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

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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2014
June 8, 2014 - on tap at Hofbrau Munich. Brown pour with head and lacing. Malt, spice, nutty and some caramel in aroma and taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5316) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear chestnut, mmedium beige head. Nutty, toffeish, caramelly malt aroma, some herbal hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, low to medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt4054 (34) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Would get again on tap. Might avoid green bottle in future. Was a little skunk scent. Overall good dunkel.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wurdahitah (22) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2014
Caramel, cardboard, roasted, dried dark fruits, sweet, effervescent, slightly bitter and light for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3270) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Sample at Hopfest 2014. Comes a clear copper with a nice light tan head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, and a touch of hops. Very easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (627) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown with medium tan head. Aroma of toasted malts, some sweetness, and a slight metallic notes. Light/medium body, toasted malt, caramel, medium carbonation, and a slight chalky finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdobbs (331) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
Murky looking dull brown/amber body, on top a cream coloured head. Slight caramel and nutty feel to the nose and taste: fairly sweet with a mild hop finish. I’d say a typical German brewpub Dunkel, nothing upsetting, but nothing extra ordinary either, drinking it fresh and surrounded by the brewing equipment makes all the difference though

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (598) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Brown pour with healthy thick beige head. Scent of carmel, iron metallics. Flavors of bready sweet malt, metallic euro hops, smooth carmel too. Average carbonation, frothy mouthfeel a bit on the thin side, pretty clean finish. Nice smooth German dunkel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (3567) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Alright. Pours orangy brown with good head and lacing. Sessionable - that’s the point I guess. Tap at Bread Soda.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Clear bronze appearance with an average size, off white head and a fair amount of lacing. Toasted malt aroma with some nuttiness in the background. Moderately sweet taste of caramel malts balanced by subdued spicy hops. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel. Will not knock your socks off but, still, a pleasant, flavorful, traditional, session beer.


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