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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psytron (1946) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2011
This was enjoyed during the trip to München, and unfortunately no other information remains.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Aroma: Malt, coffee and tootsie roll Appearance: Brown, clear with quickly disappearing head. Flavor: Dry maltiness with a smidgeon of roastiness. Palate: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall: a clean refreshing dunkel with a nicely complex nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (1296) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 9, 2014
Clear brown/chestnut, cappuccino rocky head Cereals, some hops, caramel Sweet/bitter with pleasant bitter ending Licorice, roasted malts, chocolate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Aroma of toasted almonds. Taste is nutty, malty, with a small hop presence to make it refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (502) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
This beer pours a clear dark copper with a thick creamy white head that left plenty of lacing around the glass. The aroma is very malty, sweet malts. I also pick up some faint hops and bread as well. The taste is very similar to the aroma. Up front you pick up the sweet malts and possibly some caramel and brown bread. On the back end you pick up a faint hop bitterness to balance out the beer. I really enjoyed this beer and highly recommend it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
500ml bottle from LCBO. 5.5% alc / vol. Pours a hazy ruby brown colour with one finger off white head. Bready lager aroma on the nose with some roasted malts. Taste is malty with a gentle hop accent and finishes with a metallic aftertaste. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3157) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Pours a gorgeous dark garnet with a moderate off white froth on top. Aroma is sweet caramel and malt with some small hop presence and slight spice. Taste is smooth and moderate body, sweet caramel with low hop bitterness and a small spice that comes in at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 6, 2004
on tap hofbrauhaus las vegas: i had never tried this beer in munich or las vegas but after having a couple of weissebiers i need something i could quaff to the music...i needed a handle! if anybody knows about beer it is hofbrauhaus and this was no exception it came in a perfect dimpled mug with HB logo and a huge frothy head overflowing.(looked like something out of a magazine) dark brown in color with very malty nose and toffee overtones. tasted like is smelled very malty, what you would expect for this beer, very little to no hop character, smooth and honey taste at the finish. overall an enjoyable brew. ive only had a few dunkels in my time but i think this one stacked up quite well. Prost!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1567) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2006
A dark brown coloured beer with a reddish hue, topped with a thickish, off white head. Alight, toasted malt nose, with some hint of hop in the background. The taste is light, but with plenty of body. malty, but not too sweet, and enough hop flavour to balance the taste. The finish is smooth and malty. (Draught, by the mass(!) - @ the Hofbräuhaus, Munich).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2008 Got this right out of the tap at Hofbrau restaurant in chicago by wrigley field. AMAZING...with a brat.

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