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


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RATINGS: 680   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frothmeister (650) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours a clear copper colour with a creme coloured head. Very light on the nose with an unexpected note of apple juice up front with light brown sugar, and light straw like malt notes. As for taste, corn syrup, light maple syrup, a little stream of acidity, and light woodiness that leads into the darker malt notes; dark coffee, raisins, and woodiness with some light bitterness. An easy drinking session beer for the upcoming colder months.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3350) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
500 ml bottle from LCBO served cool in a tulip glass. Very deep crimson mahogany with a tight light tan head. Light to moderate roasted malt, quite clean, faint sulphur, grainy malt, a slight hint of fruitiness. Medium body, medium-full carbonation. Some wet cardboard, light to moderate roasted barley, pretty clean, a slight, vague fruitiness; dry with gentle bitterness and a clean, lightly roasted barley finish. Pretty well executed for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewerale (111) - - SEP 30, 2015
Escura e avermelhada com média formação de espuma. Notas de malte torrado, caramelo, leve café e lúpulo ao fundo. Leve com final médio, maltado e suave amargor no retrogosto.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (321) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
LCBO bottle.Clear dark brown colour with off white head. Nose is earthy, malty and slight roasty. Taste is similar, earthy, roasty malt. Earthy, balanced bitterness, chocolate and brown sugar/molasses. Perfect for fall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a dark rubyish brown with moderate-sized light tan head. Aroma is toasty grains, nuts, toffee and spice. Flavour is modestly toasty grains, solid toffee and slightly chocolatey maltiness, a distinct nuttiness and a bit of spiciness. Average body and carbonation. Pleasant one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (586) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2015
500ml on tap. Smoky chocolate on the nose. Red/brown beer with solid tan head that leaves lacing. Silky mouthfeel. Medium body. Finish is chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon. What a pleasure! Nice beer, easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3760) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Deep chestnut brown body, medium sized light tan head, nice sticky lacing. Toast, caramel, light milk chocolate, and nuttiness. Mild earthy bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied, with creamy, gentle carbonation, light sweetness throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bvbunited (34) - Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2015
The Hofbräuhaus dunkle is a very smooth dark beer. The aroma is faint but the taste is great I detect a hint of molasses which gives the beer a sweet taste Overall I think this is a good beer and would recommend it to everyone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (537) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - AUG 11, 2015
Escura acobreada,espuma bege densa e com boa manutenção;no aroma malte torrado,caramelo e toffee;sabor maltado segue o aroma,com um tostado na medida,leve sem ser aguada,refrescante e com boa drinkability,carbonatação mediana,final e retrogosto levemente adocicados. Boa Dunkel,leve,fácil de beber.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreamer (158) - PORTUGAL - JUL 31, 2015
Reddish brown color, with nice beige head. Low carbonation, light body and thin texture. Aroma is toasted bread, caramel, dark malt lightly roasted. Taste is sweet, very light bitterness, cloves and bread. Aftertaste is sweet and long.

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