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


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RATINGS: 768   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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BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2010
On tap in Hahndorf at Hahndorf Inn. Light brown colour, good aroma of some light chocolate with a good, but light fruity esters. Light palate but very drinkable. This is a good beer, but nothing to really write home about, went well with my chicken parmy though!

TizzleJizzle (791) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Damn you green bottles! I wish I could try this in Germany before it got damaged by light over the journey to the USA. Aroma of old malts and decay. Tasted similar. You know a beer isn’t good when the palate is the best thing it’s got goin’’ for it. This beer prolly rocks in Germany but here in the US, most of the green bottles have allowed light to come in and destroy the brew.

BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
12oz bottle from Gabriel’s. Pours a perfectly clear, chestnut colored body with a bit of tannish head and no lacing. Aromas of bready malt, caramel, hints of smoke, raisins and German "illegible". Flavor was light to medium malty sweet, toasty and some nuttyness. Thin to medium mouthfeel. This would get another .5 if I was drinking it under a giant tent while listening to an oompah band.

bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2010
(11.2oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium cream head (nice retention) and Brussels lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, light mustiness, raisins, and almonds. Flavor of nuts, light roasted malt, caramel, and some breadiness with a moderately dry finish.

Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Thanks to someone from the DFW crew for sharing this bottle. The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is bready and biscuity malt with some toffee and earthy hops. The flavor is semi-sweet toffee with some earthy hops notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a bad beer, just not to exciting.

mar (5410) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
bottle thanks to someone. poured a deep amber almost brown with a ring of cream head. nose is caramel malts, fruit, and more caramel. decent on the palate, rather bland, caramel and cardboard.

Nickls (2527) - 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

jcwattsrugger (12418) - 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.

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

Vladivostok (483) - 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.

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