BobbyPeru (4) - - JUL 9, 2015 does not count
A very under-rated beer. It is best enjoyed semi cold in a proper glass, and goes great with Bavarian Goulash! IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Nose is pilsner, smokeyness and woodyness. Pours with awesome carbonation. Nice and creamy throughout the entire beer. Color is a very nice dark brown color. Taste is some chocolate notes, roasted malt, some honey very complex but highly drinkable. The engineering of this beer is just amazing. I’d say it is on the side of smokeyness for a better part of the taste and the aftertaste. Really have to be in the mood for that. Extremely well done. Enjoyability 5/5. SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 11, 2006
A sweet sweeeet aroma of sugar and caramel. Dark brown with a patch of foam on top. Flavor is sweet and mild with definite touches of caramel malt and light sign of sugars but just in perfect serving. Smooth and crisp with an aftertaste of machine bubblegum. YUmm. JoeAgain (70) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Pours a nice, deep garnet, with small, subtle carbonation. Nice thick head that slowly turns into fluffy clouds atop the brew.
Nice, caramel, toasted bread, and licorice fragrance. Maybe a hint of bannana ester.
A very creamy beer. Taste is just like the nose, only with some milk chocolate background as well. Good hop flavor, but low bitterness, just as a dunkel should be. One hell of a beer, and perhaps the best dunkel I’ve ever had! crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Ahh an abbey-brewed Munich Dunkel, I have high hopes. 500ml bottle.
Pours a nice orange/reddish brown with a nice foamy off-white head that stays awhile leaving behind intricate lacing as it recedes.
The smell is much bready and grainy than most. It has hints of rye bread, raisins, and dark sugar.
It is not as sweet as most Munich Dunkels and I like it alot. It is also hoppier on the palate than most which is a nice change of pace. It retains a lot of the breadlike qualities of the smell. All in all there could be more flavor (sweetness) here but the low sweetness makes it incredibly drinkable. This would be a killer summer beer.
Overall maybe an oddity for the style but a good one.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-15-2010 20:31:51
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - APR 7, 2012
Poured from the bottle. If you like caramel you will love this beer. Nice caramel malt with some roasted malts. Very smooth and nice caramel finish. this is a good German beer. TEJA (3056) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2017
Sampled at Reutberg kloster brewery. Lasting beige head. Clear amber color. Very nice light roasted malty aroma. Perfect roasted malty taste. Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2008
This is a great dunkel and I’m so far not been a big fan of dunkels. It’s dark copper brown with a very big tan head that slowly shrinks to a lasting head and leaves a little lace. The aroma is toasted bread, burnt crust, grain and feed, with a hint of chocolate and licorice. The taste is toasty grain, with a hint of coffee, hint of cola, dark toasted bread, and a faint, dry, leafy bitternes . It’s a bit watery but has nice range and depth of flavours, great balance, lighty sweet with a light spicey bitter finish, smooth and tasty. Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Poured a finger and half of head on a red to brown colored body.
The aroma is a sharp malt and grain with a touch of toffee. Quite nice.
The taste is well balanced. It has a nice malt side that is not overpowering due to a moderate pine bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It is really enjoyable and drinkable. mike67 (1197) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2011
500 ml bottle. Pours dark red with an off-white, short lived head. Aroma is balanced between caramel malt and noble hops. Medium, smooth body. Grainy, caramelly, sweet malt is balanced on the palate by bitter, peppery hops. Long, dry, spicy finish. Nicely made dunkel.