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

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RATINGS: 590   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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2541) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Dark brown pour full off white head nice lacing. Smells like german beer.. haha... no fairly grainy some sweet notes a hint of caramel and grahm cracker along w/ a touch of nut. full rich palate. Sweet flavor, pretty easy to drink. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Poured a dark, dark brown with a thin head. Seemed to be a pretty standard German dunkel, with the taste and smell having substantial malt with overtones of mild hops. Seemed pretty medium-bodied for being such a dark beer and went down smooth. Went great with my tacos for dinner!

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2008
I had this from a bottle (no date code of course) and thought it quite marginal. It was quite vegetal in aroma and flavor, with abundant cereal-ness that reminded me a great deal of Play-D. I poured most of it out. Color was a surprising bronze-color, that was unlike any other beer I can recall. Aroma and flavor were unpleasant, vegetal and grainy. Mouthfeel was unremarkable. I do not recommend this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3333) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2008
On tap at The Cooperage Inn, Baiting Hollow. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a thin off-white head that disappeared after a couple of sips. Light, pleasant aroma of malt and not much else. Flavor is sweet malt up front and finishes with light bitterness. A nice alternative to the usual BMC offerings at most restaurants; it was a pleasure to be able to drink something different.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours a Coke brown with slight carbonation and an aroma of rhutabega. Slight off-white head that looks more like an adolescent’s version of a mushtache than something worth admiring. Faint flavors of molasses-dipped nuts roasted over an odorless fire dominate the taste. Slight hint of vegetable in the finish. Watery mouthfeel. Forgettable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Slight sweet dark raisins on the nose. Cola colored with small head. Malty, good balance, but action disappears quickly. Decent mouth feel, but finishes a little thin. All characteristics got a little better as it warmed up. It was enjoyable, but could use a little more complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2008
A classic German dunkel. Nice warming sweetness to this beautifully dark classic Bavarian-style lager.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2008
On tap at the Hofbräuhaus. A dark brown colour with a good head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is also malty with some sweetness. Fairly unimpressive.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yayforbeer (752) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2008
Single from Total Wine, Jacksonville. Clear brown beer with a small white head. Mild dark malt aroma. Flavor is caramel and dark malt, with a crisp hop finish and nice bitter aftertaste. I like dunkels and this one is good. A very pleasant and tasty brew. Not spectacular, but one that I could drink often if available.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2008
Sampled at a tasting... poured very dark, somewhat amber. Aroma kind of smokey caramel. Very light on flavor, but what was there was sweet caramel. Overall pretty smooth. I didn’t give this super high marks anywhere, but it was balanced well and enjoyable. Just not anything really spectacular.


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