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


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RATINGS: 597   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!

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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odannyob (72) - Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2014
From a nice green glass bottled as it tips the lips of the c glass dimples inside a recommended container and the concensus being: not a bad a dunkel is this. not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Slight toffee aroma. Clear ruby colour with excellent head. Nice malty flavour with strong toffee and caramel. Medium to heavy body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (1213) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2014
Brown with an off white head - Nice malt aroma with hints of caramel - Good malt flavour with caramel - Nice malty finish with caramel that lasts - This was nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (860) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-22-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a deep amber-ruby color with a big off white head. The head has a light level of retention, eventually fading to give a light of lacing. Smell – The smell is light, but consists of some light notes of a bready, caramel, and dark fruit nature. Taste – The taste starts with flavors of a lighter breadiness mixed with some sweeter malt. As the taste advances some fruit flavors come to the tongue. The fruit flavors are largely dark fruit in nature with cherry and some plum. In the end some roasted bready flavors then come to the tongue and round out some of the sweeter flavors rather nicely (but still rather sweet in the end). Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter to average side with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are rather nice for the brew and suit both the fruit, as well as bready flavors nicely. Overall – Easy drinking and good. A nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bork (122) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Malty beer with chocolatey, fruity, and some nutty notes. Acidic and astringent finish take away from the total experience. Somewhat watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cool_Bond (1312) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
Copper, bread and lightly roasted malt in the aroma. The taste is of caramel, burnt bread. Weak bitterness that stays for a while in the upper part of the mouth. Not at all bad beer but feels pretty mediocre. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (890) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Tap. Pours a transparent brown with off white head. Aroma and taste of malts, nuts, and some caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sdaniel90 (355) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Clear copper/amber with a frothy offwhite head. Gassy aroma of roasted malt, brown sugar, straw and green apples. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet grainy character dominates, with a subtle spiciness and an earthy alcohol finish. Fairly standard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Percy0103 (156) - MEXICO - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle, 355ml. A magohany beer with a medium size frothy head. Aroma is of dry fruits, caramel, spices and alcohol. Taste is bitter, somewhat spicy, but also kind of watery. It also has a hint of cereal. Aftertaste is not very strong. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
Classic German dark beer without frills or other fabrications. Feels incredibly authentic!

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