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Reutberger Export Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Reutberg

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Reutberger Export DunkelReutberger Export Dunkel

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Reviews: 52
Hads: 70
Avg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2004

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Reviews: 52 | Hads: 70
Reviews by Guinness4me:
Photo of Guinness4me
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was busy when hubby poured this beer, so by the time I got to it, the massive head had gone and left amazing lace all the way down my glass. The beer was a golden amber color.

The smell was firm and earthy; wet straw, burnt malt and tomato paste fragrances mingled together.

The first sip surprised me at it's initial blast of flavor. Which was kind of a mixture of root beer and tincture of benzoin. Whoa. Not what I expected. Alcohol overwhelms in the aftertaste.

While I could look at and smell this beer all day, I'd find it hard to drink more than one in a setting.

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Photo of oberon
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice rich amber color with a big fluffy head leaving a nice amount of lace behind,malty aromas of cocoa and bread dough I do pick up a light peppery hop note but its very light.Lighter flavors in this brew some chocolate and cookie dough with some spicey hop presence late.Well not an earth shattering brew but tasty a good food pairing beer I think as well.I have never seen this brew before,I also purchased the Hell.

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Photo of RoyalT
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – This is a shiny and clear brown in color with a dark, blackish-white head.

Smell – The light fragrance of toasted grain is about all I can get here.

Taste – The grain is nice but there’s a yeasty character to this Dunkles that seems more at home in a Weizen.

Mouthfeel – This is bigger in the mouth than their light-bodied Helles but far from medium-bodied.

Drinkability – I know simplicity is the key to a good German lager but this was just boring.

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Photo of BeerIsland
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I, too, had high hopes when seeing this 25 ozzer in the case at the bierkraft. The Reutberger has a dark nice malty nose with a frothy head. It's mild, decently balanced, maybe a quick banana hit in the flavor. It seems somewhat on the sweeter side than I'd prefer but is not cloying. Showing a little more grit as it warms. It's a good beer but it'd probably look for something else.

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Photo of merlin48
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a clear, copper mahogany body, with a large, tightknit, beige head. The head is quite rocky and retains well, before depositing a massive amount of sheet and patch lace on the glass.
Aroma is mostly bready, chocolate malt with a prominent, floral hops balance.
Mouthfeel is creamy, medium bodied, moderately carbonated, and has a peppery, hops bite.
The taste features an earthy, but sweet, maltiness that highlights a bittersweet chocolate flavor. Floral, German hops add a pleasant bitterness. The finish is more of the same, and winds up on the bitter side of the scale.
A very nice example of the style. No offnotes, and a very tasty brew.

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Photo of magictrokini
3.16/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear brown with a decent off-white head and nice lacing. Straw, caramel, metal, and toasted bread in the aroma. Taste is watery and weak. More straw with bread crusts, caramel and roasted malt, just not a lot of it. Some earthy nuttiness when it warmed, but not enough to get excited about.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Served in an imperial pint glass)

A- This beer has a dark warm brown crystal clear body with a nice carbonation of tiny bubbles. The head is a creamy very light tan head that last and last.

S- The smell of roasted malt with notes of biscuit, chocolate and caramel are very fresh and pleasant.

T- The flavors of biscuit malt and some dark roasted biscuit are strong at the beginning with notes of caramel and toast in the background. There is a slight tartness or earthiness to it that could be from wheat, but it stands out over the other flavors. The finish is dry with some carbonic acid really dominating with no hops noticeable.

M- Even though this beer has a medium-full mouthfeel it has a bit of a watery texture. No astringency or alcohol warmth.

D- The aroma was wonderful but the taste just didn't hold its own. The dry biscuit malt took over and there wasn't much depth. The biscuit was nice and it is a very drinkable beer, but with a little adjustment it would be a great beer.

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Photo of cokes
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear auburn with a beige fluff.
Nose of cocoa powder and smoked plums.
Begins with dark bread, like pumpernickel, before turning towards chocolate and roastedness. Smoky in a porter-ish sense. Cleans out with a lingering burnt fig and raisin note. The hops are minor scale and leafy. Turns fruitier as it warms with an uprising of black cherry, though still cloaked in smoke.
It feels a bit sparce in the mouth. Thinly flavored and over-bubbled. Harkens to a Celebrator cut 60/40 with seltzer water.
But what's here is fairly tasty and has a good amount of mindless drinkability.
Not a classic, but not bad.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a finger and half of head on a red to brown colored body.
The aroma is a sharp malt and grain with a touch of toffee. Quite nice.
The taste is well balanced. It has a nice malt side that is not overpowering due to a moderate pine bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It is really enjoyable and drinkable.

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Photo of Gmann
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cola color with a fairly dense khaki head that settles into an uneven cap. The aroma is of doughy roasted munich malt, honey and a light raisin sweetness. The taste is of slightly roasted malt, not very doughy as I had expected, slightly metallic, hints of wet wood. Even though it didn't really have the munich malt flavor, I found that the flavor was really nice. Moderate feel with tingly carbonation, finishes malty sweet. This is a real nice munich dunkel. Very tasty roasted malt flavor, slight hint of the munich malt to give some sweetness. Easy drinking brew, recommended.

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

Aroma is sweet malts with very faint molasses notes that effect a molasses/browm sugar infused bread aroma. Body is a transparent mahogany amber and holds a fluffy tan head that is a full two fingers thick. Fore is crisp and slightly biting (unexpected) then sweet smooth malt flavors follow. Sweet bread, sugary syrup notes, toasty malts and mashed bannana/vanilla wafers. Fairly aggressive hopping for the style leads to a mildly bitter and dry finish.

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Photo of ncbrewerbun
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A father's day present....

As this beer poured into my glass, the most noticable aspect was the big, creamy, moussy head, which lasted a good long time. The color in a clear bronze with definite reddish hues.

Aroma was chocolate malt, bready, earthy, with a hint of plum.

Good balance in the flavor...German hops and malty sweetness. Toasty, grainy. A mineral aspect to the flavor profile.

Overall a very enjoyable beer. Not a very common style. I'd get one again.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presented in a 16.9oz bottle like the one shown. Even with a gentle pour, this dark lager produced a large, frothy mocha-colored head that towered over a clear reddish-brown beer.
The nose was sweet, slightly fruity, and loaded with caramel malt and light earthy notes. The taste was uniformly bland, with a ho-hum malt and caramel flavor. Really no hops evident anywhere. The feel was medium-bodied, rather creamy thanks to the large amount of carbonation, and had a dry finish.
Overall, this was a pretty one-dimensional beer. Rather bland and lackluster, it wasn't anything that got me wishing I had more than one.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt. No discernible freshness date on the bottle. 5.2% ABV.

Appearance: Clear dark brown, the color of crusty rye bread. Pours with a finger of fleeting off-white froth. While the head doesn't last long, it does leave surprisingly thick patches of lacing.

Smell: Nice breadiness on the nose, toasted and caramelized with a bit of raisin sweetness.

Taste/mouthfeel: Lighter than the nose implies, but still malt forward. Grainy and bready with a touch of earthy fruit and caramel sweetness that fades into a finish that brings to mind rye bread. Residual sugars are reigned-in, this is light and quaffable for a dunkel while remaining very flavorful.

Overall, a very good, very drinkable dunkel. Not quite on the level of, say, Weltenburger Kloster Dunkel, but pretty close.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reutberger Export Dunkel has a thick, off-white head, and a dark, clear, copper appearance, with some streaming bubbles. The aroma is very sweet and malty, and it has almost a cane syrup aspect. Taste is medium-roasted, sweet, syrupy barley malt, a bit of turned fruit, and a slight hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Reutberger Export Dunkel finishes crisp, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is an excellent beer.


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Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer poured clear dark amber in color with a medium-sized foamy head that is light beige in color. There is a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy layer of bubbles consistently covered the surface.
S: There is a moderate aroma of dark, caramel malts.
T: The beer has lots of caramel malty flavors and a slight amount of sweetness, but this is nicely balanced out by the underlying hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a perfect amount of carbonation.
D: It's relatively easy to drink but I can't see myself having more than one of these in a session given the lack of complexity in the taste.

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Photo of buckiflyer
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a bottle at Whole Foods on sale for $1.50, figured it was worth a try. Poured a huge white foamy head with tons of carbonation. Long lasting head with lacing. Foggy dark brown color. Chocolate and coffee smell dominated by malt. Very smooth malt flavor with hints of chocolate. I am very impressed. I am excited to try more dunkels. I will be heading back tomorrow to buy sevearal more bottles.

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Photo of tzieser
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Zorro
3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clear pinkish brown brew.

Smell is a bit sweet and malty with a bit of a grassy smell.

Taste is sweet and a bit bitter with a bit of chocolate malt taste to it. The effect is a kind of burned bock flavor.

Mouthfeel is OK.

I can drink this as in swallow but really kind of sucks. I suggest that you don't buy this.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look is not very impressive. Kinda light brown and semi clear with a fizzy 1 finger head that quickly disappeared. Smell is pleasant caramel/brown sugar and bread, but all very light. Taste is light yet very pleasantly flavored. I taste the German/European water that distinguishes it from any American attempts. Light caramel sweetness and bready. Nothing heavy here at all but just a nice pleasant easy drinking brown ale from German. Recommend but not blown away.

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Photo of mwckiltedsavage
4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of PGVG
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ckk527
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Reutberger Export Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Reutberg
84 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.