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


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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9267) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8645) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcasta (849) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3453) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
The Etruscan (627) - Tuscany, ITALY - JUL 9, 2011
Creamy beige head. Dark brown colour. Aroma is malty with caramel, dark fruits and light roasted notes. Flavor is malty too with dark fruits and light spicy and wooden tones, ending in a malty finish. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Caramel malts on the nose with a slight spicy nutty aroma. Pours a dark amber. Caramel malts, with toasted bread and a very clean crisp flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2726) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2011
Das Hofbräu Dunkel hat mich nicht ganz überzeugt. Der guten Süffigkeit stehen eine überschwere Malzigkeit und nur durchschnittliche Hopfenbittere entgegen. Leichte Röstaromen im Nachhall. Test vom 6.12.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche

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