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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 672   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Red-brown, beige cover. Nutty caramel aroma. Light metal taste, sweet light caramel, and toast.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Initial smell of smelly feet, followed by dark pumpernickel bread. Better tasting- dark malts, touch of roast, dark earthy hops.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Hofbrauhaus Munchen--Munich, Germany--Hofbrau Dunkel. 5.50% ABV. 10 IBU’s? Off white mild lace head. Clear thin brown color with a hint of amber. Light roasted soft hop front. Mellow sweet smooth dunkel minimal chocolate light roasted lager body. Clean mild hop end. Nice version of bland style. (3.5 / 5.0) Sampled 5 oz. Taste @ Fremont Oktoberfest in Seattle on 9/25/2010.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Tap. Exceptional beer. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and liquorice. Taste was sweet, with long length. Palate was velvety, with a thin-to-medium body. Brown, with a frothy white head.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Darn you, green bottle! Aroma was skunked up by poor German engineering with regard to light protection...amazing that canning hasn’t become part of the Purity Law! :) Corn, funk, and musty aroma hints that at one point, it was a fairly pleasing roasty toasty grain and caramel smell. Flavor was apparently unaffected, as the sweet toffee notes popped up and mixed in nicely from start to finish atop the medium-roast malt backbone. Silky but light mouthfeel, dark brown hazy liquid tinged with amber under a small cap of light tan head. Throw this in a Warsteiner bottle and I’d venture to guess it would score a few tenths higher. Okay, okay, I swear I’m done with the soapbox on green bottles!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (6092) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2010
On tap in Munich. Dark brown color, light brown color. Aroma, carramel, roasted grain. Taste, caramel, chocolate, roasted grain. Drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2116) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
On tap (or bottle ?!) at Hofbrauhaus Munchen
Appearance : Clear deep mahogany with a medium creamy head.
Aroma : Nice raisins with notes of red fruits and caramel. Lots of raisins.
Taste : Raisins, red fruits. Nice notes of toffee. A bit mineral. Finish quite dry. Soft carbonation.
Overall : Nice raisins on nose and taste. Enjoyable toffee notes. Sadly a bit mineral. Still quite decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierkrug (2132) - - AUG 13, 2010
500 ML Bottle in Germany. Dark brown tint with a very nice and full light brown head. A fine rosted malty aroma. Nice roasted malt taste with a bitter ending Palate. Better served not so cold. I wish I had mine where the guy below had his. A good solid Dunkel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (6416) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottled 500ml. -at the bar on top of the Kehlsteinhaus (best known as Eagle’s Nest).
Amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, dry caramel nose. Moderate roasted malt, caramel and slight bready taste with nutty notes in the finish. Average and rather boring dunkel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Dark brown pour with off-white to light tan fluffy head. Lingering. Big caramel and toffee nose...sweet roasted barley malt. Equally roasty caramel/toffee/bread dough sweet barley malt flavors obviously in the forefront of this brew. Old world quality omnipresent here...not a huge, impressive beer...just good solid brewing excellence and understated professionalism on display. Nice!


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