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


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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thornecb (4663) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Pours clear mahogany into a shaker. Cola head dissipates to nothing in a flash. Mild caramel aromas. Crisp with sweet caramel upfront turning sharp and metallic in the cloying lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4728) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2009
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad.. 1 liter. Pours a clear brown color with light tan head. Caramel malt, hints of fruit, grain, and nuts. Easy drinking. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10007) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2009
On tap in Miami shared by Oakes. Cloudy brown pour with a decent sized beige head. Great caramel malt aroma. Flavor is full of caramel, nuts and is a bit sweet. Do yourself a favor and try the Hofbrau beers fresh on tap...what a difference.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nhamilton (104) - Cibolo, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Had a somewhat cloudy appearence and poured a medium tan head. has a slightly bitter taste, but goes down smooth enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2009
Pours a brown color with a tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel malts, plums, and a little toffee. Flavor is pretty close to the aroma with a slightly dry finish. Overall it’s pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IauditUUhateme (22) - Coram, New York, USA - APR 3, 2009
On tap at J&R steakhouse. Nice color, good head that hung around a bit. A little lighter tasting than I expected. Solid Dunkel, like something you could serve to a non-craft beer guy. Sweet, malty taste & aroma. I wouldn’t seek it out, but would definately have it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blockley (104) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2010 Tap @ pub

A great beer, I must say; I found it to be immediately enjoyable and noted that I would certainly drink it again.
It pours an appealing dark colour with a decent frothy head which, unfortunately, recedes a bit too quickly. It has an enduring and pleasing flavour; with a distinct hint of caramel. It goes down very well. Well worth buying!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Coffee colored body with a creamy, thick, bubbly head and very nice lacing. Toasty malt aroma with a solid biscuit scent. Silky smooth texture coupled with a light creaminess. Very well balanced brew. Multi grain toast and toffee are found in the flavor along with a hint of chocolate (very faint hint) and some grassy noble hops. A surprisingly good dunkel, would make for a fantastic session brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2009
bottle, pours dark brown with a medium light tan head. Roasted malt and peanuts in the aroma. Rich roasted malt with thin coffee notes. Moderate carbonation and light body. Drinkable, but boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5023) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2009
Draught at Old Brick’s Inn, Jyväskylä. Dark brown color. The aroma and flavor is caramelly, nutty and slightly toasty with dark bread and licorice. The aroma is sweetish but the taste is dryer. OK dunkel but I would like to have stronger maltiness.

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