Dark without being roasty or bitter, full-bodied and malty without being syrupy ... Dunkel is another signature lager from Bavaria. The copper color and profound complexity comes from high-kilned Munich malt, with its toasty, bready aroma and full flavor. Our kit is rounded out with German hops and an authentic yeast strain to yield a smooth and satisfying dark lager. Serve alongside rye bread, cheese and mustard. Recommended: 2-stage cold fermentation and yeast starter.
|Beer Kit Yield||5 Gallons|
|Recipe and Instructions||Click Here!|
|Beer Style||Dark/Amber Lager|
|Total Time to Make||2 months|
- Clean and flavorful! Review by Zach
I went with a triple decoction on brew day for a more traditional mash, OG slightly higher as a result at 1.055. Primary temperature-controlled fermentation for 3 weeks (FG 1.014), lagered for 4 then added biofine and lagered 1 more week before kegging and carbing.
Beautiful copper/amber-brown color and tan head. Aroma is full of bread with a hint of caramel. The flavor is subtle hints of toast and mild sweetness not unlike toffee or caramel. A touch sweeter than expected but a just enough bitterness such that it is not cloying. Possibly due to the triple decoction mash and higher final gravity. I don't think I would do anything different next time because I can't seem to put this one down. (Posted on 3/18/14)
- First Lager, great beer! Review by Travis
- big time brew! Review by William
- Outstanding Review by Jim
- Excellent Kit Review by Fliben
I also have notice that it is getting better with a little age. I kegged the beer and will always keep this as one of my four taps of beer! (Posted on 8/22/11)
- Awesome brew Review by Modibo
Very smooth and easy to drink, but it has a lot of character. It's one of those beers that you find yourself sipping and suddenly you find yourself stopping because it's got a lot of subtle complexities. I will definitely brew this again! (Posted on 8/10/11)
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