• Style name: Dunkel
  • Color
    • Amber to Brown
    • 14 to 28°
  • Perceived Bitterness
    • Moderate
  • Alcohol
    • 4.5% to 5.6%
  • Flavor profile
    • The Circerone Flashcard:
      • “With dark lagers in the dunkel style, malt flavors are most noticeable. The malt flavor is lightly toasty and biscuit-like with perhaps a touch of caramel or nutty flavor. There is little or no hop aroma or flavor, but a modest hop bitterness keeps the beer from being sweet.”
    • What does that mean?
      • The malts will be darker and more present on the taste. The roasted malt gives flavor but also color. I never really get the biscuit description as this can mean so many different things. To me it could be flakey sweet croissant or full on heavy bread like bricks. The hops used in this beer are going to be majority on the front end of the boil to make sure the bitterness is there to balance the sweetness of the malts. The hop variety however will be lower alpha acids so as to not be overly bitter.
  • Examples of the style