Euro Dark

Brues Alehouse Brewing Co
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Style: Munich Dunkel, BJCP 8A

Grain:  Munich I, Munich II, Caramunich III, Carafoam, Carafa Special Type I

Hops: Hallertau Tradition, Hallertau Mittelfruh

Yeast:   Lager Yeast originating from a Munich Lager Brewery

Adjuncts: None

Water: Reverse Osmosis Base with light additions of CaSO4, CaCl2 

Original Gravity:  13.2 Degrees Plato

ABV: 5.1%

Estimated IBU:  29

Color: 27 SRM

(Lab Analyzed by White Labs)

Our Impression: When visiting a Munich bierhall, there are a few styles that you can typically find year-round.  One of those styles is Dunkel, which translates to “dark.”  It is undoubtedly less popular than Helles, but it is a fantastically brewed beer with a perfect balance of deep malt complexity and pleasant drinkability.  It is neither bitter nor cloyingly sweet.  Like all German beers, there is a sense of elegance and finesse that can only be achieved with a very detailed process.  We see this beer as the perfect fall lager, and potentially a beer that could be brewed year-round here at Brues. We look forward to sharing this brew with you!

Aroma: Sweet Toasted Grain, Toffee, Subtle dark fruit, Low Noble hop aromatics
Appearance: Pours bright with a deep copper hue, slightly off white head, good lacing.

Flavor: Pours with a brilliant dark ruby hue, off-white head, and good lacing.

Flavor: Clean fermentation characteristics are combined with a lasting malt impression.  Notes of toasted malt come from layering Munich and Caramunich Malts.  Light bitterness and mild floral hop character is derived from light hop additions.  Easy drinking, with more toast and malt character than Copper Lager, our Vienna Lager.  Although the appearance is fairly dark, there is only a very subtle roasted character.  As this beer ages it will develop more dark fruit character.
Mouthfeel: Silky and medium-light, with medium carbonation.