Dammerung Dunkel Lager

Brewmaster’s Notes

I’ve been wanting to brew a German-style dunkel (dark) lager for a long time and we had a production gap at our Ottawa brewery and we decided to take advantage of it! This is the first lager that we have ever brewed at the Ottawa pub brewery but it certainly won’t be the last. Low water hardness is important in many styles of lager and the Ottawa water being almost completely soft if very conducive to playing around with these styles but they take up lagering space that we have never had before. This beer is a classic deep amber/mahogany lager (“Dammerung” means twilight or dusk in German) brewed with 4 malts and classic German aroma hops to make a beer that is dark and very delicious. Perfect for the slightly cooler temperatures of spring or fall, this beer pairs very well with many different types of food!

A beautifully balanced dark lager style from Germany–our Dammerung (“Twilight” in German) Dunkel is a very chocolatey, malty beer brewed with just enough German noble hops to keep it from being sweet. A blend of pale, caramel, munich and chocolate malts give it a deep mahogany colour and wonderfully rich dark chocolate tone. Brewed with German lager yeast and patiently aged to perfection!

Tasting Notes: Caramel and chocolate palate and aroma with slightly drying finish and a kiss of traditional Hersbrucker hops give it a floral tone that works perfectly with the rich heart notes.
Appearance: Mahogany with light fawn head
Aroma: Sweet caramel and roasted malt with floral hop undertone.
Body: Medium
Serving Suggestions: Hearty food, spicy dishes, barbeque, sausages, roasted meat, cow’s milk medium aged cheese.

Hops Variety: German Hersbrucker
Malt Variety: Pale, munich, caramel, chocolate
Yeast: German Lager

ABV: 5.0
IBU: 22
Glassware: Pilsner Glass
Style: Dunkel Lager
Serving Temp: 2-4 deg C