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 16/20
Bendrixian (1492) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
Clear brown to copper pour with a lively head. Sort of big aroma with malt amd bread and some prune, meal and cereal. Medium body and fast flavour profile. Some burnt molasses note and really out of balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (4193) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
Super malty, very bready, notes of caramel, hay, and syrup. Full mouth feel, soft carb. Low bitterness, quite sweet, a little muddled at the end, lack a bit in drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Clear copper-hued brown with a small tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, dried leaves, bitter-sweet cocoa, bit of freshly baked sugar cookie. Medium-thin body. Elegant flavour of roast malt, tobacco leaf, hints of maple and chocolate, a bit of smoke, and medium-dry finish with some twiggy hop notes. Rather good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
OntBeerDrinker (515) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
banana bread chicolate brown sugar smell. golden brown with head. watery sour bitter light chocolate brown sugar type taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuzzcro (256) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2015
A rather fine dunkel in my opinion. The appearance is quite lovely. Not bitter at all and actually quite pleasant to taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (1066) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2015
Deep brown in the glass with minimal suds. Tastes like cold weather, autumn leaves & broken dreams. Sweet twang of rusty malts in the back ground.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (322) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
500ml bottle from LCBO. 5.5% alc / vol. Pours a hazy ruby brown colour with one finger off white head. Bready lager aroma on the nose with some roasted malts. Taste is malty with a gentle hop accent and finishes with a metallic aftertaste. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Tap.A: Dark amber near mahoganh. Thin near-white head.N: Toffee, cracker, earth, grist, some clove, hint of banana, some honey and heather, mappe syrup and toast.T: Goodly sweet and lightly bitter.M: Light body, tingly carbonation, no alcohol.O: Solid Dunkel. Tasty and light. Decently complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (1347) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear dark mahogany with a foamy beige head. Flavors are bread crust, toasted cereals, molasses, dark fruits and earthy hops with nutty and spicy notes. Light to medium body, good carbonation, slick texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2016 Pours a clean copper-amber colour with a nice creamy-frothy beige head, good retention and creamy lacing. Munich malt smell with nutty notes and hints of caramel, dark fruits and molasses. Mouthfeel is a little oily. The taste has the dark malt as well, with mild roasted malts, bread, caramel and even hops in the finish. A little metallic feel some times. Not a bad, easy-drinking Dunkel, except for this last one (metallic notes). Great with food as you cannot notice this.

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