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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ein kräftiges, aber süffiges dunkles Landbier, dessen traditioneller Charakter durch seinen hohen Stammwürzegehalt von 12,6 % unterstrichen wird (Exportbier!). Gebraut nur mit dunklem Malz im aufwändigen Maischverfahren. Kräftig im Trunk, angemessene Bittere und ein angenehmes Röstaroma.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap. Clear bronze hue with a large off white head. Aromas are malty, melanoidins, dark fruit, prunes, low alcohol. Plum. Flavors are slightly fruit forward, plum , dried currants, malty , tea, lowish pH. Medium carbonation .

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
On tap in Louisvllle (KY)
A Christmasy dunkel beer was a nice addition to my sampler tray. The daily tap special at Holy Grale, this would have been worth a full pint if I would have had more time. If you are lucky enough to be in the area do not miss whatever German drafts they have at the time.

Aroma / Appearance - The body looks like a glass of warm apple cider. Malty caramel apples add a sweet nutty texture. This isn’t complex but it is very pleasing.

Flavor / Palate - The taste of fresh apple cider chased with a bit of nuttiness opens well. A dry finish works its way to the back of the throat. One weakness is that over times it does not really improve. It might have been the handling in the way to the Midwest; I would love to try some beers in this style and the other Germanic ones at the source.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
In bottle:.. Aroma is slight.. Perhaps mildly sour grain, bready. Thin head Taste is raisin or fig.. A little bit of spice. Gets better as it gets warmer

3.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloshgator (413) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Drank as Weißenoher Monk’s Christkindl Dunkel (aliased beer name) on cask. No aroma detected from the dark brown pour with a frothy cask head that holds well. Taste is malty with a slight funk and subtle chocolate notes. Christkindl is a tasty and easy drinking dark beer for the Winter season.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moravius (440) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2013
Flasche. - Tiefes Rotbraun. In der Nase Röstmalz und würziger Hopfen. Der Antrunk ist röstmalzig und nicht zu süß. Noten von Petersilie, Nuß und Brotkruste. Im Abgang dann würziger fränkischer Hopfen. - Für ein Dunkles unerwartet würzig und hopfig. Wegen des dünnen Mundgefühls aber Punktabzug.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Swamp_Thing (34) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Imported bottle. Straightforward dunkel, caramel and raisins predominate. Slight hoppy spice lingers nicely. Inoffensive and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (732) - Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle pours amber-brown with one finger yellow head. Malty aroma, kind of an adjunct odor. Taste a little sweet, malty, slight nuts and banana. Mild finish of German hops. Pretty easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10735) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
On tap @ Mikkeller. Dark amber colored beer with an off-white head. Aroma is cola, cherry, and toasted bread. A hint of chocolate and some raisin. Not bad. Flavor is a bit sweeter than expected. A lot of cola, cherry, and raisin. Toasted bread, chocolate, and very mild roast. Almost no bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller Bar SF. It pours a reddish amber color with an off white head. The aroma has nice maltiness that comes across as cherry and plum. A bit of cherry syrup. The flavor is very thick on the palate and malty with more cherry and raisin. A little toast. Virtually no hop character. Very rich and malty, but I would have preferred a little more dry toasty character to balance the fruitiness. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (917) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 24, 2013
50cl bottle @ Brisbane German Club. Clear copper-brown appearance with decent creamy-white head and lace. Nose is sweet caramel malt driven with definite smoky notes and perhaps a hint of dark chocolate. Taste is straightforward sweet roasty caramel malts and a light hop bitterness. Medium bodied and quite dry on the palate. Quaffable.


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