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


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RATINGS: 661   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (34303) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
50 cL bottle, courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight breadish. Roasted breadish and dark malty flavoured. Mild subdued acidic and bitter note coming through. Dry malty finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brenn79 (1683) - Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2010
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark amber with a nice white head, aroma is gain and similar to a Euro-lager, unappealing. the flavor is like a Euro-lager only with a little more complexity and some caramel malt. Not sure if it was the green bottle in particular or if it just isn’t my style, but I will never buy this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2010
pours a nice rich brown, still somewhat clear. the flavors are a little on the weak side, with a hint of sourness. not a favorite for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crabbey (17) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2010
UPDATED: APR 17, 2010 Bottle. Reddish brown, moderate off-white head which diminishes fairly quickly. Sweet bready malt with some caramel on the nose. The faintest hint of an aroma hop. Sweet taste with a light-moderate bitterness which seems to last along with a toasted malt taste. Medium body and a touch undercarbonated. Nothing wrong here, but a bit conservative.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 31, 2010
The aroma is sweet toasted cereal grains, chocolate, and caramel. The appearance is red brown with a thin head. The flavor is like the aroma with more bitterness than expected but its far from being really bitter. The palate is thin but not bad. This is a good Dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Pours a bright brownish amber with a generous lasting off-white head. Very pretty to look at. The nose has a rich maltiness I find quite enticing. Notes of bread and hay with grassy hop hints to it. The flavor is refreshing just a little bit sweet. Though not particularly complex, it is very dry, crisp, easy to drink, and very enjoyable. Perhaps this beer isn’t getting quite enough credit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kahn (48) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2010
Tap - Dark color with good head. Strong rich caramel aroma and flavours with slight hints of tofffe. Great dark beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4548) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a coppery amber with a quickly disappearing head. Smell is caramel and burnt almonds. Upon tasting, it reveals notes of toast, malt and boozy undertones. Quite nice and surprisingly full-bodied, but I could have wanted a bit more of both aftertaste and blending balance.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
apazda (13) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
I would call this a middle of the road dunkel. The flavor starts out nice with hints of sweet caramel, but finishes a little too bitter, almost metallic. Quite a lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italianjohn (2447) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Pours an amber ruby color with lacing and off white head aroma of grass, sweet caramel malt ...... taste of sweet caramel and grassy with some light bittering in the finish... pretty long aftertaste ..... an easy drinking beer

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