Ettaler Kloster Dunkel
Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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Style:
Munich Dunkel Lager
Ranked #11
ABV:
5%
Score:
87
Ranked #14,384
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 10.26%
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
176
From:
Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  10
Gots
  7
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviews by dmberger:
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4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

these old world lagers like this get absolutely no love from the new wave beer geek, they just care about barrel aged sours, huge ipas, and stouts with funny ingredients. beers like this are like the beatles. all this other stuff isnt possible without these, and they rock awfully hard in their own right, so lets give them some love. this is a pretty darn textbook example of the style, rich decadent malt base, past caramel almost crimson brown in color, with a short and short lived white head, soda bubbles, and a lot of clarity. smells and taste nice and nutty, sweet crystal malts and maybe some vienna type malt as well, it has that filling sweeter vibe to it, but a nice earthy backbone and then the bready german lager yeast, less dusty than some, but with that ancient sort of thing going on as well. its all here. it dries out a little in the end, but there is a lingering molasses finish with the yeast there too. smooth and easy drinking though too, very classically german, and one of those beers that i would be overjoyed to have a fridge full of. the price points on this and beers like it are amazing too. $3.99 for a large bottle. hard to overlook this intersection of quality and value. pretty stoked on this overall

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Theheroguy
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very subtle hoppiness with very slowly drying after taste. The aroma is basically non existent a common trait of beers in this style what does emerge is pure malt goodness. Deep malt flavor with a smooth and thin body. It goes down by gallon easy.

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Photo of SierraDeuce
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of pknyc
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Brown color with rocky beige head. Aroma is malty with bread crust, dark rye bread and a hint of caramel. Taste is mostly malty, slightly nutty with a touch of hop bitterness on the finish. Light body, medium plus carbonation. Overall it's a really well made dunkel.

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Photo of cliff1066
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of lefty
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of NikD
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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

Lost my ratings on this beer, but I remember it was pretty good overall. The flavor was pretty tasty and mostly spot on for a German Dunkel.

I had it with dinner at the Hotel Restaurant across the street from Kloster Ettal.

Good beer.

Disregard the A, S, T, M scores. I didn't want to affect the overall score.

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Photo of AMCPhD
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erialbill
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtnasty116
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great dunkel in my opinion. Not too pricey for the delicious taste of this brew. I am no pro with beer tasting but with dunkels I get this almost banana like taste and this one delivers in that respect. Sugary and smooth. Highly recommended by this nobody.

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Photo of Fettpopps
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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

Photo of DaveMiller
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BogAl
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Photo of Sweenz
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours dark copper with a pillowy tan-ish head of good retention. The aroma has a lot of coffee notes which I did not expect at all. The taste is well balanced between the malts and hops but there is also a lingering burnt toast element to it (and some metallic notes too). The mouthfeel is pretty light and with a fairly string carbonation bite.

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

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ettaler Kloster Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 176 ratings