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


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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ragnampiza (586) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - AUG 27, 2014
500 ml bottle. Slow gusher. Dark chestnut colour, perfectly clear, with a huge, fluffy, forever lasting light beige head. Good lacing. Nutty, herbal and toasted nose. Some toffee notes, dark toasted malts, definitely coffee powder, some mild berry fruit presence. Rooty taste, slightly astringent and moderately sweet. No real bitterness to speak of, just a tiny coffee like punch. Caramel and malt in the aftertaste. Pretty easy to drink despite its mid strenght. Soft to average carbonation, medium body, slightly oily texture. Would buy it again for the price. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2326) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2014
Flaska från SB. Hofbräu-mixpack. Mahognyfärgad, krämigt ljusbeige skumpuck som långsamt sjunker. Fina rostade aromer med vetekex, choklad och kaffe. Torr, mjuka rostade smaker och blommig lågmäld men hela tiden närvarande beska i bakgrunden. Knäck och chokladiga smaker men utan någon större sötma. Bra balans och fin harmoni. Gillar torrheten. Riktigt lyckad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
24.08.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, nuts, hay, minerals, "knekk", grass, coffee, chocolate. Taste is slightly dry, nuts, hay, caramel malts, weeds, "knekk", minerals, paper. Medium bitterness, slightly grainy and mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (785) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 22, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a off white head. Taste Carmel, malt, wheat. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odannyob (83) - Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2014
From a nice green glass bottled as it tips the lips of the c glass dimples inside a recommended container and the concensus being: not a bad a dunkel is this. not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Slight toffee aroma. Clear ruby colour with excellent head. Nice malty flavour with strong toffee and caramel. Medium to heavy body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (1510) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2014
Brown with an off white head - Nice malt aroma with hints of caramel - Good malt flavour with caramel - Nice malty finish with caramel that lasts - This was nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1917) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-22-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a deep amber-ruby color with a big off white head. The head has a light level of retention, eventually fading to give a light of lacing. Smell – The smell is light, but consists of some light notes of a bready, caramel, and dark fruit nature. Taste – The taste starts with flavors of a lighter breadiness mixed with some sweeter malt. As the taste advances some fruit flavors come to the tongue. The fruit flavors are largely dark fruit in nature with cherry and some plum. In the end some roasted bready flavors then come to the tongue and round out some of the sweeter flavors rather nicely (but still rather sweet in the end). Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter to average side with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are rather nice for the brew and suit both the fruit, as well as bready flavors nicely. Overall – Easy drinking and good. A nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bork (387) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Malty beer with chocolatey, fruity, and some nutty notes. Acidic and astringent finish take away from the total experience. Somewhat watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cool_Bond (1795) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
Copper, bread and lightly roasted malt in the aroma. The taste is of caramel, burnt bread. Weak bitterness that stays for a while in the upper part of the mouth. Not at all bad beer but feels pretty mediocre. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

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