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


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RATINGS: 588   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (550) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Colour of strong sweet tea, with a short well laced head. Aroma of yeast and grains with a hint of malt. Sweet malt taste with a touch of grain. Sweet transient palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fattybladdy (503) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Dark reddish brown pour with tall frothy head. Taste is caramel malt, grain and toast, light bitterness in the finish. Pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sweet toffee and caramel flavors highlight this beer. This is an easy drinking, medium bodied beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (1881) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 10, 2014
500ml bottle, multiple occasions.
In short: a sweet dark beer.
Pours dark mahogany with nice tan head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Malty. caramel, roasty and spicy aromas. Light body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste isroasty, liquorice, sweet, nuts. Balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GBZ59 (1094) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 10, 2014
Botella de 500ml. Vaso Weizen. Color marrón y trasparente. La espuma bronceada crea una corona burbujeante y fugaz. Aromas herbales, tostados y de leve madera con trazos de diacetilo. Sabores de tostado dulce y sirope. Cuerpo ligero/medio y carbonatación moderada aunque chispeante que agua la textura. Sabor de caramelo y matices de licor de almendras y avellanas que se despliegan en el intermedio. Final dulce. Desequilibrada y empalagosa ! 500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Brown color, crystal clear appearance. Tan froth creates a lively & brief crown. Toasted, slight woody, herbal aromas, hints of diacetyl. Sweet toasted & syrupy flavors. Light to medium body. Moderate but lively carbonation resolves in a watery texture. Candy flavor, hues of sweet almonds & nutmeg liquor touch are displayed in the middle. Sweet finish. Unbalanced & cloying!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1180) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap at local pizzeria. Pours a muddy brown with an off-white head. Aroma has caramel and lemons, with light brown sugar. Taste is of malty caramel, bread and lemons. Medium bodied and a bit sticky. Finishes sweetly, and not too long. A solid easy drinker - a little sweet and a little sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MWMBeerguy (79) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Slight coffee and even a nutty aroma with flowery hops. Smooth mouthfeel with Munich malt backbone. Awesome MD. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7774) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
bottle from mein-biershop. Clear brown colour, mid-sized white head. Malty with caramel and chocolate, quite light-bodied and elegant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1530) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2014
50cl draught@Hofbräukeller München, 02/2014. Translucent maroni. Good spicy bread crust, fairly carbonated, mid-watery palate. Woody notes as in twigs and branches accompany roast and caramel, pine towards a leathery finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zarkam (372) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2014
500ml bottle from Alko. Clear brown colour, medium off-white mostly lasting frothy head, good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasty malts in the aroma with some bisquit, caramel and a hint chocolate thrown in moderate herbal and peppery hops. Taste is initially moderately sweet, slightly bitter and acidic, still fairly balanced, turning into a slightly bitter and moderately long finish with a slightly burnt feel. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Not an insanely interesting dark lager, but very pleasant and drinkable. Something I might want to serve with a proper pork meal instead of wine while trying to attain a wide appeal.

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