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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2012
draft at Blue Monk. chestnut pour, buttery aroma, sweet, light tobacco, some sweet cloviness. could be old

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (5267) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2012
50 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Rated on 20110105.
Pours brown color with medium head. Aroma of yeast, malts and fruits. Flavor of malts, yeast, fruits and grassy notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Aroma is heavy on dark malts, with some graininess as well. The flavor is caramel, toffee, nuttiness and a smooth finish. No off flavors or harshness and a good flavor, this was a great dunkel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2488) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a two finger frothy beigh head. Aroma of light caramel, bread and a hint of cocoa. Flavor was toasted caramel, bread, roast light chocolate and a touch of toffee.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Grima (2035) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2012
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Im Glas ist das Bier bernsteinfarben. Leicht hell rötlich, mit mächtig großer, mittelporiger Cremekrone, die sich mittelmäßig lange hält. Geruchlich kommen einige würzige Aromen, sowie leichte Röstmalzaromen durch. Der Antrunk ist würzig, sehr brotig getreidig, und angenehm süßlich. Das starke brotige Aroma dominiert dieses ganze Bier. Eigentlich nicht schlecht, aber irgendwie zu eintönig, und für ein Dunkles sehr eigenartig.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1210) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2012
Thinn beige lace. Clear amber color. Caramell aroma and "wet dog". Full bodied malty taste with medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (1537) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Clear dark amber with a nice head and lace. Taste is full caramel malt with light spices and light bittering. Easy to drink and nice full-body, especially in light of the 5.1%abv. Recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2012
The pour is a translucent, dark crimson color with a moderately full, rocky, pillowy, off-white head which is somewhat lasting and leaves soapy lace. The nose is simple but pleasant with faint cocoa, slight roast, and lots of dark breads. The flavor is similar with husky grains, very yeasty breads, slightly barnyardy, and some light roast. The palate is more than moderate, lively, crisp, and slightly creamy. The finish is still a bit barnyardy, grainy, and doughy. Almost like being at the farm with the barnyard notes and intense grains, but still the palate really keeps the beer together. Not sure why they call it "Monk’s Christmas" when it shares no similarities to a Belgian beer?

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Draft. Hazy brown color, thick tan head. Aroma of black pepper and caramel. Taste is bittersweet caramel. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ContemplateBeer (1432) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Had under the alias "Monk’s Christmas" at Holy Grale, Louisville. Real nice malt profile with caramel, raisins, pineapple and light chocolate, but without the overbearing chocolate/caramel of many Dunkels. Appearance was reddish cola brown with bone head. Flavor matched the nose, but with the wonderful toasty, nutty finish that I enjoy in so many German beers. Palate was soft and chewy. Fantastic beer.


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