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


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RATINGS: 584   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GBZ59 (1063) - 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 (1163) - 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 (70) - 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 (7759) - 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 (1485) - 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 (369) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1462) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
Draught at my friend’s wedding in May 2013. Poured a clear chestnut/ amber colour with a dense off white head. Malty aroma with some molasses and caramel. Sweetness on the flavour, definite malt dominance. Some dry grains in the palate and mild grass-like hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (2949) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle - 500ml. Nice copper body with a thin off-white foamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar, grainy, and woody hints. Its well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries brown sugar and woody notes. Ends with a good bittersweet finish. Decent everyday Dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4860) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown body with a small fizzy beige head that faded fairly quickly. The nose is slightly bready and lightly roasted malt with a little graininess. The flavor is fairly bland really, just a light bready, nutty, and toasty malt base with a little sweetness on the finish. Lighter bodied with just a little stickiness on the finish. Moderate soft fizzy carbonation. Overall, a rather bland and boring effort, but easy enough to finish a single bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (586) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
On tap at Der Biergarten Sacramento, dark color, bready with some caramel, good palate.

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