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Spaten Dunkel | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2009

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Photo of joecalderoni
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pour a very nice dark amber color wilth a nice medium white head on it!

S: caramell, toffee aroma! A little hint of nice roastiness in the back of nose! Slight diacetyl aroma!

T: very sweet taste, super malty beer! Caramel and toffee taste! Little roastiness followes by a bit of diacetyl!

M: medium body with medium carbonation! Very chewy!

O: not the best dunkel you can drink! I think anyone can brew a better example! Its a cery drinkable beer,good for a nice session dunkel!

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Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JLapadura
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Fakexican
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of gutbuster
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of secondtooth
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice caramel amber in color, with a large, off-white head and solid spoke-style lacing.

Nose is malty -- I get caramel, toffee, and a hint of fruitiness. Definitely sweet.

Taste is similar, sweet with toffee tones and some fruit coming in. Body is light, and this is an easy-drinking and enjoyable dunkel.

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Photo of MrBillyMac
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kevgod
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of snowsurfer422
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear, brilliant rust color with 1 finger head and no lace.It becomes whiskey colored as it warms. It's aroma has hints of bread crust and root beer. The flavor leads off with root beer with bread crust, spice, and faint floral notes. The mouthfeel is light-medium and there's a slight warmth as the beer warms. Spaten Dunkel is a good brew, recommended!

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Photo of EROCK83
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of barczar
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear deep caramel brown with a solid one finger khaki head that lingers.

Aroma is bready, sweet, toasted caramel malt, with light herbal hop adding complexity. Toffee finishes the profile.

Toasted malts form the backbone of this brew, providing a nutty finish. Flavors of caramel, bread crust, and a hint of toffee emerge. A bit of diacetyl is present, but not unwelcome. This bottle exhibits a bit of skunky character.

Body is moderately heavy, with moderate carbonation.

Overall, definitely a malt dominated beer. The herbal hops prevent it from being overly sweet. Very drinkable.

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Photo of NCLorax
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange-brown with a 1 inch foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasty malt, caramel, and some slight metallic aromas. Taste is of malt, caramel, and a fruity flavor on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I think it tastes better than it smells.

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Photo of Leschber
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ChrisPratz
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spaten Dunkel, blast from the past of my college days. Interesting to review this beer on taste and not chug a bunch to get messed up for the night!

A: Nice deep brown hue, totally transparent. Less then a fingers worth of head, gives way to very minimal lacing around the edge with little clouds of lace floating around. Remember this having more head in previous outings.

S: Nice roasted malt, light hints of caramel and some toasted grains. Very nice mix of roast and sweetness.

T: Wheat and some maltyness, not overpowering at all. Tastes of some bready/biscuity/yeast-like goodness. Caramel sweetness thru most of the taste, with molasses coming thru at the end. Stays for nice all the way thru with an ever so slight touch of bitterness at the very end.

M: Lightly carbonated, very nice feel.

O: Very good brew, they've done well with the flavoring. Everything flows well together and finishes with a crispness leaving you ready for another. Def a great brew while watching the game with some friends.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of StewartWatson
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Tafern
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a german Dunkel. The smell is skunked, but lets see what I can do to get past the skunk ass. Smell is irrelevant in this review. Clamped the nose closed and plowed through it. Its got those Dunkel flavors that I love, but its dry. Almost like super sugary caramel. Its a very sweet, in spite of the skunk from the damn green bottle.

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Photo of wrath98
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Spaten Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 590 ratings
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