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


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RATINGS: 741   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (14178) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (14174) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13622) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13397) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottled, 500ml at The University Club, Oxford. Dark brown with cream head. Sweet malts to the fore, there is a caramelised character, sweet toffee notes and then a herby background. There is a late vanilla note. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13286) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12757) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12581) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
(7/4/08) Draught at the brewpub in Munich. Served in a 1L mug. Dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, some bread and caramel. Sweet flavor with caramelly malt and light toastiness. Medium-bodied but maybe slightly too light. Acceptable.

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