JorisPPattyn (8660) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught Very stable yellow head, leaving lace, over chestnut-brown beer. Rainwater, dark autumn leaves, and a bit fruity - and of course very malty. Again leafy & malty; sweet, but nowhere exaggeratedly. Coloured malts, without roastedness. Ends a tad woody. Quite well-bodied, slick, near-syrupy. Much better than feared, to be honest.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft- dunkel-rific. enjoyed this roasty, sweet treat. Very well rounded, nothing overly dramatic about it, and highly drinkable.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 3, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle- Sampled @ Siebel during the German style tasting- Clear dark brown color, tan foamy head. Nose is intensely malty, somewhat unpleasent. I think I’m not a fan of munich malts. Flavor is not balanced, too sweet, not enough dark notes for me.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - SEP 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Da sola batte tutte le lager chiare Hofbrau; aroma fortemente maltato e dolce, schiuma alta e cremosa, colore marroncino chiaro molto limpido. Corpo un poco acquoso ma non importa, il sapore è molto gradevole; rinfrescante e buona, ideale per i bevitori esigenti quando fa più caldo.
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I always expect a quite a bit from a Dunkel, givent the paucity of choices in this style. I mean - if a brewer is going to brew this style, it MUST be good, right? This offering from HM was just OK. Nice color on pour with a foamy head on it, but the flavor and aroma just weren’t quite spectacular for me. I’d order it again if available, but wouldn’t go out of my way to get it. There are better Dunkels out there. I think that Ayinger and Schafly are tops in the US market.
bhensonb (12760) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich, "warm", dark/caramel malt aroma. Nice brown color that turns reddish mahogany using halogen. The beige head went up well, but down fast. Medium in body and rather creamy in carbonation. There are medium dark roasted malt tastes, some nuttiness, and arguably a bit of grassy hop. Maybe a chocolate lilt. Just grabs the mouth. The finish is slightly earthy, not all that sweet considering the malt is there, and there is still a light bitter. A pleasant sort of neutral finish. HB does seem to make good beer.
candlejack (6) - New York, USA - SEP 5, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
So this is my first rating, but im not new to the world of beers. me and my friend first had this beer at j and r’s steak house on tap and we both loved it. We went to a usual beer distributor and couldnt find it. Today we went to a different one, found it, got so excited we split case of 24. we bought out the stores selection.
im rating the beer now as i drink it out of a glass, and honestly, theres a noticable difference between how it was on tap and how it is now. However, it still tastes great and it was a pleasure to have as my first rated beer.
now onto the rating,
when i first opened the bottle i could smell it, it smelt great and it got me extremely excited. its dark brown, almost looks like a jack and coke. the head disappeared pretty quick. it feels great in the mouth, the taste is great. definately a beer ill buy again, though my fridge will be stocked with it for a month
jb (2592) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks, smells and tastes pretty much like every other dunkel I’ve tried over the past few days. Brown with orange highlights, thin head with some lacing. Nice aroma of caramel and dough. Extremely nice palate - better than average for a dunkel maybe, candy undertones, stickiness, a bit of hops is nice, get some rich toffee.
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
draught at hofbrauhaus in munich. pours ruby with white head. nose of sweet wet grains, slightly toffee and chocolate. flavor is crisp and clean with mild hints of sweet grains, oats, caramel, and chocolate. very drinkable but not that flavorful and watery mouthfeel (sounds like a beer in munich). carb is smooth a decent and accessible dunkel.
kseecs16 (1213) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Served up dark brown with reddish hues and a light brown head. Would lace nicely. Malty, doughy, slightly sweet aroma. A basic malty flavor, a bit dry and unremarkable. Medium bodied, dryness lingered.