Reutberger Export Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Reutberg

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Reviews: 51
Hads: 68
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.12%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Reutberg visit their website
Germany

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: 51 | Hads: 68
Photo of moulefrite
2.78/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours mahogany and displays a solid one finger head with good retention. Husky, grainy aromas redolent of straw in a horse barn. Creamy in the mouth with brisk carbonation. Flavors strongly favor caramel corn and butter, not really too pleasant. A very gamey brew that features too much straw and butter for this taster. Yeehaww, this is somewhat difficult to palate. (367 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
3/5  rDev -19.6%
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. (481 characters)

Photo of Guinness4me
3/5  rDev -19.6%
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. (581 characters)

Photo of Zorro
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
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. (333 characters)

Photo of avalon07
3.11/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a brown color and a clear consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Great lacing.

S: A kind of weak aroma of malt, caramel and that's about it.

T: Like the smell, the taste was pretty one-dimensional: Malt, caramel, and little else. This is a thin, watery flavor without much going on.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat thin finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an unfortunately mediocre beer that I forgot about the second I finished it. (537 characters)

Photo of magictrokini
3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
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. (297 characters)

Photo of Mryup
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Appears a deep yellow with an orange/brownish hew. An inch and a half of white head off of an average pour. Settles down to an 1/8 inch sheet with some good lacing. Impressive.

S: Probably the most metallic beer I've ever smelt. Hints or orange and subtle spices. Other weird scents for some reason I can't get a hold of. I sense some dark beer attributes to this. I say its the Crystal Clear Pepsi of beer.

T: God damn it this is a hard beer to place. Iron metallica mixed with fruity spice...

M: A balanced mouthfeel with a slightly high CO2. I think this was intended though.

D: Ya I could drink a couple of these...it they were the only beers in my fridge. (667 characters)

Photo of Boilermaker88
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
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. (619 characters)

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. The reverse label lists the beer at 5.2%, no freshness date but a stamped ‘L3322’ code.

Appearance: Gorgeous looking deep drown burgundy body. Lucid, the massive initial head soon settles down to a rather calm looking ¾” pillowy light tan color. Fantastic lacing is formed as the beer drinks, little carbonation but this does not affect the head retention at all. Excellent looks.

Nose: Grainy malts, sweet malts, freshly cut wood and some mild hot chocolate aromas.

Taste: Barley, grains, sweaty oats, sweet malts and grainy woodchip. Overall though, this is a relatively sweet malty beer that is clean drinking. Has a dry ending with a little bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Wood and grains add texture to the delicate body lending a very average feel overall. Clean lines though.

Drinkability: Barely above average Export Dunkel, worth trying, but I always seem to find these German styles boring very quickly, which detracts from their quaffability for me after a while.

Overall: Not bad, not great, just average. (1,200 characters)

Photo of beveragecaptain
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle. This beer pours out a dark brown color with a huge off-white head. The aroma is bread dough and cocoa. This beer has a very bland flavor. Some sweet malt flavor, but it tastes watered down. Just a touch of chocolate and clove spiciness. No hop flavor and very little bitterness. Light mouthfeel. Pretty good drinkability. This beer is nothing special, but it's a better choice than the Helles. (408 characters)

Photo of BeerManDan
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When first poured, the color was of a medium golden brown with very little foam. The smell was of freshly mowed rye grass with a hint of malty grains. The taste was of a spicey nature, which was a surprise. The finish had a creamy, grassy taste on the palate with just a hint of sourness. Not really that bad of a Bock beer. (324 characters)

Photo of illidurit
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle. Pours a nice umber/mahogany shade with a creamy beige head. Leaves some fine spotty lacing. Aroma is nutty with some fresh baked dark bread and caramel. Toasted grain flavor with sweeter toffee/caramel notes. A little bit of earthy character and a slightly metallic note on the finish. Light and dry, but could use more body. Finish is on the watery side. Smooth carbonation, easy to drink. Decent dunkel but not robust enough. (442 characters)

Photo of DogFood11
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

a nice representation of a dunkel. chocolaty with some heavy malt flavor and really smooth mouthfeel..oily perhaps.

The pour was extra inviting almost too inviting as from there it went slightly downhill but not much...poured a thick whip cream style head that maintains a one finger frothyness for most of the drinking.

smelled some burnt wheat/grain and tasted similair with some dark chocolate background.... I really liked this brew but it was anticlimactic. Like your expecting a car for christmas and you get a bike. (529 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear medium brown body with a bit of a dirty white head; some lacing

Smell: A bit of roasted malt and some lager yeast

Taste: A flavorful malt profile, with a touch of chocolate that kicks in towards the finish; subtle noble hops balance at the very end

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and well-carbonated

Drinkability: A pleasant enough dunkel but there are better examples out there (410 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

4.8% ABV per the label.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt and roasted nut aromas. Taste is much the same with toasted malt and metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty 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 with some solid toast and roast aromas and flavors. (562 characters)

Photo of theboozecruise
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a half liter bottle into a pint glass. This beer is a clear copper color with a couple fingers of off-white head.

It has a nice roasted malt flavor, caramel and Munich malts probably. It has a pretty nice aroma in my opinion.

The taste is a lot of the same. Malty and roasted with definite caramel flavors.

A very nice drinkable tasty dunkel. (360 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (427 characters)

Photo of BeerIsland
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
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. (384 characters)

Photo of lsummers
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours amber dark black/brown. Minimal head with some subtle lacing and some fairly nice carbonation. It actually looks like a darker colored beer I might reach for on a hot day.

Smell has some roasted oats and toffee notes. With some slightly burnt brown sugar notes. It's subtle but still good. Not overly assertive or offensive in any area.

Taste reminds me why I like this style. Creamy, toffee, slight nuttiness, with a hint of dark fruit. Subtle chocolate/roasted coffee beans. Light in the taste and mouth-feel with is very pleasant. Fair amount of carbonation makes this one very drinkable.

Overall, It's a great example of the style. A beer that someone exploring moving from weissbiers to porters/stouts should try. It's great for that roasted and dark beer craving that you can get on those particularly hot days. (827 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light brown with a strong, frothy head that left lace down the glass on top of a bready, sweet malt smell along with a little hoppy dryness. Taste is more of the same as the malts are sweet and bready and more powerful than the hops but still a medium, slightly sticky body that passes over tongue and finishes with a bit of dryness. Not the most complex dunkel or anything but an enjoyable beer. (405 characters)

Photo of Drew966
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reutberger Export Dunkel pours a mahogany brown with a thick tan head from a brown 500 ml bottle. Definitely some cocoa in the aroma. Taste starts off with some cocoa, and ends with it too, with some other flavors in the middle, including a brief metallic note. I think this is pretty good, definitely worth a try. (314 characters)

Photo of Nerudamann
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - Darker red than I would have expected. But still a dark ruby color. Two fingers worth of foam that dissipates pretty quickly. Good carbonation.

Smell - Fairly wheaty smelling. Actually reminds me a nice piece of bread. Also a bit sweet smelling, but from a darker source like a grape.

Taste - More malty. I still taste something along the line of a sweet, darker fruit like he grape. Very easy on the palate and little aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - very smooth, good balance between watery and creamy in texture.

Drinkability - Probably the 2nd best Munich Dunkel that I've tried. Would love to sample this on tap. Easy to drink, and complex enough to really allow you to enjoy each sip. (692 characters)

Photo of ncbrewerbun
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (476 characters)

Photo of cokes
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (614 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (619 characters)

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Reutberger Export Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Reutberg
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