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

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RATINGS: 545   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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium brown amber colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, caramel, dark malt, light roasted. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dark malt, bread, malt bitter, light roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130407]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
50 cL bottle, courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight breadish. Roasted breadish and dark malty flavoured. Mild subdued acidic and bitter note coming through. Dry malty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2005
An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with light caramel notes, while the flavor has stronger notes of caramel, still on a sweet background.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours a clear orangey brown with a lacing off-white head. Sweet roasted malts and burned caramel in the nose. Medium body, again roasted malts and caramel with a present bitterness. Very well crafted. 010510

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2006
Draught. Dark ruby red colour, beige mediumsized head. Some grassy malts in nose, with some weak roasted notes. Flavour caramellish malts with dry roasted, a bit caramellish hints. Aftertaste is caramellish malts. Quite wellbalances.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
Draught at Hofbräu Hamburg. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and malty aroma of caramel, licorice and bread. Sweet and malty flavour of bread and licorice with notes of hops. Sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2013
Tap @ Hofbräu and det Alster. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, toasted malt, nuts and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2007
Amber with white head & fairly good lacings. Caramel, malty, bready - soft & medium bodied. Light roast & sweet. Overall very pleasant dunkel!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2013
LITRE WTF at beer hall.. Deep brown... White head... Soft sweet roast... Dark roast suger... Sweet malts... Toffee roast...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (11893) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2008
Draught@Beer Hunters, Pori
Clear ruby color, creamy off-white head. Rye bread, toasted sugar and grassy hops in the nose. Grassy hoppy slightly caramelly dunkel. Light sour note. Standard dunkel, a bit souless.


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