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


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RATINGS: 661   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrJohnny (1) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
Mild chocolaty flavor. Hops barely present. A bit sweet. Not complex. Reddish brown in color, dark but not cloudy. Smells a bit cidery. Thin head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (1210) - SPAIN - NOV 21, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta, ligeramente dulce, muy ligeramente a chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dirtyrat (44) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
From the tap. Good dunkel overall. Poured brown with brownish foam. Smooth, with medium body. Slightly sweet. Long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjplumer (625) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Deep clear mahogany brown. Off white head that starts about a half in or so and levels to film like cover. The spicy caramel malt aroma is subtle. Sweet rich toasted on the tongue. Has a spicy Earth like quality. Has a pleasantly and sweet after taste. Leaves me wanting more and I do. I’d certainly recommend this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Very sweet. Dark. Sour. Something just doesn’t fit. It kind of coats the tongue and that’s not good. Looks better than it tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (7375) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014
Draught @ Hofbrau an der Alster, Hamburg. Pours dark brown with a offwhite head, some lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel, grain, hay. Flavor is light sweet, malt, grain, caramel, light chocolate notes, hay. Medium body, average carbonation. 311014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (15111) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of caramel and subtle nuts, toast. Taste is very malt forward caramel, but a bit on the plain side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robto (52) - Belas, PORTUGAL - NOV 2, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 50cl bottle at home. It pours a clean deep copper colour with a decent and lasting tan head. Aroma is very malty, caramel, some bread, but overall the aromas are somewhat muted. Taste is roasted malts, a lot of malts, some sweet caramel, somewhat watery and with a slight of bitterness at the finish. It’s moderate to light bodied with considerable carbonation and a clean and dry taste. For a dark type of beer it lacks the typical complex and rich flavors, but at least it has a malty and caramel character and it is very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4063) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle at the Criterion, Leicester. Nutty, metallic Dunkel. Thin body and clean. Refreshingly grainy and industrial. So, so fitting. Lovely to catch up with Wisey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle->willi becher. Dark copper/brown with moderate tan head. Nice caramel malt and bread. Decent.

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