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

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RATINGS: 767   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Dark brown but clear, light malty aroma, malty flavor with a touch of caramel sweetness. Light body. Drinkable, but you’re not going to pay a lot of attention to it.


3.4
pootzboy (1791) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2017
On tap @ the bent Elbow - pours a clear cola color with a 1 finger off-white cap. roasty-toasty grain atoma with a herbal-grassy hop tone, Flavor is malt forward with roast grain toasted buscuit tastes ahead of the woody lightly bitter hops -clean but decently dry finish ; simple, flavourful, typical Teutonic brewing

3.4
PhillyBeer2112 (2884) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Enjoyable. Light bodied, a touch on the thin side but still good palate. Mild dark malt flavors, hint of cocoa, but not esp sweet, I'd say a semi-dry, though it still mainly features it's malt profile - maybe a hint of caramel or bread. Weak nose. Brown color.

3.4
macca147 (402) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2017
On tap at Bavarian Bier cafe, Sydney. Pours a thin cola black with a thin head. Aroma: roasted malt, brown bread, mild bitter coffee notes. Taste: Roasted malt, toasted bread, very mild caramel flavours. Roasted malt dominates the flavour balance. Thin to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Easy to drink. This is one of my favourite Dunkel beers, and best drunk by the stein!

3.2
neur0 (1429) - Hannover, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2017
(Tap) es hat eine dunkelbraune Farbe, ist filtriert mit einer leicht bräunlichen Schaukrone. Das Aroma ist malzig, karamellig, minimal röstig und etwas wie ein Malzlager im Kopf. Der Geschmack ist malzig, vollmundig, karamellig und minimal röstig. Retronasal kommt das Malzlager durch.

3.1
Sigmund (7834) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2017
500 ml bottle, from Ales By Mail (despite not being an ale!). ABV is 5.5%. Dark reddish brown colour, large to moderate off-white head. Distinct malty aroma, notes of brown bread and caramel. The flavour is also distinctly malty, but slightly less sweet than expected. Again notes of brown bread and caramel. Very moderate hops.

3.3
matty (444) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2017
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a quick off-white/tan head. Aroma is sweet malt with a touch of roasted malt. Medium-light body. Flavor is malt-sweet with some of the roasted malt in the background. Finish is similar to the flavor along with a little dryness.

4.8
felsenpils (183) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with a very long lasting off-white head. The aroma is quite clean and malty, no hop oils detected. The flavor is of dark malt with a subdued bitterness. This is how you brew a traditional Munich Dunkel. For all you unfamiliar with this style, do not expect the typical raisin/prune/cocoa flavor found in almost every American dark beer. Do not expect the high viscosity and thick mouthfeel from the overuse of caramel malts. Expect, rather, a highly drinkable, refreshing beer with a dark malt accent. This is one of the finest examples of the style you will find anywhere which is meant to be enjoyed by the liter.

3.3
domination_94 (29) - SPAIN - AUG 4, 2017
Cerveza de baja fermentación oscura, con una buena capa de espuma de color tostado que aguanta muy bien. Su color es como el del café, marrón muy oscuro. Carbonatacion media, en boca es ligera. El aroma es muy suave a maltas tostadas principalmente, y ligeramente especiada. Su sabor es suave también, lo que la hace muy bebible, dejando un regusto a café con un ligero dulzor. Una dunkel más que correcta.

3.1
ebone1988 (2081) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Aroma is toasted grains, dusty, earthy, metallic, light, eh. Appearance is brown, light tan head, clear. Taste is roasted, grain, wheat, metallic, some caramel, slightly earthy, lots of malt, basic. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, wheat and toasted grain aftertaste. Overall, very basic for the style, a little disappointing.

3
meccahh69lol (327) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2017
A new style of beer, but the dreaded green bottle gives immediate pause that is ultimately warranted. It has the skunky, unique fart smell of a green bottle beer, but it pours a nice somewhat tantalizing brown rich hue. The taste is a relatively smooth malty germanic vibe undermined by green bottle skunk. This is a real missed opportunity. Green bottles don’t do it! Good for an angry listening to of the Eagles greatest hits while deciding whether to play games or watch a movie on a lazy Monday night.


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