Munich-Style Dunkel Style
- Color: Light brown to brown
- Clarity: Appearance should be clear. Chill haze should not be present
- Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Malt character is low to medium, with chocolate, roast, bread or biscuit aromas and flavors contributed by using dark Munich malt or other specialty malts.
- Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Very low to low, with attributes typical of noble-type hops.
- Perceived Bitterness: Medium-low to medium
- Fermentation Characteristics: Fruity esters and diacetyl should not be present
- Body: Low to medium-low
- Additional notes: Dunkels do not offer an overly sweet impression, but rather a balance between malt and dark malt sweetness and hop character.
Munich-Style Dunkel Vital Statistics
- Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.048-1.056 (11.9-13.8 °Plato)
- Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.014-1.018 (3.6-4.6 °Plato)
- Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.8%-4.2% (4.8%-5.3%)
- Bitterness (IBU) 16-25
- Color SRM (EBC) 15-17(30-34 EBC)
2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association.
Credit: 2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines – Lager Styles – European Origin Lager Styles – Munich-Style Dunkel