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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crabbey (17) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2010
UPDATED: APR 17, 2010 Bottle. Reddish brown, moderate off-white head which diminishes fairly quickly. Sweet bready malt with some caramel on the nose. The faintest hint of an aroma hop. Sweet taste with a light-moderate bitterness which seems to last along with a toasted malt taste. Medium body and a touch undercarbonated. Nothing wrong here, but a bit conservative.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2010
The aroma is sweet toasted cereal grains, chocolate, and caramel. The appearance is red brown with a thin head. The flavor is like the aroma with more bitterness than expected but its far from being really bitter. The palate is thin but not bad. This is a good Dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Pours a bright brownish amber with a generous lasting off-white head. Very pretty to look at. The nose has a rich maltiness I find quite enticing. Notes of bread and hay with grassy hop hints to it. The flavor is refreshing just a little bit sweet. Though not particularly complex, it is very dry, crisp, easy to drink, and very enjoyable. Perhaps this beer isn’t getting quite enough credit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kahn (48) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2010
Tap - Dark color with good head. Strong rich caramel aroma and flavours with slight hints of tofffe. Great dark beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (5535) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a coppery amber with a quickly disappearing head. Smell is caramel and burnt almonds. Upon tasting, it reveals notes of toast, malt and boozy undertones. Quite nice and surprisingly full-bodied, but I could have wanted a bit more of both aftertaste and blending balance.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
apazda (13) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
I would call this a middle of the road dunkel. The flavor starts out nice with hints of sweet caramel, but finishes a little too bitter, almost metallic. Quite a lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italianjohn (2929) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Pours an amber ruby color with lacing and off white head aroma of grass, sweet caramel malt ...... taste of sweet caramel and grassy with some light bittering in the finish... pretty long aftertaste ..... an easy drinking beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (5743) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2010
(bottle) pours a clear ruby colour with a tall frothy off-white head. aroma of pale malts, marshmallow and caramel, with hints of bread and floral hops. flavour is mostly dry grainy toasted malts with a hint of yeast. medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkurzynski (2313) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Pours black brown. Nice smooth roasted aroma. Flavor is also smooth, but lacking impact - almost watery. Low to medium body. I love my dark lagers and this is so so. Plenty of good American craft breweries putting out better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2300) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle. Poured medium brown with thin lasting white head. Malty aroma, with some grassy overtones. Malty flavour on a light medium body, Malt finish. Sweet, but not too sweet with enough hop for a session beer.

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