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

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RATINGS: 773   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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, - MAY 11, 2013
Presentation: 11.2 oz. green bottle, served in a steidel. Appearance: Develops a one finger head that goes down into a thin ring. It’s dark caramel colored. Smell: The aroma es mostly of sweet malt, nothing else. Taste: The malt sweetness is very dominant and present but not cloying. Mouthfeel: It feels a bit watery and smooth. It has medium carbonation and it’s easy to drink because of the sweetness. Overall: Complex enough so as to not be boring, but easy enough to drink so as to not discourage drinkers not accustomed to this type of beer. It manages to be very sweet but balanced, not overwhelming. A very well made brew.


3.1
ebone1988 (1931) - 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.

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meccahh69lol (224) - 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 (1528) - 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 (1028) - 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.

3.8
anfractuosity (419) - - JUN 13, 2017
Clear brown beer, good carbonation. Nice sweetness to it. Caramel or toffee flavours.

4.4
mandrilo00 (109) - CROATIA - JUN 3, 2017
HŽV...............................................

4.2
azzurro (255) - 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


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