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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Dark Lager - Munich Dunkel

BJCP 4B

BJCP 2008 4B Munich Dunkel style example
4B - Dark Lager / Munich Dunkel

 

IMPRESSION

Characterized by depth and complexity of Munich malt and the accompanying melanoidins. Rich Munich flavors, but not as intense as a bock or as roasted as a schwarzbier.

COMMENTS

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

EXAMPLES

Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel, Hacker-Pschorr Alt Munich Dark, Paulaner Alt Münchner Dunkel, Weltenburger Kloster Barock-Dunkel, Ettaler Kloster Dunkel, Hofbräu Dunkel, Penn Dark Lager, König Ludwig Dunkel, Capital Munich Dark, Harpoon Munich-type Dark Beer, Gordon Biersch Dunkels, Dinkel Acker Dark. In Bavaria, Ettaler Dunkel, Löwenbräu Dunkel, Hartmann Dunkel, Kneitinger Dunkel, Augustiner Dunkel.

You can view the complete style details on the BJCP website. The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

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VITAL

OG: 1.048-1.056
FG: 1.010-1.016
IBU: 18-28
SRM: 14.0-28.0
ABV: 4.5-5.6%

BJCP 2008 4B Munich Dunkel style example
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