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


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RATINGS: 729   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!

vipinvelp's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (3672) - Velp, - NOV 28, 2012
Dark brown with brownish foam head, lasting and lacing. Aroma is mainly sweet caramel. Taste is somewhat bittersweet, but caramel prevails, some pepper. Short little bitter, lot of sweet aftertaste. (Baku 201211)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (13312) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2016
Tap (Hofbrau, Berlin)
Deep caramelly red, large tight head. Sweet caramelly malty aroma. Similar taste, but a bit waterier and dull. Finish caramelly. Slight copper coin hpo bitterness. Poor for a dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerowl80 (181) - - JUL 22, 2016
Tap at the Hofbrauhaus. Pours chesnut brown. Aroma of caramel, malt, nut and toffee. Malty and bready flavour with mild sweetness. Minimal bitterness.Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozzy70 (654) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 16, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle. Poured deep dark amber, lasting off white head. Aroma was roasted malt, caramel. Taste was sweeter up front, slight bitter finish. Probably would taste better in Munich than Omaha.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdleedahl (142) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
Quite the sweet beer, but good bodied and still well balanced. Easy drinking beer. Hops and Hominy SF. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerme31 (636) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Draft. Mild aroma of dark malts. Pours clear dark brown. Medium sweet taste. Light body, thin texture, clean mild finish. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6004) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2016
Tap (Hofbräu Berlin, Berlin). Dark chestnut color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Caramel ,sweet, roast, malty in aroma. Grainy, bit of coffee, spiky hops in taste. Feels watery. Drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ttheilen (528) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
L_Lovecraft (181) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (3307) - 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.

   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.

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