Spaten Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a brown-mahogany color with highlights of red shinning through. Upon pouring there is a small off-white head that fades fast leaving very little lacing on the sides of the glass but a thin film floating atop the brew that lasts for quite some time.
Smell- The aroma is heaviest of a caramel and toffee sweet smell mixed with some notes brown bread and a light amount of cocoa.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor of dark roasted malt with some light chocolate and caramel. The sweeter flavors that were present initially fade quickly as some flavors a more bitter grape/wine come to the tongue. This more bitter wine like flavor as well as a light herbal hop flavor, that comes to the tongue at the end of the taste, end up combining with the roasted malt and the light sweetness to leave a odd fruity, roasty, and somewhat of light bitter tannin flavor to be left the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The thickness and creaminess of the beer was very average with a carbonation level that was average as well. The middle road fits this beer rather well as the darker flavors would likely be better with lower carbonation and higher thickness, while the wine like tannin and sweet flavors are likely better with the opposite (thin body and higher carbonation).
Overall – While at first I wasn’t wild about the brew, it grew on me as I drank it more. The mix of the roasted flavors and the more fermented grape flavors create a rather soothing taste. Not bad.
02-06-2013 01:11:04 | More by Darkmagus82
4.05/5 rDev +10.4%
Beer pours dark dark brown with red highlights. A nice creamy tan head forms around the top of the beer.
The aroma is of dark malts, caramel, an chocolate. Everything is in wonderful harmony and no off flavors are detectable.
The taste is sweet without being cloying and a mixture of caramel, roasted malt, bread, and chocolate.
The body is medium but very smooth on the pallate.
This is really enjoyable. I don't get to drink enough dunkel an this beer reminds me exactly what I am missing out on.
01-06-2013 02:24:22 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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.
12-11-2012 15:26:14 | More by RonaldTheriot
Spaten Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.