Steady carbonation.

S - Sweet bready notes, brown bread with fig jam. Rich farm honey and dried dates. Brown sugar sweetness in the nose. Sweetly malty and inviting.

T - The taste matches the scent. Hearty bread flavors, sweet wheat bread, soft pumpernickel. Honey sweetness with some molasses and again some dried dark fruits. Sugary dates and preserves. A good deal of flavor and body for a drinkable 5% abv session beer.

M - Body on the lighter side of things but the flavor profile gives the illusion of a richer brew. Semi dry at the end with an grainy aftertaste. Pleasant soft carbonation.

O - The Germans have session beers down pat. Packing much flavor and great body into an easily drinkable beer. The dunkel has the richness of a much bolder style as well.

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Ettaler Kloster Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
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