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Spaten Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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495 Ratings
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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 12
Gots: 18 | 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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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%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-25-2011 04:30:17 | More by captainbearcat
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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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

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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New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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California

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

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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Brouwerij78

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 01:41:42 | More by pkalix
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jovy1097

Louisiana

4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into nonic pint.

Appearance: Translucent brown with sparkling carbonation and a huge 1 1/2" head that diminishes to a nice film.

Smell: Bready, malty, caramel. Wonderful!

Taste: Delicious, nutty brown bread with hints of caramel and brown sugar. Malty profile with very little hops presence. Toasty and sweet without being cloying.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, noticeable carbonation with a medium feel.

Drinkability: Definitely a keeper. I love bready, malty, slightly sweet beers and this one fits the bill perfectly. I haven't had many dunkel lagers, but this really scored above expectations for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2010 04:28:02 | More by jovy1097
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RyanTeeter

New York

4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a: A very pretty beer. Ruby red chocolate in color. Very clear, with limited amount of light allowewd through. Head was a pretty khaki color but left as quickly as it came.

s: Wonderful citrus roasted chocolate flavors! Very delightful. I am getting some vanilla aromas on the end.

t: The flavor is delicious. I really am enjoying it. A very smooth chocolate flavor with an ending flavor of vanilla and grassy malts. Again, very plesant.

m: Nice coverage witin the mouth. Not real heavy but not very light. Light oil texture, but each sip and it's flavors all manage to disappear between gulps.

o: I know I mentioned it earlier but I really enjoyed this beer. Veryy unique flavors - reminds me of some vanilla casket beers, only lighter on the vanilla and heavier on the chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 01:42:19 | More by RyanTeeter
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klaybie

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is becoming one of my favorite beers.

Spaten Dunkel pours a dark brown, mahogony I'd say. Good carbonation as well.

Smells malty, rich, and sweet.

There is a good malty sweetness to this one that I happen to like very much. It is somewhat roasted malt and caramel flavored.

The carbonation in this beer is near perfect in my opinion it is quite satisfying to drink.

Overall this beer will always have a place in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 17:57:54 | More by klaybie
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Spaten Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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