Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Weltenburger Kloster Barock DunkelWeltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel

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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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Ratings: 300 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of jcruelty
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
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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Photo of safaricook
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice smooth Dunkel. It might have got a higher rating if it wasn't so much outshined by the Knusprige Spanferkelhaxe it was paired with at the Weltenburger am Dom in Regensburg. However it was a perfekt fit.

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Photo of Brookfieldglass
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into a weizen glass (had nothing better around at the moment). Bottle is of unknown date/age.

Brilliantly clear, I cannot stress this enough. Color is what I'd call a beautiful dark ruby red/orange with a light tan one finger head after the pour but it does thin out fairly quickly. Retention is lacking but there is great lacing present.

Very malty aroma on my nose, with touches of something I can't really pick out..perhaps caramel? In the aroma I'm detecting hints of something toasty but it is not overpowering and adds to the character of the aroma.

Medium body with an almost slimy mouth feel and pretty much follows the aroma. Malty aromas, a touch of dark toast on the end. I do not detect any hop bitterness. This beer flows from start to finish without anything odd present for the style.

This is my first experience with this particular beer but I believe it is a good candidate for a benchmark of what this style should represent. This is a very well balanced and extremely drinkable beer. For those of you who love these German beers, this one shouldn't disappoint!

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Photo of duffgardens
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hazen
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.49/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This dunkel pours a dark brown color with a slightly reddish tint. It has a medium, foamy, and a lot of little carbonation bubbles. The scent is quite a bit different than the typical dunkel that I’ve had. It has definite sweet caramel notes that are reminiscent of a brown ale and also rich dark fruit notes, possibly dates or prunes, which remind me of a Belgian strong ale or a quad. The flavor is much like the smell would lead you to believe with added hints of chocolate. This is a bold, rich beer with flavors not at all typical of German beers, dunkel or otherwise. The body is definitely far on the heavy end for a German beer and the malts really come out, though the finish is quite smooth. It is similar to most German beers though in that all the flavors are perfectly balanced and it is obviously crafted with a great deal of skill. This beer definitely plays to my tastes and for me is amazingly underrated.

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

Photo of Beginner2
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another monastery for aficionados of beers, only southern German and quite different than Belgian Trappists.
Skip similarities and differences, quality shows the monastic intent of sharing. And I'm glad these guys still do.

A common beer with an uncommon balance. Undistinguished in its looks and aromas, it shows well-blended malts particularly in the taste and the yeast does its job during lagering to keep the malts from getting too sweet. A restrained use of hops also keeps the balance. My mouthfeel reflects this appreciation.
This dunkel went great with roasted potatoes.

Reviewed in the "1001", this Dunkel arguably should be on the list. (These monks have 3 on the list.)
MJ's 1999 "guide" gave it 2.5 of 4 stars saying it was "smooth and faintly roasty."

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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 OrestesMethuon
4.29/5  rDev +10%
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 djrn2
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RoverDnB
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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 Georgiabeer
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wontonst
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 ajchocholousek
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
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 ajdemma
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matuto
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Drinking from a bottle that was brewed in Brazil. Dark brown, red reflexes, clear liquid, low retention foam. Sweet and malty aroma. Crispy, light body. (Drank in 12/06/2015.)

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Photo of cryptichead
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear brown body with one finger head and left lace patches down glass. Aroma is a mix of minor sweet malts, a touch of bread and some dry, earthy hops and graininess that I always get with lagers. Smooth bodied, light, the low ABV and the yeast-aided smoothness makes it highly sessionable. Taste profiles of minor hops with hint of grapefruit sweetness, a sweet caramel/toffee malt profile with some breadiness as well for fuller body.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacStinson
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
3.9 out of 5 based on 300 ratings.
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