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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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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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4534) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2010
(bottle) pours a clear ruby colour with a tall frothy off-white head. aroma of pale malts, marshmallow and caramel, with hints of bread and floral hops. flavour is mostly dry grainy toasted malts with a hint of yeast. medium body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkurzynski (1714) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Pours black brown. Nice smooth roasted aroma. Flavor is also smooth, but lacking impact - almost watery. Low to medium body. I love my dark lagers and this is so so. Plenty of good American craft breweries putting out better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle. Poured medium brown with thin lasting white head. Malty aroma, with some grassy overtones. Malty flavour on a light medium body, Malt finish. Sweet, but not too sweet with enough hop for a session beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WVHouseofBeer (921) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2010 Poured a decent looking clear ruby brown with a white lasting head. Slight caramel and roasted nut aroma. Flavors of caramel, roasted malt and chocolate. Finishes sour and thin. A subpar Dunkel, the worst beer from Hofbrau that I’ve had.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alobar (3011) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Pours a caramel copper color with a white soapy head that vanishes as soon as you finish the pour. Aroma of yeast, hops, and metal. Carbonated. Flavor of yeast, grain, and caramel with a bit of a sour ending. Average beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2010
bottled. pours dark mahogony with minimal white head. Smells of floral hops and yeast. A medium sour bite on the tongue.It is a light bodied thin feeling beer. It really tastes like every other german lager with a hint of caramel. Not bad, An average beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2009
355 ml bottle purchased as part of a mix a six at Lukas, Kansas City, Missouri. L 202 I 09:57 stamped on the label. Pour is clear ruby brown with a two inch egg white head. Head is lasting, eventually falls with pretty lacing. Aroma of soft caramel and hazelnut, nice straw element underneath that. Taste is the caramel sweetness up front, though it is pretty brash and fake tasting, really does not have the soft sweetness of the nose. Under the caramel is the hazelnut which carries through to the finish. As this opened up some, the sweetness mellowed a touch. Palate is a bit oily, thin bodied with active carbonation. The aftertaste features some of the chemical sweetness and detracts. I am sure this is nicer fresh.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (1409) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2009
Draught, Hofbrauhaus Munchen Cola-like in appearance. Flavour also has a bit of cola-like quality to it. Slight toffee sweetness with a lingering dry finish. Reasonably decent example.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Tap at Berry park. Poured a rich dark caramel. Nose was sweet, slightly spicy, a bit musty. Typically thin bodied with small bubbly carbonation. Not much up front a bit sweet. Mostly malty and creamy taste. Finish is bitter. An easy drinker with more flavor than most. But in the end it’s really not that easy for me to drink.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2012 (br-btl bu-lbl, poured at Hollerbach’s in Sanford FL, 5.5%)

very similar to their helles with just a bit of roastiness and §minerality added to the aroma and flavor.
fairly light and clean in body and taste.

------- /> Aroma is full of soft sweet bready aromatic Munich malt.
Taste toasty malt with a touch of grainy astringency, mild minerality, and a bit of caramel sweetness.
Palate is soft and medium-bodied with medium-high carbonation.


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