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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. It pours a clear, sparkling dark chestnut body under a creamy, fingerthick off-white head. Nice curtains. There’s a faint touch of cooked vegetables in the aroma, with raisins and prunes, some caramel and a little roasted note. The flavor has a very nice bitterness, keeping the sweetness under control. An easy task actually, as it’s a quite dry beer. Pleasant carbonation level, soft and full-bodied on the palate. Some roasted malts in the back. Lasting roasted, caramel finish with a very fine bitterness. Except for the touch of dms in the aroma, a very fine brew. 140921

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12816) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12723) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2010
(11.2oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium cream head (nice retention) and Brussels lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, light mustiness, raisins, and almonds. Flavor of nuts, light roasted malt, caramel, and some breadiness with a moderately dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (11345) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (11257) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11238) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2010
@CBC RareBeer Tour–on tap-pours a light tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, hint of hops. Soft carbonation. Easy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10845) - 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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