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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Dark European Lager Munich Dunkel

BJCP 8A

BJCP 2015 8A Munich Dunkel example
8A - Munich Dunkel

 

Overall Impression

Characterized by depth, richness and complexity typical of darker Munich malts with the accompanying Maillard products. Deeply bready-toasty, often with chocolate-like flavors in the freshest examples, but never harsh, roasty, or astringent; a decidedly malt-balanced beer, yet still easily drinkable.

Comments

Unfiltered versions from Germany can taste like liquid bread, with a yeasty, earthy richness not found in exported filtered examples.

Commercial Examples

Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel, Chuckanut Dunkel Lager, Ettaler Kloster Dunkel, Hacker-Pschorr Alt Munich Dark, Weltenburger Kloster Barock-Dunkel

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VITAL

  • OG:  1048 - 1056
  • FG:  1010 - 1016
  • ABV: 4.5 - 5.6
  • IBU: 18 - 28
  • SRM: 14 - 28
BJCP 2015 8A - Munich Dunkel Commercial Example
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