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

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RATINGS: 762   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
larsga (7567) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2012
Big creamy beige lasting head. Clear deep red body with strong fast carbonation. Faint caramelly aroma. Dry-sweetish roasty earty caramelly taste. Mid-bodied. Soft, mild, slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Dryish peppery spicy caramelly aftertaste with roasty sugar and mint notes. Minty spicy notes linger for a long time. (0.5l draft at Bavarius, Moscow, Russia.)

3.5
envane (572) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Clear brown with an off-white head. Dark bread aroma. Medium sweet malts with rye notes and a dry and slightly acidic finish.

3.3
Chudwick (3240) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2012
11.2oz bottle - pours clear amber with tan head. Nose is caramel malts and pilsner hops. Taste is sweet on the front end and turns bitter at the end. Aftertaste is roasted. Very crisp and refreshing. medium body with thin to sticky texture. Definitely a beer that can be had in mass quantity and won’t get old.

4.3
Wittales (762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Appearance was clear root beerish with tan 3 finger lasting head with lacing. Aroma sweet bananas hints of biscuity caarmel,bready yeasts.Taste was sweet toast roasty malts.Mouthfeel was creamy carbonation with balanced body with hints of pine at a long finish, alcohol warmth at end. Great dunkel, would be better without the piney finish...

3.5
seymour (2057) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 Tasted at the 2012 St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival from bottle into sampler glass. Poured a clear brown color with good off-white head, persistent with a little Belgian lace. True-to-style German Dunkel aromas and flavors, a classic example: bread, toast, caramel, slight roast. Light-medium body, low carbonation, "chewy" mouthfeel, lingering roastiness. Overall impression is mellow, darkened cereal grains with a clean, crisp lager finish.

4.2
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2012
An easy drinking light beer. Nothing crazy or fancy but it has it’s own special characteristics and flavors. I would buy again. It’s okay. Julie does NOT like this one...

3.5
AshtonMcCobb (6694) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2012
At Hofbrauhaus, Munich. Pours dark brown (chestnut) colour with a large head and gentle bubbles. The nose has chocolate biscuits and there is more of the chocolate biscuit note on the taste. The palate is medium in structure and texture with a clean finish. Overall, a good beer.

3.7
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Aroma: Hints of malty sweetness and caramel. No fruit esters. No diacetyl. Appearance: Brilliant clear amber with brown undertones. Fizzy head that dissipated rather quickly. Flavor: Immediate malt sweetness, some caramel. Slight toast taste. Low bitterness from hops. No fruit esters. No diacetyl. Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation. No alcohol warming. OI: Missing chocolate and toffee tones as appropriate for style. Malt sweetness dominates as appropriate for style.

3.5
Gr0ve (2176) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2012 500 draught at Bavarius, Moscow. Dark brown and crystal clear. Tall off-white head that clings to the glass. Floral spicy aroma with notes of rye bread. Bready malty flavours. Slightly acidic malty flavours. Finishes refreshing and minty.

3
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 From Gene’s. Decent all around Dunkel. Medium levels for roastedness and mineral aroma and aroma. Still has the Hofbrau lacks something a little. Serving: Bottle Also had on tap at HofBrau Keller


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