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

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RATINGS: 546   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!


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2006
This was a really great Dunkel. My green glass bottle said: Hofbrau Dunkel. I would put this up there with Ayinger in the style.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2007
This is the best Dunkel I have ever tatsed. I love this beer, but too bad the brewery still insists on exporting the dreaded green bottle. I rarely get to enjoy this un-skunked, but when I do its like heaven. Sweet maltliness almost perfectly balanced by hops. Finishes smooth and eventful.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1382) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2012 (br-btl bu-lbl, poured at Hollerbach’s in Sanford FL, 5.5%)

very similar to their helles with just a bit of roastiness and §minerality added to the aroma and flavor.
fairly light and clean in body and taste.

------- /> Aroma is full of soft sweet bready aromatic Munich malt.
Taste toasty malt with a touch of grainy astringency, mild minerality, and a bit of caramel sweetness.
Palate is soft and medium-bodied with medium-high carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (6363) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Best session beer of all time. IT is darker in color, but light in flavor, with just enough sweetness. The ultimate beer to session on a hot summer day.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kartoffeln (40) - Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2011
Best dark lager I’ve ever tasted after U Fleku. Drank a Mass at Hofbraeuhaus in Munich. It was unforgettable. This seems to be one of those beers that you have to drink at the source. It really loses a lot of character in transportation, and the ones I’ve had in America just didnt taste like they did at the source. Its much fresher and has a much more refined and delicate character in Munich.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jagad5 (52) - - JUN 18, 2013
I’ve only had this from the tab at their home office. I wish I could find it here in the states. Their pilsner travels well. I suspect this one would too.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wittales (564) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Appearance was clear root beerish with tan 3 finger lasting head with lacing. Aroma sweet bananas hints of biscuity caarmel,bready yeasts.Taste was sweet toast roasty malts.Mouthfeel was creamy carbonation with balanced body with hints of pine at a long finish, alcohol warmth at end. Great dunkel, would be better without the piney finish...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2969) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Dobry tradycyjny Monachijski Dunkel. Swietna i gesta piana, i trwala niesamowicie dlugo. Odcien i kolor typowy dla stylu ciemnobursztynowy kolor z bordowymi refleksami. W smaku karmelowe slodowe na koncu lekka goryczkowa koncowka

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kubeckj (9) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2008 does not count
A very rich dark brew with many flavors that just messed and a great creamy feel to it, great beer one of my favorites

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Tap. Exceptional beer. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and liquorice. Taste was sweet, with long length. Palate was velvety, with a thin-to-medium body. Brown, with a frothy white head.


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