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

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 545   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Pours a clear tan/brown with a beige head. Aroma was very sweet with chocolate, caramel, and nuttiness. Flavor was caramael sweet with some bready undertones.. Sticky mouthfeel, light bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Bottle, pour a clear dark red color with a decent tan head. Aroma is light with some slight roasted malts, carmel and chalk. Slight sweet taste, finishes quickly, a light bitterness from the light hops. Nothing special here not bad but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmo32087 (29) - USA - JAN 16, 2008
Amazing beer served at the Hofbrauhaus. I had never had a Dunkel before so it looked intimidating but the aroma was amazing and as smooth a beer as I’ve tasted.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomasus (200) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Pours orange/amber with an off white head. Aroma of faint malt and hops. Flavor is more of the same. Nice balance w/ a quick finish. Nothing amazing but very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2007
On draught at Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Dark brown with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is unremarkable, of malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty, and a little toasty. Not overly exciting but very drinkable, but I guess it has to be if they’re going to serve it by the liter.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2007
A brown pour, a little boring, kinda clear. Tastes of cereal grains. Not much going on here. A bit lacking in good taste, with corn, grain taste prevailing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Sweet carmel malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor with a nice balance of hops. Medium bodied with a lasting finish. Not to heavy for a dunkel. Would definately drink this again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3397) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2007
one liter draft at Hofbrauhaus - Pours very dark brown with a sizable, lingering head. It smells of sweet malt. The flavor is sweet and the mouthfeel smooth and easy going. The hops are just noticeable. It’s medium bodied and is a simple, straightforward beer that makes for a good quaff in the beer hall. Prost!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Sampler at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/frankf Liquors, Frankfort. Surprised this hasn’t been reported in my area lately. Light brown in color. Toasty malt smell. Taste is a bit yeasty again, but there’s some nice roasty malt involved here. Could just be that my sample was from the bottom of the bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2007
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 Draft in Munchen. Pours out a dark amber/red colour. Aroma was sweet and carried into the flavour with molasses. Not a heavy dunkel. Nice.


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