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Ettaler Kloster Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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BA SCORE
87
very good

137 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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
Germany

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 smcolw:
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid off-white head. Slow to recede. Some spotty lace. A bit lumpy. Deep, dark amber. Clear.

Slightly sweet with a bit beef stew smell. A bit of vegetables (broccoli) to the nose as well. There's also the distinct smell of pre-fermented mash aroma. Slightly sweet.

There's a bit of pre-fermented malt flavor as well--sweet malted sugar. Some darker bread tastes. No notable hop. Below average body with a reasonable level of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 21:11:46 | More by smcolw
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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%

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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IchLiebeBier

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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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herrburgess

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

4.5/5  rDev +16%

05-26-2013 13:58:56 | More by NikD
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Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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mtnasty116

Massachusetts

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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BlackHaddock

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.

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New York

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guityler83

Wisconsin

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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lefty

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 04:20:12 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Ettaler Kloster Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
87 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.