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

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RATINGS: 605   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2009
tap @ OTH. Pours brown, beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, some dark fruits coming across as strong and crystal malts. Flavor, malty, dark fruits; raisins, figs, dark malts, with light caramel, roasted finish. For a mass produced German beer, this is a fine and easy to drink beer fileld with good flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2009
On tap at hofbrauhaus vegas. Pours a deep brown with a light tan head. Aroma is roast, caramel, barley, malts, wheat, spices. Easy to drink and well crafted.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2009
On Tap. I was offered this at Beer Factory Athens when I went to grab some more beer for RBESG. Amber color with a creamy off white head.Sweetish aroma and flavor with lots of caramel . OK

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (972) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2009
On tap at Mahars. Pours dark brown with a good head. Aroma is sweet and earthy. Flavor is pumpkins and wheat, weird but good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Bottle from Party Source. Poured clear brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate dark toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with an above average version of this style.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2009
This is dark brown beer with a tan head. Great smell and texture. A very nice dunkel.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Pours a dark brown/amber color with a beige head. Slightly roasted, sweat aroma. Taste was for me at least a little metallic and a little watery. It really kind of let me down. There were some roasted malts and caramel notes, but ultimately, this was not a very fun beer to drink for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 23, 2009
Veyr nice in shape, great in sediment. Although it was a little tasteless, but I could sense the quality.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3168) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep amber brown with a tall, creamy light tan head. Light roasted malt notes, a little euro lager, light caramel and molasses in the nose. Medium carbonation with a medium-light mouthfeel. Malt sweetness, light roasted notes, caramel, and brown sugar on the palate. It has an interesting dryness that makes you want to take another drink. A light, pleasing bitterness on the back end. Short finish with decent lacing left. Not overly complex but nice and a real pleasure to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Had a liter on tap at the old german beer hall.Pours a dark brown with a nice big creamy head.Aromas of caramel malts and some toffee.Nicely balanced malt flavor that was very easy to drink.Very good dark session brew!


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