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Spaten Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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83
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515 Ratings
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Ratings: 515
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 13
Gots: 27 | 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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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +3%

Surprisingly, being from a very German Catholic region of Indiana, my first Dunkel.

A- Pours a medium brown, semi-translucent hue. About a quarter inch frothy head that doesn't hang around long. Acceptable lacing.

S- Smells familiarly like a Czech or German pilsener. Mainly grassy notes with light malts mixed it. Slight skunky aroma. Maybe a hint of underlying caramel malt.

T- Essentially what I would call a dark Czech or German pilsener. Very light up front with lots of grassy-grain notes. Little to no bitterness from hops, but underlying sweetness. A little malty towards the end, but not much at all.

M- Also drinks like a pils. Very carbonated, but very drinkable. Weight on the palate is slightly heavier than your standard full-body pilsener.

Overall, not a great, but not a terrible experience for my first time with a dunkel. An interesting mix of malt and light bodied drinkability that makes it obvious why this is a favorite of Fruedenfest every July near my hometown in Oldenburg, Indiana.

01-27-2012 23:29:50 | More by boilermakerbrew
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Blumstein

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

01-26-2012 23:10:35 | More by Blumstein
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TaySuth

California

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%

Appearance: Small, half finger head with a good retention. Minimal lacing. Chocolate brown in color.

Smell: Nice smell with some hops and grains. Aroma has a nice balance.

Taste: Well balanced taste. Nice blend of grains and some hops with hints of coffee. Very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Very nice amount of carbonation. Good body.

Overall: An enjoyable beer but not spectacular.

01-23-2012 05:22:54 | More by TaySuth
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Milkysunshine

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

01-22-2012 21:19:40 | More by Milkysunshine
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tigrstylz

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.3%

01-20-2012 07:48:17 | More by tigrstylz
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BJasny

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-20-2012 04:47:42 | More by BJasny
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tclapper

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-14-2012 05:08:40 | More by tclapper
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ipcolling

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +9%

01-08-2012 23:59:47 | More by ipcolling
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bbadger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-07-2012 19:41:42 | More by bbadger
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

01-07-2012 04:01:17 | More by Stoffel
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videofrog

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-06-2012 17:39:04 | More by videofrog
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hogrider

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

01-05-2012 00:05:00 | More by hogrider
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cowineaux

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9%

01-03-2012 20:26:22 | More by cowineaux
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hawkmage

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-31-2011 04:40:08 | More by hawkmage
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-30-2011 21:38:48 | More by cdwil
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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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Lantern


4/5  rDev +9%

12-28-2011 12:22:53 | More by Lantern
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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%

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

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
Spaten Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 515 ratings.