Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 07-15-2002

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

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Photo of mizx
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.57/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfreeze
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
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!

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John_M
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of Rileford
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarrettB
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of Jacobier10
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of Anacross
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mintz82
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.44/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Photo of metter98
3.89/5  rDev -1%
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

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Photo of Riik3
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
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

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Photo of dandy14
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of joe1510
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
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'.

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