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%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2465) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap) Deep coppery brown color; half-finger of lightly tan head that was a little creamy. Sweet maltiness; a bit pruney; a little bready. Pruney sweetness at first; bit of minerals; sweetish; a little grape/wine flavors. Medium; pretty vibrant prickly carbonation. Good drinking, and easily a great session brew for a beer garden trip

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2010
@CBC RareBeer Tour–on tap-pours a light tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, hint of hops. Soft carbonation. Easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - JUN 7, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2010 Bevuta alla spina nel locale dell’HB a Genova; la dunkel dovrebbe essere una lager scura, ma in realtà non è proprio così: più maltosa, caramellata e con una schiuma più densa. Mi è piaciuta SECONDO ASSAGGIO bevuta all’HB di Monaco di Baviera, l’ho apprezzata ancora di più

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vladivostok (472) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2010
Tasted at the Hofbrauhaus. Good appearance, nice palate but flavour went missing someplace. I had expected some caramel, possibly dark malts but no, it was just a straight up and down Dunkel. I like the style, so my rating is reasonably positive but there are many better examples.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2010
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured deep amber with an off white head. aroma was caramel, grains, and what seemed to be a touch of chocolate. flavor was caramel, grains, a touch of spice seemed to linger on the finish with a little toasted grain. body was medium with high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with tan head. Aroma of toast, spicy caramel. Flavor is malty, spicy, toast, light burnt caramel. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, very enjoyable beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2010
A dark amber color pour with a bug lasting offwhite foamy head , leaving lots of spotty lacing ,lively carbonation . Aroma of dry caramel malt grain , toasty with some molasses, toffee ,and a wheat type tang .Flavor is dry and nutty with caramel and molasses, suprisingly complex, some earthy hops , a very slight metallic hint , probably from the carbonation, gets much better as it warms .Light body with a slightly dry but crisp and clean mouthfeel , short roasty finish , very drinkable and very good. This was all in all a great beer .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Aroma - toasted bread aroma, light on the caramel

Appearance - dark brown body, hazy with a nice 2" off-white cap

Taste - not a lot of complexity, but there is some toffee/caramel notes, light Red Vine kinda thing going on

Palate - light/medium bodied, easy in the carbonation, clearly on the smoother side of things

Overall - enjoy it and the other 5 bottles that came in the 6-pack. Nice price and nice to enjoy on a Spring weekend with some sun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1423) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 6, 2010
Draught at one of the Bavarian Biers Cafes in Sydney. A light brown-amber body with an ample off white head that laces nicely. Nose and taste is sweet toasted malts with coffee and mocha characteristics. Mild bitterness in the finish. Smooth and easy to drink with a medium body. An archetypal Bavarian Dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dänemark, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
Clear mahogany with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and breadish notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and grassy hops. Finished dry and bitter.

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