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Spaten Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
83
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498 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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jjkatter

Australia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-28-2011 10:37:54 | More by jjkatter
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ericwilson54

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9%

12-26-2011 14:42:28 | More by ericwilson54
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-24-2011 16:43:44 | More by MsRif
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

not my favorite here. pours dark brown and flat like the left over morning coffee down the drain with the dinner dishes. smells malty and astringent. taste is really funny, german malts yes, but in weird proportion. the dark roast thing doesnt seem to work here, and the mouthfeel is rough with so little carbonation and a full body. not sure if i got a bad bottle, i know a lot of these green glass imports can be mishandled, but i really didnt care for this brew and i am a lover of dunkels

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 04:28:28 | More by StonedTrippin
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9%

12-22-2011 00:13:54 | More by dvanhandel
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JacketIPA

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9%

12-21-2011 17:40:56 | More by JacketIPA
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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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jesus808

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-20-2011 02:13:37 | More by jesus808
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grover37

District of Columbia

3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked up a sixer at Rodman's for $8. Poured into a pilsner glass at 47 degrees. Warmed up a bit before drinking.

Appearance (4): Clear, dark brown or mahogany with orange highlights. Two fingers of light cream, thick head reduces to a quarter inch layer.

Aroma (3.5): Very grainy with notes of cereal and caramel. More sweet smelling than anything.

Taste (2.5): Watery up front with a touch of toasty biscuit and grain. Caramel comes through immediately after that and intensifies throughout. A touch sweet through the middle and especially the finish. A bit of spicy pine in the finish too.

Mouthfeel (4): Thin and effervescent. Very watery throughout, even in the slightly sticky finish of caramel semi-sweetness. Light bodied and high carbonation.

Overall (3): Pretty average, even for a generally unremarkable style. Light and drinkable but not much stands out except for the cereal graininess and a light caramel. Very clean if watery and thin.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 01:52:06 | More by grover37
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

12-17-2011 03:20:02 | More by trojankeg
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

12-13-2011 17:28:47 | More by valkyre65
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greenbeer29

Iowa

4/5  rDev +9%

12-10-2011 21:36:06 | More by greenbeer29
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

12-09-2011 01:43:01 | More by jophish17
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9%

12-08-2011 19:47:49 | More by Rochefort10nh
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

12-08-2011 00:28:30 | More by JohneHoodlum
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +9%

12-07-2011 12:45:29 | More by ROGUE16
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BrewHawkeye

Iowa

4/5  rDev +9%

12-06-2011 23:21:53 | More by BrewHawkeye
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-01-2011 03:16:46 | More by barnzy78
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jifigz

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint.

A: The beer pours a nice dark yet transparent brown. The head disappeared quickly and the head died and disappeared extremely fast.

S: The beer smells of sweet malts. The aroma reminds me of molasses and a very slight spicy hint.

T: The taste mirrors the aroma almost exact. It is extremely sweet and just a little spicy on the tongue. The sugary smell is very much like molasses.

MF: The MF is very clean and leaves your mouth dry. The carbonation is very effervescent.

O: This is a tasty beer. It is a rich and clean tasting dunkel and very sweet and palatable. I drink a lot more ales than lagers and a good lager every now and then really hits the spot.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 22:11:00 | More by jifigz
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +36.2%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%

11-28-2011 18:19:34 | More by fuzzcherry
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Brent

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Funny how you can realize you never reviewed what is a fairly common beer. Straight down the middle on the German dark lager style here. Roasted malt flavor is forefront, with a bit of astringency thinning toward the end. Finish is firm, with a parting hops note. I can't imagine we ever get this beer anything approaching fresh, and, particularly for a lager style, it would be interesting to try this in its prime.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 15:16:16 | More by Brent
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-25-2011 04:30:17 | More by captainbearcat
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Gotta love free bottles, right? Thanks, Mike! I'm always down for samples. This one pours a clear sunset ruby topped by a a finger of dusty tan foam. The nose comprises flaky biscuits, light hot cinnamon, light caramel, and maybe a blade of grass or two. The taste holds notes of caramel, light biscuit, and what seems like a pinch of nutmeg. It's all pretty straightforward and ends up pretty tasty. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly fluid feel. Overall, a nice dark lager, very drinkable, if a bit on the dull side.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 04:14:38 | More by TMoney2591
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iguana1010

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

11-24-2011 03:29:36 | More by iguana1010
Spaten Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.