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Benedictine monks know how to brew beer - Kloster Scheyern Kloster-Weisse Dunkel

Kloster Scheyern Kloster-Weisse Dunkel

Kloster [Kloster is German = monastery] Scheyern is a Benedictine monastery. The monks at the monastery have been brewing beer since 1119. In the beginning their beers were only available to the monks but now - which is great - everyone is able to taste them.

When I was in Bavaria a while back I bought many different wheat beers. The one on the table now is the Kloster Scheyern Dunkles Weizen [Weizen is German for wheat]. Wheat beer is very traditional for Baveria - like Ale for England. There are two main ester flavours in wheat beer: the banana or the clove. In dark wheat beer you might find it difficult to detect these esters because the smell of the malt might supersede them.

And that’s how it is in this case, too. The emphasis on the malt is strong in this beer, as expected, but there is less body, which made me think about their brewing process - or perhaps about their fermentation. Thought about degradation.

The subflavours near the malt are esters, nut, oil and a little caramel.

This beer goes well with a good German “brotzeit” and of course with pasta or pizza. If you don’t like the dark style you could also go for Kloster Scheyerns Helles Weizen.

The beer was poured from a bottle
Purity of Taste:
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 8.00 out of 10
About the reviewer:
Dominik Jais's picture Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer reviews since 2001.
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Alc: 5.20% Vol.
Type: Weizen
Brewed by: Klosterbrauerei Scheyern
Brewed in: Germany