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


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RATINGS: 664   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4611) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a coppery amber with a quickly disappearing head. Smell is caramel and burnt almonds. Upon tasting, it reveals notes of toast, malt and boozy undertones. Quite nice and surprisingly full-bodied, but I could have wanted a bit more of both aftertaste and blending balance.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
apazda (13) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
I would call this a middle of the road dunkel. The flavor starts out nice with hints of sweet caramel, but finishes a little too bitter, almost metallic. Quite a lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italianjohn (2473) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Pours an amber ruby color with lacing and off white head aroma of grass, sweet caramel malt ...... taste of sweet caramel and grassy with some light bittering in the finish... pretty long aftertaste ..... an easy drinking beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4559) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkurzynski (1769) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WVHouseofBeer (928) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alobar (3055) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
theisti (3451) - 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.

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