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Brewed by Brauerei Hofmann Hohenschwärz
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Gräfenberg-Hohenschwärz, Germany

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Also known as Hofmannstropfen Dunkel.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10435) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 1, 2011
Säuerlich-malziger, sehr weicher Antrunk. Die Säuerlichkeit wirkt zur Beginn noch ungewohnt, mit der Zeit gewöhnt man sich jedoch daran und merkt, dass sie zum Bier passt. Das Malz ist hier zwar die Hauptnote, sie wird aber immer wieder durch die Säuerlichkeit beeinflusst. Im Verlauf wird das Bier deutlich milder, zum Ende das erste Mal bitter. Das Malz ist dabei trocken und weist Kaffeenuancen auf. Im Nachgeschmack ist das Bier stärker malzfixiert. 9/9/9/9/9/9

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2010
Cloudy mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma had roasted malt, caramel and rye bread. Flavour had roasted malr, caramel rye bread and nuts. Finished sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle at home. It’s dark, red-brown with a creamy head, and the aroma has notes of nuts, syrup, roasted malt and caramel. The sweet flavour has notes of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, light syrup, and the finish is dry with a light bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle @ Uncle Chris’ house in Fürth. Clear reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Rich caramel, nutty, quite toasty malty aroma. Toasty cracker, rich nutty, brown sugar, dark caramel malty flavor. Good stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8765) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2005
Draught(at the Hofman’s): Dark amber coloured, medium sized off-white head; hoppy-grassy aroma with a tinge of grains; light bodied, only slight malty flavour; dry, bitter aftertaste; astonishingly dry and bitter for a beer of this colour; O.K. but not the best franconian beer........

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8444) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2007
(bottle) Clear, mahogany colour with almost no head. Sweet roast-malty nose with caramel. Sweet and slightly burnt bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a very flat to none carbonation. Roast-malty taste with caramel; sweet malt-accented finish with a roasted bitterness. Needs a re-rate because something obviously went wrong with the bottling.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2013
. and then it has the nerve to look like soda pop in the glass. but the nose begins to show promise with rich toasty layers of Munich malt playing with touches of smoke, nuts, seeds and bran. soft and creamy carbonation with pastry dough bounce and sweeter accents of rum, caramel-drizzled shaved almond pastries and nugat and whipped cream coffee cake. very unlike the horrendously unappetizingly browned banana colored label.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (7784) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2012
Aroma of dark caramel. Slightly sweet with a medium body and sticky mouth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7202) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
This is a bit roastier of a dunkel. It is called "Brotzeitbier" for whatever reason.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravity serving at Zeitgeist.
Cloudy mid brown with a good off white head. Sweet caramel notes, a lovely malt and hop balance with some bread and yeast in the aroma. Tangy sweetness in the mouth with some very good earthy malt, lovely nutty notes, tobacco and hoppage. Bitterish sour-dough bread finish.


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