Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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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
Ratings:
301
Reviews:
151
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
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24
Gots:
39
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Ratings: 301 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

good not great. not as October as I wanted it to be, but still a tasty brew, quintessentially german in every way. the pours is clear for the genre, lacey on the sides of the glass, with a deep ruby color and a nose of german amber malts and lager yeast. it smells also like warm fermentation for a lager, a little acidic and funny for some reason, but not unattractive. notes of lager yeast and semisweet amber come though, toffee in the finish, with not quite enough hops to balance. yeasty and bold flavored, I wish it wasn't quite so sugary on the back end, but a drinkably dark german beer with a lot of character. decently carbonated, a little bland in the mouth, but a good beer overall, especially for the price.

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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Knapp85
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours out as a healthly looking brown color with a tan colored head on it. The aroma on this beer is pleasent, it had a real nice roasted malt smell and some lager yeast in there too. The taste of the beer is probably one of the better Dark Lagers out there. The mouthfeel is thicker then I expected, I really liked how it almost felt creamy. Overall this beer had a great feel to it and it was nicely flavored. Really worth trying, hell I want to try it again sometime.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle - here's hoping this one is better constructed than its Kellerbier kin.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium red-brick amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and yet somewhat creamy beige head, which leaves some decent defrosting rear window lace around the glass as it evenly blows off.

It smells of mildly roasted caramel malt, a softly nutty dark breadiness, concentrated brown sugar, a bit of black orchard fruitiness, and plain earthy, musty, and herbal noble hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel/toffee malt, a free-range ashiness, oily bar-top nuts, a lesser dark sugary fruitiness than in the nose, and more generic leafy, weedy, and dusty old-school hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite active in its swirling and penetrating frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and sort of smooth, especially as a mild creaminess arises as things warm up a tad. It finishes well off-dry, all that barely charred malt still maintaining the run of the place.

Overall, a respectable rendition of the style, if a bit pedestrian in its sometimes pandering sweetness. Ah well, a lot of people like that sort of thing, and I could see having a couple of these on a chilly evening, before moving on to something more crisp or warming.

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Photo of emerge077
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

5L mini-keg from Rudy's in La salle, IL. BBD: 12-17-07

Had some help drinking this, but it was light enough to drink 2/3 of it.

Poured a reddish orange, with offwhite, eggnog foam. Visible streams of carbonation. Head retention was good in a pint glass.

Slightly nutty and malty aroma as it warmed.
Flavors were mainly caramel and almond, some toasted character developed in the aftertaste. A metallic note came and went, not present throughout. Fairly light bodied, good malt presence, nothing too out of the ordinary. Not bad for a session.

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Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
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 zeff80
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Blue Max in MN on my way north.

A - Poured a clear, burgundy color with a small tan head of foam. It left minimal lacing when the head receded.

S - Rich malty nose with some floral notes. Not a lot going on here.

T - Good malty sweet lager with nice caramel and toffee flavors. It has a grassy hop bite for balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied dunkel lager.

D - This was pretty good. I had never had anything from Weltenburger and I picked this up on a whim. Pretty nice.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of oberon
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
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 chinchill
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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 NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel
Code: 12580736

Appearance: A frothy head the color of sand dies down to form a 3 mm cap over a mainly clear, deep ruby accented dark mahogany brown body. With each sip a wall of lace forms as you tilt the glass back, breaks apart, and then leaves behind a ring of craggy lace as you set the glass back down.

Smell: A gently roasted malt expresses notes of dark baked bread crust, chocolate, cocoa, and wood. Only some minor grassy hops are found.

Taste: The nose indicates the flavor spot on. It starts with dark chocolate and warms to display some of the sweet cocoa and toasty breadiness. The grassy hop notes appear every now and again; and it's supported by a firm bitterness. Some smokey, roasted notes linger in the finish along with a bit more of the bready maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and remarkably smooth with a moderate, very-fine bubbled carbonation that gently caresses the palate.

Overall: An interesting, if not particularly complex, well polished and rounded lager. Charming to say the least!

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful dark auburn color with red highlights. A fine foam in the Einbecker Pilsner glass. Sudsy and luxurious on the tongue. Aroma is warm caramel and toasting grain.

Rich and sensationally roasted malty flavor. Fairly sweet, but that fades into a Some dark graininess stands out along with a mineral aftertaste. Just a kiss of hops, but the dark roast malt gives it an edge. The caramel sweetness dries out nicely for the finish. Have another gulp!

I think this is a much better than average Dunkel, with more flavor while retaining that soft, mellow sensation. This would be the one to fill your big stein with. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber, two finger foamy head, really sticky.
Smell of toasted malts, dark fruit, nuts, faint dark chocolate, nice but pretty toned down.
Taste: dark malts, lightly roasted, a bit smoked, cocoa powder, some nice sweet chocolate, roasted nuts, orange zest and juicy dark fruit (plum, raisin). Has a nice mix of dusty and juicy notes. Noble hops in the finish, green and spicy.
Thin body, but smooth, low to medium carbonation. Refreshing.
Nice dunkel, really drinkable and rich in taste. I can see why it's got quite some awards.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Glassy tobacco brown (that appears more ruby than brown when backlit) topped by a firm head of ecru foam that maintains a gently rounded mesa as it deflates. Fat fingers of fluffy foam find purchase on the glass, although they appear somewhat uneasy about their long term prospects.

The nose is weak and uninteresting. It's lightly malty with a 'darkness' that smells more like it comes from dark Karo syrup than from roasted malt. There may be a faint cocoa powder presence, but then again, there may not be. In the end, the aroma is simply too underpowered to allow much dissection.

It's been a good, long while since I've had a Munich dunkel lager and it looks like I'm going to have to reset my palate. Several sips later... Barock-Dunkel is malt-dominant with a subtle, but substantial enough, amount of flavor. I taste gently roasted malt with the suggestion of weak cocoa and black tea. It's sweeter than it is bitter, but it's neither really.

The finish is short and exceptionally clean with a slight metallic linger. The body/mouthfeel is light-medium at best and the amount of carbonation is on the low end.

It's interesting what one discovers when reading the fine print on labels. Along the side of the back label, in print so fine as to suggest embarrassment on the part of the brewers, are listed the ingredients: water, malted barley, hops and hop extract. Uh... yeast is necessary in the brewing of beer the last time I checked. Hop extract is an affront to my sensibilities as a hophead, but I'll try not to let that adversely affect my impressions of Barock-Dunkel. Bottom line: this is pretty close to average beer.

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Photo of smcolw
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light ruby-brown color. Appears to be very clear. Small head that settles to rim bubbles. No lace, though.

Mild iron metallic aroma. Some darker (Crystal?) malt nose. (With a retry in Germany, I smell freshly crushed chocolate malt -- very nice.)

Lightly sweet with a strong toasty darker malt element. Good hop finish--it's light but very noticeable. A great compliment to my weinerschnitzel.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt

A: Pours a dark brown color with a two finger head.

S: Plenty of nutty, toffee, and bread forward malts. A bit of chocolate, dark fruits, and a light lager yeast aroma. Nicely malty and substantial.

T: Toasted bread, toffee, and a hint of caramel. A little bit of nuttiness and cocoa powder. Light lager yeast and a very subtle hop flavor. Just a hint of bitterness to keep the sweetness in check.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: A very nice Dunkel that was very easy to drink.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
3.9 out of 5 based on 301 ratings.
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