Reutberger Export Hell | Klosterbrauerei Reutberg

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Reutberger Export HellReutberger Export Hell

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Reutberg

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-26-2003

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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 44
Reviews by Troyone:
Photo of Troyone
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear apple juice color with minimal white head. Lots of action and no sediment.

Has a beerish smell with a hint of bread dough and some esters.

Has almost a pilsner taste, bread dough almost biscuit in flavor with a butter taste background and mild esters.

Light bodied, slight resin feel, and crisp comfortable carbonation.

A session beer.

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Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light gold with a nice two finger head that settles nicely leaving a small amount of lace.Sweeter malty aroma with some mineral along with a light toastiness but pretty clean,taste is very German some toasted malt and honey with a big mineral flavor that comes thru late and lingers.A nice helles clean and soft a real quaffer woulld be real good on a hot summer day for sure.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – This is a light yellow in color with a slight orangish tinge and a nice white head that came up easily.

Smell – The aroma here is simply German grain. It has a light sweetness to it that goes with the smooth husky smell.

Taste – This is sweeter than expected at the taste. It’s not sugary; it’s more like the sweetness that you find in corn on the cob. If you eat Hersheys and Sweet Tarts all day you don’t notice that corn on the cob is sweet, but if you don’t then you can appreciate that vegetal sweetness that you find in fresh corn.

Mouthfeel – This is light bodied but more on the smooth and puffy side than crisp and clean. It feels like it wants to be an ale instead of a lager.

Drinkability – This is an easy drinker, but the strong sweetness and off mouthfeel mean I probably won’t buy again.

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Photo of dill
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass.

A - yellow color with a thick white head.

S - sweet malt but overall light.

T - very crisp with a dry, slightly hoppy flavor.

M - very crisp with medium carbonation.

D - very easy to drink. this was a pleasant beer.

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Photo of cokes
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Looks the part with its clear, bright golder shimmer, tight, sticky white foam, and rapid, fine-bubbled carbonation.
Smells of seeded breads (or sesame seed bagels) and lemongrass. Pangs of country water minerals lurk below.
Begins with that notion of of lightly toasty sesame seeds, then moves into a grainier breadiness. Traces of honeyed sweetness, at time suggesting corn though that is certainly not present. A harsh minerality precedes a vegetal bitterness, which eventually gives way to lemon-rind and herbal hops. It gets better as it sits awhile, but remains pretty disorganized. Somewhat akin to a lager from another European country, but as a German entry, it lacks the typical helles finesse. It has all the traits of a decent one except one. Taste.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a radiant golden hue with some cloudy sediment and a small brilliant white head. Aroma of banana is evident as soon as the cap is popped, but then takes a back seat to the clean smell of German lager yeast and mild fruity hops. Palate is understated, a balance of mild hops and light sweet malt, and more nice, clean lager yeast. Very nice, creamy body. A nice, drinkable beer, but a bit light on flavor.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Crystal clear straw color with a beautiful white head. Aroma has grains, a bit of honey but also some alcohol notes. Taste is slightly sweet at first, with bread and honey notes and gets more balanced in the finish but I don't get any hops. Decent.

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Photo of russpowell
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dating code of L6353

Pours an effervescent golden/bronze with 4+ fingers of eggshell white head. Great head retention & good lacing

S: Herbal hops & not much else

T: Herbal hops & breadyness up front. Lemony hops, honey malt & a little metallic twang follows. Finishes crisp, bready, a little fruitty, with herbal hops & a little bit of annoying cardboard tinge

MF: Medium bodied, chewy with great carbonation

Drank really easy, I'm sure this is great fresh. Would gladdly try again if I could assure that

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of mrcraft
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boilermaker88
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this helles lager and its sibling, the Export Dunkel, off the shelf at a local liquor store. Presented in a squat brown 500ml bottle bearing a picture of a monestary, over a blue and white shield crest with the words "Anno 1677" on either side of the shield.
On the pour, it had a clear golden color and a billowing fluffy white head that stuck around quite a while and left patchy lace. The nose was only faintly sweet, tending rather to an abundance of grainy malt aroma and a sizeable herbal hops note. A taste proved that the sweetness was more prevalent as a fruity flavor washed over the front of the palate. Grainy, slightly earthy malts were present and the dry finish had the bite of herbal hops running through it. The feel was light leaning toward medium in body, clean and dry.
This was a decent Helles Lager, quite tasty and drinkable on what turned out to be a hot day. No complaints here.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

A deep golden brass yellow body but with a bit of hazy and cloudy character off the pour. Head forms bleach white and quite tall at about 3 fingers. Minimal rising carbonation and some speckled lacing with some soapy retention.

Good clean smelling lager, with a hint of mild herbal hop spicy qualities. Some hinting light malts but fairly quiet and somewhat toned down.

Palate comes wit a good malt coating. Slight hints of thick honey but without cloying stickiness. Some noticeable malt like sweetness in the mid palate with a touch of buttery diacetyl sensing flavors. Finish has a little less hop presence than the nose hints at with a little bitter medicinal flavors on the swallow. Thick. Malt is missing a bit of the classic baked bread character that I am looking for.

Overall though an easily passable German lager but nothing that makes me want to come back to purchase this again.

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Photo of enelson
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale, slightly hazy copper with a finger of head that leaves some webbed lacing behind.

Bready, malty aroma, cereal sweetness, almost creamy. Clean lager yeast profile, but very malt-heavy.

Fairly malty and semi-sweet on the palate. Bready, grainy malt flavors up front with slight herbal hoppiness in the background. Medium bodied, more full and grainy than expected. Mild finish, creamy and sweet.

An alright beer overall, but not really what I look for in the style; too heavy and sweet.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reutberger Export Hell has a thick, white, spongy head, a mostly clear, gold-straw, bubbly appearance, and fairly heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet and pungent barley malt, with a slight touch of smoke. Taste is of sweet malt, soda cracker, barley, and grassy hops. Mouthfeel is medium, and Reutberger Export Hell finishes crisp and highly drinkable.


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Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and poured with a two finger high white head that quickly fades away into lacy patterns of bubbles covering the surface. A light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are aromas of grainy malts and grassy hops in the nose.
T: The taste is primarily dominated by flavors of grainy malts and has a hint of sweetness; there is also a mild amount of bitterness from the hops in the finish
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer isn't that difficult to drink because there is a good balance between the malty sweetness and hop bitterness.

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Photo of errantnight
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich golden hue with great retention and solid lacing. Slight hazing only flaw.

Aroma is rich, malt forward with plenty of melanoidins. Hops are faint and there's a bit of a cardboard aroma in there, oxidation! :(

On the tongue this has a ton more balance, big mid-palate sweetness softly rounded, finishes with a quick, clean bitterness with plenty of earthy, citrus hops to clean it up. Leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste. Hints of an oxidative wet cardboard note what would seem to be some maltreatment somewhere between Germany and here, which is a shame.

Mouthfeel is just a bit full, really nice malt body.

Superbly drinkable despite the minor flaw. Would love to try this fresh.

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Photo of Murchmac
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I fricking love the way this beer looks. Huge foamy white head, brilliant dark golden color with a cascade of carbonation bubbling up the side.

Smells like a beer. Some hops, not much else.

Taste the malt. Some spicy herb flavors and hops, a little bready.

Semi sweet, but dry with a metallic finish.

Is good ya?

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Photo of Zorro
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow brew.

Smell is grain and grassy with a bit of hay smell thrown in.

Taste is a bit sweet with a fair grain and bran flavor to it. There is a fairly good amount of hops to this that give it a clean bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is fairly light.

A drinkable brew that is pretty much just another eurolager.

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Photo of alalvarez75
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a straw-gold with a 1/2" white head and plenty of active carbonation.

Has a grassy aroma, with barley and biscuit notes, with a slight burnt toffee undertone as well.

Smooth, malty and slightly sweet, with a rounded mildly yeast middle and a mildly bitter finish. There's a slightly bready taste, that melts to a grassy finish and a lingering lemony bitter.

Medium bodied, though you'd think it was a lighter bodied beer to look at it.

Decent, though for $5 a bottle, I've had better Dortmunder beers, starting with Cleveland's own Great Lake's Dortmunder.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bunnyhustle
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The first of its style for me. Pours a clear yellow with thick white head. Ok retention and good lacing. Smell is somewhat lemon-y but a metallic twist to it as well. Strong malt presence in the nose. Taste is good. Malty with a lemon zest and a strong "grassy" taste to it. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Overall a good beer. It wasnt amazing but a strong lemon-like presence made it easily drinkable. Best served nice and cold.

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Photo of brywhite
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of JSBock
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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Reutberger Export Hell from Klosterbrauerei Reutberg
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