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

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RATINGS: 581   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 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2008
Pours a dark brown color with a slight ruby tint. Also a very large puffy white head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Flavor is full and malty with a little bit of a fruit taste as well. On tap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2008
This was a pretty good dunkel. It pours dark brown with a slight red tint, and has a small, off-white head. The aroma smells of nuts, sweet malt, and carmel (with some maple?). Goes down very easily. Smooth finish with slightly bitter tones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1227) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2008
On tap at Franz’s Lagerhaus (Palm Harbor, FL). Pours a clear, medium reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt, caramel, butterscotch, and mild spices. Sweet flavor as well but with some bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ELab2 (38) - USA - APR 7, 2008
Really enjoyed this. Extremely creamy with a nice full body but isn’t too heavy. Nice bit of sweetness that plays well with a slight bitter finish. Had this on tap in Philadelphia.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
morrdt (682) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Single 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Jacksonville. Pours a light brown color with a thin head. Aroma is a lightly roasted malt. Taste is a richer roasted malt with a bit of caramel and a touch of bitterness. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2008
12oz bottle. Stained-glass brown-red color. Mild, subtle aroma. This is a very smooth drinking Dunkel. Not as overly sweet as some of it’s peers, this is your session dunkel. Delicate hop crispness fades into malt sweetness. A nice standard German dark beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2008
(Draught@Rymy-Eetu) Dark cola brown with a small, lasting head. Sweetish-caramely-malty aroma with some licorice hints. Sweetish and caramely-malty flavor with mild roastiness in the dry and mildly ashy finish. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. A clean and reasonably balanced, but straightforward dunkel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighlanderOne (983) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Poured from bottle 3/2008. Aroma of malt, caramel, raisin. Mahogany color, rocky tan head. Malt and fruit in the flavor, with brown sugar and bitterness in aftertaste. Slightly oily feel in palate. Flavors blended well at finish. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Pours a fairly clear rddish brown, with a big creamy light tan head. Smells more on the fruity side, definite grapes, maybe some apple, and dark sweet malts as well. Fairly thin bodied, tasted of dark fruits and sweet malts thatI got in the nose. Could definitely use some depth here. Very easy drinking dunkel, although nothing special about it at all. Very avergae brew, but wasnt expecting greatness.


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