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

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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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stubby's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - NOV 20, 2009
One of my favorite beers ever. I don’t know why but I have a soft spot for the wonderful grainy maltiness and delicious noble hops in this beer. I can drink this to oblivion. If I could only have one beer this might be it.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 14 July 2012 -- Man there is something about drinking fresh(-ish) German ales from German Bierhaus’s that just make them taste better!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
YantarCoast (511) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 26, 2015
500ml bottle. ABV is 5.1%?! Pours reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, caramel. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt and a bit of banana, and slightly sour. Expected more from this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2015
This is a dunkel beer from Germany. Its been around 1397 and has a medium look and taste/.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlindGuardianco (39) - - MAR 8, 2015
Tasty beer, lighter than you would think for a funnel beer, smells malty but the flavour is more like the regular spaten, just a bit malty aftertaste , good beer to have with dinner I would say

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Motobashi (106) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Poured a deep red with very little head. Soft carbonation. Minimal aroma of caramel. Very light lacing. Light body. Slightly bitter finish. Short lived. Semi sweet flavour with something I can’t quite place. Ok, but nothing overly special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (779) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle sample. Clear light brownish with small beige head. Sweetish prune aroma, carob, notes of honey. The flavor is as the nose, prune, carob, some graininess, date honey, a bit spicy, light sweetness and moderate bitter finish. Light carbonation, light to medium-bodied.
Earlier Rating: 11/12/2014 Total Score: 2.9
Bottle sample. Clear light brownish with small beige head. Sweetish prune aroma, carob, notes of honey. The flavor is as the nose, prune, carob, some graininess, date honey, a bit spicy, light sweetness and moderate bitter finish. Light carbonation, light to medium-bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7264) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"nothing spectacular, but a good session beer at the least. looks...um...like the picture. smell is sweet malt, honey, earthy hop balance. body thin but fits the style. could be better, could be worse, easy drinking flavor. "

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clarkdvm (293) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle in US. Wonderful sweet, nut aroma. Flavors comprise caramel, syrup, candy. No bitterness. Rich brown ale- is too sweet though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2029) - - AUG 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-6-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – Pours a brown-mahogany color with highlights of red shinning through. Upon pouring there is a small off-white head that fades fast leaving very little lacing on the sides of the glass but a thin film floating atop the brew that lasts for quite some time. Smell- The aroma is heaviest of a caramel and toffee sweet smell mixed with some notes brown bread and a light amount of cocoa. Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor of dark roasted malt with some light chocolate and caramel. The sweeter flavors that were present initially fade quickly as some flavors a more bitter grape/wine come to the tongue. This more bitter wine like flavor as well as a light herbal hop flavor, that comes to the tongue at the end of the taste, end up combining with the roasted malt and the light sweetness to leave a odd fruity, roasty, and somewhat of light bitter tannin flavor to be left the tongue. Mouthfeel – The thickness and creaminess of the beer was very average with a carbonation level that was average as well. The middle road fits this beer rather well as the darker flavors would likely be better with lower carbonation and higher thickness, while the wine like tannin and sweet flavors are likely better with the opposite (thin body and higher carbonation). Overall – While at first I wasn’t wild about the brew, it grew on me as I drank it more. The mix of the roasted flavors and the more fermented grape flavors create a rather soothing taste. Not bad.


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