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


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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9159) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2005
Bottle: Dark reddish brown, thin, but lacing off-white head; distinctive malty nose, some traces of roasted malts ,molasses ,a tinge of raisins and port in the aroma; quite dry, malty, coffeeish taste, smooth mouthfeel; slight chocolatey-bitter finish. Very pleasant, a very good Bavarian Dunkel !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Mahogany color with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Chocolate, roasted malt and a hint of hops in the flavor. Finish is dry with a hint of cocoa. The monks have done a nice job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6514) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, . Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, chocolate, toasted bread), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Delightful dunkel, very clean. It’s a bit restrained and a bit too sweet, keeping it from 4+ range, but it’s very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2865) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Sampler from bottle at <a href=http://ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/orland-par Orland Parh, Another beer at a Binny’s tasting that’s just coming out here in the states. Deep malty smell and a respectable brown body. Deep malt taste, too. Just a little bit of fruitiness, perhaps a touch of figs, caramel, etc. Really too much malt to allow any hops to wander in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3213) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Bottle date 11 10 05 $2.75 at New Beer Distributors in NYC. This looks better than it tasted. Nice large off-white head that formed over a clear brown body. Light yeast aroma that led intop a lightly sweet flavor profile that finished with a bit of sourness. Light body that bordered on watery. This really lacks the maltiness and richness that a good Dunkel should have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2005
.5 liter best before 10/10/05 so this was pretty fresh. Very nice dark brown clear and a minimal lasting off white head. Aroma is nutty, munich malt, toasted malts, and some caramel and toffee. Flavor is also a bit nutty, big maltiness, and a hint of herbal hops in the end with just a touch of bitterness. Very balanced overall and a great example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2005
1 pint .9 fl. oz., best before 10.10.05: light orange brown body, mostly clear with a thin starched white foam ring. Toasty, pepper coated chestnut aroma with chocolate covered raisins and chewy pears. Slightly grainy mouth feel, that turns a bit watery as it warms. Coffeeish bitterness and bite with a vegetal flavour and sweet toffee. A decent brew, with a variety of flavours, but missing the deep roastedness I really enjoy in a dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2005
Clear, dark garnet with a thin, tan head. Malty aroma of grains, caramel, figs and light smoke. The body is incredibly smooth, but that is aided by the fact that it’s fairly thin. Regardless, it makes for easy drinking. The flavors are good, with a nice maltiness. The toasted malts and light smoke provide depth and character, which make it more appealing. The extremely mild bitterness at the finish makes for a more enjoyable experience. A nice change of pace for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Bottle, Poured a delightfuldark brown with a hint of red. Matly, bit a caramel, smooth, and thin in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2410) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Large light beige head. Lasts for quite a while. Light carbonation. Light leather and soap aroma. Some minerals also. Color is a medium red mahagony. Flavor is quite bland with a load of malts and a buttery mouthfeel. Lingering film in the mouth and a slight bitterness. Can’t say that I liked it that much but at least I only spent $2.85 on it instead of $4.50 like willblake. Sorry dude.

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