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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crispy34 (326) - Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
1/2 liter Draft. Aroma is some carmel malt with some skunk. Appearance is a medium brown with some head. Taste is a different dark flavor with some skunk at the end. Palate is different. Overall, a decent beer. Not the best i have ever had from Germany, but decent fo sho. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1213) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- I haven’t had this before... really? Damn, ok... poured a transparent darkened brown with tints of mahogany when held to a light source, low carbonation, razor thin white ring around the glass for a head, no lacing. Aroma of burnt caramel, wheat bread, and good times- it’ll work. Hits the mouth with a high-light body, malt doesn’t have as much as sweetness as the aroma lets off, middle has those same sensations continue, finish has just a light touch of hop acidity. Pretty good if I don’t say so myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
azzagrat (3) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: APR 25, 2013 Appearance is medium brown, almost no head, and clear. The aroma is complete malt, and not bad, though I wish my bottles were fresher. Astringent in the mouth, with lots of fizziness. After one and a half of these, the sticky bitter aftertaste is not pleasant. Edit: Day 2 of this six pack. I’m noticing a sweet hops aroma that I missed yesterday, along with some caramel flavor. Not bad but overall impression is still below average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle. Roasty malt and burnt caramel with a solid dose of nutmeg. Not my favorite but very drinkable. And what the fuck is a tmavy?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (1740) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber brown with a thick head of frothy foam that is off white in color. Aroma is sweet, bready, with slight malt and nutty notes. Taste is sweet at first, then a nice roasted malt finish with some bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frozer (85) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Brown mohagany color with off white head. Dark malt sweetness. Maple syrup caramel flavors. Subtle hop bitterness in the after taste. Good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremyh70 (589) - Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours a mahogany color with decent tan head and little lacing. Aroma of toasted malt with a hint of nuttiness and grain. Detect a hint of wet cardboard also. Taste is of bready toasted malt with some caramel and a bit of herbs. Cardboard also detectable in taste. Medium body with semi thin mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Beer was somewhat oxidized so need to try again. ---Jeremy H

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ellolovey (428) - Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a cola color with a thin fizzy head. Aroma of bread, caramel, and raspberries. Taste like caramel, bread, and dark fruits. Thin with subtle carbonation. A slight bitterness in the finish. Not awful but not great either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmarron (5) - EVANSTON, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013 does not count
From a bottle poured at the correct serving temperature. Aroma: Light malt aroma. Little bread/toffee aroma as expected on more flavorful examples of the style. Medium to low caramel aroma. No hop aroma, which is to style. Appearance: Medium tan head that pours thick and disappears quickly. Very Clean reddish brown color, filtered obviously. Bubble were large, making is look not creamy. Flavor: Moderately sweet with caramel notes as it warms in the mouth. Hop bitterness is present and balancing, but not lingering. Not much of the complex melanoidin (toffee, bread crust) flavors expected in a Dunkel. Definitely no chocolate, but that is optional. Mouthfeel: Medium-light boy. Medium-high carbonation lifts the weight. Crispy finish, very easy drinking. Overall: A descent beer. Not quite what I expect of a flavorful dunkel, but serves well on an example that you’d want to drink several bottles. I am sure it is a whole different story at the source, on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BisonWitches (3) - - JAN 15, 2013 does not count
The Spaten Dunkel (dark wheat) offers a great alternative to Wit/Wheat beer drinkers. This Dunkel is easy to drink as it’s light on the palate and offers a nice wit beer flavor with a bit a malt added.

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