These light brown to dark brown beers have a pronounced malty aroma and flavor that dominates over the clean, crisp, moderate hop bitterness. This beer has a mild balance between malt sweetness, hop bitterness and light to moderate mouthfeel. A classic Münchner Dunkel should have chocolate-like, roast malt, bread-like or biscuit-like aroma that comes from the use of Munich dark malt. Chocolate or roast malts can be used, but should be minimal. Noble-type hop flavor and aroma should be low. Diacetyl should not be perceived. Ale-like fruity esters and chill haze should not be perceived.
Style: European-Style Dark / Münchner Dunkel