Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel
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Lager - Munich Dunkel
Ranked #6
Ranked #10,195
3.95 | pDev: 11.39%
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Very Good
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2d oldest brewery in the world, and it delivers.
a) Poured a walnut brown with a one finger ivory head with good retention and lacing.
s) Aroma: nurty, biscuit malt, rye bread, raisins.
t) Flavor: first biscuit malt, dark bread, nuts and raisins, then a spft malt finish.
f) Mid-bodied, very creamy. depth in a lager.
o) A standard in dunkel.

Feb 05, 2020
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a dark walnut brown with a fine, one finger aged ivory head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, rye bread, raisins and nuts; malty. Flavor follows, with rich biscuit malt, dark bread, nuts and raisins. Lingering malty finish. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. It's been a while since I've had a dunkel lager, but this may be one of the best I've tasted. The flavor depth and malt body seem to border on duppelbock territory, which is a great place to be. This is one of the oldest breweries in the world and dunkels are one its classic styles. They still have the chops. Very nice and malty, reminds me of why I love German lagers.

Dec 04, 2019
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4.64/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great example of a perfect Dunkel.

Pours great
Taste is great .

Not a new or exciting beer. Just a very good beer ... just like it is supposed to be.

Dec 02, 2019
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cheeseheadinMinneapolis from Minnesota

4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer, I love the flavor, one of if not the best dunkel's I have ever had. I like it best at about 55 to 60 degrees. It tastes off if it's too cold.

Sep 20, 2019
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MaltyMagic from California

3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Heavy raisin, chocolate, coffee, caramel, toast, tobacco, mineral. Unique dunkel, less wheaty and estery characteristics than most. Some doppelbock aspects to it.

Apr 24, 2019
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GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle dated 363HO744 poured into a tall mug boasts a proud 2in + head of sand colored soapy bubbles floating above a clear, but opaque, dark ruby-tinted brown body and leaving stepped soapy lacing.

Aroma is beer, maybe too close to next morning after party aromas, or for a better analogy, the smell of the bar at open. Sweet, slightly roasted barley, pumpernickel, and a hint of banana.

Flavors of pumpernickel and malred barley are just enough to match a slight hop bite. Nothing over the top. Just clean beer.

Mouthfeel is clean, lighter leaning, and no aftertaste. A slightly drying effect demands another pour.

Overall, this beer survives centuries because it is a well developed example, if not the standard, of the style.

Dec 31, 2018
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Jbbdrinker from Texas

4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a thick, mocha head and malted nose. Carbination is mediun with a dry sharp attack. The creamy malt pushes through each sip, giving way to a toasted toffee finish. Hop bitterness is present, but understated. An extremely tasty dark lager that reninds me of some American amber/ reds I've had recently.

Nov 22, 2018
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puck1225 from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Clear dark brown with a nice beige head and good lacing.

Smells a bit of dark bread. Pleasant toasted malt taste with some pumpernickel and a hint of banana. Nice dry finish. I would buy it again!

Aug 26, 2018
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John_M from Oregon

4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap Prost in Portland today.

The beer pours a reddish amber color with good head retention and considerable lacing. This is an attractive looking beer. The nose isn't that prominemt in this beer, but what I pick up is attractive enuogh. There's noticeable sweet mslr, with some light undrelying burnt toast and bread dough. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, but there's plenty of flavor in this low abv. beer. The sweet malt is quite noticrable, but it dries out nicely on the finish, with that nice light burnt toast conclusion. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a moderately long, clean finish. Alcohol is barely noticeable and drinkability is terrific.

Very nice, easy to appreciate dunkel from this always reliable German brewery.

Aug 19, 2018
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GarrettB from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 23rd, 2015 - Returning briefly to some German beers, I pour myself the nutty brown Weltenburger Dunkel. It has the same smell as a brown ale, with the metallic bite of copper and a fresh, shaggy and rich malty smell. And true to a lager, the palate is night and light, with nice deep chocolate notes undergirding the whole of the flavor. There lighter chocolate shades eke out like chocolate shavings and the aftertaste of chocolate cake, and even a dusting of cocoa powder. Truly lovely and luxurious.

Jul 17, 2018
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz bottle.

Murky, reddish-brown with a creamy off-white head. I got lots of chocolate in the aroma at first. Some deeper investigation finds dark fruits, toasted bread, and nuts. Sweet malt flavor, with the fruit coming out a little bit more. It's pretty rich without much or any hop bitterness in the flavor at all. Medium-full bodied and little heavy in the finish. Surprising given the 4.7% ABV.

Overall, a little heavier than I prefer my Dunkels, but a quality beer nonetheless. Pair it up with some Gruyère or other Alpine cheese for a delicious snack.

Jul 01, 2018
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Anacross from Washington

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thick dark red liquid with a solid and long lasting foam. Toasted malts, nutty smell and taste. Perfect balance between sweet and dry, cocoa powder dominates. Carbonation is medium. Medium bodied and attractive, makes you want to drink more and more.

Jun 24, 2018
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Mintz82 from Delaware

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An unrivaled bottled dunkel, for me. I am privileged enough to enjoy one of the only Hofbrauhaus locations in the entire world where I semi-regularly drink their freshly brewed (German ingredients, German water, German recipie...) dunkel, which also happens to be my absolute favorite 5/5 beer. Weltenburger's imported dunkel is the closest I have come to the fresh malt taste of a tapped dunkel at the haus. It has a bit of an off flavor, I don't exactly know what to call it, but I think just a bit more bitterness than the fresh tap brew. There is a big malt flavor present but I wouldn't call it a malt-bomb. It's worth noting that this beer is MARKEDLY better than the bottled Hofbrau imported dunkel. It's definitely worth checking out, I have bought many bottles.

May 24, 2018
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite a flavorful brown lager. Loads of bread and sweet toffee. Rich and full bodied. Under 5%? No way, its just too flavorful. Highly recommend this beer.

Mar 30, 2018
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metter98 from New York

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar but when held up to a light it is clear dark mahogany red in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off light beige head.
S: Moderate aromas of dark fruits and raisins are present in the nose along with notes of caramel and toasted malts.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of dark fruits and raisins intermixed with notes of caramel and toasted malts. No bitterness is perceptible and there is a light amount of sweetness.
M: It feels just medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer feels a little fuller in body compared to most other Munich Dunkel Lagers. It is rather wasy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

Mar 18, 2018
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kojevergas from Louisiana

3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brief initial impression from a bottle nabbed as part of a sixer at a beer store in Austin, TX.

"Bavarian Beer." "Dunkel." 4.7% ABV.

FLAVOURS: Toasted bread crust, amber/Vienna malts, a scintilla of sourdough, borderline syrupy malty sweetness, and faint suggestions of dark fruit.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, bready, of moderate weight on the palate, well-carbonated, unrefreshing.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: A drinkable bready lager with adequate complexity and plenty of body, Barock Dunkel is a true-to-style Bavarian dunkel that will satisfy fans of the style but will fail to dazzle discerning drinkers.

B- (3.40) / WORTHY

Dec 20, 2017
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bibo_ergo_sum from New York

4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is a deep, woody brown. Makes me think I'm walking in the Arden forest.
S: Sourdough, coriander, clove, there's a slight woodiness.
T: Bread, bread, bread. Marzipan, caramel, and more bread.
F: Sticky on the finish, light up front.
O: At $11 for a six-pack, this Dunkel will likely become one of my new go-to beers.

Dec 11, 2017
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joe1510 from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle
Binnys - Montgomery, IL

Weltenburger Barock Dunkel is a pretty beer. A mahogany body with bright ruby highlights seems to glow when backlit. The dirty white foam grows to a finger in height on the easy pour and shows impressive staying power before slowly receding to a silky crown over the time of the drink. Sticky, droopy lacing clings to the glass.

Damn, the nose pulls me right in. It's all about bread dough and toasted crust. Ample maltiness. Soft herbal hoppiness floats the periphery with a little spice that's warm and reminiscent of baking spice. The nose doesn't smack you across the mouth but instead is well rounded, comforting, and extremely inviting.

The flavor profile doesn't quite stand up to the nose but the aspects are still there. Toasted bread crust makes for the main component while the doughiness steps back a bit. A soft caramel sweetness wafts through the middle before it's greeted with the herbal hoppiness. Again, there is a bit of spicy hoppiness and, again, it brings to mind baking spices. This is a damn fine brew.

The body sports a moderate weight that's a bit slick on the backend. There is a touch of heft but it's soft and easy drinking. Carbonation tickles the jowls a bit. It's plush and round. Drinkability is off the charts. This needs to be in those mini kegs specifically for days like today.

For some reason this is the first time I've ever drank this beer and I can promise you it won't be the last. This will most likely be a mainstay in the fridge. It's incredibly malty and easy drinking. There are enough Noble hops thrown in to bring balance without being more bitter than appropriate. This is good drinkin'.

Nov 24, 2017
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sokol_1993 from California

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on tap at Bottlecraft Little Italy, San Diego.
It's a dunkel, but somehow it was extremely sweet and viscous, just like but not up to a doppelbock. Smell and taste was full of dominantly molasses and some dark fruits too.

Oct 11, 2017
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I just had the Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel. It is quite good mild dark beer I had for the first time.

Look: Dark brown, thin mocca head.

Aroma: rye bread, maybe some sweet caramel

Taste: It's malty, sweet rye bread or pumpernickel bread, caramel, no alcohol taste, not much bitterness.

Feel: medium body, rich

Sep 21, 2017
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FBarber from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruddy nut brown color. Mostly clear. Two finger tan head dissipates steadily but never completely. A thin layer of velvety tan foam is left behind.

Smell has notes of bread, pumpernickel, slight yeast, earthy hops and some nutty caramel notes.

Taste follows the nose with lots of pumpernickel bread, maybe a touch of rye with some pepper, spice and yeast and caramel. Earthy hops provide some balance on the finish with a dry touch.

Feel is light and drinkable. Fizzy carbonation. Smooth finish with a nice semi-dryness.

Overall a nice dunkel.

Sep 14, 2017
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Aglassdarkley from Texas

5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Found this at a market while in Germany. Loved everything about it. Took a trip to the historic Weltenburg Abbey and enjoined the world best dunkel beer. My favorite beer!

Sep 11, 2017
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, dark leather brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is pumpernickel bread, wheat, and caramel. Medium bodied, clean, slightly sweet with low carbonation. Makes for an above average, solid, and very enjoyable lager.

Sep 05, 2017
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$ 11.86 (Including discount and tax)/six pack of 11.2 oz bottles ($ 0.177/oz) at Spec’s, Live Oak, TX.
Bottle marked 214H0813 stored at 42 degrees. Served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma - malty
Head – Large (Maximum 5.3 cm, aggressive pour), tan, frothy, average retention, diminishing to an irregular two to ten mm rocky ring with some attached lacing. There is a thin partial layer with a Large rocky area.
Lacing – excellent. Complete rings of tiny bubbles, connected by columns.
Body – deep red-amber, clear.
Flavor – starts slightly sweet and very malty, ends with a hint of hop bitterness. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – medium, approaching creamy, soft carbonation.

An excellent dunkel! Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.75, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.5.

Jul 19, 2017
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captaincoffee from Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear brown with reddish hue and a medium head that dissipates to a thin layer. Nose is quite malty with some brown bread and molasses...certainly the nose of a beer that is much bigger than 4.7%. Taste is more traditional and subdues with lighter syrupy malts and a touch of residual sweetness. Overall, a pretty good beer.

May 09, 2017
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