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%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (471) - Minneapolis, - JAN 1, 2016
A solid German Dunkel. Easy to drink but a nice maltiness. Hint of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2355) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
(bottle) bright, clear amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of stewed fruit, honey; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish, slightly creamy palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a dark amber with an average size long-lasting frothy off-white head. No lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, a hint of nuts and brown sugar. Flavour of caramel malt, toffee, brown sugar and nuts. Average to medium bodied. Well done, an enjoyable Dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11164) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
LCBO shelf filler. Malty, with a touch of an edge. So-so drinkability. Medium brown colour. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freekyp (1925) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Spicy earthy nose with bakers chocolate and roast malt. Pours a dark chestnut and holds a thick white creamy head. Full creamy body. Dark malts meld seemlessly with muted coppery hops to deliver a very clean and flavorful lager. Certainly a benchmark for the dunkel style. These are dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4975) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head.Nice clear appearance. Malty with a medium body. Quite smooth and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gubihumle (584) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2015
Fad i Hofbräuhaus i München. Farven er mørk brun med en brunlig skumkrone, Aromaen er sødlig malt, pinjekerner og karamel, medens smagen domineres af karamel og humle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (851) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2015
DATE TASTED: December 5, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Celebrator doppelbock pokal... OCCASION: easing out of the annual Sheridans’ Christmas party... APPEARANCE: cola black body; off-white, fizzy half-finger head that settles to a reasonable ring; lacing is sweeping in arches... AROMA: sweet hints of chocolate and peat; slight roasted elements; hops are light and floral... PALATE: medium-bodied, smooth and mellow in its intensity; a late weight holds the throat; otherwise, oily and dry...TASTE: the taste profile is agreeable in its mellowness, with the sweet malts pleasing in its chocolate and candied sugars--as such, the balance in hops keeps the experience from being one-sided, and the light, aromatic hops welcome the next sip... OVERALL: a sessionable accompaniment to an evening, as either a nightcap or a main course...smooth enough to swig, but just flavorful enough to slow it all down...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
500ml bottle thanks to Ashton McCobb. Pours clear dark brown with a thick cream-coloured head. Aromas of spice, malt, bonfire toffee. Taste is creamy toffee, light spicy finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (789) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
50cl bottle at the Screening Room, Singapore on 23-Nov-2015. Pours a redfish amber colour with a tan coloured head. Medium body and carbonation. Aroma of sweet malt, pine and caramel. Great flavour profile - caramel and hops prominently. Some vanilla. Lots of similarities to an amber ale.

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