Spaten Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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3.69/5 rDev +0.5%
This is a beer you don't want to serve ice-cold. The last sip was the best!
This is a nice dunkel brew from Germany, but nothing special. It is better than average, but still nothing to write home about. It pours out a nice medium brown with a great smell of roasted malts and bread. The taste follows the nose, with a nice crisp mouthfeel despite the darker colour.
This is a beer I'd drink, but probably not buy again. That isn't an insult, just not much of a compliment.
07-21-2014 00:22:09 | More by slym
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 8/27/2013. Pours crystal clear ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light roast, raisin, pear, apple, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, and light hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light roast, raisin, pear, apple, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Zero bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of carmel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light roast, raisin, pear, apple, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, and light hop notes; with a very clean finish with zero cloying flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good Munich dunkel style. Good balance and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, and light hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasant and enjoyable offering.
07-20-2014 03:40:19 | More by superspak
3.15/5 rDev -14.2%
A- Light brown and amber (when light is shone thru it) Looks pretty much like a dark lager should.
S- Generally pretty tame. Little bit of caramel malt maybe a hint of chocolate.
T- Caramel malts, roasted nuts, hint of chocolate.
M- Lite carbonation medium body. Pretty decent beer to "chew".
O- What it lacks in flavor profile or complexity it makes up for in drinkability. Its a good but not great offering.
07-20-2014 02:37:40 | More by craft4mike
Spaten Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.