Once upon a time in the land of Bavaria, a darkness fell upon the beer in the town of Munich. But have not fear this darkness was born of a toasted malt that produces a bready chocolate flavor. This full bodied brew is now known as Munich Dunkel. Our Dunkel is made with just enough hoppy bitterness to scare away and overt sweetness. Then it is carefully lagered to produce a cleaness that Fearless Youth is a Munich Dunkel (Doon-kel) lager. Dunkel translates to “dark” in German. The Dunkel style originated in Bavaria at a time when it was difficult to create a pale lager because the technology to do so was not yet available (having to do with malting and drying barley). In addition, the water in the Bavarian area made it possible to create a very dark malty beer lending to the style.
Color: Brilliant brown with ruby highlights
Aroma: Dominated by malty aromas reminiscent of fresh baked bread
Flavor: Crisp malty notes of caramel, bread crusts, chocolate, and biscuits with just enough hop bitterness to balance
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a crisp refreshing finish