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


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RATINGS: 738   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 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 (233) - 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 (1047) - 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 (302) - 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 (1932) - 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 (1307) - 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 (3073) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (402) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 7, 2015
This is my first Dunkel.

Pours a mahogony color. Nice mocha color head, about 2 fingers. Decent rettention, decent lacing. It’s dark, but it’s still clear. Interesting, dark beer in a green bottle. I thought the bottle was brown.

Aroma is smoky malts. Coffee, and maybe caramel. I’m not picking up hops. It’s not super fancy, but it smells great.

Taste follows the nose. It’s sweet, and smoky. It could pass as a coffee, it smells and tastes that strong, as far as coffee goes. It’s a little bready. After a decent sit and ponder, it tastes a lot of honey. But anyhoo.

Mouthfeel is medium, but yet light. It’s clean, it’s smooth, it’s refreshing. It’s dark, but still drinkable. It’s creamy, well, it’s really good.

Overall, this is surprisingly good. I like the characteristics of this beer. I hope it’s true to the style. I’ll have to seek out other Dunkels now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (6174) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2015
From a 33 cl bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with an ecru head. Light toffee nose. Flavors of caramel and toast. Smooth, crisp finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frothmeister (726) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours a clear copper colour with a creme coloured head. Very light on the nose with an unexpected note of apple juice up front with light brown sugar, and light straw like malt notes. As for taste, corn syrup, light maple syrup, a little stream of acidity, and light woodiness that leads into the darker malt notes; dark coffee, raisins, and woodiness with some light bitterness. An easy drinking session beer for the upcoming colder months.

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