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


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RATINGS: 698   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Bottle from Party Source. Poured clear brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate dark toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with an above average version of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (12255) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlich-braunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell. Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig, würzig, trocken.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12044) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
Draught at brewpub Platzl München. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Reddisch-brown colour. Week aroma and flavor. OK palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2004
Cake dough aroma. Slightly roasted. Full bodied. Malty flavor, chocolate cake. A chocolaty bitter aftertaste. A bit thin for its body, but a lovely dunkel, a classic in its type.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Bronze color with almost no head. Nutty, roasted malt aroma. Bitter roasted malt taste. Thin body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, toast, straw), light hops (herbs), average yeast (earth, broth) with notes of cardboard and apple. Medium bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
Clear mahogany with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and breadish notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and grassy hops. Finished dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2009
On tap in Miami shared by Oakes. Cloudy brown pour with a decent sized beige head. Great caramel malt aroma. Flavor is full of caramel, nuts and is a bit sweet. Do yourself a favor and try the Hofbrau beers fresh on tap...what a difference.

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