Spaten Dunkel
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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From:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
 
Germany
Style:
Lager - Munich Dunkel
Ranked #88
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #24,938
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 12.53%
Ratings:
600
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 15, 2021
Added:
Feb 05, 2009
Wants:
  28
Gots:
  65
SCORE
83
Good
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4 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 15, 2021
 
4 by aasher from Indiana on Jun 20, 2021
 
3.74 by imnodoctorbut from Texas on Mar 19, 2020
 
3.51 by JTuomi from Finland on Jan 31, 2020
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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by weissbock from Alabama

somewhat dark brown in pint glass, decent aroma medium lite carbonation. I'm sure I first tried this in Germany, does spaten brew in in USA or Canada as well? Just seemed a bit more "Americanized" with this recent tasting, sweeter than i remembered, not bad, just sweeter and seemed a tad more roasty than what i had in Germany. Not as true to style but again that first try was a decade ago. medium mouth feel with no lingering aftertaste,, at least not in a bad way. Lots of bready notes, very slight dried fruit. Overall made me realize I miss this stlye and must try more brands... then brew my own. Nice!

Nov 18, 2019
 
3.64 by MRLott from Georgia on Jul 14, 2018
 
3.4 by sqpat from Washington on May 29, 2018
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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bombelsky from Poland

Copper clear, ivory huge frothy foam. Big bubbles. Leaving a good lacing. Medium-low malty notes. Bread.
Low-hoppy bitterness, medium malty sweetness. Chewy, bready flavor. Soft carbonation, medium-low body, light dry finish.

Mar 10, 2018
 
3.5 by OompaMentor from Georgia on Jan 05, 2018
 
3.75 by paulish from New York on Jan 03, 2018
 
3.41 by CobraDC23 from Florida on Mar 06, 2017
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3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by StJamesGate from New York

Deep chestnut with leggy tan head. 4
Raisin bread + plum skin - tart. 3.75
Pretzel crust, hazelnut skin, some carob and syrupy end. 3.75
Round, almost medium, chewy. 4

The brown notes are there, but there's also that sour-sticky malt thing. I've had better Melanoidin richness from some alts. Underachieves a bit. 3.75

Feb 02, 2017
 
4.07 by Darkhnum from Israel on Dec 10, 2016
 
3.96 by Faune from New York on Oct 07, 2016
 
4 by mdt88 from Pennsylvania on Sep 01, 2016
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3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

One of the double-plus benefits of living at Chez Woody is the six-pack bottle shop out my back door & across a short parking lot. I like to go in & browse, shoot the breeze with my neighbors & generally keep my hand in. Occasionally, something will just jump out at me, like tonight, when I spied a rack (sixer) of these sitting on the room temperature shelf. My neighbor was equally baffled and discounted the price since they were not cold. I love my house, my neighborhood & my neighbors!

From the bottle: "Brewed in Munich Germany since 1397".

Once the cap was Pop!ped, I employed an aggro pour that produced a finger-plus of rich, thick, deep-tan/light-brown head with good retention. Color was Brown to Dark Brown (SRM = > 22, < 27) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a treacle-like sweetness and it reminded me, just as Cuz Colby did last night, that I really need to read my copy of "Malt". Is this melanoidin? I don't know, but I am interested. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was nutty, bready, treacle-like and very drinkable. The finish was semi-sweet, making it all the more enjoyable. I can go for years without sweet stuff and this was only slightly sweet, just enough to be enjoyable without doing me in. I am gifting the remaining five to my tasting club tomorrow, so it will be interesting to see what they think.

Aug 27, 2016
 
4.09 by Captain68 from Russian Federation on Jul 18, 2016
 
3.68 by Squire from Mississippi on May 22, 2016
 
3.75 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on May 10, 2016
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2.58/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by stevoj from Idaho

This one seemed too sweet, lacking the usual roast nature and somewhat smoky nature of a German dunkel. sweetness dominates the aroma and taste, and that’s what is remembered, a cloying sugary taste. Disappointed.

Apr 28, 2016
 
3.01 by MrHolden from Texas on Mar 29, 2016
 
5 by Sandon from Texas on Jan 29, 2016
 
3.65 by Robertas from Lithuania on Jan 27, 2016
 
3.69 by Zylod from West Virginia on Jan 02, 2016
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2.63/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Looked like coca cola. Carbonation fades away quickly. Aroma was brutal chemistry set, roasted elements.

Taste was still harsh bitter roastiness without a lot of malted body to provide help in the mouthfeel. Not a big dunkel fan, but this was just a thinner body with above average bitterness and roasty flavors that made for acridity.

Dec 27, 2015
 
3.44 by Sweetdemonsweat from Germany on Dec 26, 2015
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3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

It pors deep ruby-brown color with 2 fingers thick beige head. The smell has caramel, strawberry jam and dried banana. The taste adds roasted rye bread and lemon. Still it's light-bodied and low-carbonated.

Oct 05, 2015
 
4 by redfox405 from California on Sep 26, 2015
 
4.5 by Billiam1961 from North Dakota on Sep 25, 2015
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has lemongrass hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a lemongrass flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good beer

Sep 24, 2015
 
3.44 by LeftHanded666 from New York on Sep 22, 2015
 
3.67 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Sep 11, 2015
 
3.94 by Dzu from Russian Federation on Sep 02, 2015
 
3.16 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota on Sep 02, 2015
 
3 by jpuetz from South Dakota on Aug 10, 2015
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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pat61 from Minnesota

Brilliant light brown pour under a thin cream colored head that quickly recedes to a thin film. Dark bread aromas, meloindins, some malt sweetness but no roast malt aromas, very smooth, medium body, medium low carbonation, there are dark meloidin flavors but they are not dark sugars and are not roast or dark malts.

Aug 09, 2015
 
3.5 by Anbrewmeister from Texas on Jul 29, 2015
 
3.6 by spycow from Illinois on Jul 06, 2015
 
3.5 by Alpha309 from California on Jun 25, 2015
 
4.03 by CTbrew32 from Rhode Island on Jun 23, 2015
Spaten Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 600 ratings