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

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common

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RATINGS: 545   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!


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Clear brown body with a fizzy tan head. Fairly sweet aroma of caramel and malt. Smooth entry leads to some decent carbonation on the palate. Like the aroma, the flavor is sweet overall. Caramel and toffee and just a touch of hoppy bitterness at the end. Very tasty and easy to drink.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (5386) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlich-braunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell. Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig, würzig, trocken.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DwarfeD (685) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
1liter draught at Hofbräuhaus Bremen. Clear reddish brown with a full off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with bitter tones. Yeast, grains, malts, caramel and dark fruits. A nice dunkel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1371) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2014
Hofbrau Dunkel on tap at Pazzo’s (Lexington, KY) clear red-brown; excellent clarity; large, creamy tan head. Aroma: light toasted grains; a bit metallic; a touch of earthy hops. Flavor: richer and better than the aroma. Lacks complexity but provides a nice blend of malts with a proper touch of hops. Feel: light bodied but not watery; medium carbonation that seems just right O: good to have a nice fresh version of the German standard, although served too cold.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On draft poured into a stein. A flat caramel cola aroma with some fall baking spices emanate from the initial pouring. As it settles, a doughy / yeast not appears as well as a very mild floral note, and a hint of mildew (maybe some undertones from the earlier yeast aroma?). The cola aroma also evolves to a more root beer aroma. It’s a rich, clear caramel brown with a light brownish / yellowish, fluffy, creamy, fizzy head. The head is consistent, small bubbles evenly distributed which dissipates slowly and leaves an abundant lacing. The taste is a mellow, medium level of sweet with a light, dry bitter. This is a thin, watery textured beer with a soft, subtle, effervescent carbonation. The medium body is mostly malty (although not overly rich) with notes of caramel, toasted bread, and maybe even a hint of chocolate. There’s also tones of spice (allspice?) in the sip. The very light, floral and citrus finish is mostly clean with a toasted grain aftertaste that doesn’t last long.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PendulousFall (14) - - MAR 29, 2014
Nice, brown color with an off-white head. Sweet and spicy smell. Not incredibly carbonated...I’d say the carbonation is just right. It has a nice dunkel taste that is not overwhelming. Nothing metallic about this one. No strong aftertaste. All that’s left is a subtle reminder that it was there.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EyeAmBaldman (122) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours a clear mahogany with a thick off-white head. My bottle was green, unlike the pic here, and aroma was a little skunky. Not a lot of active carbonation in the glass but swirling it around creates a nice creamy head. Taste is nothing special, but is not really bitter at all. It’s mostly malty hay and yeast. Not a bad dunkel.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kingi (448) - - MAR 29, 2014
Basically a cola colour lager with some sweetness in the aroma and Taste. Drinkable but doesnt offer any pleasant tastes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (383) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Colour of strong sweet tea, with a short well laced head. Aroma of yeast and grains with a hint of malt. Sweet malt taste with a touch of grain. Sweet transient palate.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fattybladdy (449) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Dark reddish brown pour with tall frothy head. Taste is caramel malt, grain and toast, light bitterness in the finish. Pretty drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AR (997) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sweet toffee and caramel flavors highlight this beer. This is an easy drinking, medium bodied beer.


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