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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1526) - 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 (2955) - 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 (4866) - 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 (588) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
On tap at Der Biergarten Sacramento, dark color, bready with some caramel, good palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1650) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 4, 2014
5.5% Bottle from Yamaya for just 158 yen. It pours a dark brown almost black in the glass with a thick beige fizzy head with minimal lacing. The aroma is all malts, oats, hay & some caramel. Medium-light body. The taste is more appetizing than the aroma, caramel, bready, nuts, toffee. Sweet syrupy finish but overall quite tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dyllan (1) - RUSSIA - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
Неплохо& пиво, но бывает и лучше (автор задумал& чешет затылок - какое оно - лучшее). Напомин& Балтику 4 лучших времён.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Choos (591) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap hofbrahaus-hahndorf Aroma: some malt and crystal malt. App: heart of red / dark amber, tan head. Flavour: gentle malt with a hint of dark toasty notes. Palate: finishes short and lightly caramel with a hint of hop bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
COMRADEJOSH (287) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Smells a lot like a yeasty marzen with the dark color of a schwarzbier. Taste very nutty with sweet malt and only the hints of bittering hops like those in pils. Very tasty not sure I expected it to retain this as an export here in Texas versus what I’ve had in Germany.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (538) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 9, 2014
Clear brown/chestnut, cappuccino rocky head Cereals, some hops, caramel Sweet/bitter with pleasant bitter ending Licorice, roasted malts, chocolate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenkiGonzo (212) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle from Yamaya. Dark amber colour. Aroma has sweet malts and some caramel. Flavour also has some chocolate. Nice smooth beer, but not mind blowing.

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