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European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel

European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkels are light brown to dark brown. Chill haze should not be perceived. Malt aroma is low to medium, with chocolate-like, roast malt, bread-like or biscuit-like aromas from the use of Munich dark malt. Fruity-ester and diacetyl aromas should not be perceived. Hop aroma is very low to low, deriving from noble-type hops. Chocolate or roast malts can be used, but the percentage used should be minimal. Hop flavor is very low to low, deriving from noble-type hops. Hop bitterness is medium-low to medium. Dunkels do not offer an overly sweet impression, but rather a mild balance between malt sweetness and hop character. Fruity-ester and diacetyl flavors should not be perceived. Body is low to medium-low.


  • Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.048 - 1.056 (11.9 - 13.8)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.014 - 1.018 (3.6 - 4.6)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.80% - 4.20% (4.80% - 5.30%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (16 - 25)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 15 - 20 (30 - 40)