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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stcules on 04-28-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
158
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
23
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Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of SavvyStudent
1/5  rDev -73.9%

Photo of gnikola
1.5/5  rDev -60.8%

Photo of PaF
2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of henkmudi
2.21/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Smell like sour pickles, roasted beef or rotten potatoes. Head caramel color and short lasting. Sweetness and metallic taste prevail,with hint of orange and wood. too sweet, yet strong, hard, and not refreshing, i didn't like it, maybe worst German beer i tried so far. Disappointing.

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Photo of aleigator
2.79/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear, nut-brown colored beer, with a decent, foamy eggshell head.

Smells of toffee malts and whole grain bread, together with a caramel note and a pleasant earthy whiff.

Drinks very smooth, while offering a medium carbonation, which balances the profound malts with a mineralic quality during the ending.

Tastes of soft, rustic whole grain bread, together with a bakers chocolate earth note, from which sweet molasses evolve. Molasses become more intense and dominating, developing a candied caramel character. Finishes earthier, more balanced than during the middle part, while the beer remains it sweet profile in general.

Quite sweet, while not providing a lot of depth, other from its distinct maltiness.

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Photo of stcules
3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Winy-like red, mahogany reflexes. Decent foam, with medium compactness, but a little scarce.
The smell is malty, honey, chestnut wood, toffe, light caramel, dried plums, vanilla.
After some while, a smell of corn flavour is perceptible.
Taste of malt and honey, with hints of fruitness (berry fruits and apricot). Delicate taste, not so net how you can expect by the smell.
Medium-medium-low body, with an aftertaste fruity (citrus fruit, orange, strawberry, apricot).

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Photo of poskok
3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MTNboy
3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The toasty malt aroma gets you right off the bat. There is a slightly metallic tone in both the flavor and the smell. It has a dark brown body with some little tan bubbles forming the tan head and lace. It has roasted malt taste but that is average for this style. It is a good beer. Do not get me wrong but it is average or less for this area. There is barely any hops bitterness. The mouthfeel is smooth.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.17/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A dark brown beer with an enormous head.

The smell is very malty with notes of dark bread crust and a grainy smell. There is an 'green' edge to the beer that is a bit sharp.

The taste is malty with the specialty malts like munich giving the beer a deep taste. The maltiness is not as deep as I expected. The beer is sweet but not cloying, mouthfeel lacks a bit in depth. Bitterness is low.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.21/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of slbrown
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-draught @ Augustine Braustuben for 2.75 euros/.5L.

~5cm wide head. Foamy frothy white colour. Good consistency. Retention is quite good - ~5+ minutes.

Body is a dark clean Amber.

AROMA: Caramel, bready dark malts, cream. Simple but appealing. No off-notes or booze. Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Matches the aroma. Balanced albeit simple. Pleasant and enjoyable. I think I find some amber malt in the third act. Bready. Toast. Caramelization. Clove.

Some reviewers are noting chocolate; no presence here whatsoever in my opinion.

TEXTURE: Medium-bodied, smooth, wet, overcarbonated. Apt thickness and heft on the palate.
Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, or astringent.

OVERALL: An enjoyable dunkel with good balance. Drinkable and pleasant, but far from incredible. Worth trying at 2.75 euro a pint, but somewhat unremarkable.

High C+ (3.25) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of mtstatebeer
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

0.5l bottle. Pours a clear mahogany color with a decent, creamy off-white head, fair lacing. Aroma is nutty, caramel, bread, and a hint of wood. Flavor is sweet malts, caramel, a hint of roasted malts, some dark fruits, and a hint of earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonated, dry, and crisp. Good dunkel, balanced and tasty.

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Photo of lmaduells
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On a trip to Munich, to enjoy a good beer in a local original is an experience. Beer, good, very aroma. Although it is not my style too much and a good experience.

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted this 500ml bottle on 16,12.2007, best by 01.08. Purchased in Munich a week before.
The appearence, when poured was the best bit; dark mahogony clear body with a full light tan head. Ruby tinge when held against the light.
The smell was very subdued, some maltiness just about evident.
The taste was a bit of a let-down (for me). Fairly bland really.
Not offensive, but not great either. Not quite the brew I had experienced on tap in Munich.
Better on tap.

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Photo of BeerShirts
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- a Dark golden brown, looks to have a mild carbonation from the growth of head and bubbles rising in it,

S- Strong Malt, Toffee, sweetness in the end

T- Strong on the Malt with a nice balance between the sweetness and a light smoke taste

M- Thick body with a Medium Carbonation

D- Good Beer that goes great with a meaty meal

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Photo of rastaman
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Doughy, toffee, chocolate and caramel. Smooth, soft mouthfeel, with some nice burnt toast on the finish. Slight sweetness from the malts at the start, finishing dry and crisp. A very nice dunkel in the end, nice full, yet layed back mouthfeel, mouthfeel is nice and round aswell (Tap-GBBF 03')

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Photo of qrazvan
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very good dunkel weissbier, even better than its weiss sister in my opinion.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First time try on this Bier....sampled during a post-Fest session with BierManVA and his friend Mark....

Has a luscious chestnut/mahogany hue... clear throughout... topped by a frothy, tan head which lasts well and laces nicely. Verrry mild nose, with some light malt...hard to discern subtleties here. Medium body, and medium tongue, though with a slight touch of roughness which does not diminish the overall feel. Nice caramel malt flavor...smooth, too. A smidge of chocolate, but real light. Finish is smooth as well, with mild hops balancing the caramel sweetness. Only slightly bittering. A decent Dunkles, enjoyed in the company of good friends!

Zum Wohl!!

overall: 3.65
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 3.5

755

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Photo of scottford
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Brewdog1287
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of haz77
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep reddish-chestnut with an inch of tan head. This drops to a thin layer rapidly. Looks to have moderate carbonation.

S - Rich malt dominates, toastiness, caramel, a little ripe dark fruit.

T - Bold malt flavour at first that turns to caramel in the middle. This lingers and is joined by some fruitiness.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

D - A decent dunkel.

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Photo of jrohrbacher
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of jwat
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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