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Warsteiner Brauerei
Munich Dunkel
Ranked #125
Ranked #26,898
3.54 | pDev: 14.12%
Nov 16, 2023
Sep 26, 2001
A rich dark amber beer with full-flavored, smooth taste nicely accented with satisfying notes of roasted malt and subtle bottom fermenting yeast tones.
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Reviewed by ZenAgnostic from Texas

4.6/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
20.APR.24 printed on back label of 11.2oz bottle poured into a teku glass on Nov 2, 2023.

Appearance - Clear mahogany body. Sudsy, slightly bready off-white finger head with decent to good lacing, decent stick, good retention. 4.5

Smell - Bread. Coffee. But lightly or moderately some dark fruit underneath. 4.5

Taste - Toasted barley forward. getting some of that smokiness. The mild bitter hop blends seamlessly with the toasted malt to give a moderately deep roasted character. Well balanced. Great example of the style. 4.75

Mouthfeel - Smooth. Clean. A bit light-bodied. But not too much so. Light half-effervescent half-creamy head that easily regenerates with a swirl of the glass. Very easy to drink for the style. 4.5

Overall - Very sessionable. Would probably be one of my go-to picks at a German beer festival. Wouldn't have it outside of that though. 4.5
Nov 16, 2023
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Rated: 3.98 by acurtis from New Jersey

Oct 16, 2023
Rated: 3.62 by MarcusF from Oklahoma

Oct 10, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by kickinsumaz from Tennessee

Oct 02, 2023
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Rated by jammer1312 from New York

3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Smells deliciously toasted and malty.
Sep 27, 2023
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Rated by matcris from Arizona

3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Good game day beer. Roasted malt comes through, nicely; not too sweet. Good balance overall.
Sep 05, 2023
Rated: 3.97 by mdfb79 from New York

Sep 05, 2023
Rated: 3.56 by smithj4 from New York

Sep 02, 2023
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Reviewed by mcm180 from Ohio

3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours dark amber, like dark maple syrup, into my Guinness glass.

Thin head that dissipates into nothing.

Smells kinda skunky, like a lager does.

Tastes sweet, malty, with the sweetness stronger than the roastyness. Caramel, molasses, and some dark fruits - dates maybe. A little syrupy on the aftertaste, but not overly so. No hoppy bitterness.

Edited: gets less sweet as it warms up, and that’s a good thing. More balanced than when cold.

Feels light in the mouth, lightly carbonated, but a little acidic on the swallow.

Overall: Pretty good, if you want a sweet and roasted-malty beer. Id drink it again happily. Might not choose it if other dark beers are available, but definitely beats plain ol’ lagers for me.
Aug 22, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by todd05 from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2023
Rated: 3.6 by Samnem from Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2023
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Reviewed by FrozenJoe from Arizona

4.99/5  rDev +41%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The search is over. This is the best affordable supermarket beer in my area. $14.99 for a 12 pack. A top notch lager. The best one in the stores by me that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. So thankful to have found this beer.

Look: I never pour it out of the bottle. Bottle looks great. But only 11.2 oz :(

Smell: All malt. Aroma of roasted malt is there.

Taste: Outstanding. Both sweet and dry. Pure malt. Light balancing hops.

Mouthfeel: Perfect. Satisfying. Chuggable. Sippable. Perfect.

Overall: A world class lager. Brewed in Germany. German purity law. Quality. My current favorite beer that is easy to find in this area and that is reasonably priced.
Jun 11, 2023
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Rated by tyden46

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I thought this was really good, roasted coffee and chocolate flavors weren't too sharp or heavy, drinkable!
May 27, 2023
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by 7/27/23.

Looks nice, dark brown body with an off white head. Decent malty aroma, clean taste, a bit on the thin side.
May 25, 2023
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Reviewed by Death_Adder from South Carolina

5/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
One of the best beers I’ve ever had, it tastes like a chocolate coffee! Very affordable and tasty, those Germans know what they’re doing, I wouldn’t mind having a dedicated fridge full of this stuff.

Style: Munich Dunkel | Tap/Can/Bottle: Bottle | Abv: 4.8% | Rating: 5
May 24, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

May 17, 2023
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Rated by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Smells and tastes good. Would drink again.
May 13, 2023
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bottle from John’s poured into stein. Not really any head, surprising for a German. A tad watery, but the good dunkel flavor was in there.
Apr 29, 2023
Rated: 2.87 by Overtonjd from New Jersey

Mar 17, 2023
Rated: 2.93 by magikbagel from Wisconsin

Feb 26, 2023
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