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Ettaler Kloster Dunkel

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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Ettal
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Ettal, Germany

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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A dark beer, light and sweet and full bodied, highly fermented, very malty aroma. The slight Hpfennote rounds out the flavor and gives this drink a monastery special character. A beer in the good old custom of the monastery.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 19, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, leicht schokoladig. Geschmack röstmalzig, Karamell, Schokolade, leicht fruchtig.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (3807) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
pours unclear medium dark golden orange with a small white cap showing some retention and lacing. toasted biscuity munich malts, nice caramel, some chocolate notes too, fruitiness - mostly red fruits, hint of maple sweetness, pepper, spices, clean yeast. moderate carbonation, light body, grassy-peppery-spicy finish. nice bit wish it was fresher..

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (2694) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
From a bottle shared. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin ecru head. Aroma of caramel with a hint of licorice. Quite sweet with flavors of sorghum. Medium to heavy do died with light carbonation. Sticky sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hman43 (224) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2013
There is an aroma that includes caramel, bread, and nuts. It has a dark brown color with a medium bodied light brown head. There is a toffee, nut, and caramel taste that has a bit too much carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle from Vinosity. Medium cola brown pour with a large off-white head. The nose is sweet, quite nutty. Plenty of rich malty sweetness. Caramel, toasted pumpernickel bread, toffee. Chestnut. The taste is sweet. Rich malt profile. Candied nut and caramel. Light spiciness. A touch metallic on the finish. Medium body, active carbonation on the palate. Overall, pretty tasty stuff. The kind of thing you’d want on a cool fall day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2042) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
September 2010. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, grain, yeast and fruit. Light body with sweet malty notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quack-Duck (7523) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2013
bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear brown colour, creamy off-white head. Subtle hop aroma, reminding me of their Helles. Grainy and robust malty base with lots of dark malts, caramel and a shy touch of dark fruit. Lovely hops, woody, earthy and slightly grassy and floral. What a stunning Dunkel!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (4596) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass dark brown, nice head. Starts mild-malty, modest dry, not too roasty. Finish with some earthy hints, malty-dry. Mild, but not washy. Nice!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1844) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle from my wife’s friend Julie. Mahogany with a nice creamy biege head. Nice malt forward nose, some apple, bready, slightly toasted caramel. Moderate carbonation, mild body, somewhat sweet, slightly thin on the finish although a nice dry maltiness at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1094) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Pint9 bottle, pours semi clear brown with off white head. Medium bodies with a nice malty aroma and caramel. The flavor is smooth and creamy. Nice roasted malts and caramel flavors. A mild bitterness on the end but expected that. Wonderful beer.


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