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

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RATINGS: 619   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Draught @ Hofbrau Miami. clear dark amber brown with beige head and lacing. Uber-fresh bread dough aroma includes brewer’s yeast and pumpernickel rye freshly baked. Soft mouthfeel. Liquid bread, like a lighter version of a doppelbock that way. Really nice. I’ve had this beer when it wasn’t tasting so damn fresh--when it’s on, it’s on!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9798) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, toast, straw), light hops (herbs), average yeast (earth, broth) with notes of cardboard and apple. Medium bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gerardoluna (193) - MEXICO - SEP 12, 2008
[Eyes] extramly deep dark amberbrown color, unike! the head is amazing. [Nouse] yumi, jeje sweet, hoppy and malty aroma. [Mouth] Full body, a little caramel note wow.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1904) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Slightly roasted malt aroma. Clear brown color with a medium off white head. Malty beginning getting sweeter in the middle fading slowly in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3602) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Bottle: Poured a reddish brown with a tan color creamy head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Taste is a roasted and caramel malt, sweet but leafy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2008
Draught. Reddish brown, small off-white head. Berry sourish aroma, little rust and roasted malts. Same sourish berries in the flavor, roasted malts, sweet rye-pudding, little hops. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation. The berries are a bit off in this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2008
@ Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Brown cola colored. Roasty aroma. Very light mouthfeel Rather bland. Probably my least favorite dunkel of the trip

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2008
I pick up a single green bottle at Pat-apostrophe-s Liquors in Porter IN. It pours a clear caramel/amber body with a tall and creamy beige head. It’s got a sweet malty aroma with a touch of rust and mineral water. The flavor drops those last two, lightly toasts the malts, and adds an herbal bitterness. Good session lager.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andreic (53) - IRELAND - AUG 30, 2008
Brown. White head that didn’t last. Slight aroma of malt and grain. Tastes slightly malty, slight caramel and biscuit. Light bitterness comes through at the end. Its pretty clean and easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Delicious. Smooth and brown. Quality brew. Defines the style. Goes well with German food.


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