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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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bhensonb (15624) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Rich, "warm", dark/caramel malt aroma. Nice brown color that turns reddish mahogany using halogen. The beige head went up well, but down fast. Medium in body and rather creamy in carbonation. There are medium dark roasted malt tastes, some nuttiness, and arguably a bit of grassy hop. Maybe a chocolate lilt. Just grabs the mouth. The finish is slightly earthy, not all that sweet considering the malt is there, and there is still a light bitter. A pleasant sort of neutral finish. HB does seem to make good beer.

2.8
djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a sweet malt with yeast and caramel and toffee. The taste is a light malt, a bit watery with caramel and toffee. A decent dunkel from Hofbrau.

3.3
gunnfryd (15176) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2009
on tap at the brauhaus. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, malt, caramel. Flavour is sweet, roasted, malt, caramel. bitter finish. Medium to full body. Nice beer.

3.1
Borup (15165) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
50 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, bread, yeast, wheat and roasted notes.

3.5
imdownthepub (15161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottled, 500ml at The University Club, Oxford. Dark brown with cream head. Sweet malts to the fore, there is a caramelised character, sweet toffee notes and then a herby background. There is a late vanilla note. Pretty good.

3.1
DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
(7/4/08) Draught at the brewpub in Munich. Served in a 1L mug. Dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, some bread and caramel. Sweet flavor with caramelly malt and light toastiness. Medium-bodied but maybe slightly too light. Acceptable.

3.5
Tmoney99 (14866) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Bottle from Party Source. Poured clear brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate dark toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with an above average version of this style.

3.8
Stuu666 (14609) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Keg at the beerhall. Pours deep ruby amber, nose is liquorice, bready, malty, caramel, taste is sweet, bready, malty.

3
HenrikSoegaard (14480) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
Draught at brewpub Platzl München. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Reddisch-brown colour. Week aroma and flavor. OK palate.

2.8
Drake (14062) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Bronze color with almost no head. Nutty, roasted malt aroma. Bitter roasted malt taste. Thin body.


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