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

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RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Bottled, new arrival at John’s in Iowa City. The body is medium brown with copper colored edges. The head is thin and light khaki colored. The aroma has bubblegum and tobacco. There is also a little dank fresh earth. Nice and realtively subtle aroma compared to many dunkels I have had. The taste has some notes of milk chocolate and black tea. After you drink a little more you start to get notes of orange peel. Surprising bitterness. Very soft, low carbonated mouthfeel. A great example of how this style can be interesting and drinkable, I am still learning.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 21, 2007
Pours a clear brown with a toasted yellow head. Smells of smoke, light ham, caramel, yeast dough and bavarian hops. Flavor is mild, but with strong hops and grain background. Really good drinking beer, excellent with a meal.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Beer 54 Summer 2006 trip in Europe. Drank on 7/10/06. Liter draft mug at Hofbrau House Munich. Very good and smooth and easy to drink, went well with the giant pretzel I ate with it. Yum.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4387) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Aroma is nutty with a bit of cabbage. It pours brown with a medium light tan head and minimal lacing. Flavor is a rather complex blend of smoke, good hops and vegetable, perhaps cauliflower. Intriguing fennel and hop finish. Quite complex and flavorful, but a bit too much of a vegetable quality. It should compliment any meal very well, particularly german food. Sold in a green bottle with no skunkiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Pours a transparent mahogany with frothy, well-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet, toasty bready dark caramel malt with a touch of Bavarian hops. Body starts with lightly sweet dark caramel maltiness along with decent bittering hop presence and earthiness toward a thinner finish. A pretty decent dunkel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Red in colour with a great head and lots of condition. Yeast in the nose; carbonation in this glass. The tongue is sweet and fruity, the finishes smooth Fruity aromas with raisins and figs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2007
Bottle. Amber color, nice offwhite head. Roatsed malt aroma, some burnt sugar, cocoa and chocolate notes. Malty flavor, roasted, chocolate notes, quite a sharp finish with some hops. Roasted and with some smkoy notes.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2007
This is the best Dunkel I have ever tatsed. I love this beer, but too bad the brewery still insists on exporting the dreaded green bottle. I rarely get to enjoy this un-skunked, but when I do its like heaven. Sweet maltliness almost perfectly balanced by hops. Finishes smooth and eventful.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (1778) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2007
Bottle. Dark Brown Color with a nice beige head, the aroma is not so strong, but is like toasted malt, the flavor is amazing, its right on the balance, not so sweet and the bitterness on right point! The mouthfeel is some notes of bitterness and fruit. Cerveja de cor marrom escura com uma espuma densa e bege. O aroma não é tão forte, mas fica perto de algo como malt torrado, o sabor é maravilhoso, parece que o doce e o amargo estão na medida perfeita. Fica um sabor meio amargo com notas de frutas.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2007
The aroma is comprised of lightly sweet malt and low intensity toasted grain notes. The body is a light brown/tan color and transparent while the head is two fingers thick, white, frothy and quite lasting. Sweet malt and caramel fore. Very delicate really with a touch of honey-like sweetness through the middle and a fairntly dry toasty note int he finish. Very subtle, but quite enjoyable.


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