Reutberger Export Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Reutberg

Reutberger Export DunkelReutberger Export Dunkel
BA SCORE
3.75/5
74 Ratings
Reutberger Export DunkelReutberger Export Dunkel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Reutberg
Germany
klosterbrauerei-reutberg.de

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,009
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
74
pDev:
10.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Photo of anon
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was on a short trip to The Bottle Room in Downingtown, PA recently in support of PHL Beer Week 2017 when I saw this bottle on their shelves. I am reluctant to build up the dwindling Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody, but my efforts have made enough room that I do not feel TOO guilty about its purchase.

From the bottle (translated from the German): "Brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot of 1516"; "Brewing tradition of over 300 years"; "1677 A.D."

Having Pop!ped the cap, I began a slow, gentle pour into an awaiting 0.4L stein. I was amazed and fascinated by the amount of dense, foamy, light-tan head that formed in spite of my gentleness, puffing up to greater than three fingers before slowly falling away to wisps. Color was Brown to Dark Brown (SRM = > 22, < 27) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was bready with the banana esters of a hefeweizen and if you don't think that I am going to say "banana bread", then you would be sadly mistaken. Mouthfeel was kind of thin, but very soft in spite of all of the carbonation evinced by the head. I would venture to guess that a Hefeweizen yeast strain was used in the production of this beer since it had not only banana esters (aplenty), but also a light clove spiciness and a bready maltiness. I am becoming more tolerant of banana esters than I was in the past, but they still do not really excite me like bitter hops are wont to do. Finish was semi-sweet, but I still found it to be a pleasant, enjoyable excursion into German beer.

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Photo of Honeybourne
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick778
2.92/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bubseymour
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look is not very impressive. Kinda light brown and semi clear with a fizzy 1 finger head that quickly disappeared. Smell is pleasant caramel/brown sugar and bread, but all very light. Taste is light yet very pleasantly flavored. I taste the German/European water that distinguishes it from any American attempts. Light caramel sweetness and bready. Nothing heavy here at all but just a nice pleasant easy drinking brown ale from German. Recommend but not blown away.

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Photo of PGVG
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dmberger
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.49/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(code L1334 - Dec 2011? Dec 2013? when? - poured into a 20 oz British pint)

A: dark coppery hue, clear, with an attractive creme-colored head that slowly recedes, coating the glass with a sheet of foam film that gradually contracts into webby streaks... keeps a solid little collar around till the end

S: beautiful, bold, dark malts... mildly sweet, moderately toasty, chocolate-coated biscuit... roasted grain lurks beneath... undercurrent of apple-y fruitiness... overall, textbook aromas for the style

T: sweetish, toasty, cereal-like grain foundation... balanced, soft, rounded roastiness... fairly assertive hop/roast bitterness... perhaps a touch smoky in the finish... lightly nutty, chocolaty aftertaste

M: feels a notch or two lighter than it should... very pleasing medium-bodied core... perfect degree of fade-away dryness in the finish to compliment the initial swell of fullness

O: I'm actually a bit surprised how damn good this is... dopplebock flavors at dunkel lager strength... I could easily drink a whole Maß of this... can't always judge a beer by its label

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Photo of RoyFokker
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of TR0219
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of lsummers
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours amber dark black/brown. Minimal head with some subtle lacing and some fairly nice carbonation. It actually looks like a darker colored beer I might reach for on a hot day.

Smell has some roasted oats and toffee notes. With some slightly burnt brown sugar notes. It's subtle but still good. Not overly assertive or offensive in any area.

Taste reminds me why I like this style. Creamy, toffee, slight nuttiness, with a hint of dark fruit. Subtle chocolate/roasted coffee beans. Light in the taste and mouth-feel with is very pleasant. Fair amount of carbonation makes this one very drinkable.

Overall, It's a great example of the style. A beer that someone exploring moving from weissbiers to porters/stouts should try. It's great for that roasted and dark beer craving that you can get on those particularly hot days.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

4.8% ABV per the label.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt and roasted nut aromas. Taste is much the same with toasted malt and metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid toast and roast aromas and flavors.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a finger and half of head on a red to brown colored body.
The aroma is a sharp malt and grain with a touch of toffee. Quite nice.
The taste is well balanced. It has a nice malt side that is not overpowering due to a moderate pine bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It is really enjoyable and drinkable.

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Photo of Luiz0930
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of tzieser
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ckk527
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Reutberger Export Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Reutberg
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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