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

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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.1
pacman (9) - muncie, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2006 does not count
Pours a nice ruby brown color with a nice off-white head. Aroma is toasty and caramelly with a light hop presence. The malt aroma is not a big as I thought it would be. Flavor is of the same toasty, caramel at first that gives way to a nice malty aftertaste that lingers for some time. Medium-low body. A very balanced beer. Very easy drinking and flavorful. I can’t get over the maltiness that lingers in the aftertaste. Wonderful. I would definitely buy this beer again!

2.5
mephisto (1301) - TAIWAN - FEB 1, 2006
is this beer supposed to be sour? dark copper w/ brown head. malty aroma w/ hint of caramel. very sour for me.

3.2
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a burrgundy body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, straw, and dark fruits. Flavor of malt and vinous.

3.1
Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Light cola looking color with a small head. Aroma is sticky sweet maltiness with some caramel. Taste is dry and smokey with that mostly malt back. Medium bodied but lacking something, the right hops maybe? Nothing too special.

2.8
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2006
On the pour, it looks like cola and has a soda-like head. Lacing is better than expected. A little too thin on the palate for a darker beer. Sweet maltiness upfront that mellows into a Brazil nut roastiness. Fairly clean finish. In the end, about what I was expecting: no thrills, no frills but satisfying nonetheless.

3.6
Learninbeer (672) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2006
The aroma started with a sweat light malty with just a hint of hops. The head was a good two inches, light brown with a good lacing. The body was a lear dark reddish brown. The initial taste was semi-sweet, turning roasted and nutty. A decent beer. 500 ml dated 10 10 05

3.5
DYCSoccer17 (3714) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Bottle purchased at Manchester Wine and Liquors. Musty spiced, banana-pepper-clove-like aroma. Perhaps a bit of sweet chocolate in the aroma as well. Transparent beautiful burgundy color with a nice foamy off-white head. I thought dunkels were typically unfiltered? Either way, gorgeous beer. Semi-sweet start, turning roasted and somewhat nutty. Hints of chocolate and coffee are present. This is tasty, easy drinking. I am still a relative neophyte to the style, but I find this very enjoyable. Seems like a lagered version of a brown ale.

3.6
jimhilt (2636) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Pours with a three-finger white head that leaves some lace. Deep clear amber color. Medium bodied and light carbonation. Slightly malty nose. Starts sweet, nice malt/hop balance finishes mellow and not dry. $2.79 for a 500ml bottle from Tulley’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

2.9
jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Bottle. A brown color with a laced tan head. A caramel dry malty aroma with a caramel and mild malt flavor with a dustry dry finish.

3.1
Nuffield (4247) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Chestnut brown with moderate head, not lasting too long. Caramel aroma, a bit sweet and clearly malty but also a bit of a musty vintage-like aroma. The flavor is moderately vigorous, very caramelly but also metallic and moderately dull/flat. I didn’t check the freshness date on it, but the bottle was on sale at Cellars of Roseville so it may have been better with a brand new bottle.


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