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

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common

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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!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blockley (104) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2010 Tap @ pub

A great beer, I must say; I found it to be immediately enjoyable and noted that I would certainly drink it again.
It pours an appealing dark colour with a decent frothy head which, unfortunately, recedes a bit too quickly. It has an enduring and pleasing flavour; with a distinct hint of caramel. It goes down very well. Well worth buying!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Coffee colored body with a creamy, thick, bubbly head and very nice lacing. Toasty malt aroma with a solid biscuit scent. Silky smooth texture coupled with a light creaminess. Very well balanced brew. Multi grain toast and toffee are found in the flavor along with a hint of chocolate (very faint hint) and some grassy noble hops. A surprisingly good dunkel, would make for a fantastic session brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2009
bottle, pours dark brown with a medium light tan head. Roasted malt and peanuts in the aroma. Rich roasted malt with thin coffee notes. Moderate carbonation and light body. Drinkable, but boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2009
Draught at Old Brick’s Inn, Jyväskylä. Dark brown color. The aroma and flavor is caramelly, nutty and slightly toasty with dark bread and licorice. The aroma is sweetish but the taste is dryer. OK dunkel but I would like to have stronger maltiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a dark brown color. Aroma is full of bread and malt, with a slight dog food characteristic. Not very sweet, just loaded with grain. Flavor mixes things up a bit, but the sweetness I have come to expect from some Dunkels is missing. More bread and caramel malt with a slight smokiness.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyotehunter (678) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Aroma is almost like tea. slight notes of grain and grapes. pours dark brown. Fairly smooth drinking beer, some sweet to it, but mostly it tastes to me like a carbonated Iced tea with some malt thrown in. Not my favorite style, but then again, its in a green bottle. eh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1938) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Poured a clear reddish-brown hue with a off white had that had a slight retention. Aroma had mostly floral notes to it. Flavor initially was slightly sweet with caramel malts but a nice bread not balanced it out. Flavor was smooth throughout but the carbonation was elevated and was somewhat annoying. Still a decent refreshing beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: mahogany with hint of dark amber. Large fine off white top. Medium lacing.4-
Nose: Mineral , meadow hops , slight feel of chocolate , some bitterness. 6+
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied. Splendid work if you look at malt character. Soft, clean and approachable in body as well in texture. Dunkel character it self felt a bit subdued. Good lager per se but not best for style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2009
(bottle) Clear, ruby amber colour with a big and tanned foamy head. Sweet and almost Bock-like toast-malty aroma with strong notes of caramel and a touch of dark bread an anise. Light-bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a well-carbonated mouthfeel. Dry toasty malt character with pronounced notes of caramel. Toasty and slightly hop bitter finish with wll-blended sweet malt. Decent Dunkel (21.II.09).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2009
12 oz. bottle courtesy of FlacoAlto - Pours a clear brown color with deep red edges and sports a one finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is light toasted caramel malt with a hint of herbal hops. Flavor is much of the same with the addition of some pronounced herbal flavors. A nice medium bodied beer. Thanks Sebastian.


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