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


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RATINGS: 741   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!

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1505) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HomebrewTownsend (7) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2016 does not count
Strong caramel, malty toffee like flavor and aroma. No hop flavors present, good example.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (11424) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jagad5 (89) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danev76 (505) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wittales (761) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4036) - 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

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