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


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RATINGS: 545   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Pour was dark clear golden with an off white head. Aroma was strong of caramel, light hops, and malt. Flavor was the same but a little more watered down. Overall, I thought it was nice because this is a great drinking beer. Light body and smooth. Would buy in a pub sometime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2008
Wrist-breaking litre measure, Hofbrauhaus, Munich. Sweetissh caramelised nose hinting at fresh barrel. Soft, sweet and biscuity with a herbal hop background. Malted Milk, digestives, a dusting of choc. Drinks a bit like a mild 2% weaker. Gentle wood, a hint of almond, oaty malt softness on the palate. Just a chew of raisiny sweet dried fruit and cherry creeping in towards the end. Solid, but a little soporific by the litre.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
12 oz green bottle. Clear, dark brown with ruby highlights, rocky white head which fell quickly. Light malt nose with some earthy hop aroma. Light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Carmel malt flavor with some spicey earthy hop bitterness. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTBone (11) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2008
This is a great dunkel- what is should be and nothing more. Malty, chocolatey in the nose and taste but very easy drinking body- it is a lager after all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Pours brown with a small white head. Subtle aroma of sweet grain and a bit of caramel. Flavor follows the aroma as expected. Easy drinking but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Dark brown pour full off white head nice lacing. Smells like german beer.. haha... no fairly grainy some sweet notes a hint of caramel and grahm cracker along w/ a touch of nut. full rich palate. Sweet flavor, pretty easy to drink. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Poured a dark, dark brown with a thin head. Seemed to be a pretty standard German dunkel, with the taste and smell having substantial malt with overtones of mild hops. Seemed pretty medium-bodied for being such a dark beer and went down smooth. Went great with my tacos for dinner!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2008
I had this from a bottle (no date code of course) and thought it quite marginal. It was quite vegetal in aroma and flavor, with abundant cereal-ness that reminded me a great deal of Play-D. I poured most of it out. Color was a surprising bronze-color, that was unlike any other beer I can recall. Aroma and flavor were unpleasant, vegetal and grainy. Mouthfeel was unremarkable. I do not recommend this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3267) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2008
On tap at The Cooperage Inn, Baiting Hollow. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a thin off-white head that disappeared after a couple of sips. Light, pleasant aroma of malt and not much else. Flavor is sweet malt up front and finishes with light bitterness. A nice alternative to the usual BMC offerings at most restaurants; it was a pleasure to be able to drink something different.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours a Coke brown with slight carbonation and an aroma of rhutabega. Slight off-white head that looks more like an adolescent’s version of a mushtache than something worth admiring. Faint flavors of molasses-dipped nuts roasted over an odorless fire dominate the taste. Slight hint of vegetable in the finish. Watery mouthfeel. Forgettable.

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