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Reutberger Export Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Reutberg

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BA SCORE
84
good

64 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Reutberg visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2004)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  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.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

metter98, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of brentk56
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
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

brentk56, Sep 12, 2005
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

ygtbsm94, May 07, 2014
Photo of oberon
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

oberon, Jan 02, 2005
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

largadeer, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A brisk pour produces an almost four-finger thick, lightly amber tinged, tan colored head that just crests the top of my 25cl tulip glass. The beer is a murky, dark amber / red color but shows a brilliantly clear, cranberry stained, bright amber color when held up to the light. The aroma is quite malt focused as this is noticeable upon pouring the beer. Sweet, caramelized malt notes are backed by ample toasty malt notes. Aromas of biscuits, lightly toasted - yet hardy dark German bread, light raisin / berry notes and even a touch of lightly roasted coffee in the finish. I really like how malty and rich this beer's nose is; quite satiating all by itself.

Sweet tasting up front, but actually surprisingly light bodied for how rich the aroma was. Quaffable just like a good Dunkel should be and it has a nice, persistent carbonation that adds a bit of a prickly texture to the brew. Richly toasted malt notes evoke flavors of chewy, whole grain bread, light raisin notes. Perhaps a bit thin up front, but the rich, albeit not thick, malt character soaks into the palate and boosts the perceived richness of this brew. A touch of age is starting to show through the malt here; it contributes a light sherry note that only seems to add to the complexity more than anything.

A tasty brew, I really like the deep maltiness that this beer attains. Definitely a satisfying drinking experience.

Purchased: Bevmo, Tucson AZ

Gueuzedude, Jul 03, 2008
Photo of Halcyondays
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a medium brown with a solid white head no lacing.

S: Strong caramel smell, pastry.

T: Nice sweet dark malt, brown sugar with a nice bit of hops on the back end. Well balanced.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth, fairly long aftertaste, though it is a bit cloying.

O: A classic dunkel, very much to style. I'm not as in love with this beer as I was in 2006, but I still like it very much.

Halcyondays, May 05, 2011
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.83/5  rDev +3%
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.

rhoadsrage, Feb 23, 2006
Photo of Zorro
3.05/5  rDev -18%
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.

Zorro, May 05, 2004
Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper with an off-white head, some retention, nice lace.

S: Grassy & floral aroma with underlying bread, caramel & nut.

T: Nice malt hop balance. Very nice breadyness, floral & grassy hopping with hint of herbal & peppery spice. Some underlying caramel & nut, a little mineral, gentle bitterness.

M: Moderate body has a slight residual sweetness.

D: A well-rounded, easy drinker.

An all around good brew that has traveled well. I'm sure it'd be great at the source.

Derek, May 05, 2011
Photo of avalon07
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

avalon07, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of RoyalT
3/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

RoyalT, Sep 26, 2006
Photo of illidurit
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

illidurit, Mar 01, 2009
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

TheLongBeachBum, Mar 13, 2004
Photo of clayrock81
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

clayrock81, Jul 06, 2010
Photo of cokes
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

cokes, Dec 03, 2004
Photo of Gmann
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Gmann, May 16, 2009
Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of merlin48
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

merlin48, Oct 17, 2004
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

BeerForMuscle, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured into the glass clear amber brown with an almost tan head which rose well and fell slowly lacing the glass.

The aroma was malty with a strong fruity component of dark fruits, raisins, and a strong melanoidin character. The aroma was caramel, almost chocolate, but not quite. The melanoidins were so strong they gave off a honey/molasses vibe.

The flavor was nicely dry and crisp with an impression of dark caramel and a smidge of dark fruit. The bittering was substantial and well done to keep the melanoidins in check. The flavor was exactly what a Dunkel should contain although this one may be just a smidge over bittered.

The finish was dry with a lasting crisp dark caramel and bready character into the aftertaste. The body was medium and the carbonation made for a bit of creamy character on the palate.

16.9 ounce bottle. Code dating L4145.

GCBrewingCo, Apr 18, 2006
Photo of Offa
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a very nice dunkel, light but tasty.

It's dark copper borwn with a very big light tan head slowly shrinking to a lasting head and a little lace.

The aroma is toasted bread, burnt crust, feed, and hints of chocolate and toffee.

The taste is grain, coffee, hint of cola, dark toasted bread, lightly sweet with a litght spicey bitter finish. It's smooth and tatsy, with a nice range of flaovurs that hold up well but it is a bit watery.

Offa, Sep 17, 2008
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Reutberger Export Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Reutberg
84 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.