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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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2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cousin_Larry (895) - - AUG 2, 2013
really wanted to like this one but couldn’t quite come around. A nice dark brown pour with a caramel aroma. Tast is slightly bitter with metallic aftertaste. Flavor has strong hints of caramel.


3.3
matty (431) - 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 (178) - 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 (17) - 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 (1969) - 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 (247) - 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.

3.4
TorbenJensen (1532) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2017
Good aroma of dark caramel. The taste is also a good caramel-malted taste with good filling. Delicious beer with good whipped aftertaste (Saaz?) That perfectly balances the malnutrition.

3.2
rich8880 (52) - - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle: Dark brown with a touch of copper. Clear with a nice head.Not a prticularly strong aroma - licorice. Nice taste - licorice and edging towards sweet but not in a balanced way. Has a good depth to it and pleasantly drinkable

3.2
mengo81 (55) - - JUL 4, 2017
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3.4
roflorence (109) - South Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2017
Dark, clear brown with a big white head poured from the tap. Sweet roasted malt on the nose. Caramel and light spicy flavours. Very soft on the palate with low/medium carbonation.

3.5
jsporrer (1039) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Pours a semi-clear dark brown with a big light tan head. Nice roasted malt flavor. Very smooth, refreshing and enjoyable.


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