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:
306
Reviews:
152
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
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25
Gots:
41
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Ratings: 306 |  Reviews: 152
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

Photo of tdizzlegrizzle
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bmontoto
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of doktorhops
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg - The second oldest brewery in the world! Ouch, that’s gotta sting - I bet they’re waiting with bated breath for Weihenstephan to close their doors - not bloody likely as Weihenstephan are the still the best Weizen brewers around. Turns out Weltenburger have been brewing since 1050 AD and Weihenstephan only beat them by 10 years! How about that? Anywho, time to give this Munich Dunkel Lager a good rundown, wish me luck.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a stein.

A: Hazed auburn brown body with a nice dense beige head that soon retreats to leave a light lace covering. Not the worst looking Dunkel Lager out there by any means. 7/10.

S: Truckloads of malt give this brew a brown sugar/dark rum note, this is of course bang-on to style, followed by some light bread notes, hint of nuttiness and a dark fruit (plum/prune) finish. If I had a complaint, and I do, it could do with a bit more of a prominent yeast character. 7/10.

T: Sweet rum raisin! This beer tastes like sweet rum raisin. Along with that is some light woody/nuttiness, a thin veneer of bread characters, and a lacquer dry finish. The sweetness of this brew is perfect - not too under/over powering, and there is a slight herbal aftertaste as a nod to the hops that are no doubt in this brew. 8/10.

M: Mid to light, almost medium but not quite there, bodied with a light but dense carbonation - in the case of this brew a medium body is warranted yet not obtained, oh well. 6/10.

D: The aftertaste, that lacquer dry finish, begin to grate me as I reached the end of the glass - which is a shame because there is an excellent beer struggling to free itself from the shackles of an oppressive aftertaste... or something along those lines. It does however compare favourably to its greatest competitor: Weihenstephaner Tradition - which I found to be less flavoursome overall - so cheers to Weltenburger! WIBIA? (which sounds funny when said out loud and stands for “Would I Buy It Again?”) Yes I think I would - there is definitely a spot in my fridge door for a malt heavy Lager, as there should be in every fridge. 7/10.

Food match: If it’s pork related and BBQ’d you’ll ne’er go wrong with this brew.

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Photo of mwar
4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haybeerman
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aleigator
3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yields a clear, dark brown color, with fiery ember hints in it. Has a very fluffy, huge white head, which doesn't collide at all.

Smells of whole-grain bread, accompanied by toffee malts and a convincing amount of earth. On the nose, this beer reminds me of an malt beer, while providing more body and revealing more earth than sugar.

Has a very creamy mouthfeel, revealing a vivid carbonation, showcasing a malt driven, earthy beer. Drinks very clean throughout, while malts define the taste at all stages.

Tastes of rustic bread, accompanied by cocoa nibs and a whiff of coca-cola, all wrapped up into the beers profound, earthy maltiness. Turns a tad more into a toffee direction, while the beer remains very silk on the palate, finishing with a bubbly, decent bitterness, adding a nice complexity to the malts.

Convinces by its perfect malt balance, resulting in a very focused beer with a pleasant depth, heading completely into the malt direction.

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Photo of Silchenkov
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JayQue
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium clear brown color into an Aventinus Weizen glass. When held to the light there is a bright ruby cast throughout. Big light tan head with good retention and thick patches of lacing. A good looking beer. Fairly robust aroma and taste too.Mostly dry biscuity malt and a hint of caramel malt. There is toffee in the aroma and flavor as well. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. The toffee and strong malty flavor are interesting on the tongue. There is a slight finishing bitterness. This is a good Dunkel and an ideal summer session beer,

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Photo of cavedave
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 4

Pours a glowing yet thick reddish brown, cordovan for those familiar, with a finger of dark beige head that relaxes rather quickly to a thick ring and island. Nice leopard spot lace on glass.

Dark bread,hints of dark caramel, a sort of nuttiness to the roast qualities of the aroma, a bit of spicy hop under it all. Plenty of aroma to this one as it opens. Along the way I get hits of chocolate and light roast coffee in the bouquet.

Wow, medium strength taste, but bright and complex, changes as it warms. Breadiness now is a tasty toast flavor, with more hop back to this than expected from the nose. I get coffee, cocoa, dark caramel, toffee, hints of a rooty herbal as well as more spicy hop notes. These are tasted as the beer warms to room temp. The sip ends spicy yet juicy and full of building flavor.

Very light bodied when compared to how much flavor this beer has, and apparently also thin for style, nicely low carb, very clean flavor profile, nice clean spicy linger. Rated to style it would seem this also has too much hop presence in the flavor profile and finish.

Tasty beer that took about 10 sips for my palate to acclimate. Once it did I realized how fine a beer it is, and how tasty and complex a treat, even if it doesn't meet the classical criteria recognized on BA.. Recommended.

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Photo of todd101
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From hipercor. In Paulaner glass. A dinner, with sausages sandwich. Nice beer but nothing memorable about it.

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Photo of shigg85
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Humbaz
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of rab53
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OSRAY
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steverx8
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
3.9 out of 5 based on 306 ratings.
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