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 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%

Photo of MortarPestle
1/5  rDev -72.8%

Photo of samie85
3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, brown copper color with a two and a finger head.

Herbal hops with grainy Munich malt notes.

Malty with a hint of roast and herbal hops on the finish.

Light side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation a light dryness on the finish.

Very drinkable and I wouldn't mind having a few more of these right now.

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Photo of Florida9
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jk3
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of ehnesandrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Pasatron
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of GarretD
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Danobold
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of testch09
4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of beerme626
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jordanmckell
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Drinkerofales
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a dark coppery brown with gold highlights. The huge light tan head leaves some moderate lacing.

Smell is wheat with roasted malts and a hint of dark fruit. Some earthiness joins as it warms.

Taste is wheat and malt in balance with a hint of fruitiness as it warms.

Feels super smooth and rich, with that wheaty tang on the finish.

I have always liked Spaten beers, and I like this one. Great texture on this beer makes it easy to drink.


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Photo of MrVonzipper
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of cycoduck
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of dominic4beer
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of nanookbuddy
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of OldTime
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Samp01
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a reddish brown with a medium beige head. Aroma and Taste of toasted caramel malt, barley, some yeast and grassy notes with some hops bitterness. Palate is a light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet toasted caramel malt, barley, yeast with some bitter hops ending for balance. Nothing really outstanding, but overall a pretty good easy drinking dunkel, an average brew

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Photo of bmcduff2
1/5  rDev -72.8%

Photo of LexShaw89
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +9%

Spaten Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 592 ratings
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