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


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RATINGS: 753   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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (1217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2013
330 ml green bottle pours a dark amber color with quickly disappearing one-finger off-white head and a little lacing. Aroma is malt-forward: some dark fruits and bread. Taste is slightly sweet all the way through. Body is medium with average carbonation. Very easily drinkable and defintely German. Good, not too simple, but not one of the greats either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 10, 2014
Botella de 500ml. Vaso Weizen. Color marrón y trasparente. La espuma bronceada crea una corona burbujeante y fugaz. Aromas herbales, tostados y de leve madera con trazos de diacetilo. Sabores de tostado dulce y sirope. Cuerpo ligero/medio y carbonatación moderada aunque chispeante que agua la textura. Sabor de caramelo y matices de licor de almendras y avellanas que se despliegan en el intermedio. Final dulce. Desequilibrada y empalagosa ! 500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Brown color, crystal clear appearance. Tan froth creates a lively & brief crown. Toasted, slight woody, herbal aromas, hints of diacetyl. Sweet toasted & syrupy flavors. Light to medium body. Moderate but lively carbonation resolves in a watery texture. Candy flavor, hues of sweet almonds & nutmeg liquor touch are displayed in the middle. Sweet finish. Unbalanced & cloying!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Draught at Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Served up dark brown with reddish hues and a light brown head. Would lace nicely. Malty, doughy, slightly sweet aroma. A basic malty flavor, a bit dry and unremarkable. Medium bodied, dryness lingered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1199) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 Not that it matters but I had this on a beautiful day at my local Flying Saucer. Anyhoo, creamy off white head and dark amber in color. Rather heavy molasses aroma with roasted nutty notes mixed in. Coupled with a toasty malt flavor and a touch of sweetness thrown in. Overall a nice easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BiddleBrau (1178) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Poured amber/ruddy with dense white head. Aroma is of toasted malt, slightly caramel. This beer is rather thin and slightly astringent. Malt never steps up like I anticipated based on the aroma although there is a decent balance between the hops and malt. Astringency is a big drawback with this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Coffee colored body with a creamy, thick, bubbly head and very nice lacing. Toasty malt aroma with a solid biscuit scent. Silky smooth texture coupled with a light creaminess. Very well balanced brew. Multi grain toast and toffee are found in the flavor along with a hint of chocolate (very faint hint) and some grassy noble hops. A surprisingly good dunkel, would make for a fantastic session brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (1175) - Samarate, ITALY - APR 11, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 Bottle @ home . Versata in un bicchiere da lager, sprigiona un bel profumo di malto tostato e di cacao amaro. La schiuma è abbastanza fine, compatta e di color nocciola. la birra è marrone con riflessi ruggine, limpida, forse solo una lievissima velatura.Amara, ha una decisa nota tostata, che ricorda la frutta secca, ma anche il dolce del malto si lascia sentire. Il corpo è debole, molto meno pastoso di quanto mi aspettassi. estremamente rinfrescante grazie al sentore di luppolo , presente ma poco accennato il gusto di cereale. Molto buona e di facile beva.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bygers (1170) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
On tap 0,5l. Pours a brown colour with an off white head. Malty aroma with hints of caramel. Malty flavour with caramel, malty finish with caramel that lasts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (1166) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2008
Now this is an impressive beer. Beautiful, rich, dark red-brown colour. Sizeable head. Possibly just the tiniest bit too thin, but this does not detract too much overall. Long, smooth caramel flavouring, with the slightest hints of coffee and chocolate. A very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 6, 2004
on tap hofbrauhaus las vegas: i had never tried this beer in munich or las vegas but after having a couple of weissebiers i need something i could quaff to the music...i needed a handle! if anybody knows about beer it is hofbrauhaus and this was no exception it came in a perfect dimpled mug with HB logo and a huge frothy head overflowing.(looked like something out of a magazine) dark brown in color with very malty nose and toffee overtones. tasted like is smelled very malty, what you would expect for this beer, very little to no hop character, smooth and honey taste at the finish. overall an enjoyable brew. ive only had a few dunkels in my time but i think this one stacked up quite well. Prost!

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