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

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RATINGS: 582   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!


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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (1971) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 4, 2014
This is a classic German dunkel. The beer is an attractive deepamber that drinks much lighter than you would think based on appearance. Very good, every day, 4 season beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mpontikis (35) - Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Not bad. Full flavor but light on aroma. More of a fall or winter style beer rather then spring or summer

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScottWallace82 (62) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
On draft. Pours a copper brown with an off-white head. Effervescent, light mouthfeel. Tastes of clean dark malts with no sulfur or other off flavors. A fine dunkel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2014
Draft at sb. Pours a murky dark brown with a dense and creamy light tan head that sticks around for a while. Big malty sweet brown bread brown sugar nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Brown sugar brown bread mid palate. Nice, but not much going on.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nowis (8) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 23, 2014 does not count
Ein relativ typisches Dunkel. Ausgeprägt malzig, vom Faß etwas metallisch. Wie ich finde kommt zum Schluss ein annehmer Hopfen Geschmack hinzu.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2014
Lovely mahogany amber with a decent top. Feint, heavy malt and nut nose. Light to medium-bodied. Rather bland, underwhelming mix of nut and caramel and munich malts. Slight nuttiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlich-braunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell. Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig, würzig, trocken.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DwarfeD (809) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
1liter draught at Hofbräuhaus Bremen. Clear reddish brown with a full off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with bitter tones. Yeast, grains, malts, caramel and dark fruits. A nice dunkel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2014
Hofbrau Dunkel on tap at Pazzo’s (Lexington, KY) clear red-brown; excellent clarity; large, creamy tan head. Aroma: light toasted grains; a bit metallic; a touch of earthy hops. Flavor: richer and better than the aroma. Lacks complexity but provides a nice blend of malts with a proper touch of hops. Feel: light bodied but not watery; medium carbonation that seems just right O: good to have a nice fresh version of the German standard, although served too cold.


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