Dunkel is the original form of bottom-fermented Bavarian beer, because before 1900 there was no naturally soft water and no light malt for brewing light beers. Our “Braunbier” has been produced according to a traditional recipe for over 400 years and has been part of our regular range ever since, making it our second oldest variety after Weissbier.
A decidedly malty, not too sweet beer with comparatively little alcohol, a dark red to chestnut brown colour – and a delicate hint of chocolate.
This makes it a perfect treat for autumn and goes perfectly with hearty dishes, for example with game, duck or mushrooms.
The beer from a good old time: Strong dark brown with a delicate caramel flavour. Soft in the drink with proud dark malt character, pleasantly full-bodied.
Original wort content 12.9 °
Alcohol content 5.0 %Back to the overview
What’s behind it?
Our new labels
Autumn Leaves and Antlers / Branches
Our senior brewer Bernhard Sailer describes our Dunkel as the “ideal autumn beer”. The foliage on the new label visibly transfers this autumnal character to the exterior of the beer bottle. The illustrations in the lower half of the label can be interpreted as both deer antlers and tree branches. Our Dunkel goes perfectly with autumnal dishes such as game, duck and mushrooms.
Hops and Malt
The special, dark malt, which is germinated elaborately and intensively by our maltster, creates the unique taste of our Dunkel: Instead of the coffee and roasted notes that most dark beers exhibit, our Dunkel captivates with caramel-fresh notes and a light chocolate aroma. Our Dunkel also owes its chestnut-brown color with a slight red tinge to the special caramel malt.