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Brewed by Brauerei Hofmann Hohenschwärz
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Gräfenberg-Hohenschwärz, Germany

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Also known as Hofmannstropfen Dunkel.

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3.4
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Draft. Dark brown. Malty (roasty malts, bready, caramel). Earthy, spicy, yeasty. Slight grassy hops. Sweet with slight bitter edge throughout. Dry hoppy finish. Good beer. (2008)

3.7
TAR (2760) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Fresh bottle. Chocolate-rust in color. Broken cap of creamy foam. Clean aroma of flowers, hazelnut, smoke, toasted bread, toffee-glazed nuts and cocoa. Soft and spacious carbonation. Brisk minerals and a bright coarse herbality, up front. Polished malt develops an earthy cocoa dryness and snappy toast as it gracefully blossoms. Deep malt extraction yields a snug and gripping toastiness along with powdery body-enriching textures. Bouncy nuttiness beneath it all. Crisply malty yet deep, beefy and juicy at the same time. A crunchy Munich bite links up with notes of anise-tinged hops and drying minerals in the cohesive finish. A tad thin, but all in all a very clean and sophisticated Franconian dunkel of great finesse and understated complexity. Now I’m eager to try their Festbier!

2.9
tripleuwe (30) - GERMANY - JUN 29, 2016
Sehr malziges Dunkel. Etwas zu süß (Karamell) für meinen Geschmack, aber im Winter gut trinkbar.

3.6
jonas (7564) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2016
Tap. Minerally, iodine roast aroma, a hint barn. Cloudy brown, brown head. Dark bread, mineral, iodine. Medium body, chewy. Salt, herbal hop finish.

3.7
DrNosha (2332) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2015
Vom Fass im Brauhaus. Bernsteinfarben klar mit festem Schaum. Röstmalz und Kräuteraroma. Vollmundig und süffig. Tolles Altfränkisch.

2.9
anders37 (26588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2015
Draft @ Fränkisches Bierfest, Nürnberg. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruit malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel finish.

3
Beerhunter111 (20460) - P´Castle, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
500ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlich-braunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell. Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig, würzig, trocken.

3.2
motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2014
bottle from landbierparadies. rusty brown with a minimal head; flat texture; aroma of red berry; slightly dusty, bloody flavours redeemed by a pleasant rusty tea finish

3.4
Erzengel (8695) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2014
diese Bier hat fast keine Kohlensäure. Der Geruch erinnert mit ein Bißchen Phantasie an "Cheese & Onion-Chips". Der Antrunk ist sher gehaltvoll und breitet sich schön im Mund aus - leichte Orangennuancen sind spürbar. Auch erinnert es an Zartbitterschokolade (oder besser den Schoko-Joghurt von Landliebe). Ein total interessantes Bier!!!
Test vom 3.10.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,12,11,12,10 - 11,05

3.7
Ernest (7692) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber to medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, molasses), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of earth/peat, brown sugar, toffee. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation. Very neat brew...aroma is kinda like a Scotch ale, very peaty and richly malted. Doesn’t drink as richly as it smells, but it’s balanced well. Not far from 4+ status.


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