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

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RATINGS: 584   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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (978) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2008
Now this is an impressive beer. Beautiful, rich, dark red-brown colour. Sizeable head. Possibly just the tiniest bit too thin, but this does not detract too much overall. Long, smooth caramel flavouring, with the slightest hints of coffee and chocolate. A very good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2010 Pours dark amber/brown into the glass with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt with a hint of roast. Flavor is full of honey and caramel notes with a deep burnt malt backbone.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2008
Bottle (355ml). Poured dark bronze with a good sized, dense, frothy, lightly tanned head which was average lasting. Aroma was of rich toffee malts with caramelized dates, muscatels, plums, chocolate, yeasty notes, dust and some hints of cola in the back. Flavour was a moderate bitterness with toffee malts, raisins, currents, dates, light notes of cola, touch of chocolate, hints of nuts and a dry finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry almost creamy mouthfeel and a decent finish. Just seemed a touch to thin.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2008
bottle. pours a dark amber color with a nice carmel aroma. tastes like a roasted carmel. very easy on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1065) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 Not that it matters but I had this on a beautiful day at my local Flying Saucer. Anyhoo, creamy off white head and dark amber in color. Rather heavy molasses aroma with roasted nutty notes mixed in. Coupled with a toasty malt flavor and a touch of sweetness thrown in. Overall a nice easy drinking beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Draught @ Hofbrau Miami. clear dark amber brown with beige head and lacing. Uber-fresh bread dough aroma includes brewer’s yeast and pumpernickel rye freshly baked. Soft mouthfeel. Liquid bread, like a lighter version of a doppelbock that way. Really nice. I’ve had this beer when it wasn’t tasting so damn fresh--when it’s on, it’s on!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, toast, straw), light hops (herbs), average yeast (earth, broth) with notes of cardboard and apple. Medium bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2008
@ Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Brown cola colored. Roasty aroma. Very light mouthfeel Rather bland. Probably my least favorite dunkel of the trip

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2008
I pick up a single green bottle at Pat-apostrophe-s Liquors in Porter IN. It pours a clear caramel/amber body with a tall and creamy beige head. It’s got a sweet malty aroma with a touch of rust and mineral water. The flavor drops those last two, lightly toasts the malts, and adds an herbal bitterness. Good session lager.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1886) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Slightly roasted malt aroma. Clear brown color with a medium off white head. Malty beginning getting sweeter in the middle fading slowly in the finish.


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