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


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RATINGS: 637   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!

GenkiGonzo's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenkiGonzo (407) - Kyoto, - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle from Yamaya. Dark amber colour. Aroma has sweet malts and some caramel. Flavour also has some chocolate. Nice smooth beer, but not mind blowing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenriqueBraga (93) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 14, 2015
Brilhante, acobreada, boa espuma. Aroma de caramelo, malte, casca de páo preto. Pouco amargor, corpo médio-baixo. Aftertaste doce e refrescante.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (939) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 9, 2015
Draught at Bierhaus NYC. Reddish brown clear appearance with medium beige foamy head, very faint roasted malt aroma, medium carbonation, crisp malt taste, abrupt finish. Very smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2200) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle from SB. Dark reddish brown with a medium tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, caramel,fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice balanced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (3571) - Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours a clear cola brown with a fairly thick and fluffy pale buff head. Malty aroma has caramel and fruity undertones. Flavor is malty at heart, with subtle toasty and fruity notes and a hint of caramel. Texture is average, but it goes down well. If not terrific, certainly drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
obxdude10 (2085) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Pretty average dunkel, nothing really stands out with this offering. The body and flavors were a bit on the lighter side. There was a good bready malt flavor with a touch of hoppiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hockey9930 (124) - - DEC 7, 2014
Medium reddish brown with one finger tan head that lingers awhile. Aroma of honey and hay. Malty caramel up front with a little hop bitterness on the finish. Light watery palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrJohnny (1) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
Mild chocolaty flavor. Hops barely present. A bit sweet. Not complex. Reddish brown in color, dark but not cloudy. Smells a bit cidery. Thin head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (1028) - SPAIN - NOV 21, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta, ligeramente dulce, muy ligeramente a chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dirtyrat (44) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
From the tap. Good dunkel overall. Poured brown with brownish foam. Smooth, with medium body. Slightly sweet. Long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjplumer (498) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Deep clear mahogany brown. Off white head that starts about a half in or so and levels to film like cover. The spicy caramel malt aroma is subtle. Sweet rich toasted on the tongue. Has a spicy Earth like quality. Has a pleasantly and sweet after taste. Leaves me wanting more and I do. I’d certainly recommend this one.

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