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Brewed by Staatliches Hofbräuhaus München
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Munich, Germany

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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark beer existed in Bavaria long before light beer. This was the first type of beer to be brewed at Hofbräuhaus when it was founded. Today, when beer-lovers all over the world talk about dark beer, they usually mean a Munich style beer. Today, Hofbräu Dunkel - the archetypal Bavarian beer - is still as popular as ever. With its alcoholic content of around 5.5% volume and its spicy taste, it’s a refreshing beer that suits all kinds of occasion. A beer in the traditional Munich style!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saeglopur (1696) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - SEP 10, 2016
Draught at Hofbräu zum Rathaus, Vienna.
Dark copper body, with a big, creamy, lacing, light beige head.
Aroma of toast, caramel, dark bread, some dark fruits, some honey.
Tastes of caramel, honey, toast, grains, some herbs, slight cardboard.
Medium, a bit oily mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes grainy, bready, medium toasty, a bit caramelic.

Good. The nose is nice, with enjoyable toasty notes. Taste is OK, but a bit flat and slightly too sweet for me. Overall an OK style examples, while I’ve had better ones.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (517) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Dark copper, clear, slight head. Very malty, dark malt, a little breadcrust, a little caramel, medium mouthfeel, somewhat dry. A touch of hops. A little prune. Full flavored enjoyable drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (425) - SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2016
1 liter stein Hofbrauhaus Berlin. Preferred this slightly to the augustiner dunkel. Only slightly. The augustiner hells is preferable to the hofbrau though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (568) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Pint at Bavaria Brauhaus. Dark copper colour with a thin off white head. Malty aroma, caramel flavour with a dry finish. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (3125) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Pretty good traditional dark Bavarian lager. Aroma is fresh dark roasty malt. Flavor’s similar to nose, not overly sweet, good carbonation. Perhaps a touch thin. Great finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (7697) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2016
On tap at Hofbräu Berlin. Brownish/amber with a medium head. Some roasted malt in this one. Also chocolate and light grain. Relaxed and easy to drink. A decent one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (11614) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
50 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, bread, yeast, wheat and roasted notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (1643) - ISRAEL - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle at Munich airport. Clear amber brown with a nice head. Aroma is malty, caramel, dark bread. Sweet, caramel, toasted bread, prunes, a bit metallic, moderately dry bitter finish. Light-medium bodied. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fdomig (831) - München, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2016
500ml on tap at the Hofbräuhaus Munich. Aroma is malt, light coffee. Appearance is dark brown with a fine brown foam. Taste is sweet and light sour. Light dryness. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Perun (82) - Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA - JUL 29, 2016
Стандар& баварск& пиво. Ни чего особенн& легкая карамел& горечи нет.


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