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


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RATINGS: 735   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Tap at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas. Pours a uniformly dark brown appearance with a fairly big tan head. Some nuttiness in the nose but mostly just a dark brown lager aroma. Flavor isn’t too exciting with a sweet brown lager flavor with a bit of nuttiness. Sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmoreau (3620) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Green 12 oz. bottle poured to my SA Lager glass, with a clear, mahogany hue, abundant and creamy, off white foam to the head, and curtainy ribbons of lacing. The aroma was light toast and cookie notes, some sweet caramel, a hint of cocoa, but a light metallic hint toward the back. The flavor added smooth malt, good carbonation, and complimentary, but moderate hop bitterness. A decent, representative Dunkel, except for the flawed aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2011
On tap at the hofbrauhaus Munich. Classic liter of dark German beer. Very drinkable. Great head. I could drink these until the cows come home.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedesertfox (17) - - JAN 14, 2011
on tap the the hofbrauhaus munchen. huge head. many litres of this were drank- best they had to offer post-octoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7950) - ITALY - JAN 9, 2011
piuttosto scura buona schiuma persitente naso leggermente tostato nocciola leggero cioccolato discreta secchezza bilanciata note tostate frutta secca

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2647) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of dark bread, grain and roasted, light to moderate herbs for the hops, with hints of brown sugar and paper. Head is large, creamy to rocky, with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear mahogany. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic, moderately bitter and a little sour. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a lightly dry finish. Simple but typical German aspects, this Dunkel stands above others with it’s roasted smelling malts and sweetness in the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Medium brown color (with a bit of a reddish tint) and a foamy head. Somewhat thin mouthfeel. Not much different from a traditional lager, except maybe a bit spicier. Some bitterness, but not a ton.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2010
On tap shared begrudgingly with the wife. Taste is burnt caramel, roast, bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Draught at Hofbrauhaus Munchen. Medium brown color with red rink and big light ran head. Bread crust, malty, and toasty aroma. Same flavor with light hops and a touch of mineral and bitterness in the finish. Light sweetness but a pretty attenuated and drinkable beer. Not super rich and malty. Easy liter to down. A little thin actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Pours brown with a slight red tint throughout and a small off-white head. Aroma is of spices and sweetness. Caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. Flavor is similar but a lot less pronounced with a toasty undertone as well. Light mouthfeel but not too bad.

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