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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2003
Probably one of the fairest commercial descriptions on Ratebeer. Dark amber clear under a large very fine bubble pale beige head. Fruity almost a molasses malty, doppelbock like nose. Thin sharp palate. Flavourwise it's a bit disappointing. Medium light candy sweet malt with a touch of hop bitter late in the middle and finish. Thin watery blandish cola like finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Ordered this on tap at the Hofbräuhaus München, Germany. Very dark brown, roasted malt aroma, a little carmel. Ein maß dunkel, bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2006
On tap. Pretty good, but I could have used a bit more sweet caramel flavor. The hops bitterness seemed a bit flat too, but the balance was very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2007
Tasted 02/01/2007. 12oz bottle from RW&S. Rich golden-hued chestnut, bright, with a very light tan, creamy, medium-lasting foam on top. Malt dominated nose: biscuity, toasty, slightly coffee-like a very slight touch of plastic from the alcohols as it warms. Good malt sweetness, toasty through the middle with a little hop flavour (slightly grassy). Bitterness and toasty malt linger, with warming alcohol notes. Nice - perhaps a touch warm in the fermentation, with those alcohol notes coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7431) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market square Liquors, 12 oz bottle. Medium to dark copper pour, slight, beady off-white head. Good, sweet, caramelly aroma with some essence of wort. Flavor has some nice chocolate hints with a backdrop of caramel, some molasses stickiness. Hint of bitterness in the finish. Slightly thin mouthfeel - but not bad for the style. All in all, a most decent Dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15580) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2007
Amber with white head & fairly good lacings. Caramel, malty, bready - soft & medium bodied. Light roast & sweet. Overall very pleasant dunkel!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2966) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Looks, smells and tastes pretty much like every other dunkel I’ve tried over the past few days. Brown with orange highlights, thin head with some lacing. Nice aroma of caramel and dough. Extremely nice palate - better than average for a dunkel maybe, candy undertones, stickiness, a bit of hops is nice, get some rich toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2007
Draught Very stable yellow head, leaving lace, over chestnut-brown beer. Rainwater, dark autumn leaves, and a bit fruity - and of course very malty. Again leafy & malty; sweet, but nowhere exaggeratedly. Coloured malts, without roastedness. Ends a tad woody. Quite well-bodied, slick, near-syrupy. Much better than feared, to be honest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
Draught, Archer Ale House
Bright dark brown. Figs, molasses and brown sugar in the aroma. The body is light, and a bit watery in the finish. Flavours of light molasses, graham crackers and slightly sticky sugariness. Decent balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Pours orange/amber with an off white head. Aroma of faint malt and hops. Flavor is more of the same. Nice balance w/ a quick finish. Nothing amazing but very drinkable.

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