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

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BA SCORE
82
good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-30-2003)
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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!

BlackHaddock, Mar 11, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Globetrotter, Apr 03, 2004
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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.

Rifugium, May 25, 2011
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3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
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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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got it on tap on Belgrade beer fest.

A-Dark ruby color,low carbonation,nice white foam,lasting till the end.

S-Some caramel malt,average for the style.

T/M-The caramel really comes out here. Not too complicated and nicely balanced.Lightly carbonated,smooth for drinking.

O-This is average dunkel,must admit that hefe dunkel is much better.

djura, Aug 21, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I received the wonderful gift of ½ case of this brew from a good friend who lives in Munich. The beer pours with a dark brown color, shady and murky, with a chocolate complexion. Its head is tall and tan, packed with mostly dense bubbles. It's soapy, with a decent lace. The aroma is good...lots of chocolate, a little sugary malt, roasted grain, a little yeast, and some caramel. Very nice smell indeed. The taste is sweet and bread-like. Lots of munich malt flavor, with considerable sugars from the front through the mid-taste. It's smooth, with a little hops in the finish. No doubt, though, this is a very malt-centric beer here. Medium body and quite smooth, the beer is very satisfying. Not exception, but consistent and very drinkable. I never saw this one in the 'States.

Suds, Sep 07, 2008
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A:
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.

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

T:
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.

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

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

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Paulaner Original Münchner Dunkel from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
82 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.