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

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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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!


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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VoodooBear (48) - San Juan, - MAY 11, 2013
Presentation: 11.2 oz. green bottle, served in a steidel. Appearance: Develops a one finger head that goes down into a thin ring. It’s dark caramel colored. Smell: The aroma es mostly of sweet malt, nothing else. Taste: The malt sweetness is very dominant and present but not cloying. Mouthfeel: It feels a bit watery and smooth. It has medium carbonation and it’s easy to drink because of the sweetness. Overall: Complex enough so as to not be boring, but easy enough to drink so as to not discourage drinkers not accustomed to this type of beer. It manages to be very sweet but balanced, not overwhelming. A very well made brew.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbiggs1976 (1) - - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AbbeyRoade (356) - Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Pretty decent. Gentle malt with very little bitterness. Not hoppy. Relatively smooth but not anything really great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (867) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle poured in a mug. A: Pours a deep amber clear color. Forms a big tanned and bubbled head. Good retention and many lacings left S: Smell is sweet and malty. Caramel malts. Yeasts. Very honey. Bit of citrus hops in the end. T: Honey bomb. Caramel and caramel malts, roasted malts, yeasts and flowery hops. Dry taste, nevertheless. Very mild bitter aftertaste M: Medium body. Medium carbonation O: Good drinkability. Good beer. Hofbräu usual quality [ BA Review @ 1/3/2012 ]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nisse666 (4262) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle from SB cons 2014-10-14 Göteborg AR: sweet rosted malt, brown sugar, melas when poured caramel AP: dark ruby, fizzy deminishing créme beige head F: caramel, roasted malt, white sugar, dry, wee watery,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fritz123 (1032) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Poured into a plastic cup at Lantana Oktoberfest. Dark color, small head. Aroma is dark malts, caramel, candy sweetness, bread, and spices. The taste didn’t match the aroma in boldness. Kind of watery and weak flavors. Some maltiness. Medium light body, slight bitter finish.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
KMOE (2) - - OCT 9, 2014 does not count
Near to water, a coloured beer. Never again! Had it at Hofbräuhaus in Chicago!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2274) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Dark amber coloured, brownish medium-sized fluffy head, longer lasting; moderate malty nose (traces of caramel, roasted malts, molasses); sweet malty beginning, moderate sweet flavour; quite full bodied; distinctive sweet malty aftertaste, with a tinge of bitterness. A very good Dunkel, pleasant and decent....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"really, not a standout, but a solid well-made malt forward brew that has the ability to hit the spot. dark fruit, roasted sweet malts and a smooth feel. pretty good."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1648) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2014
Flaska från SB. Mörk brunröd med smutsvitt skum. Dofter av nöt, karamell, frukt och malt. Smakinslag av plommon, rostad malt, karamell och frukt. Väldigt väl avvägd sötma/beska. Medelkropp.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3320) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Mild smell with some caramel. Malty taste with caramel. Deep malty taste. Simple but enjoyable.


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