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


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RATINGS: 658   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wxman (1521) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Pours a clear dark cola color with a full, lasting tan head. Aroma is malty and nutty. Taste is roasted sweet malt, caramel and a mild yet assertive hop bite. Quite good, but I gotta say the Hofbrau Dunkel on tap at the Newport Kentucky location is better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajolly2 (129) - USA - NOV 14, 2009
A little on the lighter side in the mouth, bordering "watery"; malty; pretty dry ending, not the best; the spicy flavor balances very nicely with the sweet caramel flavor to make for an enjoyably complex taste; nice dark amber appearance. I recommend it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2994) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Aroma is malty, brown sugar, caramel, vegetable. The appearance is a deep amber/red. off-white head. The flavor is bread, caramel, nuts. The finish is sweet, caramel, candy, only the slightest piney hop bite, which comes out more as the time goes by. medium mouthfeel. Decent, not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle Pours clear brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor is bready, light caramel, with a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedhawkFIN (55) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2009
Draught@Hofbrauhaus, Munich, Germany. Malty Dunkel best served from those 1l mugs...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2009
A light rust color with aromatic malt notes. A little fruit and candy on the mid palate drives to a pure malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Poured from bottle. Clear medium brown color with some bubbly offwhite head. Aroma is sweet toffee caramel with a bit of sweet nuttiness. Flavor is typical sweet caramel malt with some doughiness and slight fruit flavor. Clean finish. Overall, nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
halfonit (1209) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Has a clear brown color. Aroma is mainly of malts with a little caramel. Taste is very malty. Also has a light aluminum, tofee, and soy sauce flavor. Slight bite in the end. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobaidan (523) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2009
On tap during an Oktoberfest celebration. Pour was dark brown without much of a head. Aroma is pure malt. Mouth feel was thick and did not have much carbonation. Flavor was sweet with a bit of roasted malt and molasses mixed in. Easy to drink, but unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle: Poured a light clear burgundy color lager with a medium size foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt with light toffee notes. Taste is drier then expected with some caramel and light molasses notes. Body is about average with OK carbonation. Not bad but really not a style that I dig.

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