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Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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3.92/5
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318 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Germany
weltenburger.de

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 07-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,013
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
318
pDev:
11.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
47
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Ratings: 318 |  Reviews: 159
Reviews by micromaniac129:
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Excellent exemplification of the style, to the extent it almost feels more like a textbook figure than a freshly-made beer. But it is fresh: appropriately light of mouthfeel, and presenting at the forefront a crisp, yeasty-tart top-note, this dunkel never overburdens as it yokes darker flavors—fig, plum, woody raisin, vanilla bean, clove—into its delicate mélange. Really nice nose, expressing dry golden raisins, soggy cereals, and baking-spice, this putatively-ancient recipe is both balanced—between light and dark, sticky and dry, sweet and tart, biting and smooth—and bursting with a broad-spectrum variety of flavors that could feel discordant (and, in less deft dunkels, often do) but instead marry into a buoy of caramel-mahogany-tinted refreshment.

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Photo of Mann0101
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The most well-balanced beer I've ever had. Easy to drink, yet sweet, nutty, and hoppy. You can't beat a well-balanced beer!

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Photo of Domingo
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My local store only just started carrying this. I love the style and thus far everything I've had from the Weltenburger Kloster, too.
Pours a pretty standard deep brown with a good amount of head for a normal pour. The foam stick around and laces really well, too.
The smell is also very typical. Not too nosy, but a mild dark bread and chocolate flavor.
Up front the flavor is chocolate malt and pumpernickel bread. In the middle you can't help but pick up a lot of molasses and maple syrup, with the finish having a little bit of raisin and date flavors. Yum!
Mouthfeel is intentionally light for easy drinking, but never watery.
I could drink as many of these as I have at any one time.
An awesome example of a flavorful dunkel. On par with the best examples of the style for sure.

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Photo of steveh
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had some good luck in the past with this brand, a Dunkel sounded good.

No best by or brewed-on dates, poured from a brown, .5l bottle into my HB Willi Becker-style.

A -- Clear, dark reddish chestnut brown with a dense, thick, tan head. Some of the other reviews report thin, short lasting heads -- they've either gotten old bottles, or are using dirty glassware -- the head on my example lasted at one inch thick through the duration of the consumption and left good lacing.

S -- Sweet malts with a bread crust character -- even a touch of molasses with some earthiness back.

T -- Sweet, bready malts intermingle with some mild milk chocolate character. Bread crust and mildly earthy characters makes up the backbone with some underlying spicy hops, but very light. Finish is almost creamy in character with big bready flavor. Finishes dry and mildly bitter with the sweet chocolate character lingering in the aftertaste.

M -- Soft to creamy mouthfeel with a medium body.

O -- Probably the best imported Dunkel I've had, though transport - and probably Pasteurization - take their toll on German imports, and this one is no exception when you compare to the fresh beers in Bavaria. Nonetheless, this one is worth seeking out locally if you are a Dunkel fan.

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Photo of FBarber
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
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 Ozzylizard
4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
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 RoverDnB
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

5/5

The best bear i have ever tasted!
Actually first i got this item in Moscow/Zelenograd and then this beer become my favorite.
After relocation to Estonia, Tallinn a was driven crazy because discovered that this excellent drink is absent in whole Tallinn. And got it again in beer festival in Bremen at 28 may 2016.
A few mouthfuls of happiness.

//I should add that usually i prefer czech/german lagers but this one kicks off even my favorite beers!

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Photo of oberon
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wow what a nice pour!A medium brown with a reddish tint with a huge foamy head that sticks nicely to the glass,aroma is very cracker-like with a touch of cocoa but just a touch.A very clean tasting beer lightly sweet and grainy with a touch of iron and a hint of clove.Now this is a beer to drink for any occasion clean but satisfying and just enough flavor to make it interesting a real winner.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This one was brown with a reddish hue and a fairly big head that didn’t show much retention.

Smell – The malts were very sugary here. I could pick up some caramel and sweetened molasses as well.

Taste – The malt was much bigger at the taste. The molassess also came out big. The finish was extremely sweet, almost fruity.

Mouthfeel – This Dunkel Lager is light to medium-bodied with some subtle carbonation and no bitterness.

Drinkability – This is not my idea of the style, but it wasn’t bad and definitely drinkable.

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep chestnut.
S: Malt and molasses.
T: Round, deep, toffee'ish
M: Smooth
O: Nice example of a good deep spicy and interesting German beer.

The label is marked with 'World Beer Cup - Gold award'. Well I've no idea what that is, but if it is as the name infers, I'm not hugely surprised.

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Photo of MadScientist
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: Dark crusty bread aromas with a light toffee note. Faint floral hops.

Appearance: A light copper colored beer with very good clarity. The tan head is made of long lasting fine bubbles that leave a moderate lacing on the glass.

Flavor: Medium amount of dark Munich malt flavor bringing toast bread crust and hint of cocoa without any sweetness. There is a mild caramel note and a slight sweetness, against the the moderate hop bitterness the balance is about even. The finish is medium with an aftertaste of crust bread malt flavors.

Feel: A medium bodied beer with a softness on the palate. A medium-light level of carbonation.

Overall: A dark malt dominated lager with notes of dark crusty bread and a hint of caramel yet with little sweetness making for a balanced beer.

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Photo of alonso2468
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
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 olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of ajchocholousek
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle Into tulip.

Brilliantly clear. Deep ruby-brown with a light beige, fluffy, sea-foam like head that has some staying power. Great lacing. A beauty.

Deep chewy munich malty nose, with touches of plum. Nearly, a cola aroma, with a slight touch of toast. The faintest hint of of a spicy noble hop aroma is there if you dig.

Medium - body. Follows the nose for the most part. Chewy malt aromas, a touch of dark toast on the end, and a hint of plum. Minimal hop bitterness, but a bit of herbal flavor is there. I get a bit of silky, fresh-grainy character too - wheat, maybe?

Overall a very nice, well balanced, easily drinkable, yet rich lager. There's just something about continental malt that makes for a beautiful low abv beer.

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Photo of LDuke
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made on premises. Served in a glass mug at the Kloster.

Clear dark reddish brown with a tan head. The head has very good retention and leaves plenty of sticky lacing.

Aroma: fine roasted malts with an overtone of hops.

T: quite malty; sweetand bitter in balance. Light herbal hops.

M: medium-light carbonation seems about perfect. Medium body.

O: A flawless albeit straightforward Bavarian dunkel. Make the pilgrimage.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of rastaman
3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Rasins and mollasses in both nose and flavour, some burnt toast. Creamy and raisiny palate, with some nice burnt bitterness in the finish, some roast, slightly sticky and sweet, pleasant dunkel however it couyld be a little less sweet and could with a touch less of that mollasses flavour.

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Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Dface
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Italiano86
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Decent Dunkel Lager. Coffee and caramel flavor. Easy to drink, not too much carbonation.

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Photo of schuim
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a brown clear appearence and a fast disapearing head. The aroma is light sweet and vegatal. There is a light toffee aroma.

The taste is soft and malty. the dark malt ad a caramel taste and a sticky sweetness. The taste changes into light toffee and cappuccino flavours.
The after taste is changing into a light bitterness from dark malt.
A nice soft and mild beer.

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Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 318 ratings
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