Munich Dunkels have deep rich complex darker malt flavors and aromas and dark flavors and aromas from the boil (Maillard products). The bready-toasty or biscuit-like palate may have chocolate flavors. Both sweetness and hop bitterness are mild but the overall balance tilts to the malt. There are no harsh or burnt flavors and no grainy astringent flavors. Munich Dunkel's color ranges from deep copper to dark brown. It has a mousse-like head with good retention. Alcohol by volume ranges from 4.5% to 5.6% and International bittering Units range from 18 to 28. They have between 2 and 2.5 volumes of CO2.
Entrée: Sausages, roasted vegetables, barbecue, sausages, roasted meats, schnitzel
Cheese: Washed rind Munster
Munich Dunkels are happy in any Pilsner style glass but I prefer drinking mine from a Libbey 15.4 Ounce Pilsner Glass at 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The glass has a little extra heft that seems to go with the heft of the beer.