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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 699   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1996) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Tap. Exceptional beer. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and liquorice. Taste was sweet, with long length. Palate was velvety, with a thin-to-medium body. Brown, with a frothy white head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Darn you, green bottle! Aroma was skunked up by poor German engineering with regard to light protection...amazing that canning hasn’t become part of the Purity Law! :) Corn, funk, and musty aroma hints that at one point, it was a fairly pleasing roasty toasty grain and caramel smell. Flavor was apparently unaffected, as the sweet toffee notes popped up and mixed in nicely from start to finish atop the medium-roast malt backbone. Silky but light mouthfeel, dark brown hazy liquid tinged with amber under a small cap of light tan head. Throw this in a Warsteiner bottle and I’d venture to guess it would score a few tenths higher. Okay, okay, I swear I’m done with the soapbox on green bottles!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (6608) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2010
On tap in Munich. Dark brown color, light brown color. Aroma, carramel, roasted grain. Taste, caramel, chocolate, roasted grain. Drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2123) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
On tap (or bottle ?!) at Hofbrauhaus Munchen
Appearance : Clear deep mahogany with a medium creamy head.
Aroma : Nice raisins with notes of red fruits and caramel. Lots of raisins.
Taste : Raisins, red fruits. Nice notes of toffee. A bit mineral. Finish quite dry. Soft carbonation.
Overall : Nice raisins on nose and taste. Enjoyable toffee notes. Sadly a bit mineral. Still quite decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierkrug (2130) - - AUG 13, 2010
500 ML Bottle in Germany. Dark brown tint with a very nice and full light brown head. A fine rosted malty aroma. Nice roasted malt taste with a bitter ending Palate. Better served not so cold. I wish I had mine where the guy below had his. A good solid Dunkel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (6651) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottled 500ml. -at the bar on top of the Kehlsteinhaus (best known as Eagle’s Nest).
Amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, dry caramel nose. Moderate roasted malt, caramel and slight bready taste with nutty notes in the finish. Average and rather boring dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Dark brown pour with off-white to light tan fluffy head. Lingering. Big caramel and toffee nose...sweet roasted barley malt. Equally roasty caramel/toffee/bread dough sweet barley malt flavors obviously in the forefront of this brew. Old world quality omnipresent here...not a huge, impressive beer...just good solid brewing excellence and understated professionalism on display. Nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) very pale for a dunkel, creamy lasting head. Nose of corn, stale grain, caramel and salt. Taste of roasted nuts, roasty grain, lightly burnt toast, with a smooth creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 Location: Draft at Helmer’s, 7/30/10

Aroma: The nose is filled with slightly sweet caramel malts, and there is a little earth as well
Appearance: Pours a clearish brown with a slight red hue and a beige head that leaves spotty lace
Flavor: The taste relatively sweet, lots of caramel, malty, muc what you’d expect from the nose
Palate: It drinks really nicely, it has a smooth feel, decently long duration, and soft carbonation
Overall Impression: This is one I’ve certainly enjoyed plenty of times previously, but never rated for some reason. It’s a good stuff, and the Hofbrau name always makes me think of the beer garden, so it has that going for it as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a green 11.2oz bottle into a Pilsener glass. The bottle has no freshness date or any info other than the style. Appearance: Its body has a deep burnt coppery color with lighter amber highlights and good clarity. The pour produces a tall, foamy, light tan head with a mix of small tightly packed bubbles and bigger soapy quick fading bubbles. The settles down to a thin cap of tiny bubbles that makes very nice lacing on the glass. Smell: The nose is full and rich. There are solid notes of caramel and bready maltiness followed up by some floral/mineral like German and Czech noble hops. Taste/Palate: As in the aroma the flavor has nice caramel/bready maltiness and noble spicy/floral hops in good balance with a slight edge to the malt. In the finish it quickly fades to dryer mellow hop bitterness. The body has a medium to full body with a smooth, not to thick/not to thin, texture and carbonation. Notes: This is another all-around solid beer with good balance and drinkability.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 40 41 42  43  44 45 46 » 70

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50