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Reutberger Export Hell - Klosterbrauerei Reutberg

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Reutberger Export HellReutberger Export Hell

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BA SCORE
82
good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Reutberg visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-26-2003)
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ctdfalconer:
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ctdfalconer

California

4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is very crisp, clean, refreshing pale lager. That's really about all I ask for in a Munich pale lager. It's beers like this that make Germans feel like kings of the beer world. I always approach German imports with some caution, seeing as how they can lose their lustre fairly easily sitting on a store shelf. In this instance, I got lucky. My bottle had clearly not been sitting overly long. The hop character was clean and non-skunky. The aroma was mostly malty-bready with just a hint of spicy hop. It had a full malty flavor and a brisk hoppy bite to dry out the finish. I recommend trying this beer to any lager-lieber. With luck, your pivo purveyor has followed the directive on the label: "kühl und dunkel lagern."

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2007 01:46:04 | More by ctdfalconer
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-25-2014 20:28:31 | More by ygtbsm94
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Illinois

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +25%

11-03-2013 19:16:15 | More by brandonld23
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 16:59:08 | More by smakawhat
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Germany

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-21-2013 22:16:00 | More by WilstonOreo
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sbanacho

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-12-2013 01:51:06 | More by sbanacho
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, honey, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that displays a surprising honey presence in the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 02:40:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Luiz0930

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-31-2013 07:37:06 | More by Luiz0930
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-12-2013 23:28:05 | More by RedneckBeerz
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California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-19-2012 16:29:47 | More by t0rin0
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass mug. Pours golden with lots of tiny bubbles and a white head that dissipates rather quickly. The beer smells of roasted malts with some grassy aroma from the hops. It's bready on the nose with just some mild sweetness. The taste of this beer is everything you look for in a pale German lager. There's the grassiness and mild citrus from the noble hops, but this is mild. There's the bready quality from the Munich malt. The body is light with lively carbonation. The finish is crisp and smooth. The drinkability is very high. This is an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 00:47:37 | More by acevenom
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 12:12:36 | More by avalon07
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alalvarez75

New York

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JSBock

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25%

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nickfl

Florida

3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with half a finger of white foam on top of a perfectly clear, deep golden body. The head settles quickly and leaves light lace.

S - Some grainy malt and light, herbal hops.

T - Sweet malt up front with some bready character and a little bit of honey. The malt gets kind of grainy in the middle with a hint of corn. Finishes with light herbal hops and just a hint of balancing bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Sweet and malty, but lacking a little in depth. The hop character is minimal and this, with the sweet finish reduces drinkability. Not the best German lager, but decent enough.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 04:56:35 | More by nickfl
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-30-2011 21:00:34 | More by cdwil
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-10-2011 16:55:23 | More by mhaugo
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Francepants06

Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 06:30:32 | More by Francepants06
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 02:21:29 | More by TheHoppiest
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largadeer

California

3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 21:56:35 | More by largadeer
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kflorence

California

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very light, golden color with a slight amber tint to it when held up to the light. The head is fairly small and dissipates to a thin layer of cream. Some lacing around the edge of the glass as you drink. Carbonation looks low.

S: Smells of sweet malts, vanilla and cream. Also some grains, corn, hops, white cheese and a bit of rubber (oxidation?).

T: Lots of sweet malts and grains with some hop bitterness detectable near the finish. There is also a candy, vanilla flavor in there. Great sweet malts linger on the tongue long after you drink. Not a complex beer, but solid.

M: This is a light beer but the body is somewhere between light and medium as it definitely has some substance to it. Carbonation levels are good and it feels a little creamy on the tongue.

D: Overall this is a very simple, pleasant beer that won't "wow" you but won't disappoint either. I feel that this is one of those beers that feels very solid, but doesn't offer much in terms of sophistication. Nothing wrong with that, it does it's job.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 22:05:40 | More by kflorence
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metter98

New York

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 02:55:51 | More by metter98
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errantnight

California

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 00:31:44 | More by errantnight
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ETF5000

California

3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
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)

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 03:54:35 | More by ETF5000
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Reutberger Export Hell from Klosterbrauerei Reutberg
82 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.