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Paulaner Original Münchner Dunkel - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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Paulaner Original Münchner DunkelPaulaner Original Münchner Dunkel

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Reviews: 20
Hads: 71
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 27.12%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-30-2003

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Reviews by Everydayoff:
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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pils glass by freshness date.

The color is clear ruby brown with big off-white frothy, creamy and fizzy head. It has very good retention and leaves some lacing patches when receded.

The smell is mingled by bready malt, caramel and cocoa cereal with backing by coffee and somewhat creamy note.

Well balance between dark malt, somewhat roasted, caramelized sweetness, cocoa and subtle hop bitterness, finish is slight bready with lingering bitterness from roasted trait and hop.

The body is medium with smooth mouthfeel from mild carbonation that crisp enough to carry well the palate, dry finish.

Overall, very good drinkable, there is rich malty quality along with all round balance character.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Half-litre in Maximilian's, Berlin on 22 Feb 2013.

Really enjoyed this: reddy-brown colouring with a good full head of off-white foam which tried to hang around for a while.

Malty nose: woody, nutty, with caramel notes, earthy too.

The taste was also malty: bready and biscuity, not overly sweet compared to some Dunkel brews. Body depth seemed deeper than most also. Coffee and chocolate hints arrive as the beer warms a little, not that I allowed the beer to warm much, I was drinking it too fast!

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Globetrotter
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Found on tap at the "Beerhouse" in Moscow, which claims to have an exclusive. Certainly I've never seen it elsewhere. The waitress brought it in a Paulaner Weizenglas - sigh - but it looked mighty fine nonetheless. Dark caramel under a 1.5 finger beige-tan head with some good staying power and nice lacing. A mild caramel scent with hints of rye bread greets the nose. The mouth is very prickly and a tad too light for this style. The taste is mild (maybe also a bit too mild) but good caramel malt, with a nice soft hoppy bite that leaves a crisp dry feel in the jowels. This is a good session beer, although a Dunkles is allowed to be a touch bolder.

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3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philly, PA

Poured a clear, reddish-brown with a finger of foamy, off-white head that dissipated fairly quickly, leaving a thin layer of bubbles behind. Toasted malt aroma, nutty, with hints of grains and dried fruit. Toasty malts in the taste, bready, nutty, with a hop bitterness coming through just a bit, giving a pretty dry finish. Medium mouthfeel, and quite drinkable.

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3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crossovert
3.17/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle best before March '12.

It pours a nice looking dunkel reddish brown but the head is sudsy and dissipates immediately with no lacing.

The smell is mostly grainy with some caramel and a hint of raisin.

The taste is sweeter and surprisingly more bitter than most dunkels. It isn't the perfect balance though. It is hinged upon more cloying-like sweetness and more flavorless bitterness instead of that sweet but subtle sweetness and balancing hop flavor that a good dunkel should exhibit. Nevertheless it isn't bad, but it certainly could be more refined.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Paulaner Original Münchner Dunkel from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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