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


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RATINGS: 741   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (861) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2015
DATE TASTED: December 5, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Celebrator doppelbock pokal... OCCASION: easing out of the annual Sheridans’ Christmas party... APPEARANCE: cola black body; off-white, fizzy half-finger head that settles to a reasonable ring; lacing is sweeping in arches... AROMA: sweet hints of chocolate and peat; slight roasted elements; hops are light and floral... PALATE: medium-bodied, smooth and mellow in its intensity; a late weight holds the throat; otherwise, oily and dry...TASTE: the taste profile is agreeable in its mellowness, with the sweet malts pleasing in its chocolate and candied sugars--as such, the balance in hops keeps the experience from being one-sided, and the light, aromatic hops welcome the next sip... OVERALL: a sessionable accompaniment to an evening, as either a nightcap or a main course...smooth enough to swig, but just flavorful enough to slow it all down...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9528) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
500ml bottle thanks to Ashton McCobb. Pours clear dark brown with a thick cream-coloured head. Aromas of spice, malt, bonfire toffee. Taste is creamy toffee, light spicy finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (828) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
50cl bottle at the Screening Room, Singapore on 23-Nov-2015. Pours a redfish amber colour with a tan coloured head. Medium body and carbonation. Aroma of sweet malt, pine and caramel. Great flavour profile - caramel and hops prominently. Some vanilla. Lots of similarities to an amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13370) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottled, 500ml at The University Club, Oxford. Dark brown with cream head. Sweet malts to the fore, there is a caramelised character, sweet toffee notes and then a herby background. There is a late vanilla note. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Subliminal64 (104) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Smells Malty Pours a dark caramel colour. Good amount of head that disappears quickly. Taste is a darker and sweeter version of the Munchner beer. Wish it wasn’t so sweet. Great carbonation. Little aftertaste. Overall I was very happy in my purchase. I still prefer the "light" version. MB The Beer Bearon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
trexibmer (60) - - NOV 17, 2015
A very pleasant, smooth dark lager! Subtle notes of chocolate, fig, caramel, and even some coffee. Noticeable but subdue hops. This is definitely an Octoberfest staple for those liking dark seasonal beers. For those that hardly drink a darker beer or not sure if they will like one this one is a great starting point! Recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fredfa (234) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - NOV 15, 2015
Tanto no aroma quanto no sabor já se percebe a torrefação do grão. É refrescante e desceu muito bem no calor. Boa drinkabilidade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ncube (111) - - NOV 11, 2015
Aroma of bread, honey, nuts, faint spicyness. Taste is similar, but body is a little thin, and doesn’t give up the depth of the aroma. Almost dry finish, clean, with a lingering dusty bitterness. Nice but sort of boring. I think I have the wrong idea about what this style should be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (408) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
Pours black with a thin head. Aroma has notes of malts, brown sugar, figs, and cut grass. Tasting notes include rich malts, brown sugar, spice, figs, and virtually no hop profile. Low carbonation, slick mouth feel, and spicy finish. This is a decent Dunkel!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sccp1910 (173) - BRAZIL - NOV 6, 2015
Aroma suave, remetendo a canela e banana. Cor marrom e espuma marcante. Sabor refrescante com certo amargor em seu final.

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