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


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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1408) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2016
From a 500ml bottle on 2/4/2016. Pours a clear deep amber with a biggish foamy head Has a malty aroma of caramel and rye bread. The flavour follows suit - more caramel and rye bread, a bit of toffee, a touch of spice, and a very mild bitterness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. A very solid,well made, tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (5414) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2016
On tap at The Mayor of Old Town. Clear amber appearance with a lasting tan head. Aroma and flavor of Munich malt, light caramel/toffee and hints of spicy hops. Medium body with a smooth, creamy feel. A nice dunkel overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
danfontaine (41) - - MAR 21, 2016
Ar- dark bread crust is dominant on the nose with some caramel and hints of malt sweetness. Also get a hummus note. Ap- clear, dark copper beer pours a nice white to off white head. Fl- malt sweetness is well balanced by toasted bread crust and subtle hop bitterness. A hint of caramel in the mid palate. Mf- med bodied, nicely carbonated, Ov- this is like drinking bread, and is a little one note. It's a good note but not a very good one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Deep brown pour with a thin white head. The nose is very soft and toasty. Has a fresh baked breadiness and a touch of toffee flavour. Clean fermentation with a nice lingering sweet finish. Nice autumn brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
euniceradio (461) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours hazy dark ruby red, white creamy head. Aroma of brown sugar, raisin, caramel, toast. Taste of same. Dry bittersweet finish with berries and biscuit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiamiBarman (59) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2016
It is precisely what it’s supposed to be. Dark copper color with slowly rising carbonation and some semblance of a slightly off white head if poured correctly. Very caramelly on the nose with a generous touch of brioche or other such thick bread as that. Not much bitterness which is fine for this style and very pleasant, clean-cut, and drinkable. Light-medium bodied with dull carbonation. Aftertaste is cut abruptly short but will have you reaching for more. I very much enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
M_Sack (637) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Tap @ Bavarian bier cafe, Sydney. Muddy brown, minimal off white head. Strong caramel malts and a little sweet. Good with fatty, salty pork knuckle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3586) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Clear ruby/brown body with a medium beige head. Lively carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of toffee, dried apricot and apple pie. Flavour of brown sugar, tea, caramel and wood. Thin to medium body with a sticky texture. Average fizz. Rich and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
josanguapo (1225) - SPAIN - JAN 24, 2016
From Hipercor. In Teku glass. Reading CPPHTP10 Ch16. Very drinkable, but have gone up my head more quickly than expected, not sure why as its ABV is pretty low

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3216) - 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.

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