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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 724   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Dark brown but clear, light malty aroma, malty flavor with a touch of caramel sweetness. Light body. Drinkable, but you’re not going to pay a lot of attention to it.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 28, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
L_Lovecraft (126) - - MAY 12, 2016
Roasted malts, dark fruits, brown with a good white/tan head not persistant, light body, medium carbonation, quietly sweet and bitter in the final, roasted hints and dark fruits...very refreshing while i’m watching that house draw like a myazaki anime.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (3225) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 3, 2016
Brown color, white head with quickly diminishing. Aroma is slightly nutty with toasted malts. Flavor is toasty, dry fruits, mainly nuts and almonds, medium maltiness, slightly sweet at the beginning that changes to a light bitterness in the final.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HomebrewTownsend (7) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2016 does not count
Strong caramel, malty toffee like flavor and aroma. No hop flavors present, good example.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoPierre (4) - - APR 2, 2016 does not count
Deep dark coper color, filtrated, creamy foam, munich malt gives taste of burned bread, caramel, toffee, sweet aroma and roasty taste; roasty and a bit dry finish; well balanced and precise fermented beer. drunk from tap, Parkcafé, Alter Botanischer Garten, Munich

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1323) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2016
From a 500ml bottle on 2/4/2016. Pours a clear deep amber with a biggish foamy head Has a malty aroma of caramel and rye bread. The flavour follows suit - more caramel and rye bread, a bit of toffee, a touch of spice, and a very mild bitterness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. A very solid,well made, tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2016
On tap at The Mayor of Old Town. Clear amber appearance with a lasting tan head. Aroma and flavor of Munich malt, light caramel/toffee and hints of spicy hops. Medium body with a smooth, creamy feel. A nice dunkel overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
danfontaine (40) - - MAR 21, 2016
Ar- dark bread crust is dominant on the nose with some caramel and hints of malt sweetness. Also get a hummus note. Ap- clear, dark copper beer pours a nice white to off white head. Fl- malt sweetness is well balanced by toasted bread crust and subtle hop bitterness. A hint of caramel in the mid palate. Mf- med bodied, nicely carbonated, Ov- this is like drinking bread, and is a little one note. It's a good note but not a very good one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Deep brown pour with a thin white head. The nose is very soft and toasty. Has a fresh baked breadiness and a touch of toffee flavour. Clean fermentation with a nice lingering sweet finish. Nice autumn brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
euniceradio (390) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours hazy dark ruby red, white creamy head. Aroma of brown sugar, raisin, caramel, toast. Taste of same. Dry bittersweet finish with berries and biscuit.


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