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Brewed by Brauhaus Kloster Machern
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Bernkastel-Wehlen, Germany

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Der Stammwürzegehalt liegt bei unserem Kloster Machern Dunkel bei 12,4% und der Alkoholgehalt bei 5,4%. Es wird, nach alten Klosterrezepturen, ausschließlich mit dunklem Malz eingebraut, leicht gehopft und untergärig vergoren. Dadurch erhält es seine malzaromatischen und vollmundigen Geschmack.
Our dark beer has an original extract of 12.4% and contains 5.4% alcohol by volume. It is brewed entirely from dark malt with little hops using bottom fermenting yeast according to an old, monastery recipe. The result is a delicious beer with a full-bodied, malty taste.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5594) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle, thanks Bierkrug! Cloudy orange-brown, golden head. Spicy roasted and citric aroma. Burned caramel, herbal citrus, orangepeel, bready notes. Chewy full body, light sparkly mouthfeel. Light sticky on the palate. Roast and citrus aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2007 Draught at the brewpub. Hazy brown coloured. Very malty aroma. Soft, sweet and malty. Notes of chocolate. Well balanced and pleasant.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 29, 2007
Draught: Poured a reddish brown with off white head. Not very much aroma to be senced. The flavor was tea, bark, and leafy malt.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3488) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
The last of my reviews on out of date beers from this brewery. All 3 of their beers (including this one) are 5.2%. Brown flip-top half litre bottle should have been drank before 20th Aug 2007, it was drunk today, 12th Sept 2007. Poured into my old half litre Schultheiss glass from Berlin. Great ruby red colour, the huge head of biege bubbles was so large I couldn’t get all the beer into my glass. The beer was not cloudy by any means but it wasn’t crystal clear either. The aroma was of half burnt chocolate malts and yeast. It tastes like an Dusseldorfer Alt more than a lager to me, the label gives no hint. I like it, whatever the true style is. The burntness in the aroma isn’t in the taste, dry caramel without the sweetness is what I pick up. The mouthfeel is good, the beer and mouth goes dry, then more dry as you make your body wait for the next mouthful. A very nice beer, this little brewery will be getting another visit from me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Draft at the abbey. Poured nicely but seemed a thin mouthfeel for a dunkel. Hints of chocolate and malt were nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (2955) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel with some sparse hoppy notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour with roasty and sweetish touches of caramel malt and a hint of fruit. Mildly bitter finish. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierkrug (2131) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2011 500 ML flip-top bottle in Germany. Dark carmel color with light brown head. Aroma is is malty with hints of smoke. Taste is like most Dunkels, full body with a spectrum of flavors ending slightly bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnstone (2131) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Dark malty aroma; some tootsie roll like chewy chocolate. Deep brown color with soft off-white head. Overall light flavor with a touch of roastiness from the dark malt, very clean almost steril (thanks again reinheitsgebot). Notes: Bottle found at one of the local schnapps stores in Berkastel-Kues

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2006
Bottled. Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized head. Malty and sweet with notes of dark fruit and and dark chocolate. Slightly sour and has a somewhat dry finish.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
suprchunk (2088) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Toffee color. Big tan/khaki head with a bit of lacing as it slowly dies down. Huge acetic, sour aroma. And nail polish and malt. That sourness comes through slightly in the mouth as well. So much so that it overpowers the hint of malt that is in there. Not good. Can’t finish this one unfortunately.


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