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#5 ranked Munich Dunkel Lager | 4.70% ABV

Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Germany
weltenburger.de

Notes: Year-round availibility. 
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Photo of MaltyMagic
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.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
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.

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
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.

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Photo of puck1225
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!

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Photo of John_M
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.

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Photo of GarrettB
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.

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Photo of Jacobier10
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.

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Photo of Anacross
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.

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Photo of Mintz82
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.

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Photo of bubseymour
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.

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Photo of metter98
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

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Photo of kojevergas
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

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Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
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.

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Photo of joe1510
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle
$2.99
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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Photo of sokol_1993
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.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
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

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Photo of FBarber
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.

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Photo of Aglassdarkley
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!

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Photo of tigg924
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.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
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.

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Photo of captaincoffee
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.

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Photo of SABERG
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on draft at the Munich Haus in Chicopee poured in a proper 1/2 liter mug
A - Shade tobacco colored back drop, massive mocha cap, carbonation is steady and unrelenting.
S - Light smoked malt, a touch of roast, and caramel
T - Very much like the nose, a bit more munich malt on the palate.
M - Near perfect, dances across the palate, leaves a semi sweet, dry finish.
O - A German delight, so glad to have had the offering at a place that is careful how they treat their lagers.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber to reddish color with a big frothy tan head. Big extra toasted caramel nose that follows in the flavor. Rich, medium feel and still very easy to drink. Just a wonderful example of a true German dark lager. Prost

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) into a conical pint glass.
A: Pours a crystal clear, dark copper color with a one inch, foamy, dark wheat colored head, displaying good retention and modest lacing.
S: A little sharp at first. Aromas of cocoa, mocha, and dark bread initially with bread becoming stronger as it warms.
T: Semisweet. Flavors certainly include cocoa and pumpernickel bread, but with the addition of nuts (mostly walnut and macadamia) and raisin. Bitterness strong and present throughout, providing a nice counterpoise to the malts.
M: Medium bodied with modest effervescence.
O: A very drinkable, Munich Dunkle. Balance not quite right. Very good without being excellent.

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Photo of jcruelty
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Malty German beer with forbidding German name. One of those beers that drinks like a meal. I like the Baroque old school design of the beer label. Not bad.

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