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

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RATINGS: 765   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Archibald89 (38) - Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Aroma of fruit, wood, hint of caramel. Tastes of dried fruit, wheat, fig, oat, and is sweet. I really like this style of beer and it’s one I’m looking for when I go shopping. Very good.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
azzurro (152) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
Tried it on tap at HB Munich in Summer 2015. My wife and I were pleasantly impressed. A bit too sweet for the godson. Although, they enjoyed the pretzel. lol

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (5414) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 16, 2017
Bottle at the Croatian judge school blind tasting. Thankfully, the notes weren’t lost for this one. :) Poured a deep, clear copper body, with a small, light tan head. Full malty aroma, raisins, dust, loads of dried fruit. Pungent, full, on the sweetish side. Taste... caramel going towards mild chocolate, soft. Generally big maltiness, no roastiness. Mild bready notes - dark bread, light sweetness, no hops detected, clean. Medium body and carbonation, quite soft. Very drinkable. Make no mistake, this is an excellent rendition of the style (heh, scored 38 to 40 on the BJCP scale for me (the latter at first, the former in the end, as somebody not quite into lagers was being stubborn on the lower side), and at that point and in that shape, I liked it very much for what it is. Not a flashy beer, not a memorable, impressive one, but a very well made macro dark lager.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (476) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2017
Clear amber brown pour with slim tan head, mostly a ring. Aroma is malty goodness with cooked sugar, bread and slight spice. Flavor follows though more subdued. If it tasted like it smells it would be wow. A little thin and watery, but very drinkable and enjoyable, just wish it was more full-flavored.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2940) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2017
Sampled at Hofbräu Munich. Big and lasting beige head. Clear dark brown red color. Nice roasted malty aroma. Malty and a bit malty sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12532) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Keg at the beerhall. Pours deep ruby amber, nose is liquorice, bready, malty, caramel, taste is sweet, bready, malty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronritter (482) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2017
12oz bottle dark brown color yeast and malt aroma bright flavor medium carbonation

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdolfoCC (256) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - MAR 7, 2017
APARIENCIA: de color ámbar cobrizo con algunos destellos naranjas a contraluz, se observa cristalina y una mediana actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma color marfil de baja retención, burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas. AROMA: muchos frutos secos como nueces, algo de almendra, costra de pan, ligeramente caramelo y algo herbal muy tenue. SABOR: se percibe y dominan los frutos secos de inicio, notas a nueces, almendras, costra de pan, ligeramente algo de caramelo y la presencia de los lúpulos de carácter herbal noble. En el retrogusto queda un amargor ligero y algo de permanencia de las notas a frutos secos. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo ligero, mediana a baja carbonatación. RESUMEN: una excelente cerveza para el estilo.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (1535) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Light smell of dark fruits...Taste was dark fruits at first but then lightens to more normal malt...smooth...finish is straightforward and a little watery...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (4638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle. No skunk, even though it’s a green bottle. Bready aroma, toast, burnt bread pudding flavor. Not as rich as other examples. Dark brown color, fairly clear. Medium light body.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Piw (1039) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2017
Frisch gezapft. Klar und dunkelbraun mit kleiner, cremiger Schsumkrone. Malzig. Leichter Körper. Spritzig.


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