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Spaten Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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83
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498 Ratings
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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 12
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2009)
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lefty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

12-30-2012 03:26:51 | More by lefty
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purppy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

12-27-2012 01:24:29 | More by purppy
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

12-21-2012 19:44:14 | More by sendbeer
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NoWiner

Washington

4/5  rDev +9%

12-18-2012 00:36:36 | More by NoWiner
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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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dllman25

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9%

12-10-2012 22:19:34 | More by dllman25
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Theshooster

Korea (South)

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-10-2012 05:43:12 | More by Theshooster
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mwar

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-01-2012 22:17:41 | More by mwar
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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-26-2012 02:06:34 | More by chrishensley
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-24-2012 04:42:40 | More by WDJersey
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gjohn3707

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-23-2012 18:30:26 | More by gjohn3707
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-14-2012 20:32:45 | More by CurtFromHershey
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-09-2012 23:19:59 | More by JAHMUR
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abex44

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-08-2012 22:31:29 | More by abex44
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acevenom

Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass mug. Pours clear dark brown with a quickly dissipating off-white head. There are lots of visible tiny bubbles in this beer. There are aromas of toffee and roasted malt. I don't get many hop notes in the nose. The taste follows the nose. There's some mild sweetness and the roasted malt is there. The hops bring some grassy flavors. It's very straightforward and non-offensive. The body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. The beer is smooth with a crisp finish. It's very drinkable. This is a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 03:27:42 | More by acevenom
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SavvyStudent

Texas

2/5  rDev -45.5%

10-31-2012 03:35:43 | More by SavvyStudent
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BigBarley

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours out nicely, looks thin and fizzy. Carbonation swelled to about half a finger and recedes fairly quickly. Head is an off-white color. Deep amber, brown hue, but visibly thin. Looks about right for a dark lager.

S - Sweet caramel, roasted malt, slight biscuit notes. Virtually no hops detectable except possibly an extremely faint note at the back. Very prominent sweetness, but not much complexity, A good smell, regardless.

T - Initially the taste is very much a roasted taste. Black malt domination, with a roasty bitterness at the end. Negligible hops. Fairly one-dimensional, all you can really discern is a faint caramel touch, wrapped and dipped in black Munich malt. If you like stout but need something lighter, this is a great option.

M - Excellent feel, light enough for a lager, but not so light you forget you're drinking beer. Carbonation is lively and crisp, without being overpowering. There's a thickness that's necessary in dark beers, and this beer just touches that line. Thin enough for a gulp, but nicely filling for a lager.

O - Not what I would call a spectacular, mind-blowing brew, but it's quite delicious if you're in that dark, malty mood. Not entirely complex, but satisfying nonetheless. I'd drink it again, but I can't honestly say this style is anything more than an occasional treat. Highly recommended for early explorers of craft brew

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 11:59:26 | More by BigBarley
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-26-2012 04:20:32 | More by beerdhabelly
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seeswo

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-23-2012 04:32:50 | More by seeswo
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Danno48

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-21-2012 19:01:46 | More by Danno48
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

10-18-2012 23:48:41 | More by pirmannt1
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-16-2012 21:53:49 | More by RblWthACoz
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.8/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pour that looked like a generic cola, dark brown flimsy beige carbonation head that falters on the side of the glass. Harsh aroma, not pleasant, alcohol and industrial cleaner type of aroma. Can't recall seeing a beer of this color (dark) in a green bottle.

Taste was a little better, the aroma harshness was a little much, not as bitter or alcoholic as I was expecting it to be. Flavor is lighter and easy going, don't let the color fool you. Some licorice like notes got in there though, I don't know if that's the yeast or what. Not really getting the dark roast flavors, just the bitterness, which, while less than I expected after getting hit in the nose with the smell, is still above average for style.

Overall, this is an average dunkel lager, with a far below average aroma. Sheesh. Bring on the nail polish!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 17:29:54 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-09-2012 16:36:22 | More by wdarcy77
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WynnO

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

10-01-2012 05:59:51 | More by WynnO
Spaten Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.