Posted By Samuel Phineas Upham
Beer is a staple of Munich. In case you’re skeptical, here’s a statistic for you: over seven million liters of beer are consumed each year during Munich’s Oktoberfest. With so much of the good stuff flowing, which beers are worth your time?
Dunkel is a word that refers to a dark lager. This particular beer has a smooth, malty flavor and is closer to a dark or amber brown. With an alcohol per volume of 4.9%, this beer is made with a special form of malts only found in Munich.
Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier
Another dark amber beer with hints of brown sugar and pitted fruits. The color is described as “raisin brown” and the beer has a creamy texture to it. An easy beer to drink in volume.
Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel
This mahagony colored beer pours with a thin head of foam at the top. The smell is like toasted chocolate with a hint of caramel. It’s a bready malt, with flavors that rival bittersweet chocolate and grassy hops. Excellent with sausages and cheese to accompany.
Andechser Export Dunkel
This beer has a dark bronze color, with a peppery aroma that stings the nose on pouring. It’s a tasty brew with a slightly bitter finish. The aftertaste is like bitter chocolate.
A roasted dark malt with a slight tang. The carbonation starts off fine, but drops off the longer you leave the beer standing. The taste has a tinge of nuttiness and a pinch of pomegranate.
About the Author: Samuel Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media & Technology group. You may contact Phin on his Samuel Phineas Upham website or Twitter.