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

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RATINGS: 239   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5437) - 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 (2226) - 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 (1638) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2600) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2013
0,5 l bottle BB 29. Jul 13 caramel, toast, roasty, chocolate, coffee, spruce, citrus, herbs, earthy, brown, clear, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14532) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle @ Ambrosetti, Berlin. Pours ruby copper with a small creamy head. Bread, caramel and grain. Good bitterness. Some fruit. Smooth and dry. Quite good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4840) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013
500ml Bottle, just out of date when poured into my ’Judas’ stemmed massive tulip glass on 4 Apr 2013. Looked really great: a reddy, mahogany brown body with a very large head of foam on top. Malty notes hit your nose: sweet molasses, caramel and toffee hints come through more and more as the beer warmed in the glass. Those same sweet malty aromas are also within the taste, this is a sweet brew:most likely the sweetest beer in this style I’ve had so far. Body suits the alcohol content and overall a pleasant and easy drinking beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1735) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Dark amber brown with a red tint and a frothy, tan, lacy, disappearing head. Smells of toasted malt and caramel with nice chocolate notes , roast, with a nutty biscuit. Caramel malt all the way, light spicy hops with hints of fruit – plums, raisins. Light thin body with soft carbonation. Tastes of sweet caramel, nut, biscuit, toasted malt, roast and coco and soft plum with soft grassy bitterness on the dry finish. Nice balance between sweetness and roast. Very easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
This is a nice dunkel. Weak body, but with a pleasant roasted character in this dominantly malty outing from Ettaler. Chocolate and dark rye bread.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shaney (2425) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2012
#156 Die Klosterbrauerei Ettal scheint mir ein ganz entspannter Ort zu sein, wenn man von deren Produkte auf die Lebensweise schließen darf!?? Ein wiederum sehr ausgewogenes Bier zwischen würzig-malzigen Röstaromen und feinherben Hopfen. Der Abgang ist einem Stout nicht unähnlich und auch hier ist das Bier trotz der verschiedensten Malztöne nicht klebrig süß. Ein absolut <sophisticated> Dunkel. Bitte mehr, werte Klosterbrüder!! Test vom 18.11.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,12,13,10,12 - 12,05

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2475) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2012
From the 500 ml. bottle. The pour is a handsome looking dark mahogany brown to amber with a big blast of foamy, lacing head. The aroma is subtle all in all with a caramel malt note and sugar sweetness. The body is medium. The taste starts out with a sweet toffee-caramel flavor and then ends slightly on the bitter side. Easy to drink.


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