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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%
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2004
Cake dough aroma. Slightly roasted. Full bodied. Malty flavor, chocolate cake. A chocolaty bitter aftertaste. A bit thin for its body, but a lovely dunkel, a classic in its type.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12767) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, toast, straw), light hops (herbs), average yeast (earth, broth) with notes of cardboard and apple. Medium bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (12501) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2005
On draught at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. Dark reddish brown color with a thick and rocky cream colored head. Thin lacing. The aroma is lightly roasty and malty. Medium-bodied and sweet with roasted malt and caramel flavoring. The finish is nutty and lingeringly sweet. A decent beer to accompany a bratwurst.

3.3
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12237) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Keg at the beerhall. Pours deep ruby amber, nose is liquorice, bready, malty, caramel, taste is sweet, bready, malty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (12125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Best session beer of all time. IT is darker in color, but light in flavor, with just enough sweetness. The ultimate beer to session on a hot summer day.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12007) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
500ml vom fass at the biergarten Chinesischer Turm, Englischer Garten, München. Clear, deep brown body under a thin layer. Fair lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malts. Flavour is also dominated by sweet malts balanced by notes of dark fruits. Lingering, rounded bitter end (18.06.2007).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11774) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
LCBO shelf filler. Malty, with a touch of an edge. So-so drinkability. Medium brown colour. OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (11756) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2012
Poured a dark reddish brown color with a beige head. Sweet caramel malt aroma and flavor followed by a good amount of hop bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (11561) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014
Draught @ Hofbrau an der Alster, Hamburg. Pours dark brown with a offwhite head, some lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel, grain, hay. Flavor is light sweet, malt, grain, caramel, light chocolate notes, hay. Medium body, average carbonation. 311014


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