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


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RATINGS: 581   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5165) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Had this at Hofbrauhaus on 5-18-03. Came in 1 liter mug. Dark brown with a hint of red. Decent tan head. Malt and yeast stand out in the nose. Strong carbonation in this glass. The tongue elaborates more on the malt and sweetness. Finishes well with more sweetness and has a smooth refeshing mouthfeel. Decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2005
1 L. tap at Hofbräuhaus München. Dark red-brown colour with a medium baige head. Light sweet roasted malty aroma and a sweet caramel chocolat taste. Medium body and a light dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
Draught at brewpub Platzl München. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Reddisch-brown colour. Week aroma and flavor. OK palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2007
bottle. clear amber in apperance. light malty flavor. bitter after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Tap at The Plattdeutsch Catering Hall: Pours a clear brown auburn color with a consistant tan head. Aroma is dominated by caramel malt, with light chocolate hints and a touch of cinnamon spicyness. The flavor is similiar. Caramel malt with subtle chocolate hints, metallic and some spicy notes of cinnamon, tarragon? And a quick dryness in the finish. A solid Dunkel lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (2600) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Pours with a big frothy head. Reddish brown in color. Very malty tasting, full bodied. A typical beerhaus beer, I feel an injustice in only drinking 12 oz (I should pull out my stein). A bit of sweetness in the malt, as it warms up. I was surprised at nice this tasted out of the bottle as I had had this on tap at the Hofbrau in Munich and did not think it could come close. Most anything tastes better when you have an oompah band playing and a liter stein in front of you. Prost!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Red in colour with a great head and lots of condition. Yeast in the nose; carbonation in this glass. The tongue is sweet and fruity, the finishes smooth Fruity aromas with raisins and figs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2007
At the location in Vegas. A dark redish brown with a large offwhite head. A malty nose and a slightly sweet honey dough taste makes it very easy to drink but pretty standard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
draught at hofbrauhaus in munich. pours ruby with white head. nose of sweet wet grains, slightly toffee and chocolate. flavor is crisp and clean with mild hints of sweet grains, oats, caramel, and chocolate. very drinkable but not that flavorful and watery mouthfeel (sounds like a beer in munich). carb is smooth a decent and accessible dunkel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Rich, "warm", dark/caramel malt aroma. Nice brown color that turns reddish mahogany using halogen. The beige head went up well, but down fast. Medium in body and rather creamy in carbonation. There are medium dark roasted malt tastes, some nuttiness, and arguably a bit of grassy hop. Maybe a chocolate lilt. Just grabs the mouth. The finish is slightly earthy, not all that sweet considering the malt is there, and there is still a light bitter. A pleasant sort of neutral finish. HB does seem to make good beer.

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