Brewed by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu (InBev)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Munich, Germany


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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2009
dark amber with a thin head. nose is sweet malts with wheat and some fruit. not as thick as i was hoping but a very bland flavor. fruity malts with a very slight roasted finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pailhead (5347) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle: The aroma is rather light and consists of some faint fruitiness and a hint of roastiness. It pours a transparent orangish-brown with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with light chocolate with some fruity sweetness. The finish has some light roastiness. Light-medium bodied with slightly fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pershing (485) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Dark amber with a thin head that quickly dissolves. Malty aroma with a watery taste. The first beer I poured from the six was flat with no carbonation whatsoever. This beer was very boring. Will not try again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3696) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2009
bottle - Pours medium brown with a thin head. It smells mainly of caramel malt. The flavor is sweet lightly roasted malt and not much else. It’s light bodied, simple, drinkable, and underwhelming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2009
This drinkable but underwhelming brew is better than regular Spaten, but nonetheless boring. Primariliy malty. Ratebeer.com needs to get its web site straight. I rated this and another beer the other night and it didn’t add my ratings. Annoying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAY 27, 2009
2009 Bottle. Sweet, barleyesque aroma with a reddish brown hue and no head. Tastes of sweet, darkly roasted malts. Honey and molasses perhaps? Light on the palate, though a bit oily. An enjoyable beverage.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2009
12oz bottle from BeerGestapo, served in an Ayinger stem glass. Thanks Mike. Pours a clear brown-amber color topped by a small disappearing head. The nose is slightly skunked. Thank you Spaten for packaging your beers in green glass. Also light amounts of bready malts and toffee. Flavor is nice and balanced. Some notes of caramel, bread, & noble hops. Burps taste skunked however. Medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink, simple and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Draft Pours a reddish amber with an off white head. The head deminishes quickly. Aroma is of caramel, earthy, and grains. Has a decent carbonation. The flavor was lacking at best. A little sweet but not really a bold sweetness. Has a watery texture. A light body. The finish was better than macro swill but left something to be desired.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009

Name: Spaten Munchen Dunkel
Date: May 23, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear dark red, wispy off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: dry earthy malt aroma, just a hint of caramel sweetness
Body: body has a touch of candy stickyness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, earthyness provides the balance to keep the sweetness in check, light chocolate to complement the caramel
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

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