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


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RATINGS: 634   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MalcolmTucker (750) - SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Tap at beerhall. An adequate dunkel but certainly not one of the best available in Munuch. The attraction of HB is the venue not the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (749) - Samarate, ITALY - APR 11, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 Bottle @ home . Versata in un bicchiere da lager, sprigiona un bel profumo di malto tostato e di cacao amaro. La schiuma è abbastanza fine, compatta e di color nocciola. la birra è marrone con riflessi ruggine, limpida, forse solo una lievissima velatura.Amara, ha una decisa nota tostata, che ricorda la frutta secca, ma anche il dolce del malto si lascia sentire. Il corpo è debole, molto meno pastoso di quanto mi aspettassi. estremamente rinfrescante grazie al sentore di luppolo , presente ma poco accennato il gusto di cereale. Molto buona e di facile beva.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Hofbrau Dunkel punches above its weight class in terms of abv kick. It’s a nice beverage and has a lot of sweet and spicy flavor. A light touch of alcohol nastiness in the background made it less smooth to drink. Still, as far as dunkels go, this is a solid choice. It’s not wild or interesting, but it’s true to the style with a big body and a molasses-like taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fantti (731) - FINLAND - JUL 10, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin ruskeana ja valoa läpäisevänä, vaahto on pumpulinen ja noin kahden sormen paksuinen. Haju on pääasiassa paahteinen ja rusinainen, joka oli lievä yllätys. Huljuttelemalla tulee selvää limppuista mallasta ja hieman hedelmääkin mukaan. Maku on makean maltainen, samaa limppua ja rusinaa löytyy myös. Paahdetta ei kovin paljoa tunnu, jos ollenkaan. Lievää maamaisuutta on havaittavissa. Suutuntuma on melko makea, lähes tahmaava ja muuten keskitäyteläinen ja hieman hiilihappoinen. Kelpo dunkel, joka on omaan makuun jo lähes turhan makea. Kaipaisin enemmän leipäisyyttä ja paahdetta makeuden tilalla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Its body has a deep burnt coppery color with lighter amber highlights and good clarity. The pour produces a tall, foamy, light tan head with a mix of small tightly packed bubbles and bigger soapy quick fading bubbles. The settles down to a thin cap of tiny bubbles that makes very nice lacing on the glass. The nose is full and rich. There are solid notes of caramel and bready maltiness followed up by some floral/mineral like German and Czech noble hops. As in the aroma the flavor has nice caramel/bready maltiness and noble spicy/floral hops in good balance with a slight edge to the malt. In the finish it quickly fades to dryer mellow hop bitterness. The body has a medium to full body with a smooth, not to thick/not to thin, texture and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (708) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 9, 2014
Clear brown/chestnut, cappuccino rocky head Cereals, some hops, caramel Sweet/bitter with pleasant bitter ending Licorice, roasted malts, chocolate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (707) - Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 Hofbräu München Dunkel - My first dunkel! Not always easy to find this dark lager style in SW MO. Curious to see what it’s like. I read up on it, and it’s supposed to appear copper to dark brown with noble hops and nutty/chocolate malts without fruity character. Pour: big head at first, but it dies quickly. Lacing also noticeable at first, but becomes sporadic in a hurry. Really like the aroma: noble hops with toasted bready/malty sweetness and nuttiness. Flavor: sweet, crisp malts with slight zingy hop presence. Maltiness hangs on and leaves a bit of a zesty kick as well. Nice style! Reminded me of a lighter doppelbock, which is basically what it is style-wise from additional notes I read. Want to try more of these. OCTOBER 2013 UPDATE: Got green bottle versions of this, and sadly, the aroma is ruined until you let it sit in the glass for awhile - but even then you can still smell a slight bit of skunk. The head and lacing retention are better in this batch, though. I stand by my description of the flavors. A solid beer, and not changing my rating, but try to find it in bottles that aren’t green!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (706) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Brown pour with healthy thick beige head. Scent of carmel, iron metallics. Flavors of bready sweet malt, metallic euro hops, smooth carmel too. Average carbonation, frothy mouthfeel a bit on the thin side, pretty clean finish. Nice smooth German dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2007
Brown with some bubbles, big thick frothy head. Caramel scent. Quite sweet, slightly watery with a light carbonation. Malty in the mouth, with toffee in the aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Red in colour with a great head and lots of condition. Yeast in the nose; carbonation in this glass. The tongue is sweet and fruity, the finishes smooth Fruity aromas with raisins and figs.

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