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


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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"really, not a standout, but a solid well-made malt forward brew that has the ability to hit the spot. dark fruit, roasted sweet malts and a smooth feel. pretty good."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2051) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2014
Flaska från SB. Mörk brunröd med smutsvitt skum. Dofter av nöt, karamell, frukt och malt. Smakinslag av plommon, rostad malt, karamell och frukt. Väldigt väl avvägd sötma/beska. Medelkropp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (4140) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Mild smell with some caramel. Malty taste with caramel. Deep malty taste. Simple but enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YantarCoast (485) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 27, 2014
0.5 bottle. Pours a dark copper with a nice beige head. Aroma is chocolate and malts. Taste of cocoa powder, roast grain. A nice dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
N3lson1 (495) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. Definitely one of my favorite goto beers over the years. Amazing aromas of malts. Nice sweet flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle from The Real Ale Shop Newark. Bizarre I have have not had this before. Clear brown colour and lasting beige head. Some mild brown malt. Eady drinking in the mouth. It’s fine. Rather a light dunkel in terms of flavour but it’s fine. Light malt and easy drinking. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15390) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. It pours a clear, sparkling dark chestnut body under a creamy, fingerthick off-white head. Nice curtains. There’s a faint touch of cooked vegetables in the aroma, with raisins and prunes, some caramel and a little roasted note. The flavor has a very nice bitterness, keeping the sweetness under control. An easy task actually, as it’s a quite dry beer. Pleasant carbonation level, soft and full-bodied on the palate. Some roasted malts in the back. Lasting roasted, caramel finish with a very fine bitterness. Except for the touch of dms in the aroma, a very fine brew. 140921

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (721) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Gift. Dark translucent brown copper color with small ring of a head and little lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty with slight fruity vinous notes. Flavor has sweet candy malts up front and a clean, light caramel finish. Simple and refreshing- okay overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ninecats (330) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2014
Clear red/brownish with a two finger beige foam that dissipates quickly, leaving some lacinginga. Aroma of roasted malt, dark bread, minerals, crackers. Taste is soft, with malty flavours and some chocolate (without the sweetness), slight flowery in the back, finishes quite dry. Medium body, medium carbo, smooth texture. Very solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bygers (981) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
On tap 0,5l. Pours a brown colour with an off white head. Malty aroma with hints of caramel. Malty flavour with caramel, malty finish with caramel that lasts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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