Augustiner Bräu Dunkel - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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4.75/5 rDev +21.5%
I was in Munich Germany with my wife on our honeymoon and was at the Augustiner Keller one night and had the Augustiner Dunkel all night long:
Appearance - Dark Copper with large head and nice lacing around the edges of the glass
Smell - The hops character was easily distinguishable overall but the malt character was weak at first but finished almost like German style rye bread.
Taste - Has the great Munich Augustiner taste with a touch of walnut, roasted malt and cocoa powder
Mouthfeel- very crisp considering it was a darker beer not a hint of dry aftertaste.
Drinkability - Definitely a session beer. Maybe it was the atmosphere, maybe it was the people but I had 8 of these throughout the night and never thought twice about it.
10-14-2007 04:35:30 | More by matador677
4.58/5 rDev +17.1%
Not sure why I'd never had this before, but I've VERY glad I did.
Had this at the Augustiner Am Dom in 05/09. Arrives in a 1/2L glass with the requisite 2" head. It's a pretty deep dark brown color with tiny amber highlights. Not much light is making it through this one, though.
Smells really malty and chocolatey, but clean.
The flavors up-front are chocolate, cola, a dash of hops, and the finish has a distinct molasses taste that I love in a dunkel. I love this stuff for sure.
Arguably the best example of the style and at least on par with the Ayinger and Andechs examples.
Goes down too easy and because there's no booziness to it, that flavor never really gets drowned out or muted.
If you're in Munich - you can get this at many of the Augustiner restaurants although it was nowhere to be found at the biergartens I visited.
Get it - you'll be glad you did!
05-24-2009 13:16:46 | More by Domingo
4.43/5 rDev +13.3%
A small, fizzy, tan head dies fast leaving naked the clear, dark brown, ruby highlighted beer. Minimal lacing. A super malty, nutty, sweet, rich, awesome nose. Ya! Sweet plums and grapes in front with a chocolate, caramel, fruity, alcoholic, buttery middle. A finish that's nutty, nicely bitter with a touch of tart grapes. A very nice, rich, fruity, nutty, caramel malt monster. Even better warm, when it starts to develop some cream.
10-07-2004 22:18:53 | More by kbub6f
4.4/5 rDev +12.5%
Augustiner Bräu Dunkel is best served at traditional cellar temperatures (50-55F). This Dunkles pours up rich & creamy into a house Willibecker (0.5L). A thick, cream colored head generously tops the deep reddish-chestnut brown body, but collapses gently leaving a halo of lace. The aroma is enticingly rich with lots of rich melanoidins & toasted grains that's reminiscent of freshly baked raisin bread with a slight nuttiness e.g. roasted almonds. Hints of fruitiness (e.g. carmelized raisins, fresh figs & plum pudding) interplay nicely against the cocoa & chocolate background. The flavor starts off just as rich with lots of grainy goodness along with some cloying (molasses) sweetness which gives into just a touch of underlying spiciness from the Noble hops that finally catch up to add some balance to this caramel/chocolate malt monster. There's just a touch of warmth in the slightly nutty-raisiny sweet finish. The body is medium-full to full bodied with just a perfect amount of carbonation. This would have to rate as one of the best damn Dunkels that I've had to date!
This is a wonderful, classic Dunkel from Munich's oldest brewery. Try pairing this one with hearty game like cherry-glazed venison steak or if you're in the mood for something more traditional then try a healthy plate of cold-cut Bierschinken (ham sausage with pistachios) served with soda bread, Butterkase cheese, thinly sliced sweet onions & radi (white radish) along with a cherry-ginger chutney. Here's to the dark side!
10-24-2005 05:07:41 | More by Beertracker
4.33/5 rDev +10.7%
Tasted this one in Munchen, Bavaria on a perfect sunny summer day at the Augustiner brau hall. nice head retention over a clear mahogany/burnt amber body. the aroma is of a bready nature, though i could justify it being nutty as well. the flavor is bready too, but not rich enough to be nuttyclean, spritzy (once when i was a beer rookie i described a dunkel with the word "velvety") this beer is not velvety, nor should it be. the bitterness is minimal but hop flavor is good sweet and toatly german.
07-03-2011 15:55:41 | More by iLovehops23
4.25/5 rDev +8.7%
BB 01-06. Minimal head due to low carbonisation but a beautifull redbrown beercolor and totaly clear beer. Good nose showing lots of maltiness and good and sweet as one like this should. Very clean yeastpalate and smooth overall.
Great and full taste too as this one just aims for perfection . Great sweet maltyness with litle caramel, tiny bit of roast and a only slightly bitter taste. Strong cause of alcohol and noticeable too but still smooth mouthfeel that is enhanced by the low carbonisation. Yes this is a great exaqmple of the beerstyle and very enjoyable to me.
10-12-2005 20:07:48 | More by paterlodie
4.22/5 rDev +7.9%
nice dark brown, rusty brown in color with a good bit of cloudiness that seemed to settle itself out after a few minutes. A small but persistent head of off white formed on the top and managed to hang around for a good bit before settling out.
Aroma is deep and dark from the start. Rich dark caramel notes are all over this one. Roasted nuts, some brown sugar, dark frits, figs maybe? Really just complex as I even pull a touch of vanilla through after a few minutes. Really nice, and quite full feel for the style, due in most part to near perfect carbonation. This allows the flavor to roll across the palate and really just cling to every ounce of taste buds you have. Caramel, bready notes, hints of light spice are all leading the charge here as each sip seems to become better and better
08-08-2011 00:31:51 | More by mikesgroove
4.22/5 rDev +7.9%
Had on draft at the Augustiner Grossgastatte in Munich.
A- Poured into a 1 liter mug, is very dark brown, with a very thick tan head.
S- Somewhat sweet and fruity, no noticeable hops though.
T- very malty but balanced, the beer finishes dry without any real bitterness.
M- very smooth, the beer coats our mouth, but isn't cloying, medium body.
D- Very drinkable, we had two liters and could have stayed for more if there weren't more beer halls in Munich to explore.
02-19-2008 15:52:59 | More by cichief
4.2/5 rDev +7.4%
Paid .99EUR + .08EUR glass deposit for a 500mL bottle.
*Reviewed on 06.07.2005
The beer pours a clear brown base with a perfect medium-high caramel colored head, great retention and good lacing throughout. The smell is of wonderful roasted malts.
The taste is a little smokey and the malt flavor is nice and bold. It is very nice in the mouth, a little harsh at times, but it's smooth so it counters that. Wow, a classic dunkel that deems the label as a true session beer. Straight 4.0 beers usually get a little less credability but I personally love dunkels.
Final Thought: A great session beer and another classic from the master brewery now in dunkel form via Munich.
07-08-2005 17:11:14 | More by mobyfann
4.18/5 rDev +6.9%
Augustiner Bräu Dunkel
vom fass @ Augustiner am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, DE
,5L for €3,90 at noon on Christmas day 2013
Dark nut-brown body beneath a vanilla-white head. Clear. Very good head retention and lacing. Burnt, roasty, and nutty in the nose with a hint of fruit and coffee beans. Roasty and toasty in the mouth with a small amount of dark chocolate, more nuts than the nose suggests, and a bit of fruit (mainly raisin). Medium bodied. Smooth, gently crisp carbonation.
01-18-2014 22:07:36 | More by NeroFiddled
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.18/5 rDev +6.9%
500ml serving in standard augustiner glass, vom fass, at the Augustiner Großgaststätte im Marienplatz
A - Agressive pour produces a deep copper chestnut body with a creamy think 3 finger head, lacing is very good.
S - lots of roasted rich malts, some bitter chocolate, breadiness..
T - Very bold in malt and bitterness, which softens in the aftertaste, to produce a slight toffee/chocolate flavouring, a good balance, maybe a little extreme on the roasted malt bitterness.
M - Medium body, high carbonation
D - Good dunkle, but my opinion may be askew, as i had already had the edelstoff, and weissbier before this, and was full of schnitzel! Therefore, maybe the bitterness and high carbonation, made me feel a little uncomfortable!
Oh well, just need to go back to Munich for another sample :D
08-04-2007 11:09:40 | More by seanyfo
Augustiner Bräu Dunkel from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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