Augustiner Bräu Dunkel | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
Germany
augustiner-braeu.de

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 04-28-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
159
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Photo of matador677
4.71/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was in Munich Germany with my wife on our honeymoon and was at the Augustiner Keller one night and had the Augustiner Dunkel all night long:

Appearance - Dark Copper with large head and nice lacing around the edges of the glass

Smell - The hops character was easily distinguishable overall but the malt character was weak at first but finished almost like German style rye bread.

Taste - Has the great Munich Augustiner taste with a touch of walnut, roasted malt and cocoa powder

Mouthfeel- very crisp considering it was a darker beer not a hint of dry aftertaste.

Drinkability - Definitely a session beer. Maybe it was the atmosphere, maybe it was the people but I had 8 of these throughout the night and never thought twice about it.

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Photo of Domingo
4.57/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not sure why I'd never had this before, but I've VERY glad I did.
Had this at the Augustiner Am Dom in 05/09. Arrives in a 1/2L glass with the requisite 2" head. It's a pretty deep dark brown color with tiny amber highlights. Not much light is making it through this one, though.
Smells really malty and chocolatey, but clean.
The flavors up-front are chocolate, cola, a dash of hops, and the finish has a distinct molasses taste that I love in a dunkel. I love this stuff for sure.
Arguably the best example of the style and at least on par with the Ayinger and Andechs examples.
Goes down too easy and because there's no booziness to it, that flavor never really gets drowned out or muted.
If you're in Munich - you can get this at many of the Augustiner restaurants although it was nowhere to be found at the biergartens I visited.
Get it - you'll be glad you did!

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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Photo of kbub6f
4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A small, fizzy, tan head dies fast leaving naked the clear, dark brown, ruby highlighted beer. Minimal lacing. A super malty, nutty, sweet, rich, awesome nose. Ya! Sweet plums and grapes in front with a chocolate, caramel, fruity, alcoholic, buttery middle. A finish that's nutty, nicely bitter with a touch of tart grapes. A very nice, rich, fruity, nutty, caramel malt monster. Even better warm, when it starts to develop some cream.

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4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beertracker
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Augustiner Bräu Dunkel is best served at traditional cellar temperatures (50-55F). This Dunkles pours up rich & creamy into a house Willibecker (0.5L). A thick, cream colored head generously tops the deep reddish-chestnut brown body, but collapses gently leaving a halo of lace. The aroma is enticingly rich with lots of rich melanoidins & toasted grains that's reminiscent of freshly baked raisin bread with a slight nuttiness e.g. roasted almonds. Hints of fruitiness (e.g. carmelized raisins, fresh figs & plum pudding) interplay nicely against the cocoa & chocolate background. The flavor starts off just as rich with lots of grainy goodness along with some cloying (molasses) sweetness which gives into just a touch of underlying spiciness from the Noble hops that finally catch up to add some balance to this caramel/chocolate malt monster. There's just a touch of warmth in the slightly nutty-raisiny sweet finish. The body is medium-full to full bodied with just a perfect amount of carbonation. This would have to rate as one of the best damn Dunkels that I've had to date!

This is a wonderful, classic Dunkel from Munich's oldest brewery. Try pairing this one with hearty game like cherry-glazed venison steak or if you're in the mood for something more traditional then try a healthy plate of cold-cut Bierschinken (ham sausage with pistachios) served with soda bread, Butterkase cheese, thinly sliced sweet onions & radi (white radish) along with a cherry-ginger chutney. Here's to the dark side!

PROST! Beertracker

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Photo of BradMacMullin
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had at the Biergarten in Munich. Augustiner was the host brewery. Many having a dunkel in the bottom, and being a follower I had one as well. Poured a dark Carmely color but the head maintained a consistent level - continued lacing which people feel seems to matter.

Anyways, I will pretend I got a lot of caramel and chocolate....I think I did. Overall this beer was so smooth and just consistently good. There are not many dunkels I go for in the U.S....will need to keep my sights on this

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4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iLovehops23
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted this one in Munchen, Bavaria on a perfect sunny summer day at the Augustiner brau hall. nice head retention over a clear mahogany/burnt amber body. the aroma is of a bready nature, though i could justify it being nutty as well. the flavor is bready too, but not rich enough to be nutty—clean, spritzy (once when i was a beer rookie i described a dunkel with the word "velvety") this beer is not velvety, nor should it be. the bitterness is minimal but hop flavor is good sweet and toatly german.

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Augustiner Bräu Dunkel from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
3.83 out of 5 based on 159 ratings.
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