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Spaten Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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511 Ratings
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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 13
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2009)
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-30-2011 01:42:00 | More by weaselchew
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-16-2011 04:36:52 | More by jrutigs
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

07-22-2012 01:01:57 | More by Big_White_Bear
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-25-2011 04:30:17 | More by captainbearcat
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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

07-24-2014 19:43:00 | More by TC5beers
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GWC

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

12-28-2011 17:00:21 | More by kmwilson76
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Spaten München Dunkel has a thick, lively beige head, a clear, bubbly reddish-brown appearance, and lots of splotchy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet brown bread, and the flavor is the same with some slight caramel, wine, and hop notes. Mouthfeel is light-to-medium, and Spaten München Dunkel finishes semi-dry, crisp, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a most excellent beer.

RJT

12-11-2012 15:26:14 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Spain

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

01-26-2012 23:10:35 | More by Blumstein
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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CGMLS3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

12-21-2011 01:16:40 | More by CGMLS3
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cyber_phoenix

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

08-20-2014 03:15:41 | More by cyber_phoenix
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crash8per

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

08-19-2012 15:09:18 | More by crash8per
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spedprof

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

05-04-2014 14:13:34 | More by spedprof
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kgrichards

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

12-04-2013 07:31:13 | More by zenithberwyn
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DarrylZ

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

11-05-2013 21:40:56 | More by DarrylZ
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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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srohrer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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KS1297

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

06-12-2013 19:03:10 | More by KS1297
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Brouwerij78

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

One of the best beers I drank at Oktoberfest 2010. I also grab a glass or two on the weekend at the local Bavarian resort near my house. This is a smooth, dark, rich and semi-sweet brew that is very easy to drink (almost goes down like water). I am a big fan of Spaten in general, this being my favorite variety they put out. The purity of the ingredients lend to the purity of the flavor balance and smooth quality of this beer. The flavor of the malt and hops is so delicately balanced being a dark beer it makes this one of the more unique German beers that I have found. The smell is very sharp, fresh and potent which matches the full and robust flavor upon first sip. These are easy to drink indeed, but watch out because they pack a whallop of alcohol that can sneak up on you.

10-03-2013 16:51:01 | More by Brouwerij78
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brewgnome

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +21.8%

I'm a Spaten fan and I liked this beer. I prefer darker beers and enjoy the carmel taste and smell as well the color and maltiness. I would really like to try it on tap. This beer is very easy to drink several of. Not a bad back with a glass of scotch.

03-23-2009 17:37:35 | More by brewgnome
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pkalix

California

4.43/5  rDev +20.7%

spaten has always had a special place in my heart, especially with the club-weisse years ago, but with the world getting smaller and other, more obscure and nefarious breweries coming to the fore-front, i am realizing their place in the world. spaten has a distinct flavor profile which i cannot pin down but i will always respect them.
A- beautiful dark ruby-esque with minimal head retention and little carbonation.
S- typical spaten. love it, but beginning to realize there's a certain 'commerciality' to it all.
T- same as SMELL above. definitive flavor, which can also be found in the other Spaten brews line up.
M- typical. not as much carbonation as a Beck's or a Heineken, but the covers are starting to be pulled away from the vision and the realization that there is a trademark flavor associated with the brewery.
O- still love 'em. my first love at OLD WORLD in huntington beach. still brings back memories of that under-aged chicken dance with a woman twice my age and the flat tire on the way home during OKTOBERFEST with Steve. like a first romance (which doesnt result in a jail stay), i'll always remember spaten as my first and the great times i had before i found all the other great things brough to my front door due to greater trade abilities in the world. but still a great brew. BRING BACK THE CLUB-WEISSE! also, listed as a 5.2%, not the 5.5% as on the site.

08-25-2012 01:41:42 | More by pkalix
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Spaten Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.