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Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
315 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 07-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,891
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
315
pDev:
11.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 315 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of bigpoppa67
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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 wisrarebeer
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BKotch
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beaulabauve
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vikermike
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mytu420
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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 Walnut
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ronbo5421
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcruelty
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
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 -2.8%
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 +13.8%
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 +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hazen
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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 +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 315 ratings
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