Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Kelheim, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
A dark export beer. A specialty of well-balanced richness and fine elegance. World Beer Award 2004

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Nice dunkel and much better than their hefe. Aroma was nice a roasty. Roasted/caramel malt notes. Pour was a nice medium brown with a 3 finger tan head. Decent roasted malt flavor though a little thin. Malt does not carry through to the aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Dark, copper-brown wit a nice head. The aroma has sweetness and notes of roasted malt, caramel and fruit. The same goes for the flavour, where I also fin hints of nuts and licorice. It’s quite a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2008
500ml bottle poured into a lager glass. WKBD smells like a slice of bakery Utopia. Soft brown bread, caramel and malt overwhelm a faint raisin aroma. The nose on this beer made my stomach grumble. This dunkel pours light brown without any trace of haze or pulp. the head is medium-sized, the color of linen and settles quickly. The taste! Wow! This is a huge surprise. I was not expecting to hit such a great beer with this one. Heavy rye bread and malt accompany faint chocolate hints. The light crisp body contrasts delightfully with the flavours found in typically heavier beers. This is a must-try and is easily available in the U.S. Some beers simply hit the spot and this is a classic example.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1278) - TAIWAN - JAN 27, 2008
an overall solid dunkel with nice munich malt aroma and a fruity flavor of caramel that distinguishes this style. dark reddish hue with beige head, it’s a well balanced brew that is a pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2008
Bottle. Pourerd a dark brown color. Aroma is malt ans smelly feet. Taste is crisp with a malty hint in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (5588) - GERMANY - JAN 20, 2008
The bottle looks good, the beer in the glass really good. Very fine creamy foam. Flavor strong, dry, constant malty. Very drinkable and good beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2008
On tap in the Klosterschenke 21 Jun 07. Dark golden colored. A small white head. Weak aroma. A cautious fruity flavor with faint fruity aftertaste. Sweet fruity impression.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2008
translucent brown pour...thin head with no lacing....meaty aroma with sweet malts and caramel...fizzy on the tongue, flat in the finish....mediocre brown ale taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3644) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Pour is a dark brown with a average tan head. Aroma is caramel malts with some dark fruits. Flavor is a bit weaker but some dark malts come out and not much else. Finish is watery and unremarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Optimistic (?) Bottle date of March 2009; Sampled December 2007
Pours with a frothy, initially three-finger thick, amber tinged, tan colored head that sit on top of a blackened, concentrated brown colored brew that shows a brilliantly clear, concentrated garnet color when held up to the light. Rich malt aromatics greet my nose upon my first smell of the aroma. Sweet, concentrated / caramelized malt notes, a hint of molasses, touches of chocolate, a substantial toasted note along with hints of lightly burnt toast and browned, crushed soda crackers. The rich malt aromatics almost take on a butterscotch like note as the beer warms up.

Quite light feeling up front, but it picks up some light heft towards the middle and finish. Still this is a very quaffable brew. Malt focused with darker grain flavors of caramelized malt sugar, sweet malt, touches of toasted / almost roasted malt and a really pronounced, browned, soda cracker note in the finish. The finish has a light bitterness that couples with an almost raisin like malt sweetness and a slightly dusty malt character. As the beer warms it picks up a slight herbal note that couples with the light hop bitterness in the finish.

This should really appeal to the malt lovers out there, despite being relatively low in alcohol it has a full, rich, textured malt character to it. Plus it is very light and easy drinking.

Purchased: <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Tucson, AZ

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