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


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RATINGS: 741   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2013 Half a litre at the hofbrauhaus, Munich.Thin white head. Clear dark amber pour. Nice and drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Copper color with hints of ruby red. Sweet malts in the nose with a touch of toffee and subtle hops. Big toasted bread flavor with a caramel like sweetness. Munich malts dominate with a mild hop presence at the end. Semi dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaKeAFC (971) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2011
0.5L bottle, pours clear mahogany brown with a stable brownish head. Strong nose of German fennel spiced bread. Spicy taste, full and not bland. Aroma of spices, toasted malts and black bread, tasty. Sweet taste with a light bitter finish. Light texture, medium bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth and easy to drink. I suppose this will be perfect with pretzels and other Bavarian bakery. Another nice surprise from HB!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wolfbass (1110) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - 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 (8936) - 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 (852) - 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.

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