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


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RATINGS: 736   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!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VoodooBear (49) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (422) - SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2016
1 liter stein Hofbrauhaus Berlin. Preferred this slightly to the augustiner dunkel. Only slightly. The augustiner hells is preferable to the hofbrau though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (560) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Pint at Bavaria Brauhaus. Dark copper colour with a thin off white head. Malty aroma, caramel flavour with a dry finish. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (3082) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Pretty good traditional dark Bavarian lager. Aroma is fresh dark roasty malt. Flavor’s similar to nose, not overly sweet, good carbonation. Perhaps a touch thin. Great finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (7563) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2016
On tap at Hofbräu Berlin. Brownish/amber with a medium head. Some roasted malt in this one. Also chocolate and light grain. Relaxed and easy to drink. A decent one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (11352) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
50 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, bread, yeast, wheat and roasted notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (1590) - ISRAEL - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle at Munich airport. Clear amber brown with a nice head. Aroma is malty, caramel, dark bread. Sweet, caramel, toasted bread, prunes, a bit metallic, moderately dry bitter finish. Light-medium bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fdomig (813) - München, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2016
500ml on tap at the Hofbräuhaus Munich. Aroma is malt, light coffee. Appearance is dark brown with a fine brown foam. Taste is sweet and light sour. Light dryness. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Perun (70) - Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA - JUL 29, 2016
Стандар& баварск& пиво. Ни чего особенн& легкая карамел& горечи нет.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (13646) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerowl80 (198) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Tap at the Hofbrauhaus. Pours chesnut brown. Aroma of caramel, malt, nut and toffee. Malty and bready flavour with mild sweetness. Minimal bitterness.Enjoyable.

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