Kloster Kreuzberg Dunkel
Kloster Kreuzberg

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Kloster Kreuzberg
Munich Dunkel
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Ranked #691
4.58 | pDev: 9.83%
Nov 19, 2022
Jun 17, 2008
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Rated: 4.15 by Kubishark from Maryland

Nov 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Darcy2021

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
It has been 29 years since I had the last taste of this beer, but I remember it like it was yesterday. When I first tasted it I thought at the time it was the best beer I had ever had up to that point and after all these year it is still the best beer I have ever had. While I was stationed in Germany I spent many, many Marks on this beer, best money I ever spent!!! Been around the globe and have drank countless different beers from many different countries and I have not found a beer that I enjoy more that this one. The color of this beer is warm and relaxing, the feel of the beer is smooth and silky, not watery or thick, the smell is somewhat sweet, caramelly, and the taste is a little sweet although not sugary sweet, mellow, leaving a very pleasant aftertaste that slowly fades away.
May 30, 2021
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Reviewed by nickjansen0813 from Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
The absolute best beer I ever had the opportunity to have. My portfolio of beers have 687 different beers of all styles. I wish I could get this in the states.
Aug 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.42/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
16.60 Euros for the one liter growler and one liter of beer at the Kloster. Reviewed 10/23/18.
Capped bottle marked “Mindestens haltbar bis 24.04.19” on the front label. Pre-filled and stored in a reefer at the Kloster. Stored on my window sill at 51 degrees and consumed at the same temperature from a hand washed and dried glass coffee mug.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Medium amber, clear.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.5 cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, creamy, good retention, diminishing to a three mm ring and complete layer.
Lacing – Very good – Multiple partial rings of tiny bubbles, some connected by columns and some having stalactites.
First pour – Medium amber, hazy.
Aroma – 4.5 - Caramel malt.
Flavor – 4.5 - Less caramel and more malt than the nose. Slightly sweet. No hops, no alcohol (4.9 % ABV), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 4 – Less than medium, creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4.5 – An excellent dunkel, possibly the best I’ve ever had! I’d had it vom fass while visiting and attempted to buy one of the fascinating 1 liter growlers as a souvenir – imagine my joy when I found it came filled with beer!
Oct 23, 2018
Rated: 4.88 by igl from Russian Federation

Aug 13, 2018
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Rated by Elpops70 from Idaho

4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I drank it on a trip to the monastery when staitioned in Fulda for the 4/11th ACR it was one of the best drunkel Beirs I've ever drank love it...
Apr 20, 2018
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Reviewed by mike_golf from Indiana

4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
My very favorite bier!
I've only drunk this brew at the Monastery. The bier itself is worth a trip. I was stationed about an hour away from there when I was with the 11th Cavalry and I have had many "day-trips" there for great times with friends and for the chance to taste the best (IMHO) products of German Brewmasters.
Sep 25, 2017
Rated: 5 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin

Jul 12, 2016
Rated: 4.47 by AppyWay from Kentucky

Nov 08, 2015
Rated: 5 by WillH57 from Germany

Oct 29, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by SpartacusV1 from California

Mar 27, 2015
Rated: 4.54 by PTRAINOR from Illinois

Feb 16, 2015
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Reviewed by JKG from Florida

5/5  rDev +9.2%
Stopped at the monastery on the way back from Frankfurt Main Airport, the trip was well worth it and the monk beer was a bonus. Amazingly smooth from what I remember and I even got a growler filled to go for 20€!
Sep 27, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by sfether711 from Germany

Feb 27, 2014
Rated: 5 by Mique21 from Pennsylvania

Sep 12, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Sturmthis from Ohio

Aug 07, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by pastramionrye7 from Germany

Jul 17, 2013
Rated: 5 by pchalk

Apr 03, 2012
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Reviewed by hikebikemike from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Visiting my son and daughter-in-law in Germany. We took a day trip to the Kreuzberg monastery for lunch and BEER. Bought a very cool growler to bring home (filled with beer of course).
The monastery sits on top of a mountain and has beautiful views.

One of the smoothest, drinkable beers in Germany.
Great aftertaste.
Oct 14, 2009
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Reviewed by shwami from Oklahoma

4.38/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Kreuzberg Monastery is not well known by most Americans in Germany anymore since the US Army training area nearby was closed in the late 90's. But the locals in Hessen and Bavaria know it well and come in droves to enjoy the Dunkel at all times of the year. I had the privilege of being led there by a friend and it is truly worth the trip.

This lager is phenomenal fresh, and right from the tap served in a large stoneware stein. I bought the 1L (no sense driving all the way up there to be a pansy and buy the 1/2L!). When you go up there, have a DD...you'll need it, because you will not want to stop drinking.

A: Difficult to note color and clarity in the stoneware mug but it looked amber hued. What is really noticeable right off is the beautiful fluffy head. It did not last long but left plenty of off-white lattice on the inside of the stein.

S: We drank our liquid bread outside, standing at a table that encircled a large space heater. The ambient temperature was about 28 degrees, so the beer stayed quite cold, and did not allow for much of the beer's character to emanate. Faint floral notes. Another 10-15 degrees warmer and more would have come out no doubt.

T: Amazing. Well-hopped bitterness with just a touch of sweetness lingering after the swallow. This beer hits highs with a refreshing bite that balances nicely with the malt complexity that can only be found in this style. Although, I only have experienced a few examples of the style to compare it to, this is the best Munich Dunkel Lager I have ever had.

M: Tight carbonation lends itself to a creamy, dreamy feel as she goes down smooth. Exceptional.

D: A nice session fave that is too easy to gulp down. 2L went quickly and I bought another 2L in a growler to share with some lucky beneficiaries back home. I need to live closer to the monastery...
Nov 29, 2008
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Reviewed by TheSarge from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A buddy of mine got this for me in a growler from the source. This brew pours with a beautiful amount of light tan foam. The body is a bit hazy and is copper in color.

Aromas are a little weak; there is just some faint sweet cereal grain.

The taste is light and very well balanced. There is a slight breadlines and a hint of cooked vegetable in the end.

This altogether smooth and very thirst quenching, definitely not complex at all and makes for a great session beer.

Apparently this was voted Playboy's favorite beer or brewery in 1987, so it's got some appreciation. It is noted beer drinker's taste has drastically changed in the last 21 years, but I'd really like to try some of the other brews available from this monastery.
Jun 17, 2008
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