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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14844) - 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 (14648) - 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!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (14175) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (13911) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2012
Tap @ Hofbräu and der Alster. Clear dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - herbal. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 011212

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
Draught, Archer Ale House
Bright dark brown. Figs, molasses and brown sugar in the aroma. The body is light, and a bit watery in the finish. Flavours of light molasses, graham crackers and slightly sticky sugariness. Decent balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13387) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2007
Bottle. Amber color, nice offwhite head. Roatsed malt aroma, some burnt sugar, cocoa and chocolate notes. Malty flavor, roasted, chocolate notes, quite a sharp finish with some hops. Roasted and with some smkoy notes.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (12665) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 13, 2011
Der Malzige Antrunk wir im Mittelteil etwas entschärft durch ein feinherbes Aroma. Im Abgang ist das Malz nur noch im Hintergrund zu erkennen. Das Bier wirkt etwas langweilig und winfallslos, heißt nich das es schlecht ist, aber etwas Besonderes mit Sicherheit nicht. Test vom 2.6.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 8,10,8,8,13,8 - 8,55

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (12658) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
Bottle, 5.5%. Clear dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and a little bread. Flavour is malt, caramel, little sweet, hop, little bread, little nutty and a little bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Rich, "warm", dark/caramel malt aroma. Nice brown color that turns reddish mahogany using halogen. The beige head went up well, but down fast. Medium in body and rather creamy in carbonation. There are medium dark roasted malt tastes, some nuttiness, and arguably a bit of grassy hop. Maybe a chocolate lilt. Just grabs the mouth. The finish is slightly earthy, not all that sweet considering the malt is there, and there is still a light bitter. A pleasant sort of neutral finish. HB does seem to make good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2009
on tap at the brauhaus. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, malt, caramel. Flavour is sweet, roasted, malt, caramel. bitter finish. Medium to full body. Nice beer.


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