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

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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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!


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrunkSanta410 (610) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a dark caramel color, two fingers of white foamy head. Aroma of light caramel malts, spices, a bit of nuttiness. Taste is lightly sweet, a bit of caramel and toffee. Malts, cereal. Medium body, not overly carbonated. Not a bad beer, my first of this style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (3927) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2015
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order. Amber color, good foam. Aromas of malt, fruitiness and some dried fruits; medium intensity. Medium body & complexity.. Good bitterness and balance. Enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (631) - - FEB 5, 2015
Pours a light coppery orange, perfectly clear, with a few overactive champagne bubbles. A bubbly head, light khaki in color, disappears quickly and leaves only a light ring around the liquid. Smells yeasty, with apples, some toasted malts, maybe even some dark chocolate. Pretty sweet aroma. Tastes of sweet apples, lightly toasted caramel malts, and ritz crackers. Sweet, with a small spicy bitter tang in the aftertaste. Light hoppy bitterness hugs the sides of the tongue, while the beer hits home with a hint of nutty flavor at the finish. A body verging on thin, yet pretty smooth, and the subtle carbonation is perfect and crisp.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2888) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2015
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear amber brown color, long-lasting 2" rocky off-white head, splashes of lace. Aroma of malt and toffee. Taste is lightly roasted malt that grows a little as it adds light spice in the palate, moving to only a hint of hops in the finish. A session Dunkel, great for a long evening.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (437) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
This beer pours a clear dark copper with a thick creamy white head that left plenty of lacing around the glass. The aroma is very malty, sweet malts. I also pick up some faint hops and bread as well. The taste is very similar to the aroma. Up front you pick up the sweet malts and possibly some caramel and brown bread. On the back end you pick up a faint hop bitterness to balance out the beer. I really enjoyed this beer and highly recommend it!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenriqueBraga (125) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 14, 2015
Brilhante, acobreada, boa espuma. Aroma de caramelo, malte, casca de páo preto. Pouco amargor, corpo médio-baixo. Aftertaste doce e refrescante.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (1371) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 9, 2015
Draught at Bierhaus NYC. Reddish brown clear appearance with medium beige foamy head, very faint roasted malt aroma, medium carbonation, crisp malt taste, abrupt finish. Very smooth and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2525) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle from SB. Dark reddish brown with a medium tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, caramel,fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice balanced finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (4030) - Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours a clear cola brown with a fairly thick and fluffy pale buff head. Malty aroma has caramel and fruity undertones. Flavor is malty at heart, with subtle toasty and fruity notes and a hint of caramel. Texture is average, but it goes down well. If not terrific, certainly drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
obxdude10 (2116) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Pretty average dunkel, nothing really stands out with this offering. The body and flavors were a bit on the lighter side. There was a good bready malt flavor with a touch of hoppiness.


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