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


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RATINGS: 683   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jonas (6180) - Garching b. München, - JAN 25, 2003
Pretty ordinary and boring dunkles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2668) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
ours 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (186) - 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 (4781) - McLean, 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 (652) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3352) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
500 ml bottle from LCBO served cool in a tulip glass. Very deep crimson mahogany with a tight light tan head. Light to moderate roasted malt, quite clean, faint sulphur, grainy malt, a slight hint of fruitiness. Medium body, medium-full carbonation. Some wet cardboard, light to moderate roasted barley, pretty clean, a slight, vague fruitiness; dry with gentle bitterness and a clean, lightly roasted barley finish. Pretty well executed for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewerale (120) - - SEP 30, 2015
Escura e avermelhada com média formação de espuma. Notas de malte torrado, caramelo, leve café e lúpulo ao fundo. Leve com final médio, maltado e suave amargor no retrogosto.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (321) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
LCBO bottle.Clear dark brown colour with off white head. Nose is earthy, malty and slight roasty. Taste is similar, earthy, roasty malt. Earthy, balanced bitterness, chocolate and brown sugar/molasses. Perfect for fall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2883) - 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 (595) - 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 (3760) - 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.

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