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


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RATINGS: 735   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (3334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a dark rubyish brown with moderate-sized light tan head. Aroma is toasty grains, nuts, toffee and spice. Flavour is modestly toasty grains, solid toffee and slightly chocolatey maltiness, a distinct nuttiness and a bit of spiciness. Average body and carbonation. Pleasant one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (929) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2015
500ml on tap. Smoky chocolate on the nose. Red/brown beer with solid tan head that leaves lacing. Silky mouthfeel. Medium body. Finish is chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon. What a pleasure! Nice beer, easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (4216) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Deep chestnut brown body, medium sized light tan head, nice sticky lacing. Toast, caramel, light milk chocolate, and nuttiness. Mild earthy bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied, with creamy, gentle carbonation, light sweetness throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bvbunited (67) - Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2015
The Hofbräuhaus dunkle is a very smooth dark beer. The aroma is faint but the taste is great I detect a hint of molasses which gives the beer a sweet taste Overall I think this is a good beer and would recommend it to everyone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (789) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - AUG 11, 2015
Escura acobreada,espuma bege densa e com boa manutenção;no aroma malte torrado,caramelo e toffee;sabor maltado segue o aroma,com um tostado na medida,leve sem ser aguada,refrescante e com boa drinkability,carbonatação mediana,final e retrogosto levemente adocicados. Boa Dunkel,leve,fácil de beber.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreamer (176) - PORTUGAL - JUL 31, 2015
Reddish brown color, with nice beige head. Low carbonation, light body and thin texture. Aroma is toasted bread, caramel, dark malt lightly roasted. Taste is sweet, very light bitterness, cloves and bread. Aftertaste is sweet and long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1496) - ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Mass at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Very dark brown with a nice foamy head and served in a glass HB glass. This looked good, and smelt pretty good too, though dominated by the malt. A drinkable beer in interesting surroundings, but ultimately a bit plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1730) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2015
A nice average dunked overall. Pours a beautiful deep red with a white head. Smells sweet, malty with some peach. Taste is quite malty, with some caramel and vanilla. Sweet finish. Had in tap at Lowbrau.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mircoas (292) - ITALY - JUL 19, 2015
50cl @ bottle. Scura tedesca trovata al supermercato. Tutto sommato una birra discreta, bell’aspetto, beverina, forse un po’ troppo amara. Birra estiva.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (663) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle from Harvest Market, Bedford NH. Aroma is basement yeast over toasted malt. Appearance is nice clear amber reddish brown with finger-width off-white head with fair retention, minimal lacing, and nice sparkle. Taste is moderately sweet malt balanced with light bitter. Palate is medium bodied with medium texture and lively carbonation. Finish is abrupt. Overall, a decent beer across the board without blowing the doors of anything..

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