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Bavarian Dark Lager (Altbairisch Dunkel)

Dark amber-brown with a warm, rich, inviting aroma. A satisfying malty experience with coffee-ish tones and surprising complexity for such an inviting beer.

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

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.

This beer has been sold in the USA for many years, but 4-packs of 330 mL bottles were first imported in summer 2020.

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.

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Stats and Nutrition

Product Sizes and Quantities
11.2-ounce (330 ml) bottles / 24 per case (cases of six 4-packs)
16.9-ounce (500 ml) bottles / 20 per case
50-liter kegs
Stats
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.)

Accolades

European Beer Challenge
May 2022
European Beer Star
November 2020
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Nov. 24 2020
Germany Silver, Dark Lager
World Beer Awards
2020
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
May 2020
World Beer Awards
2019
US Open "Munchner Dunkel/Dark" as announced July 9, 2019. Here is the full list of winners.
2019
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
US Open "Munchner Dunkel/Dark" announced July 11, 2016. 2016 full winner listing.
2016
Ratebeer.com
Feb. 2015
95 Points
Ratebeer.com
March 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