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Style: Dunkel
 
Style Information
The term "dunkel" is the German word for "dark". In general, the "style" covers a range of lager beers that are notably darker than the other German lager styles. The color should range from medium amber to red-brown. Like many other dark beers, the malts should overshadow the hops in the aroma and flavor.

From Wikipedia:

"Dunkel, or Dunkles, is a dark German beer. Dunkel is the German word meaning dark, and dunkel beers typically range in colour from amber to dark reddish brown. They are characterized by their smooth malty flavour.

Dunkel, along with helles, is a traditional style brewed in Munich and popular throughout Bavaria. With alcohol concentrations of 4.5% to 6% by volume, dunkels are weaker than Doppelbocks, another traditional dark Bavarian beer. Dunkels are produced using Munich malts which give the Dunkel its colour. Other malts or flavours may also be added.

Dunkels were the original style of the Bavarian villages and countryside. Lighter-coloured lagers were not common until the later part of the 19th century when technological advances made them easier to produce.

Dunkels have a distinctive malty flavour that comes from a special brewing technique called decoction mashing.

Most commonly, dunkel beers are dark lagers, but the term is also used to refer to dark wheat beers such as Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel. Dunkel weizen is another term used to refer to dark wheat beers, which are fruity and sweet with more dark, roasted malts than their lighter counterpart, the hefeweizen."

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

The shaker ... [more]
Weizen Glass A wheat beer glass is a glass that is used to serve wheat beer, known also as weizenbier or hefeweizen. It is much taller than a pint glass, and is considerably wider at the top than at the base,... [more]

Top Consumed Dunkel
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Schadenfreude by Surly Brewing Company19
2. Fearless Youth by Grimm Brothers Brewhouse11
3. Munich Dark by Harpoon Brewery - Windsor9
4. High Point Dunkel by Herkimer Pub & Brewery1
5. Barclay's London Dark Lager by Devil's Backbone Brewing Company1
6. Bourbon Schadenfreude by Surly Brewing Company1
7. Perfect Day by Cognition Brewing Company1
8. Organic Dunkel by Neumarkter Lammsbräu1
9. Shining Mountain Lager by Cognition Brewing Company1

Top Reviews Dunkel
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Schadenfreude by Surly Brewing Company56