Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

Weltenburger Kloster Barock DunkelWeltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel
BA SCORE
3.92/5
315 Ratings
Weltenburger Kloster Barock DunkelWeltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 07-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,704
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
315
pDev:
11.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
45
Trade:
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Ratings: 315 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of Aglassdarkley
5/5  rDev +27.6%
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 dups68
5/5  rDev +27.6%

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 germanbeer1
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Almost 1,000 years of brewing has created near perfection in the form of Weltenburger Barock-Dunkel. Has a dark brown color, but certainly not black with a large head and good lace throughout. This beer is considered by most to be rather plain in taste, but the traces of chocolate provide a solid, uncomplicated taste. It has a great full body and I miss being able to pick up 20 bottles of this at a time. I recommend this beer to anyone and everyone who is interested in dark German beer. Visiting the brewery itself is an amazing experience.

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

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 shbobdb
4.85/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Now this is what I am talkin' about! The beer has a nice chocolate presence that is balanced out by some rich prunes, a light nuttiness all on a nice sweet pils backbone. Really outstanding. The mouthfeel is very rich without being too thick and the carbonation is simply perfect creating a full rich body. On the one hand, I'd like to describe it as so thick I need a spoon . . . but on the other hand, it finishes very light, not quite crisp, but certainly on the lighter side.

Basically, it is a near perfect beer. It is complex without sacrificing drinkability, rich and full without being too thick. Basically, this is why I drink beer. So good.

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Photo of weerezboy
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of mwar
4.69/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Luiz0930
4.68/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A German classic. This beer is a bit like having Coca Cola Slurpee. tastes of malts with a rich carbonation finish. Germans make their beer from the same ingredients and come out with flavors that tend to be balanced and easy drinking. A good Dunkel

Great!

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Photo of alonso2468
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of nickd717
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Haus Staudt, 0.5 liters served in a big ol' stein.

Pours a translucent medium brown color with a nice off-white head that leaves thick foam and excellent lacing.

Sweet malty aroma, fairly nutty and toffeeish. Smells pretty good.

Flavor is great. Sweet caramel malt, toffee, brown sugar, nuts, and toast.

Medium-full bodied for the style with a smooth and slick mouthfeel.

Great, great dunkel overall. Really surprising. A beer even worthy of "Barock" Obama (although I hear the prez prefers Bud Light, that sellout).

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Photo of HopHead84
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have no more cold space to store beer, and what does largadeer do when he sees me? He gives me a bunch of beer, so now I have to drink it. Thanks Chris!

1/11/11

A: Snifter. Dark brown with good clarity and a ruby tinge, accompanied by a mountainous frothy head. Great retention and ferocious lacing.

S: This has quite the expressive malt aroma! Rich caramel, toasted bread crust, and a touch of toffee. A distinct nut character adds depth to the melanoidins, a faint noble hop bouquet shoots an envious glare at the luscious malt profile from behind a curtain. Excellent.

T: The taste is equally as pleasing as the aroma, with notes of nuts, bread crust, and some caramel. The beer displays a restrained lower moderate sweetness, with a low level of bitterness and no hop flavor to speak of. There's a whisper of chocolate in there, and a suggestion of roast. Diacetyl is absent, as are alcohol flavor and fruity esters. The finish is clean.

M: Lower medium in body with upper moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is silky and dextrinous.

Overall: What an excellent beer. An outstanding example of an excellent style that I drink far too infrequently.

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Photo of deg
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.57/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown with a slight red tinge, little carbonation, semi-opaque with slight cloudiness, huge cappuccino colour head.

S: Dark malts, candy malt, slight molassis, slight toasted wood smoke.

T: The taste follows nose, but was better than I was expecting. Rich and smooth and creamy. Dark toasted malts, slight molassis, no smoke.

M: Low carbonation, medium heavy bready body, but very smooth and creamy.

O: Delicous piece of history that should be tried. Would go well with dark rye or pumpernickel breads with whipped butter, or with light cheeses. Saw it overpriced in China, got this one slightly cheaper in the US. Great German beer

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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 largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh keg on tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt. This one has a great color, somewhere between amber and brown, reminding me of chestnut shells. Two inches of beige head tops the body, slowly settling to a collar. The aroma is malty, toasty, lightly caramelized and fruity; it's bold but clean. It's similar on the palate: the malt profile reminds me of toasted whole grain bread, behind it there are notes of dark fruit, coffee and caramelized malt. Light-bodied with a dry and toasty finish, I could drink this all day. Might be the best dunkel I've had.

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Photo of ucsbmullet
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of hays99
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of RoyFokker
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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 zenithberwyn
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of coxm
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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

Much more intense and with heavier body than average euro dark lagers or Budwar Dark, one of my favorite dark lagers. Not to say that it is not suitable to be a session beer, but I like it best as a single drink before sleep. Not too sweet, caramel notes, some chocolate. Very tasty. Beside Asam-Bock, the best from Weltenburger.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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