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


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RATINGS: 605   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joakgust (885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown amber beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, grain, herbs and hay. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, roasted grains, herbs and nuts. Well balanced and true to style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2159) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from the 4pack at Systembolaget. A balanced lager with roasted malt and a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours red brown with a small off white head. Sweet chocolaty taste with a small bitterness and dryness. Great with central european food!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanVah (141) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
På flaska från systemet. Klart bärnstensfärgad. Luktar äppelcider nästan som vin. Mjuk smak åt det fruktiga hållet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yingwait (51) - - JUL 5, 2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwgl (51) - SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget. Lätt, och då menar jag lätt, rostad smak i kombination med den typiska vetesmaken funkar men är inte jättespännande.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
EtTuCthulhu (1045) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2014
The beer pours a deep yet clear reddish chestnut color with a medium white head. The aroma is skunky with hints of caramel malts and yeast, and the taste is quite sour and a touch umami; the mouthfeel fuses a thin texture, sour finish, medium-light body, and a soft carbonation. Overall, this beer is alright with some of the flavors having been (sadly) ruined by the green bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ryecatcher (784) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Green bottle.. should’ve been my fisrt clue. This shit is an awful example of the style -- skunk and caramel tick all the boxes as far as aroma and taste go, everything else is below average. I have over 700 ratings, and this is the most half-assed one I’ve done to date because this bottle of Gerry piss is the most half-assed Dunkel I’ve had to date. I’d rather drink a can of Busch Light (and for the record, I really like me some Dunkel, otherwise I wouldn’t give this such a hash critique).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1623) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2014
Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, brunt socker med toner av örter och torkad frukt. Jämna och fina smaker, lätt kropp och beska.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (656) - New York, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Its body has a deep burnt coppery color with lighter amber highlights and good clarity. The pour produces a tall, foamy, light tan head with a mix of small tightly packed bubbles and bigger soapy quick fading bubbles. The settles down to a thin cap of tiny bubbles that makes very nice lacing on the glass. The nose is full and rich. There are solid notes of caramel and bready maltiness followed up by some floral/mineral like German and Czech noble hops. As in the aroma the flavor has nice caramel/bready maltiness and noble spicy/floral hops in good balance with a slight edge to the malt. In the finish it quickly fades to dryer mellow hop bitterness. The body has a medium to full body with a smooth, not to thick/not to thin, texture and carbonation.

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