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

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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours an amber brown with an off-white head. Aroma largely malt, with grain thrown in for good measure. Taste is the same, with a sweet characteristic and the beer remaining smooth and drinkable throughout. Not spectacular, but very very solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kubeckj (9) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2008 does not count
A very rich dark brew with many flavors that just messed and a great creamy feel to it, great beer one of my favorites

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours an amber brown with a tan head. Sweet caramel malts, simple with a bittersweet hop finish. Lightly flavored by dark fruit dates, fig and sugar. Decent beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
milewide (1515) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Brownish color and medium body. Carmel flavor up front, but good hop bitterness for a Dunkel lingers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Coppery-amber color with a little off-white head. Aroma is of noble hops and dark malts. Taste is a creamy chocolate-nut maltness with some roasted malts and a surprising amount of bittering hops coming through to balance. Really good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (1035) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2008
Now this is an impressive beer. Beautiful, rich, dark red-brown colour. Sizeable head. Possibly just the tiniest bit too thin, but this does not detract too much overall. Long, smooth caramel flavouring, with the slightest hints of coffee and chocolate. A very good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2010 Pours dark amber/brown into the glass with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt with a hint of roast. Flavor is full of honey and caramel notes with a deep burnt malt backbone.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2008
Bottle (355ml). Poured dark bronze with a good sized, dense, frothy, lightly tanned head which was average lasting. Aroma was of rich toffee malts with caramelized dates, muscatels, plums, chocolate, yeasty notes, dust and some hints of cola in the back. Flavour was a moderate bitterness with toffee malts, raisins, currents, dates, light notes of cola, touch of chocolate, hints of nuts and a dry finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry almost creamy mouthfeel and a decent finish. Just seemed a touch to thin.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2008
bottle. pours a dark amber color with a nice carmel aroma. tastes like a roasted carmel. very easy on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1090) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 Not that it matters but I had this on a beautiful day at my local Flying Saucer. Anyhoo, creamy off white head and dark amber in color. Rather heavy molasses aroma with roasted nutty notes mixed in. Coupled with a toasty malt flavor and a touch of sweetness thrown in. Overall a nice easy drinking beer.


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