Reutberger Export Hell - Klosterbrauerei Reutberg

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-26-2003

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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 42
Reviews by Troyone:
Photo of Troyone
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear apple juice color with minimal white head. Lots of action and no sediment.

Has a beerish smell with a hint of bread dough and some esters.

Has almost a pilsner taste, bread dough almost biscuit in flavor with a butter taste background and mild esters.

Light bodied, slight resin feel, and crisp comfortable carbonation.

A session beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light gold with a nice two finger head that settles nicely leaving a small amount of lace.Sweeter malty aroma with some mineral along with a light toastiness but pretty clean,taste is very German some toasted malt and honey with a big mineral flavor that comes thru late and lingers.A nice helles clean and soft a real quaffer woulld be real good on a hot summer day for sure.

Photo of RoyalT
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – This is a light yellow in color with a slight orangish tinge and a nice white head that came up easily.

Smell – The aroma here is simply German grain. It has a light sweetness to it that goes with the smooth husky smell.

Taste – This is sweeter than expected at the taste. It’s not sugary; it’s more like the sweetness that you find in corn on the cob. If you eat Hersheys and Sweet Tarts all day you don’t notice that corn on the cob is sweet, but if you don’t then you can appreciate that vegetal sweetness that you find in fresh corn.

Mouthfeel – This is light bodied but more on the smooth and puffy side than crisp and clean. It feels like it wants to be an ale instead of a lager.

Drinkability – This is an easy drinker, but the strong sweetness and off mouthfeel mean I probably won’t buy again.

Photo of dill
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass.

A - yellow color with a thick white head.

S - sweet malt but overall light.

T - very crisp with a dry, slightly hoppy flavor.

M - very crisp with medium carbonation.

D - very easy to drink. this was a pleasant beer.

Photo of cokes
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Looks the part with its clear, bright golder shimmer, tight, sticky white foam, and rapid, fine-bubbled carbonation.
Smells of seeded breads (or sesame seed bagels) and lemongrass. Pangs of country water minerals lurk below.
Begins with that notion of of lightly toasty sesame seeds, then moves into a grainier breadiness. Traces of honeyed sweetness, at time suggesting corn though that is certainly not present. A harsh minerality precedes a vegetal bitterness, which eventually gives way to lemon-rind and herbal hops. It gets better as it sits awhile, but remains pretty disorganized. Somewhat akin to a lager from another European country, but as a German entry, it lacks the typical helles finesse. It has all the traits of a decent one except one. Taste.

Photo of ElGordo
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a radiant golden hue with some cloudy sediment and a small brilliant white head. Aroma of banana is evident as soon as the cap is popped, but then takes a back seat to the clean smell of German lager yeast and mild fruity hops. Palate is understated, a balance of mild hops and light sweet malt, and more nice, clean lager yeast. Very nice, creamy body. A nice, drinkable beer, but a bit light on flavor.

Photo of russpowell
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dating code of L6353

Pours an effervescent golden/bronze with 4+ fingers of eggshell white head. Great head retention & good lacing

S: Herbal hops & not much else

T: Herbal hops & breadyness up front. Lemony hops, honey malt & a little metallic twang follows. Finishes crisp, bready, a little fruitty, with herbal hops & a little bit of annoying cardboard tinge

MF: Medium bodied, chewy with great carbonation

Drank really easy, I'm sure this is great fresh. Would gladdly try again if I could assure that

Photo of Boilermaker88
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this helles lager and its sibling, the Export Dunkel, off the shelf at a local liquor store. Presented in a squat brown 500ml bottle bearing a picture of a monestary, over a blue and white shield crest with the words "Anno 1677" on either side of the shield.
On the pour, it had a clear golden color and a billowing fluffy white head that stuck around quite a while and left patchy lace. The nose was only faintly sweet, tending rather to an abundance of grainy malt aroma and a sizeable herbal hops note. A taste proved that the sweetness was more prevalent as a fruity flavor washed over the front of the palate. Grainy, slightly earthy malts were present and the dry finish had the bite of herbal hops running through it. The feel was light leaning toward medium in body, clean and dry.
This was a decent Helles Lager, quite tasty and drinkable on what turned out to be a hot day. No complaints here.

Photo of smakawhat
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

A deep golden brass yellow body but with a bit of hazy and cloudy character off the pour. Head forms bleach white and quite tall at about 3 fingers. Minimal rising carbonation and some speckled lacing with some soapy retention.

Good clean smelling lager, with a hint of mild herbal hop spicy qualities. Some hinting light malts but fairly quiet and somewhat toned down.

Palate comes wit a good malt coating. Slight hints of thick honey but without cloying stickiness. Some noticeable malt like sweetness in the mid palate with a touch of buttery diacetyl sensing flavors. Finish has a little less hop presence than the nose hints at with a little bitter medicinal flavors on the swallow. Thick. Malt is missing a bit of the classic baked bread character that I am looking for.

Overall though an easily passable German lager but nothing that makes me want to come back to purchase this again.

Photo of largadeer
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale, slightly hazy copper with a finger of head that leaves some webbed lacing behind.

Bready, malty aroma, cereal sweetness, almost creamy. Clean lager yeast profile, but very malt-heavy.

Fairly malty and semi-sweet on the palate. Bready, grainy malt flavors up front with slight herbal hoppiness in the background. Medium bodied, more full and grainy than expected. Mild finish, creamy and sweet.

An alright beer overall, but not really what I look for in the style; too heavy and sweet.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reutberger Export Hell has a thick, white, spongy head, a mostly clear, gold-straw, bubbly appearance, and fairly heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet and pungent barley malt, with a slight touch of smoke. Taste is of sweet malt, soda cracker, barley, and grassy hops. Mouthfeel is medium, and Reutberger Export Hell finishes crisp and highly drinkable.


Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and poured with a two finger high white head that quickly fades away into lacy patterns of bubbles covering the surface. A light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are aromas of grainy malts and grassy hops in the nose.
T: The taste is primarily dominated by flavors of grainy malts and has a hint of sweetness; there is also a mild amount of bitterness from the hops in the finish
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer isn't that difficult to drink because there is a good balance between the malty sweetness and hop bitterness.

Photo of errantnight
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich golden hue with great retention and solid lacing. Slight hazing only flaw.

Aroma is rich, malt forward with plenty of melanoidins. Hops are faint and there's a bit of a cardboard aroma in there, oxidation! :(

On the tongue this has a ton more balance, big mid-palate sweetness softly rounded, finishes with a quick, clean bitterness with plenty of earthy, citrus hops to clean it up. Leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste. Hints of an oxidative wet cardboard note what would seem to be some maltreatment somewhere between Germany and here, which is a shame.

Mouthfeel is just a bit full, really nice malt body.

Superbly drinkable despite the minor flaw. Would love to try this fresh.

Photo of Murchmac
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I fricking love the way this beer looks. Huge foamy white head, brilliant dark golden color with a cascade of carbonation bubbling up the side.

Smells like a beer. Some hops, not much else.

Taste the malt. Some spicy herb flavors and hops, a little bready.

Semi sweet, but dry with a metallic finish.

Is good ya?

Photo of Zorro
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow brew.

Smell is grain and grassy with a bit of hay smell thrown in.

Taste is a bit sweet with a fair grain and bran flavor to it. There is a fairly good amount of hops to this that give it a clean bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is fairly light.

A drinkable brew that is pretty much just another eurolager.

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a straw-gold with a 1/2" white head and plenty of active carbonation.

Has a grassy aroma, with barley and biscuit notes, with a slight burnt toffee undertone as well.

Smooth, malty and slightly sweet, with a rounded mildly yeast middle and a mildly bitter finish. There's a slightly bready taste, that melts to a grassy finish and a lingering lemony bitter.

Medium bodied, though you'd think it was a lighter bodied beer to look at it.

Decent, though for $5 a bottle, I've had better Dortmunder beers, starting with Cleveland's own Great Lake's Dortmunder.

Photo of bunnyhustle
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The first of its style for me. Pours a clear yellow with thick white head. Ok retention and good lacing. Smell is somewhat lemon-y but a metallic twist to it as well. Strong malt presence in the nose. Taste is good. Malty with a lemon zest and a strong "grassy" taste to it. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Overall a good beer. It wasnt amazing but a strong lemon-like presence made it easily drinkable. Best served nice and cold.

Photo of moulefrite
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean golden and sports a nice fluffy white head and a good solid stick throughout. Aromas are sweet and malt driven. In the mouth the beer is rich and again sweet and malt focused to the point of being a tad cloying and flabby. The flavors are extracted and concentrated sweet malt with a mild kiss of hop. This is a nice beer to start the night, but not one I'd easily drink a second unless I had a mustard crusted pork chop and some noodles thrown my way.

Photo of Francepants06
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It poured a slight amber color beer with an average size head which dissipated after a little while.
I smelled grain and malt. I tasted some fruitiness, wheat, malt, and a bit of hop in the finish. It light to medium body. its my first dortmunder so I have nothing to compare it to.

Photo of avalon07
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a bright yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a big, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A somewhat muted aroma of malt, light hops, and a little citrus.

T: Tasted of light hops, citrus (some lemon), a bready malt quality, and a slight graininess. This beer had a flavor typical of the style, but was too thin and watery to make an impression.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth and lively finish. Light-bodied.

O: Not the most awful beer ever, but certainly a forgettable one.

Photo of brakspear
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice overall helles. Pours a pale straw color with a beautiful soft and creamy white head that laces very well. The aroma is a subdued sweet maltiness with no real expressive hop presence noted, in other words just like a helles should be. The flavor is a sweet maltiness with grain overtones and dry finish with faint hop bite. A nice quenching helles that i will seek out again.

Photo of ETF5000
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dirty blonde, almost opaque with about a finger's worth of head up top. The nice, fluffy white head quickly dissipates to a film with little visible carbonation.

S- I swear, this smells almost exactly like the Maker's Mark distillery I was visiting a couple of weeks ago. There is definitely a corn forward nose (hence the bourbon!), with some much subtler pear and ripe pineapple notes to round it all out.

T- Not too much going on taste wise. Smooth sweet maltiness with a bit of a hay taste. Some very subtle citrus notes that easily get lost in the sea of grain and corn. This is certainly not an "in your face" brew, there is really not too much going on here. Personally, I prefer bolder offerings.

M- Good carbonation, does not sting the mouth as many lesser beers tend to have. On the pour, I was afraid of a bum bottle as I didn't see much carbo, but I was pleasantly surprised.

D- A very easy drinker, if not unremarkable. A good novice beer I suppose, but it's I'd look elsewhere to find a better traditional Hell (Domestic Augustiner Hell)

Photo of DogFood11
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25 oz'er reviewed as my first beer after work, It poured a nice pearl white frothy head that settles to a decent 1 finger froth. varying sizes of carbonation and a khaki/yellow color. Inviting.

smell was lacking much substance (some wheat), faint but surprisingly the taste packed a bit more punch. Great lacing as each drink produced more head and left evidence of my gobblage. Sweet aftertaste and partially cleansing finish but not dry. I really enjoyed this beer for what it is. Refreshing, Light but enough taste to let you know there was some imagination and effort put into this pup. caramel comes into play in the middle and it is slightly syrupy for a light colored beer....Would love to get this in a sixer. I can only find it as a individual 25oz. Oh well I'll continue to buy this beer for casual after work sessioning.

Photo of beveragecaptain
3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

.5 liter bottle. This beer has a clear yellow color with a huge rocky white head. Grainy aroma, too much like corn. The flavor is quite husky, which partially covers up the German hops. The finish is bitter. Mouthfeel is light to medium. Drinkability is diminished by the corn aroma and husky flavors, which are quite distracting. Most of the smaller breweries in Germany make great beers. Therefore, while this beer isn't terrible, it is a bit of a disappointment.

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 500ml (1 Pt 0.9 fl.oz) brown glass wide bodied short necked bottle. Teutonic label, colorful with a hint of tradition, just like the BA Database picture in fact, even down to the fact that my bottle also had two well worn rings at the top and bottom of the body of the bottle at its widest part. The reverse label lists the beer at 5.1%, no freshness date but a stamped ‘L3322’ code.

Appearance: Perfectly lucid clear cold looking golden body with a humungous pearl white gargantuan head that lasted forever before it finally rested to a more traditional looking affair at around ¼” thick. Reasonable carbonation levels and some thick layered smattered lacing.

Nose: Light and corny with a sweet malt aroma. Delicate herbal hops and a light fruity odor. But thin at best when served chilled.

Taste: Sweet pilsner malts with a delicate herbal tone that mixes with a fruity entrance. The grain textured middle lingers whilst the fruitiness wanes in the ending which allows some Hops through to mix well with the fading fruitiness. It all transforms into an astringent finish with little aftertaste. Clean death.

Mouthfeel: Below average feel, yet clean. A refreshing thin Helles that drinks well but lacks the satisfaction of decent feel in the mouth in the longer term.

Drinkability: Nothing more than average really but certainly not a bad beer to pound down for the first of the night after a long hard day at work.

Overall: A reasonable Helles but nothing special.

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Reutberger Export Hell from Klosterbrauerei Reutberg
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