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Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel

Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel

Ever lived in a monastery? No? A friend of mine once decided to be a monk and went to the nearest monastery. One week later he came back and decided that he never will be a monk. We never talked about the “why”.

Monks usually wonderful brewers . The German and Belgian have showed that more than once and continue to do so to this day.

Todays beer is from the Weltenburger Kloster. They are in fact the oldest monastery brewery in the world – they've been brewing since 1050. The beer I chose is a German Dunkles. Its color is dark amber and the foam stability is ok.

The beer has a malty, even burnt smell; you can also get a whiff of caramel. In the background hangs some leather.

Its taste is sweet, little powdery and warming. Bitterness at the end stays for a little time – as you would expect from this kind of beer. Carbonation and body are paired well. In the end the mouthfeel was surprisingly dry, but I found the dryness actually gave it an interesting ending.

I'm now heading for a huge salad and perhaps another bottle of Dunkles.


The beer was poured from a bottle
Purity of Taste:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
2
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Hoparoma:
4.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Palatefulness:
3
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
Tingle:
3
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 7.00 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: 4.70% Vol.
Type: Dunkles
Brewed by: Brauerei Weltenburger
Brewed in: Germany