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

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RATINGS: 728   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wolfbass (1085) - Firenze, ITALY - AUG 23, 2011
Io vi dirò che lo stile Dunkel, è uno dei miei preferiti. Bel colore, buon aroma tra la frutta e la tostatura, e anche in bocca mi soddisfa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2011
On tap at Bierhaus NYC. Pours a muddy, shiny reddish brown with moderate off-white head. Aroma has notes of chocolate syrup, tootsie roll, and yeast. Flavor is rich of tootsie roll with cascade hops. A surprising alcohol bite. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Potent Munich malt flavors oversee this Dunkel’s flavor profile where nondescript hop bitterness and fieldberry angles attempt to add depth.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam tops the dark brown, leaving no lacing.
-Even though the body is rich, the brew remains quite drinkable.
-An earthy touch seems to come from the combination of specialty malts and bittering hops.
-If you don’t know what Munich malts taste like, this will be a good brew to learn from.

On tap at the tourist magnet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8630) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
Draught. Low fluffy off-white lasting head. Clear dark brown body. Weak malty caramel aroma. Roasted malt caramel flavor, pretty sweet with little hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
talleyrand (38) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Dark amber color. Notes of caramel. Somewhat sticky palate. Not much dryness. Decent German session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcasta (847) - EL SALVADOR - JUL 25, 2011
en hofbrauhaus miami. no me había dado cuenta que las que me tomé en alemania no las había puesto. buena birria, en miami lincoln road.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3416) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle. Light brown with an inch of off white head that fades a bit. Aroma of toasty caramel, chocolate, grass, mild spices. Modest sweetness with darkish caramel, quite assertive bitterness. Spicy finish. Solid and pleasant quaffer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MMR (682) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2011
It’s taste is not as exceptional and speaks it’s brand as other Hofbrauhaus variants but overall a pretty good Dunkel. A bit bitter, nice foam.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2011
Deep brown with a creamy off white dead. Lots of caramel and toasty malts. Very distinct caramel flavours with some underlying burnt toast. Medium body with a slightly sweet finish. A nice beer.


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