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Altbairisch Dunkel

Altbairisch Dunkel: one of the world’s best beers with a meal.

The History of Altbairisch Dunkel

Translated to English, the name literally means "Old Bavarian Dark Beer." This is the most traditional style of beer in Bavaria. Before light beers were introduced from the big cities, most village beer—like most village bread—was dark, toasty and flavorful.


Dark brown with a warm sweet aroma. A satisfying malty taste with coffee-ish tones and a hint of fruitiness.

Serving Suggestion

Pasta with meat sauce, potato dumplings, choucroute Aying, assorted delicatessen, freshly baked bread, egg rolls, spring rolls, salmon sausage. Serve in willibecker tumbler or stoneware mug at 45 °F.


Silver Medal - Dark Lager, World Beer Awards 2017

Silver Medal - Dark Lager, World Beer Awards 2016

Gold Medal - Amber/Dark Lager/Bock, Canadian International Beer Awards 2016.

Silver Medal - Best of Germany, Canadian International Beer Awards 2016.

Bronze Medal - US Open 2016. "Munchner Dunkel/Dark" as announced July 11, 2016. Here is the full list of winners.

"World's Top Dunkel," Ratebeer.com (Feb. 2015)

One of the Top 100 Beers in the World, Men's Journal (November 2014)

Bronze Medal, European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel - World Beer Cup ® 2014

Bronze Medal, European Beer Star, 2014

Gold Medal & World Champion - World Beer Championships 1994, '95, '96, '97, '98, '99, 2001, '02, '03, '07, '11

Ratebeer.com - 95 points (March 2015)

Gold Medal - Deutsche Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft.

Product Sizes and Quantities

  • 16.9-ounce (500 ml) bottles / 20 per case
  • 30-liter kegs (limited availability)


ABV: 5.0% - OG: 1.051 - IBU: 21
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops, yeast.

Nutritional info: Serving Size - 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 192; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 0 mg; Total Carbohydrates 18.5 g (6.5% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 2 g (3% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)

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