German-Style Dunkel

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German-Style Dunkel Beer

German-Style Dunkel beer is a type of dark beer that originates from Bavaria, Germany. It is typically made with Munich malts and roasted barley, giving it a deep brown or black colour. Dunkel beers are known for their smooth, malty flavour and moderate bitterness. They are usually less sweet than other dark beers, such as porters and stouts.

When poured into a glass, the beer should have a thick, creamy head. German-Style Dunkel beer pairs well with roasted meats, such as pork or lamb. It is also a good choice for dessert, particularly when paired with chocolate cake or pies.

German-Style Dunkel Details

  • Color: 15-17 SRM
  • Bitterness: 16-25 IBU
  • Alcohol: 4.8-5.3% ABV
  • Glass: Vase
  • Temperature: 7-10°C
  • Color: Light Brown to Dark Brown
  • Clarity: Clear to Slight Haze
  • Hop: Not perceived
  • Malt: Malt aroma is low to medium

German-Style Dunkel Pairings

  • Food Pairing: Pulled Pork
  • Cheese Pairing: Gruyere or Asiago
  • Dessert Pairing: Cinnamon Buns

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