A Game of Hide and Go Seek... Dunkel
A Review of Spaten München Dunkel by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Posted on 4/10/2011 by Chops
                   
Good
Oddly enough, the most compelling thing about the Spaten München Dunkel is the fact that I can't find any information about it. There are plenty of opinions, but absolutely no information. The brewery's website is a train wreck, and this beer isn't even on it! My helpful link is just to the brewery website, but I'll update it if I find the a beer info page of some sort. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous trying this beer, but I do enjoy the Munich Dunkels, so I soldiered through.

Munich Dunkels are notorious for one big trait: caramel. Lots and lots of caramel. You smell it, you see it, you taste it. It's everywhere in these beers and this one is no different. I popped the top and immediately got a whiff of sweet caramel. These beers have very thick aromas, so you don't need to put your nose in the glass to get the picture. The appearance is what I expected, a dark semi-transparent brown, common with dark lagers. Mouthfeel is quite thick actually, which was surprising for a dark lager. Not that it was a bad thing, just very unexpected. The flavor was pretty standard: caramel, and oh yes... caramel. I also detected slight hints of chewy burnt sugar as well (caramel).

Overall, I found the Spaten München Dunkel to be a standard baseline Munich Dunkel. It's not very memorable, but is good for anyone who wants to delve into the style.

Seriously, I'll give $5 to the first person who can locate an official info page for me. My friend's dog has a social network page, how can this beer not have an official blurb somewhere on the web?

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