Munich Mild Dark | Okanagan Spring Brewery

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Okanagan Spring Brewery
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by canucklehead on 06-22-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of vanrassel
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Don't let the adjective "mild" fool you into thinking this is a bland beer. It's well-crafted and nicely complex, yet still easy-drinking.

It poured a coppery brown into my glass with a thin head that reduced to a ring. A creamy head would re-form, however, with each sip and leave some sticky lace.

The smell was mainly malty, but hardly one-dimensional: lightly roasted barley mixed with sweet aromas like caramel and more grainy notes like bread and biscuits.

The taste was a good balance between malt sweetness and bitter hops. The sweetness from caramel flavours was well-matched with a nice bitterness and crisp finish. The carbonation was suitable for the style and it finished slightly sticky but with a mostly clean aftertaste.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another new summer offering from OK Spring, along with their Helles. Pours out a very pleasing clear chestnut tone, small off-white head that doesn't retain. Burnt malt and some grain on the nose, a very slight metallic character that blends in with the light hopping. Every sip is either sweet malt or dry grains, it is a very curious blend, and not necessarily a bad thing in my mind, but makes it more difficult to get a rounded feel for the flavour. Ah, but as it warms up a bit more it starts to come together, sweet toasted malt up front, moving to a dry metallic grain finish, where the hops and carbonation combine to add a small bite upon the finish. The mouthfeel is crisp and carbonated. An easy drinking dunkel, nothing complex at all, but a satisfying beer nontheless. A decent intro to the style for those unfamiliar with dark lagers and what they can potentially offer, but fairly average in the big picture.

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Photo of BigBry
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light brown color, small off-white head that starts OK but quickly dies. Malty and grainy smell, light hops. Sweet toasted malt, smooth but not heavy. Nice finish blend of hops and some light smokiness. Carbonation gives a crisp and smooth mouthfeel. An easy to drink dunkel, I would say a pretty good effort to compete with true Germans of this style. Not spectacular, but above average.

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Photo of pootz
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lovely dark chestnut with ruby high lights. Rocky-fluffy off white head. Moderate carbonation. Sweet malty subtle aroma. Toasty malts dominate with a nutty sweetness and the herbal woody hops plough through in the wet finish. Nice toasty malty after taste. This seems a taste sweet for a dunkel and in the flavor profile it almost emulates a any rate this is a very nice domestic dark lager that I will buy often.

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

What first catches my eye when this beer is poured is the contrast of the surprisingly white head atop a deep rosewood, chestnut, rich red and brown liquid. The healthy looking head quickly became a thin layer, but very creamy and small bubbled. The colouration is exceptional: rich amber hues and a glass-like smoothness. The aroma captures malted barley extraordinarily, as if you are sniffing a handful of the fresh grain. Very fresh smells of some spices, light burnt bread, sweet dark fruits, plums, dates, raisins, cream and butter. The taste is the same: unashamed sweet malt up front, slight phenolic tastes, and more sweet/tart on the finish, but with enough dry hop feel to balance it out. By far this is a malt-lover beer, however, just as a dunkel should be. Coffee/tea flavours, dark chocolate with the slight bitterness, and a very decent grassy hop in the finish for a dunkel. The mouthfeel is smooth, full-bodied, and warming. A slightly gaseous carbonation limits the drinkability, but emptying these bottles is no problem. A beer true to the dunkel category.

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Photo of Shadman
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Spotted in the new products area of a local store..

nice looking Dunkel, a dark walnut brown and some reddish color. Rich off-white head, some lacing. Some rich roasted malt aroma with subtle sweet raisins providing some clues as to what to expect taste-wise. Fairly bold malts up front, but balanced by a nice hop sharpness. Not as sweet as i expected. Certainly noticed the wet finish as observed by others.

Certainly not as bold as say Baron, but still a nice offereing by a domestic brewer and @$10.96/6pack a decently priced offering that I will certainly try again.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New to the scene along with the Helles lager this is a smooth interpretation of a dunkel. The colour is dark gold with a nose redolent of a Scottish ale. Taste is malty and very smooth; not a ton of flavour but very drinkable. This is very BC in that it is a well made beer that does not challenge the old world classics. I do like this beer and would look for it especially on tap.

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Photo of markaberrant
3.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - clear light brown, thick tan head which eventually recedes to a cap. Nice lacing.

S - I'm getting mostly noble hops - herbal lemon and grass. I'm getting nothing in terms of malt. Smells German.

T - Light malt presence, hops are there from start to finish but are in moderation. A bit of sweetness creeps in at the end, only to be obliterated by a tasty hop aftertaste (saaz?) that turns into a dry nutty finish.

M - Wet feel with a light body, not much presence.

D - I suppose I could toss back several of these in a row, but why bother?

This tastes like a dortmunder with food colouring. There is virtually zero malt character. The bottle says "Mild Dark" and then below that it says "Munich." Their website calls it a "Brown Ale," and on this site it was entered as "Munich Dunkel." I'd say it doesn't taste like any of these, which is fine, as not every beer needs to fit into a category, but this just seems a little odd all around. It's only saving grace is that it is well made.

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Munich Mild Dark from Okanagan Spring Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 8 ratings